Math Tutoring With Christina
I am a compassionate and enthusiastic licensed math teacher with over 16 years of experience working with students. Tutoring is a powerful way for your child to build the skills and self-confidence necessary for success in math. I specialize in math tutoring for middle school, high school, and college students. Also available for general homework support, time management, project assistance, and more. I have extensive training in various methods of teaching math concepts. When I work with students, I want students to "see" why math works, rather than memorize a bunch of arbitrary rules. I find this promotes the best long-term retention of material. Most importantly, I am approachable, enthusiastic, and compassionate. Daytime and evening hours available.
I love seeing students confidence grow over time. It is magical to see students feel empowered to improve and grow.
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Frequently asked questions
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
-B.S. in Mathematics with a concentration in secondary education from a top university
-Oregon Teaching License: Advanced Mathematics endorsement
-7+ years of classroom experience
How did you get started teaching?
I began tutoring younger students when I was in high school. Ironically, I began tutoring through the recommendation of a tutor that I had been working with myself! She wasn't able to take on new clients, so she recommended me to help this younger student in need. I was flattered but felt completely unworthy and incapable. How could I, a student who needed a tutor myself, be abe to help others? My tutor convinced me I was qualified, and she was right! She believed in me and saw my potential to be a teacher. I fell in love with helping kids learn math. From there, I coninued to work with students in various settings. I went on to major in math in college and earn my teaching credential. Every job I've had since high school has been focused on helping others learn.
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with elementary students through adults, with an emphasis in middle and high school. I have been trained in the Lindamood-Bell programs and have worked with many students with learning disabilities, dyslexia, and autism, teaching both math and reading.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
The most important thing is to feel comfortable with the tutor. Find someone whom you feel you can ask questions to without feeling embarassed. It can be scary to admit when you don't understand, but it is an important skill. It will be easier with some people than others. Find someone you feel comfortable with!