Currently, I am working on a master's degree in english at Monmouth University. I also have a certificate in Teaching English to Speaker's of Other Languages (TESOL). I have worked as a Writing Assistant for the past year and have tutored student's privately for two years. I have tutored in literature, writing skills (pre-writing, organization, grammar, mechanics, structure),reading, algebra, and pre-algebra. In addition, I have tutored student's preparing for standardized tests, including the GRE, SAT, Accuplacer, and GED. The ages of my student's have ranged from 11 to adult learners in their 50's. When teaching students it is important to understand that each will learn differently; therefore, it is effective to appropriately assess the student and plan to use strategies that fit the learner's style. When tutoring, I discuss the plan and strategies that I think will be the best for the student with the student and the parent so that everyone is agreeable. I also feel that it is important to have the student take an active role in his or her education and be able to voice when material being taught is not understood or when he or she feel's the way the material is being taught is not working.
"Kristina worked with my son on his SAT preperation and was great! She was always on time, never cancelled, and was patient with him!"
- Parent in FREEHOLD NJ