Meet Christina

Qualifications
 
Education

Master of Education

The George Washington University; Washington, DC

 

Bachelor of Science, Management and Business

Skidmore College; Saratoga Springs, NY

 

 

Experience
Tutoring children in every elemetary and middle school grade
 
Classroom teaching in grades 6, 1, and kindergarten
 
Outdoor education with children ages 6 to 14
 
 
Professional Training

Exploratorium Summer Institute for Teachers

Exploratorium; San Francisco, CA

 

All Kinds of Minds

The Beauvoir Center for Teaching and Learning; Washington, DC

About Christina

 

I'm a tutor in the Washington, DC area. I enjoy developing and applying strategies to help students overcome academic hurdles. Few things motivate me like seeing the "Aha!" moments students experience as they develop their academic capabilities.

 

After several years of teaching in elementary school classrooms, I have valuable perspective on learning and child development. Through my experience tutoring children in Maryland, DC, and Virginia at every grade level from one through six, I am also familiar with the curricula used by local schools. This background informs my approach to tutoring; I believe in balanced lessons that stay within children’s attention spans and include a variety of activity types. My goal is always to help children become more confident and independent learners, often by providing coaching on organizational and study skills. I also believe that demonstrating empathy and helping to ease frustration support the learning process.

 

Working with families is both my privilege and my pleasure. I strive to lead by example by modeling respect for my students and an interest in learning. I also believe that patience and investing in relationships are at the root of success with reluctant and unconfident students.

See me teach

 

Click for a video of me giving a demonstration on volcanoes as part of the Exploratorium's Iron Science Teacher competition. My segment starts at minute 21.

 
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