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Ms. Kristen L.

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"Teaching has always been my passion. Since starting out in my first year at the University at Albany I took every and any teaching job I could get my hands on (most of them without pay) just to get experience, which led me to teach a year with AmeriCorps and a year with Junior Achievement. I would consistently pick the most difficult schools to teach in because I felt like that was where my talents were more...

"Teaching has always been my passion. Since starting out in my first year at the University at Albany I took every and any teaching job I could get my hands on (most of them without pay) just to get experience, which led me to teach a year with AmeriCorps and a year with Junior Achievement. I would consistently pick the most difficult schools to teach in because I felt like that was where my talents were most needed. The more challenging the students, the more I wanted to prove that I could help them be a success in the classroom. My favorite teaching moments all include students who didn't believe they could succeed but proved they could once I gave them the right tools.

Later in college I started teaching SAT and ACT test prep to pay for the portions of my college tuition that my academic scholarships didn't cover (and so I didn't have to eat ramen noodles every night). I have taught SAT/ACT prep for over 10 years and was one of the highest rated tutors (based on student satisfaction and test score increases) when I worked for a large company.

I spent four years teaching at an all-boys Title One high school in Albany, NY teaching approximately 130 students each year and had a 100% passing rate on the Biology Regents, more than half of those students scored in the "Mastery Level" with over an 85%. Most of those students were in remedial math and ELA coursework and performing below grade level, this was unprecedented success for the students I was teaching. Working at a charter school often requires you to be a "jack of all trades", along the way I also taught Algebra, Earth Science, and Physics with similar success stories. I was the highest rated teacher at that school.

With my test prep background, I provide students with invaluable skills that they wouldn't typically get from tutoring, these are skills and strategies they can apply. Our educational system largely relies on test scores to provide data of student success, I not only teach students the academic content that they need to be successful, but I a" less...

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fee: $50 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 5 miles
meeting type: in-person (not online)

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website: on file

Education and Qualifications

certified: Kristen L. is a certified tutor

SUNY Albany, B.S. in Biology

SUNY Albany, Masters

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Subjects Tutored

Algebra 1 - American History - Biology - Chemistry - Vocabulary - Grammar - Geometry - Physics - Reading - Geography - SAT Math - World History - Proofreading - GED - SAT Reading - SAT Writing - Physical Science - Ecology - PSAT - ACT Reading - ACT English - ACT Math - Regents - Common Core - Homeschool