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Qualifications & Experience

Hi! My name is Kristin and I have been tutoring math for 10 years. I got my Math degree from UC San Diego and teaching credentials from Cal State San Marcos. I pursued my multiple-subject credentials while in the program and got lots of experience working with younger children. But my heart still lied in math, so I proceeded to get my single-subject math credentials and eventually became a middle-school Math teacher. I currently teach 8th grade math, but have also taught math in 6th and 7th grade, and temporarily taught Geometry and Calculus.

It is my belief that students learn best when they understand the "why" behind mathematics. During tutoring sessions, I like to emphasize not only procedural fluency (how you do the problem), but also concept understanding (the "why" behind the math). My experience as an educator, as well as my patient and friendly demeanor, give students the confidence and tools they need to succeed in their endeavors.

Education

2012

University of California - San Diego

Mathematics

2013

California State University - San Marcos

Teaching credential

Subjects

Math

Algebra 1 Algebra 2 Common Core Elementary Math Prealgebra Precalculus Trigonometry

Test Preparation

ACT Math SAT Math

ACT

ACT Math

SAT

SAT Math

Kristin ’s Rating

5.0
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Reviews

Peggie T

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

My son has always struggled with math. Somehow, we were blessed to find Kristin V. Her patience and tutoring skills helped our son finally get it. It's been quite the journey with Austin's struggles in math, and now his attitude has completely changed. Kristin's tutoring skills are exceptional. I cannot say thank you enough!

2 months ago

Keith L.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Kristin has been fantastic at helping out 12 year old son with his math for almost a year. She has a great way and patience of explaining the concepts of complex math theories. Not only does our son understand them but her style of teaching helps him to ENJOY math for the first time. I can't recommend Kristin highly enough. She is dedicated, responsible and puts 100% effort into each weekly session with our son.

3 months ago

Rob C.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Kristin tutored our son in Algebra 2-H. This course is challenging for freshmen new to the high school routine, combined with the fast pace of an honors class. Kristin displayed a deep and full understanding of mathematics. She is able to convey complex concepts succinctly and clearly, and makes the learning and exploration of problem-solving enjoyable. Our son was been able to raise his grade, but more importantly, he now has a better understanding of the material and significantly increased confidence regarding this class and mathematics in general.

3 months ago

Marsha D.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Kristin has been tutoring my daughter for several months and I have been very pleased with her professionalism and ability to teach, in an engaging way. Kristin is knowledgeable, current and most importantly, my daughter finds her method of teaching illuminating, making the more complex theories easier to understand. Her patience and easy going personality has worked well for my child and I would recommend her to anyone searching for a tutor.

3 months ago