I specialize in providing education and training in a safe and encouraging environment. I believe strongly in servant leadership, collaboration, compassion and empathy as foundational to the academic process and I am committed to helping you achieve your goals with kindness and excellence.
Crystal is a seasoned educator. In addition to her formal training she has also completed advanced training in a 100-Hour TESOL/TEFL/TESL Teacher Training Certification program through Oxford Seminars. As such, she is also interested in working with professionals seeking to increase their proficiency in business communication, public speaking and conversational English.
Watching a student achieve their goals and flying past them to achieve even more, is one of the privileges of being a tutor and a teacher. I have over 15 years experience as a teacher enabling students to have those feelings of pride and success. When I work with a student I believe that every pupil matters and I plan accordingly and personally for every individual student. This planning includes deciding on the preferred learning style of the student e.g. kinesthetic or oral. I can teach to any exam criteria or just to improve skills for work or personal development. I specialize in all aspects of English, both written and oral. I believe that learning should be an enjoyable experience. This is true whether you are 10 years old right up to being an adult. Every session must start and end with a positive. I plan in small stages so that sessions are accessible to allow the student to climb the scaffold to success.
I am a very relatable person. I believe that learning can be fun, but I also believe in encouraging and challenging students. This always brings out the best in them.
I have been a writing tutor for three years, working with high school and college students one-on-one in order to help them improve their own writing, be it academic or creative. I am currently a Master's student at Bowling Green State University, where I teach an academic writing course as part of my own studies. I am laid back but have a strong desire for my students to improve and be the best they can be.