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Patricia
« Krista is an easy-going good teacher that will assist in your English needs. »
$45/h
1st lesson free!
Verified profile and diploma
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Krista
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • Vocabulary - English
  • Oral expression - English
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Writing expression - English
Levels
  • All Levels

U.S. Based Virtual Lessons for ALL Ages, Offered by a: Degreed & TEFL Certified, ESL, English, Reading & Writing Specialist & 24+ Year Teaching Veteran

Methodology

Along with my tutoring company-Early Learning & Fitness Academy and I, will teach the whole child through an inclusive, high-quality curriculum that aligns with Common Core K-12 standards. We foster a love for learning and use developmentally appropriate practices in our virtual teaching sessions and assessments.

It all begins with assessing your child. And from there, our educators are able to individualize the curricula for your child. ELFA has designed our program to be tailor-made for each student-using the best-developmentally appropriate practices in the field.

We are offering a wide range of courses that will help your child grow. And we even specialize in English as a Second Language for teens and adults too.

Many of our educators have taught corporate clients, university students as well as K-12.

Background

Krista Knight- ELFA Founder, Academy Principal

Background & Experience:

Early Childhood & K-12

Corporate Recruiter

ESL

Curriculum Developer

Over 24 years of Teaching Experience

Certifications & degrees:

TEFL 120 hours

Bachelors Education Studies (Elementary Education),

Concentration in Early Childhood

Completing Masters in Early Childhood Education

NC Level 3 Administration Early Childhood Credentials

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $45/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $200
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $400
Lessons offered by Krista
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • Vocabulary - English
  • Oral expression - English
  • Writing comprehension - English
  • Writing expression - English
Levels
  • All Levels

Krista's resume

KRISTA KNIGHT
Online ESL Teacher & Curriculum Developer

WORK EXPERIENCE
Online Reading & ELA Instructor & Curriculum Developer
Self Employed - April 2016 to Present

I create curricula and teach Reading & Writing online. I currently develop an inclusive, comprehensive Reading in English program for preschoolers through 6th grade and ELA through 5th grade. The objectives are aligned with K-12 Common Core State Standards and include: Reading Strategies, Vocabulary, High Frequency Words, Grammar and Literature. Writing traits, rubrics, graphic organizers and other concepts are taught through several styles of writing on each student's level.
The anti-bias and multicultural curricula includes fun activities, videos and songs, with literature from all around the world!

ESL Professor
TeachCast with Oxford - Cody, WY April 2019 to Present

As an online professor, I teach English as a Second Language to K-12, high school & University students in Indonesia. I'm responsible for: providing student feedback, adding supplemental material, assigning classwork & homework, completing the roster, grading and administering midterm and final exams for 15-35 students per class. Levels range from beginners through advanced English speakers.
Early Childhood Education Recruiter

Sunshine House Early Learning Academy
Corporate Recruiter

Screen and spotlight applicants from company career sites, organize and schedule in person/phone interviews, make recommendations for Hiring Directors, communicate information about career opportunities, job fairs, benefits, salary ranges to applicants, and update the status of each candidate through each stage of the hiring process. Authorized to work with several states, as I'm aware of qualifications and requirements for each position in the particular state.


ESL Teacher
English Teacher teaching up to 4-6 Chinese students at a time on an online platform. Meet with several homeroom classes twice weekly (12-15 classes). I utilize interactive games, activities, split screens, music & movement warm ups, phonics and IPA instruction. Evaluations and feedback given daily. Unit projects and assessments conducted every 9 classes. 

Online English Teaching Consultant

As a work from home ESL Consultant, I give English tutoring lessons to Chinese children online using interactive virtual tools. On a daily basis, feedback has to be given on each session. I summarize what was taught, things that the student did well on, skills that need improvement and homework is assigned daily.
My assessments score students in the areas of: listening, repeating, comprehension, vocabulary, pronunciation, speaking in full sentences when applicable, reading and writing skills. Topics are in all subjects such as science/nature & cultures (from National Geographic), Non Fiction and Fiction stories, Mathematics, Elementary and Middle school classes.
In addition to the utilization of interactive software and PowerPoint slides, I use lots of verbal and physical cues, repetition and encourage phonics skills. Immediate but positive correction is a must! Puppets, funny faces, hats, wigs and other concrete objects are used to help prompt answers, wake up a sleepy child and produce the desired communication.

Online ESL Teacher

As a work from home English Teacher, I provided high quality English teaching sessions in 30 minute increments to Chinese children online using interactive virtual tools. Through these tools I provide assessments on pronunciation, vocabulary comprehension, reading and more. In addition to the utilization of interactive software and PowerPoint slides, I use lots of verbal cues, total physical response, repetition and encourage phonics activities. Puppets, funny faces, hats, wigs and other concrete objects are used to help prompt answers, wake up a sleepy child and produce the desired communication.

Center Director
The Sunshine House Early Learning Academy
December 2014 to March 2019

Brought school up from 4 to 5 stars
Maximized P&L's: went from not earning a profit to 15-20% growth annually. In period 6 of 2017 fiscal year we experienced a 100% increase in revenue.
I consistently enforce the company's policies, procedures and philosophy, and ensure that the children, families and staff have appropriate communication, positive experiences, learning outcomes and successful goal mastery on both sides. I facilitate the education and curricula standards for every program.
I implement the necessary management responsibilities to ensure maximum enrollment and profit. Responsible for increasing our revenue through building enrollment and maintaining our current families; Increase the profit through increased income and proper cost control;
Human resource experience and training allows me to successfully: post job ads, select, hire, and evaluate all staff that appropriately meet qualifications as determined by corporate and North Carolina licensing. Additionally, I onboard new staff, complete appropriate HR forms including new hire packets, benefits, taxes, payroll and I-9s. I orient train new staff prior to them starting work and provide continuous opportunities for training and professional development.

Director of Education
The Goddard School
March 2014 to December 2014

Opens and closes the building, specializes in both the operational and educational aspects of leadership. Conducts family tours, hires and fires staff, weekly licensing inspections, conducts lesson plan approvals, writes and edits faculty and family 
newsletters monthly, conducts monthly staff meetings, sets up family events and parent teacher conferences, maintains faculty in-service files, children files, generates enrollment and leads follow ups, maintains labor budget, assists in marketing the school.

Toddler & Pre-K Teacher
Kiddie Academy
August 2011 to March 2014

Portfolios, creating and printing out developmentally appropriate event calendars, lesson plans and classroom newsletters, directing classroom observations to assess student performance, maintaining and organizing state and school documents, kept an organized, conducive, safe classroom environment for our students.
Taught all age groups and ensured a high-quality curriculum provided growth in all developmental domains.

Infant Teacher
Kids R Kids- Academy at Blakeney
March 2007 to August 2011

Provided lesson planning, diapering, sanitizing toys and laundering daily, follow all state regulations, maintained the safe sleep policy, responsible for correctness and completeness of paperwork such as attendance, sleep monitor, transition reports, daily sheets in a 5-star ITERS, NAEYC accredited classroom. I conducted parent teacher conferences (both formal and informal), assessments, observations, anecdotal notes, classroom newsletters, developmental checklists, and plan lessons. I set up monthly community and family involvement events as required.

Assistant Director
The Sunshine House Early Learning Academy
August 2006 to March 2007

Assisted the Director in managing the center in several ways: I was responsible for maintaining and organizing the staff inA service files, daily licensing and sanitation inspections, some bookkeeping, data entry, bank deposits, keeping our Account Receivables at a $0 balance, collections, organizing, filing, copying, faxing, emailing, some cooking and cleaning and maintained an organized, positive environment for our families and staff.

Lead Two's Teacher/Toddler teacher
La Petite Academy
October 2002 to August 2006

Provided diapering, potty training, lesson planning-including all interest areas such as Science (Sensory), sand and water play, creativity, music and movement, literacy, Blocks and construction, math & manipulatives, and Dramatic Play. Group Time and other activities were conducted through the Scholastic curriculum. The program was designed to help toddlers learn at their own pace achieving milestones in physical, social, emotional, linguistic, cognitive and self-help development. Portfolios including photos and pictures documenting all student's development were passed from each classroom to the next as each child graduated.

Assistant Pre-K Teacher
Childcare Network
April 2002 to October 2002

Assisted in the lesson planning for: Science (Sensory), sand and water play, creativity, music and movement, literacy, Blocks and construction, math & manipulatives, and Dramatic Play. Responsible for setting up parent teacher conferences, recorded and filed observations and anecdotes, scheduled and attended field trips that expanded the High Reach curricula, followed the daily schedule and learning activities to reach Kindergarten readiness. 

EDUCATION

Master's Degree in Early Childhood
Walden University
June 2018 to Present

Bachelor's Degree in Education Studies (Elementary)
Western Governors University
2014

Associates of Science Degree in Early Childhood
Ashworth College
2011

High school Diploma
Independence High School
1998

SKILLS

• ESL (4 years)
• Teaching
• Public Speaking
• CPR
• Microsoft Word
• Customer Service Skills
• Microsoft Excel
• Organizational Skills
• problem solving
• Team Building
• Typing
• Filing
• Communications
• Powerpoint
• Recruiting (2 years)
• Digital Illustrator (1 year)
• Sketching, Acrylic Painting (10+ years)
• recruitment
• ADP
• Human Resources
• Interviewing
• Microsoft Office
• HR
• Teaching Experience 
• English
• Curriculum Development
• Microsoft Powerpoint
• Classroom Management
• Higher Education Teaching
• Tutoring
• Childcare
• Research
• Writing Skills
• Math

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES

TEFL-120 hours
Present
Level 3 Admin
Present
NCECC

North Carolina Early Childhood Credentials: Birth through Grade 3 (6 weeks-Pre KIndergarten, Kindergarten through 3rd grade).
Early Childhood Education
ESL Certification

ASSESSMENTS


Verbal Communication — Expert
February 2020

Speaking clearly, correctly, and concisely. Full results: Expert

Elementary School Classroom Management — Expert
March 2020

Managing behavior in elementary school classrooms. Full results: Expert

Written Communication — Expert
May 2020 

Best practices for writing, including grammar, style, clarity, and brevity. Full results: Expert

Elementary School Classroom Management — Expert
March 2020

Managing behavior in elementary school classrooms. Full results: Expert

Elementary School Lesson Planning — Expert
October 2019

The 3 reviews on Krista
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.

3 recommendations

P
Patricia

Krista is an easy-going good teacher that will assist in your English needs.

K
Kathy

I work with Krista at TeachCast with Oxford. She teaches Indonesian students online, from the K-12 and University levels. Krista's done a fabulous job, keeping them engaged and speaking better English conversations.

D
Diamond

Krista is a very talented teacher who goes above and beyond the 'quota'. Her personal passion for education sets her apart from others, as she always delivers an engaging education that is not only comprehensible, but unique to the student. Her students show high improvement and parents thank her. She has over 20+ years in the field. I can proudly say that her compassion for delivering the best education possible is not lost. I truly recommend her!!

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