Cristina Fries

Cristina F.

Los Altos, CA

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Cristina delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+

Teaching since:
July 2014

Hi, there! My name is Cristina, and I graduated from UC Davis in 2014 with Highest Honors and a BA in English, double emphasis in Creative Writing and Literature, Criticism, and Theory, and a Minor in Art History. I'm a tutor who is always looking for creative ways to help students learn. I cater to the specific needs of each individual and work to create a broader context for the subject they are learning in order to make each student feel like what they are learning is exciting and important.

As an undergraduate, I won several awards for my fiction, including two first place prizes for university contests and the award for Best Creative Honors Thesis for my collection of short stories. As a tutor, I use my experience as a student in creative writing workshops and as a writer to help students hone their writing skills, find their voice, and reach their potential in creative writing assignments and essays.

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Experience

Academic Tutor
Mar 2015 - Present
Sacred Heart Preparatory

I tutor at the high school's Center for Student Success, where many students with learning differences or who just have questions on homework or need help with assignments come for tutoring help during and after school hours.
I tutor students from 9th to 12th grade on writing assignments, English and History essays, and Spanish.

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Education

BA in English
Sep 2010 - Jun 2014
UC Davis

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Best Creative Honors Thesis Award
Jun 2014
UC Davis English Department
Lynda Bogart Prize in Fiction
Jun 2014
UC Davis English Department
Pamela Maus Prize in Fiction
Apr 2014
UC Davis English Department

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