A seasoned teacher who has over 10 years of in-person teaching experience, teaching children ranging from infants to pre k. I have my B.S. in Child Development and Family Studies and I am also a TESOL certified teacher.
My Tagalog lessons are simple and filled with creative hands-on activities tailored for young learners. Lessons are themed each week as it makes learning more fun and meaningful to them. I create colorful picture flashcards for my lessons and send a printable version to students to captivate and stimulate their learning experience. Using flashcards is an effective way to introduce concepts that interest them like letters, colors, shapes, numbers, counting, body parts, toys, food and family, as they begin to develop their Tagalog vocabulary. It is a great memorization tool that can also be utilized to practice and review the weekly vocabulary words at home. I love to incorporate props, puppets, songs, music and movement to keep the learners engaged and to help them understand the lessons better. I strongly believe that children learn best through play so I will also incorporate interactive games and art into our lessons. Please note that the themed lessons may run longer than a week depending on the learners' level of understanding.
During class, children will be encourage to actively participate in the discussion. Since this is a beginner class, children will not need to speak Tagalog throughout our learning time as I assume they speak little to no Tagalog. They are more than welcome to interact and communicate with me in English. I will teach them the words, phrases and simple sentences to help them gain confidence in speaking Tagalog.
My goal is to make learning fun and instill a lifelong love of learning!
Please note that children do not need to know Tagalog to enroll in the class. All children ages 2 to 5 are welcome to join!
About Kristine G.
Hello Everyone! My name is Ms. Kristine and I am excited to share my passion for teaching preschool children.
My Education & Experience:
I graduated from CSU Long Beach with my Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Studies. I started my career as an infant teacher and over the course of my teaching experience of more than 10 years, I also taught different age groups ranging from toddlers to pre-k. As I grew professionally over the years, I was promoted as the director of a very successful preschool. I am also a TESOL/TEFL certified teacher.
Fun Facts About Me:
I was born in the Philippines and fluent in both Tagalog and English. I can speak and write proficiently in both languages. I am currently a full time traveler who enjoys spending time outdoors, playing beach volleyball, reading, listening to music and podcasts and spending time with family. I have an 8 year old German Shepherd mix rescue dog named Axel and I love eating ice cream!
As your child's teacher, my goal is to create a comfortable, safe and stress free learning environment. My aim is to provide children a positive and memorable learning experience. I absolutely believe that children learn best through active learning and through meaningful hands-on experiences.
I am looking forward to seeing your child in my class!