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About Cristi Kimes, Watsonville Tutor

kimesHelping children improve their reading and writing skills and seeing their confidence bloom is my passion. I have been teaching and tutoring students in Watsonville, Santa Cruz, and the Monterey area for 20 years, and have helped children with a variety of learning styles and challenges including dyslexia, ADD and autism how to read.

I earned a multiple subject teaching credential, a bi-lingual credential (English - Spanish), and a single subject credential for teaching Spanish. A classroom teacher for many years, I have taught English in Japan, and was a reading specialist for the PVUSD. I speak English, Spanish and Japanese.

Santa Cruz Tutor for Dyslexia, ADHD, ADD-Challenged Students

Please contact me if your child has special learning styles and challenges. I have helped many children with dyslexia, ADD, and ADHD learn how to read.

I am very excited about bringing to fruition a beginning reading program I developed based on the successful learning strategies I have honed over the years. I am currently negotiating with a publishing company that is interested in underwriting the program.

A personal story

The success story that is nearest and dearest to my heart is about my youngest son. When he was going into third grade, he couldn't read at all. The school that he was attending seemed indifferent to his problem. So, during the summer vacation between his second and third grade, I taught him how to read. Now he is a research physicist at NIST. I shudder to think where he would be now if he hadn't learned how to read.

It was from this experience from many years ago that I first saw that children who are not doing well in school are NOT dumb, and given proper instruction and encouragement, they can excel.

Contact me for a free, confidential conversation about your child's needs. Hablo espaƱol.