Cristiana K.


I graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin with a B.A., double majoring in Spanish and Journalism. I then went on to get my M.A. in Journalism from the City University of New York and currently pursuing my Ph.D. in International Education from George Mason University. When I’m not teaching, I can be found hanging out with my family outdoors, reading, or writing short stories.


My experience in education spans from teaching languages in Brazil and in the U.S. at prestigious organizations such as Columbia University, the University of San Francisco, and the Nueva School, to managing and directing entire language programs at the flagship schools of Berlitz, Inc., Kaplan, Inc., and Language Studies International, in New York City. With more than twelve years’ experience as a teacher, I am adept at developing and implementing curriculum, managing classrooms, and helping students advance their understanding of languages and cultures, including their own. I currently teach Writing and Rhetoric at Holy Names University.


I would describe myself as a results driven teacher. When I work with students one on one, I try to clearly define the goals with each one. Not what I want to achieve, but what they want to achieve, what they expect from our cooperation. Then, considering their current skill level on the subject and their personality, I develop a clear plan for our time together, including some milestones and tests, in order to evaluate our progress regularly. Only then do I choose my teaching methods, adjusting them to the plan and the ultimate goal I have with the student.

Cristiana K.