Kindoll Academy

About – We strive for interactive learning. Lessons are taught so that education is more than one subject, but encompasses an array of disciplines. We want to be a partner in your child’s educational growth.

Kristen Kindoll has been teaching classes for over ten years to students of all ages. She desired to create courses that she would have loved to experience as a student. It was to make the material engaging so that it is understood on all learning levels – auditory, kinetic, and visual.

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Kindoll Academy is available for Private Tutoring, Tutoring Groups 2-5, and/or Curriculum Help, contact Kindoll Academy for more information using the Contract Kristen page from the  top menu.

What is your favorite thing about teaching? – I love creating a curriculum that will challenge but also make the information fun. I want my students to understand how all things relate and have cross purposes.

What is your least favorite thing about teaching? – I hate grading papers.

What has been your favorite class that you created? – That’s hard but would have to say my Architectural and Landscape one. I made it very interactive; a close second would be the LemonAID Club.

What is your favorite type of student? – I love the person that may not be naturally gifts, i.e., they have to work harder at things. They don’t give up and put as much effort into everything. I wasn’t classified as gifted. I had to devise ways for me to grasp the material outside of standard instruction. It created this drive within me to not give up and love the process of learning.

Your favorite part about homeschooling? – It would be that I have learned so much since I started homeschooling. The biggest misconception, next to socialization, is that you were a straight-A student in your school days to be a qualified homeschooling teacher. No, the only thing you MUST have is a hunger for knowledge and the ability to be flexible.

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  • IXL.com – An on-line program that allows the ease of taking it anywhere and not having to worry about correcting. The beauty of the program is that it ensures students are getting mastery over a subject topic. A master score is earned by the percentage correctly answered questions.
    • Appropriate Level – The college-bound student. The program truly excels in preparing a student for questions on the ACT exam or another standardized testing.
    • Parent Involvement – There aren’t teaching instructions unless a problem is missed, then the concept is explained. It is like having a workbook.
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  • Reading Eggs – This reading program has lessons that gamify the reading instructional process.  Children learn to read by games, songs, storybooks (fiction & non-fiction).
    • Appropriate Level – The new reading learner or special needs child who struggles with traditional reading instructional methods.  I love the available game and book choices.
    • Parent Involvement – For the elementary lessons, parents should help facilitate but the pre-school levels, let your child explore.
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  • Mathseeds – This program teaches kids aged 3-9 the core math and problem-solving skills with fun interactive lessons.  The lessons follow themes and children can follow a “road map” through the concepts.
    • Appropriate Level – The new math learner or special needs child who struggles with traditional mathematical instructional methods.  It has such a wonderful interface and found works well with covering broad math concepts.
    • Parent Involvement – Parents should help facilitate.
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  • Elephant Learning – The learning program detects what your child understands, and does not understand.  It adjusts the learning level and strives for the mathematical concepts to be instructed.  The program professes that children learn 1.5 years of mathematics over the course of 10 weeks if the program is used 30 minutes a day.
    • Appropriate Level – The math learner that isn’t grasping the specific math concept, truly understanding what “one” means or implies, etc.
    • Parent Involvement – The program is designed to be done totally by your child.  I liked it because it helped me to not by-accident “give away” the answer.  However, my child got frustrated.  By sitting with my student, I was able to pretend-help enough, overcoming any agitation.   I like that you can adjust the math level at any point if you feel your child needs some encouragement of success.  Sometimes I drop the level down to allow my student to feel proud that they can get answers correct right away, the program quickly will get them up to where they need to be.