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.

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

Kindoll Academy Field Trips

  • Library Scavenger Hunt – May 2022
  • Adventure Science Center – April 2022
  • High Tea:  Cafe at Thistle Farms – February 2022
  • Progressive Lunch – Nashville Farmer’s Market & Tennessee State Museum – November 2021
  • Korean Food Tasting – October 2021
  • Swimming – August 2021
  • Carnton Plantation Tour – April 2021
  • Wheels on the Bus (Visit Nashville Main Bus Transit & Ride the Bus) – February 2020

Kindoll Academy Book Club – 2022

  • Summer Reading – Upon the Head of a Goat by Aranka Siegal
  • April – Calamity Jack by Dean Hale & Shannon Hale
  • March – Rapunzel’s Revenge by Dean Hale & Shannon Hale
  • February – Aliens on Vacation by Clete Barrett Smith
  • January – Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer

Kindoll Academy Book Club – 2021

  • October – 21 Balloons by William Pène du Bois
  • September – When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller
  • Summer Reading – The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  • May – Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski
  • April – Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
  • March – The Perilous Road by William O. Steele
  • February – The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall
  • January – Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George

Kindoll Academy Book Club – 2020

  • November & December – Mountain Series by Jean Craighead George
  • October – The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit
  • September – Five Children & It by Edith Nesbit

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 gifted, i.e., they have to work harder at things. 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.

Recommended Programs

  • – An online 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 of 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 through games, songs, and 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 at 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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  • I purchased the one-time lifetime membership because the value can’t be beaten.  There are printable worksheets, lesson plans, and on-line games.  My favorite feature is the reading and math on-line lesson bundle.  I specifically use this as a summer, review, and educational tool.  There is also a keyboard teaching game to help teach typing skills.