Cristina Magallanes

Cristina Magallanes

  • M.Ed Special Education, George Mason University, Highly Qualified
  • Specializes in Precision Teaching and Literacy
  • Trainings & Certifications: Steps to Literacy, Developmental Reading Assessment, Next Steps in Guided Reading, Read Naturally, Orton Gillingham Reading Method, Units of Study in Phonics, Units of Study in Teaching Reading K-8, Reading and Writing Workshop
  • VDOE Post Graduate Professional Teaching License K-12

My passion for teaching started during my college days in the Philippines when I volunteered in a non-profit organization that helps street children. Most of the kids there didn’t receive formal education and I was tasked to design a curriculum that would develop their reading skills.

Aside from designing the curriculum I also have to teach the kids how to read, write and converse in English. Being with these kids and teaching them the basic skills gives me the satisfaction and the feeling that what I have done impacted their life.

Whenever I see the kids smile and become proud of what they have accomplished, it brings joy and satisfaction for me. Their success is my success!

Courses Taught at YSC

  • Guided Reading & Writing K-4
  • Verbal Analogy SCAT grades 2-6
  • SCAT Primary grades 2-4
  • Naglieri Nonverbal Abilities Test (NNAT)
  • Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)
  • Fairfax Abilities Test (FxAt)
  • WISC