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May 2022: Birds of a Feather Received a Grant from Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County to Support Queer Youth! Contact them at birdsofafeathersantacruz@gmail.com to find out about their new tutoring scholarships!

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

TUTORING for LGBTQ+

and

GENDER EXPANSIVE

ELEMENTARY and MIDDLE SCHOOL

STUDENTS

in a

Welcoming and Affirming Space

I’m Kris, a certified K-8 teacher with 15 years of teaching experience inside and outside of classrooms. I’m dedicated to creating a supportive space for students to discover who they are, what lights them up, and what they can contribute to the world. I’ve created Birds of a Feather to reach towards LGBTQ+ youth who seek an academic space where they can be completely themselves.

“My 11 year non-binary, 5th grader has grown in their knowledge and skills working with Kris. We are grateful for Kris’ engaged teaching, student-centered approach, and new (to us) learning activities. My child’s academic performance has improved tremendously this year, as well as their confidence. “

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Our 13 year old quirky and quiet son loves working with Kris. Kris’s soft direction and authentic interest in who he is as an individual has helped him feel more confident in his writing and reading.  Kris truly cares about him, has great ideas tailored specifically to him and his academic level, and meets him where he’s at.”

–E. F., APTOS, CA

Kris really understands how my child learns. Kris patiently takes the time to really listen to him and will explain things in various ways until one clicks. When my child is uninterested in his school assignments, Kris helps him find ways to engage with the material so he becomes motivated. Not only have my kid’s grades improved, his participation in his classes has increased exponentially. Kris’s deep respect for my child and his learning needs is very apparent and at a time in his life when connecting with adults is a challenge, Kris’s friendship and support is a treasure to both of us.” 

–J. P., SANTA CRUZ, CA