We had the good fortune of connecting with Kristi McDonald and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kristi, can you tell us about a book that has had a meaningful impact on you?
If you’re looking for help to navigate through the next school year, we’re here to help! E Teacher App is designed to connect high quality teachers and tutors for face- to-face in person tutoring or private teaching. Many families desperately need a teacher to help either in person, or through virtual meet-ups.E Teacher App is a centralized platform to connect high quality teachers and tutors with these families.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am an educator at heart. I’ve been in the classrooms for the past fifteen years – with ten of those years being an elementary classroom teacher in Texas public schools. I am currently working as a private teacher for several families, since most learning is happening online these days. It makes a big difference to be able to set a time and be able to work with a teacher face to face. This is especially true if you have an elementary aged student trying to learn from home, while you’re trying to work from home. Our group is special because we are truly teachers helping teachers and families navigate through this unprecedented time in our society. It’s always challenging to run your own business, but our program is growing. We have an app in the development stages, but we do have a website where you can go and register your information. I feel like it is important to realize that “the new normal” is not “normal” – and we’re all navigating through this together, but you don’t have to. Connecting through E Teacher App is one way to connect with some of the help that is available. In a classroom, even the best teacher has an aide. There are now private teachers and tutors available as quickly as you can click a button on your screen. E-Teacher App is designed to connect high-quality teachers and tutors for face-to-face tutoring or private teaching. Many families desperately need a teacher to help either in person or through virtual meet-ups. You are not alone. This is uncharted territory for all of us, but help is available. (http://eteacherapp.com)

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Oh wow! I think my favorite place in DFW is Brewed , off Magnolia Avenue in Ft. Worth. I would definitely take my best friend in for some of the waffles with bacon in the batter and the creme brule’d banana on top. It’s so great! I enjoy that entire area. Magnolia Avenue is really great with all the shops, restaurants and wineries.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Kirsten Joy Burch – Yoga Instructor, Teacher Trainer, Owner at Living Yoga Dallas.

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