Ms. Christina Montford is the owner and director of KIAP. She is originally from Georgia and comes from a family lineage of educators. She attended Middle Georgia College and Brewton Parker College where she studied psychology and education, particularly social sciences, English, and writing. She has been a tutor since 1993 employed by Middle Georgia College and Heart of Georgia Technical College, Sylvan Learning Center, ClubZ Tutoring, as well as privately for herself. She is a certified counselor in basic counseling, group facilitation and group counseling by the Georgia Department of Corrections. She owned her own retail business for 10 years, taught as an adjunct professor at Heart of Georgia Technical College, and worked for the Georgia Department of Corrections as an inmate counselor.
Since moving to Florida in 2005, Ms. Montford served as a High School Coordinator and an Assistant Principal in local private schools. She earned her MA in Counseling Psychology studying both mental health and guidance counseling from Trinity International University in Davie, FL. In 2009, what was loosely referred to as Montford Tutoring located in Hollywood, FL was incorporated and became affectionately known as Know-It-All Tutoring, Inc. At this juncture, Ms. Montford added homeschooling and distance learning to the list of services offered by her company. The company eventually moved to a school building in Davie, FL and became known as Know-It-All Preparatory School and Tutoring Center, Inc. The school is currently accredited through FCCPSA (Florida Christian Coalition of Private Schools Accreditation) and AdvancED. KIAP is listed with the Florida Department of Education.
On a personal level, Ms. Montford enjoys spending time with her family and her pets. Ms. Montford is also an academic testing administrator. Whenever and wherever she goes, she promotes education and the importance of individualized programs for both struggling students and gifted students.
Today, Know-It-All Preparatory School and Tutoring Center, Inc. has a standing presence in the community. We participate in community outreach functions, speak and train in local schools, participate in parent/teacher meetings, and attend continuing education conferences when possible. We have talented and capable teachers who represent multiple subject areas, ethnicities, religions, and hobbies. Many of the staff are specialists in their respective fields, therefore, allowing us to assist students who have specific educational styles, academic needs, language barriers, and behavioral concerns. We have teachers with combined years of private school and public school experience as well as teachers who have taught on the collegiate level. Know-It-All Preparatory School and Tutoring Center, Inc. currently has on staff certified Elementary, Middle School, and High School teachers, a coach, and a language teacher who is currently receiving her certification in Spanish. We provide academic testing, behavior plans, in-home tutoring, Saturday School, Summer School, Summer Camp, and homeschool/private school teaching services.
Know-It-All staff members are warm, nurturing, and flexible educators who bring our A-game to the table. We sing; we dance; we "hoot and holler" if necessary. The staff figures out what it takes to get the student where he or she needs to be, and we put a plan into action. Sometimes we see tears and frustration while other times we see smiles and shouts of celebration. The Know-It-All Family works as a team. We place students with the staff member who can help them most effectively and comfortably each day. Our staff consults with each other when necessary or for a second opinion. We work with parents, teachers, administrators, speech therapists, and occupational therapists to provide complete and extensive communication to all involved with the students. The staff works diligently to help our students overcome setbacks, and we celebrate the students' accomplishments right alongside them and their families. What Know-It-All Preparatory School and Tutoring Center, Inc. offers is just as unique and special as every student and family we serve.
Ms. Montford is available for consultation via email or appointment throughout the day from 9:00am until 7:00pm, Monday through Saturday.