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I am a freelance writer/editor with an MFA in Literature and Creative Writing and a BA in Journalism and Mass Communications. I have taught junior high and high school English, led Verbal SAT classes and college essay writing workshops, and tutored privately. I have worked with many young golfers and tennis players on the Island -- my son was a nationally-ranked junior tennis player -- and understand the special circumstances and time considerations of these students. What makes me a great tutor, according to my students, is that I have a way of making reading and writing fun!
Most of my tutorial students are young men in grades 9-12 who, across the board, have more trouble with homework organization, discipline and focus than with the actual learning process. I work with each student to find a set of study skills that works best and most successfully. For example, I have an English student who has trouble concentrating when he reads, but when I read the material to him, he has perfect recall, thus making homework and tests much easier and much less stressful for him. Some students just need help making a homework plan each week/day. Some need a person there to keep them on track and off the phone and the computer, etc. I try to make it fun, to understand each student, and, most of all, to help them feel successful at the end of the day.
The University Of Oklahoma (Journalism)
Bennington College (Master's)
Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00
Cancellation: 24 hours notice required
Cynthia will travel within 10 miles of Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.
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