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Cindy M.

Plano, TX

$48/hr

Certified Teacher and Cognitive Specialist

Background check passed as of 5/16/13
Usually responds in about 4 hours

Certified Teacher and Cognitive Specialist

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I have a bachelor's degree in education from Texas Wesleyan University, and over 10 years of public school teaching experience. I have taught at the primary, secondary, and collegiate levels. I have a master's certificate in gifted education from the University of North Texas, and I enjoy working with students of all ability levels. I work very hard to customize lessons to fit a student's educational abilities and needs.

As an educational psychologist, I have completed many hours of advanced coursework, and I am well-versed in the current research regarding learning, memory, and instructional practices. I utilize this knowledge to identify underlying processing difficulties that may be interfering with learning, and to design a specialized strategy for achieving the desired results. In addition, I have a thorough understanding of effective study skills, organization, and test taking skills. Sometimes, this is all a student needs in order to achieve success in the classroom.

Testimonials

"Very good and patient."

- Angela, Plano, TX on 2/8/14

"Just Starting and Ready for the Next Lesson"

- Michelle, Plano, TX on 8/1/14

"Astounding Positive Results"

- Lorene, Mckinney, TX on 7/10/14

"Great teacher!"

- Ligia, Frisco, TX on 2/6/14

"Great Help"

- Darcyq, Plano, TX on 2/4/14
Cindy replied on 2/5/2014

Thanks for the feedback. That's fantastic! Way to go, girl!

"Great Tutor!"

- Chloe, University, MS on 8/5/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Logic, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Psychology
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Music:
Drums, General Music, Piano
Art:
Drawing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics, Special Needs
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Piano, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I have completed all coursework for a PhD in educational psychology, which requires advanced coursework in learning, memory, attention, instructional practices, and special needs. I have past teaching experience with gifted students who have learning disabilities such as ADHD and dyslexia. I also raised two children who were both diagnosed with ADHD, so I understand the challenges of parenting these students.

Algebra 1

Algebra is probably the most important math course that a person ever takes. Why is this? Because all subsequent math courses build upon the basic skills and concepts of algebra. Having a good foundation is important. I have been helping students with algebra for many years, and it is one of my favorite things to teach. I have studied mathematics education at the University of Cincinnati and online at Western Governor's University. I have been a member of the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics, and participated in national conferences. I am committed to helping my students see the beauty of mathematics, relating it to their everyday lives, and experiencing success.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a degree in elementary education from Texas Wesleyan University, as well as a grade 1 - 8 Texas teaching certificate. I have more than 10 years of public school teaching experience, a master's degree in gifted education, and I am completing my dissertation for my PhD in educational psychology.

Study Skills

I have completed coursework for a PhD in cognition and instruction. I have done research in the fields of problem solving and the testing effect, and have extensive knowledge of learning and memory. I use my knowledge of human memory research to help students improve their learning by teaching them specific memory techniques, increasing their processing speed, and making the most efficient use of their study time by providing topic-specific learning strategies.

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Texas Wesleyan University
University of North Texas
Other
Texas A&M University Commerce
PhD

Education

Texas Wesleyan University

University of North Texas (Other)

Texas A&M University Commerce (PhD)

Very good and patient. — Cindy has been great!! My son shows a stark interest in Algebra now and he's improving his grade, and is excited about his test and quizzes, he said himself he rates Cindy a 10. I'm loving the enthusiasm he's been displaying since working with her, we will definitely keep working with Cindy. ...

— Angela, Plano, TX on 2/8/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $48.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

My default hourly rate is $50.00. This is negotiable and depends on the number of sessions per week, the length of each session, and the preparation of materials, if needed.

Travel policy

Cindy will travel within 20 miles of Plano, TX 75025.


About Cindy

I have a bachelor's degree in education from Texas Wesleyan University, and over 10 years of public school teaching experience. I have taught at the primary, secondary, and collegiate levels. I have a master's certificate in gifted education from the University of North Texas, and I enjoy working with students of all ability levels. I work very hard to customize lessons to fit a student's educational abilities and needs.

As an educational psychologist, I have completed many hours of advanced coursework, and I am well-versed in the current research regarding learning, memory, and instructional practices. I utilize this knowledge to identify underlying processing difficulties that may be interfering with learning, and to design a specialized strategy for achieving the desired results. In addition, I have a thorough understanding of effective study skills, organization, and test taking skills. Sometimes, this is all a student needs in order to achieve success in the classroom.

Testimonials

"Very good and patient."

- Angela, Plano, TX on 2/8/14

"Just Starting and Ready for the Next Lesson"

- Michelle, Plano, TX on 8/1/14

"Astounding Positive Results"

- Lorene, Mckinney, TX on 7/10/14

"Great teacher!"

- Ligia, Frisco, TX on 2/6/14

"Great Help"

- Darcyq, Plano, TX on 2/4/14
Cindy replied on 2/5/2014

Thanks for the feedback. That's fantastic! Way to go, girl!

"Great Tutor!"

- Chloe, University, MS on 8/5/13
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Education

Texas Wesleyan University
University of North Texas
Other
Texas A&M University Commerce
PhD

Education

Texas Wesleyan University

University of North Texas (Other)

Texas A&M University Commerce (PhD)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
6 hours notice required

My default hourly rate is $50.00. This is negotiable and depends on the number of sessions per week, the length of each session, and the preparation of materials, if needed.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Plano, TX 75025

Cindy’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Logic, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Psychology
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Music:
Drums, General Music, Piano
Art:
Drawing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics, Special Needs
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL, Piano, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Cindy’s Resources

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