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Cynthia H.

Manassas, VA

$75/hr

Experienced Science and Test Prep Tutor

Background check passed as of 9/17/14
Usually responds in about 6 hours

Experienced Science and Test Prep Tutor

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I am a fun tutor who has degrees in neuroscience and microbiology. I am currently a Ph.D. student in emerging infectious diseases. I love science, and I have been tutoring for over seven years now. I have worked primarily with test prep, including MCAT, SAT, ACT, and GRE. However, I also love working with students of all ages. I am very flexible. I have experience tutoring students with ADHD and dyslexia as well as students with general learning difficulties.

In addition to test prep, I enjoy tutoring biology, math, history, and English. I have experience tutoring at all grade levels and at a collegiate level. My schedule is extremely flexible, and I can tutor during the day, as well as on evenings and weekends.

I can't wait to get started working with you!

Testimonials

"Terrific improvement in SAT scores!"

- Jason, Herndon, VA on 12/20/14

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Tima, Sterling, VA on 9/14/14

"Explains everything in depth!"

- Jenny, Haymarket, VA on 8/18/14

"Great tutor!"

- Mike, Potomac, MD on 6/12/14

"Definitely Knows How to Prepare for the GRE"

- Joan, Great Falls, VA on 3/14/14

"Awesome tutor!!"

- Vanessa, Ashburn, VA on 1/31/14

"Amazing Tutor"

- Kimberly, Great Falls, VA on 1/7/14

"Productive and Focused"

- Don, Leesburg, VA on 5/9/13

"Outstanding Tutor!"

- Janine, Alexandria, VA on 4/10/13

"Great tutor with helpful strategies"

- Clement, Silver Spring, MD on 12/27/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Philosophy, Physical Science, Psychology
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar
Special Needs:
Dyslexia
Business:
GRE,
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Elementary (K-6th), English, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math,
SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling,
GRE,
MCAT,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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College Counseling

I have worked in the admissions office of Furman University and closely with the admissions program at Clemson University. I also have worked with HS students applying to college for over 5 years now, allowing me insight into both sides of the admissions process. I consider myself well versed in both the application process and the application review process.

Dyslexia

While I am numerically dyslexic, my husband is truly dyslexic. Both of us have successfully overcome this disability to be extremely successful in our fields. I have worked with many dyslexic students, specifically on test prep for SAT and ACT and met with great success.

GRE

Not only have I taken the GRE with excellent results (I recently took the new GRE and scored a 170 in verbal and a 166 in Math), but I have also tutored students for the test for over 5 years now. I enjoy working with students to teach them how to take the test. I am knowledgeable about the subjects on the test, as well as the strategies needed to excel.

MCAT

I have worked with MCAT students for 3 years now, preparing them for this difficult test. My strengths are preparing for the verbal and writing sections, but I have also worked with students on the biological sciences section. I do not feel comfortable tutoring the Physics or Organic Chemistry sections.

Public Speaking

Being a child who constantly got in trouble for talking, public speaking seemed a natural for me. However, I still had to overcome my own brand of stage nervousness. Therefore, I feel uniquely qualified to look at both the speaking and the nervousness associated with it to be the best tutor for an anxious student.

SAT Math

I have been tutoring the SAT for over 7 years now. I was trained to teach the test by a test prep company, and since then, I have evolved my own strategies based on the success of my students. I always endeavor to take into consideration the learning styles and strengths of my students when tutoring, so each tutorial is different, based on the needs of the student.

Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Microbiology
Uniformed Services University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Clemson University, Clemson, SC (Microbiology)

Uniformed Services University (Graduate Coursework)

Terrific improvement in SAT scores! — Cynthia was fabulous. Our daughter's SAT scores went up 180 points after spending 2+ months with her. We are extremely pleased! ...

— Jason, Herndon, VA on 12/20/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

I am negotiable on my rate if multiple hours are required. Please message me to discuss. I also offer group rates.

Travel policy

Cynthia will travel within 25 miles of Manassas, VA 20111.


About Cynthia

I am a fun tutor who has degrees in neuroscience and microbiology. I am currently a Ph.D. student in emerging infectious diseases. I love science, and I have been tutoring for over seven years now. I have worked primarily with test prep, including MCAT, SAT, ACT, and GRE. However, I also love working with students of all ages. I am very flexible. I have experience tutoring students with ADHD and dyslexia as well as students with general learning difficulties.

In addition to test prep, I enjoy tutoring biology, math, history, and English. I have experience tutoring at all grade levels and at a collegiate level. My schedule is extremely flexible, and I can tutor during the day, as well as on evenings and weekends.

I can't wait to get started working with you!

Testimonials

"Terrific improvement in SAT scores!"

- Jason, Herndon, VA on 12/20/14

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Tima, Sterling, VA on 9/14/14

"Explains everything in depth!"

- Jenny, Haymarket, VA on 8/18/14

"Great tutor!"

- Mike, Potomac, MD on 6/12/14

"Definitely Knows How to Prepare for the GRE"

- Joan, Great Falls, VA on 3/14/14

"Awesome tutor!!"

- Vanessa, Ashburn, VA on 1/31/14

"Amazing Tutor"

- Kimberly, Great Falls, VA on 1/7/14

"Productive and Focused"

- Don, Leesburg, VA on 5/9/13

"Outstanding Tutor!"

- Janine, Alexandria, VA on 4/10/13

"Great tutor with helpful strategies"

- Clement, Silver Spring, MD on 12/27/12
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Education

Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Microbiology
Uniformed Services University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Clemson University, Clemson, SC (Microbiology)

Uniformed Services University (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required

I am negotiable on my rate if multiple hours are required. Please message me to discuss. I also offer group rates.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Manassas, VA 20111

Cynthia’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Philosophy, Physical Science, Psychology
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar
Special Needs:
Dyslexia
Business:
GRE,
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Elementary (K-6th), English, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math,
SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling,
GRE,
MCAT,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking

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.


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