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Cynthia L.

Brea, CA

$55/hour

UC Writing Tutor Specializing in Math and English SAT/ACT Test Prep

Background check passed as of 10/2/14
4.8 average from 197 ratings
Timely, knowledgeable, helpful, patient
— Annie, Santa Ana, CA on 10/23/15

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University of Caifornia, San Diego (BA)
University of California, Los Angeles
Other

Education

University of Caifornia, San Diego (BA)

University of California, Los Angeles (Other)

About Cynthia

Cynthia has enjoyed tutoring K-12 students for over 11 years, and she now specializes in SAT and ACT test preparation, elementary and high school level math, high school and college level English grammar, writing, reading and literature studies.

Additionally, she provides assistance with undergraduate college admissions applications and essays (proofreading and editing).

Cynthia also provides tutoring for students experiencing academic and/or learning difficulties related to ADD, ADHD, and mild autism.

She has worked with the California Department of Education's Alternative Education Program and as a journalist for several news organizations.

Presently, Cynthia is arranging online tutoring sessions for students outside of her 5-mile radius of accessibility. Students who arrange group tutoring receive a special rate (please ask her for details regarding group size requirements).

It is recommended that students allow at least one month of college entrance exam preparation to obtain the greatest benefit and the best results.

Please allow one week to schedule tutoring sessions; as same day, next day, and same week availability cannot be guaranteed.
Cynthia has enjoyed tutoring K-12 students for over 11 years, and she now specializes in SAT and ACT test preparation, elementary and high school level Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required

Ask me about group discounts! Consultations are scheduled with a paid minimum 1 hour session. Late notice/no show fees will be assessed.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Brea, CA 92821
Background Check: Passed

"Timely, knowledgeable, helpful, patient"

- Annie, Santa Ana, CA on 10/23/15

"Knowledgable and Patient Tutor"

- Ludim, Fullerton, CA on 11/8/16

"Responsive, flexible and very helpful"

- Susan, Fullerton, CA on 9/9/16

"Prep for state common core ELA exam"

- Sandy, Buffalo, NY on 7/19/16

"Very knowledgeable"

- Jan, Orange, CA on 5/16/16

"She is a dedicated tutor."

- Mone, Fullerton, CA on 4/21/16

"knowledgeable tutor"

- Gigi, Yorba Linda, CA on 3/15/16

"Patient, thorough, knowledgable."

- Priscilla, Yorba Linda, CA on 1/11/16

"Very patient"

- Joy, Fullerton, CA on 12/31/15

"Amazing tutor - even with students with special needs"

- Phil, Orange, CA on 12/14/15

"She is an experienced tutor and patient as well."

- Augusta, Cerritos, CA on 9/21/15

"Very patient and really takes the time"

- Bailey, Orange, CA on 9/9/15

"Great ACT Prep Tutor."

- Kathleen, Orange, CA on 1/27/15

"Professional, knowledgeable and thorough"

- Cindy, Anaheim, CA on 1/15/15
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Math,
ACT Reading, ACT Science,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ACT English

I have been tutoring ACT English for over 5 years, and typically students who are re-taking the test improve their test scores by 10 percent.

ACT Math

I have been tutoring students for SAT and ACT level math for over 11 years, and currently prepare students for the latest version of the SAT and ACT in all subjects. Students who need to review elementary and high school math for the SAT or ACT will find that I provide a comprehensive review of all concepts needed to succeed with a top score for this college entrance exam.

ACT Science

I have been providing ACT and SAT test prep for over ten years. My techniques have helped students improve their test scores by as much as 25 percent. The strategies that I employ are in line with the expectations and standards of the test-makers, so that the student is able to apply his/her knowledge in the most efficient manner for success!

Proofreading

I was a university writing tutor who proofread and edited papers and essays for students. I have been tutoring college level and elementary students for over 11 years in writing, grammar and critical reading skills. I am familiar with the proper format and stylistic elements for high school and college level writing. Additionally, I work as a freelance journalist and have written for several news organizations.

SAT Math

I tutor K-12 students in elementary math, algebra I and II, geometry, and pre-calculus (including trigonometry). In addition, I have over 10 years of experience preparing students for SAT and ACT math. My students typically improve by as much as 20 percent in math on both college entrance tests.

SAT Reading

I currently have over ten years of experience tutoring students for the SAT and ACT with proven results (please see the testimonials on my WyzAnt link).

SAT Writing

I have over 11 years of experience preparing students for the SAT test, and I have adapted my tutoring methods to the new 2016 test format. Extensive training will be provided to ensure that your test essay and writing score meet the writing standards required for a top score. An initial assessment will help me determine the level of study needed for effective and customized preparation.

Writing

I am a university writing tutor who has also worked with children in grades K-12 for the past 10 years in English, reading, writing, math and science. I have been a writing tutor for the University of California, Irvine and San Diego campuses.

University of Caifornia, San Diego (BA)
University of California, Los Angeles
Other

Education

University of Caifornia, San Diego (BA)

University of California, Los Angeles (Other)

Timely, knowledgeable, helpful, patient — Cynthia has worked diligently with Annie on reading drills and practice ACT tests for many months. She has been extremely helpful. ...

— Annie, Santa Ana, CA on 10/23/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Ask me about group discounts! Consultations are scheduled with a paid minimum 1 hour session. Late notice/no show fees will be assessed.

Travel policy

Cynthia will travel within 20 miles of Brea, CA 92821.