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Cynthia B.

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Cynthia's Language World

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  • Fort Collins, CO 80524


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About Cynthia


Bio

With my extensive teaching and tutoring experience and my international flair, I have successfully tutored and taught students from the United States and several other countries. My former students have gone on to attend law and graduate school and even medical school, and many of them keep in touch with me today, citing our experience working together as a major influence in their educational and career success.

My academic teaching career spans more than two decades. I have taught high...

With my extensive teaching and tutoring experience and my international flair, I have successfully tutored and taught students from the United States and several other countries. My former students have gone on to attend law and graduate school and even medical school, and many of them keep in touch with me today, citing our experience working together as a major influence in their educational and career success.

My academic teaching career spans more than two decades. I have taught high school Spanish (all levels) and have helped high-school age private students with AP Spanish and ACT or SAT test prep. At the University of Texas at Austin I taught all levels of Spanish and Portuguese for over twelve years and am fluent in both languages. As a part of my PhD work at UT, Austin, I lived and worked in Brazil. In Colorado, I have also taught English as a Second Language (ESL) and TOEFL test prep for college- and graduate-level students seeking to enter US universities. As an ESL teacher, I have had the great pleasure of working with students from Saudi Arabia, Korea, China, Mexico, Vietnam, Indonesia, Brazil, and other parts of South America and Asia. I am a published writer and particularly love teaching and tutoring writing to both ESL students and native speakers of English.

Students from high school through graduate school who are interested in improving their English, studying for the language and writing sections of entrance exams such as SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or GRE, or students who simply want to improve their proficiency in English, Spanish, or Portuguese should work with me. I offer not only top-notch language instruction in a number of languages, but I have the degrees, job experience, and university success to back up my claims. If you are interested in educational success, call me. I can help you. I really can.


Education

University of New Mexico
undergrad
University of Texas at Austin
Masters
University of Texas at Austin
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Fort Collins, CO 80524
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 2/12/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught and tutored ESL/ESOL for over fifteen years to students from all over the world, including China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Brazil, and many other parts of Central and South America. I was the chair of a large, successful ESL program at a community college for five years, and I speak several languages fluently myself. My approach is to get people speaking, reading, and writing English so that they can go on to school and jobs. I love helping people prepare for the TOEFL as well and have successfully guided several students through that exam and into four-year colleges like CSU, UNC, and others.
Portuguese,

Portuguese

I hold a PhD in Spanish and Portuguese from UT, Austin, where I taught both languages, along with Latin American literature and culture, for over twelve years. Several of my professional publications and translations are also in the area of Brazilain Studies.
Spanish,

Spanish

While completing my doctorate in Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin, I taught all levels of Spanish grammar. After completion of the doctorate, I taught Latin American literature in both Portuguese and Spanish. I have lived and worked in South America and am additionally certified to teach K-12 Spanish. I have also tutored Spanish at CSU for a number of years. I am fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese and have taught both languages extensively.
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

As a scholar of world literatures, college instructor, ESL teacher, and tutor, I have taught reading and writing to students of many ages, from all walks of life. I specialize in test prep for ACT, SAT, and TOEFL Reading and English sections and also excel at tutoring writing and literary analysis. In addition, I enjoy editing all levels of writing, from high-school and college essays, to professional academic papers and dissertations. I love teaching reading and writing!
Grammar, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I hold a PhD in languages and literature from UT, Austin. I have taught for over twenty years at both the college and community college levels. I am also K-12 certified and have taught high school. I have tutored students in ACT, SAT, GRE, and TOEFL prep. Many of my students have been accepted to colleges and graduate programs of their choice. I know the techniques and strategies to help students succeed at standardized testing!
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I hold a PhD in Literature from the University of Texas at Austin. I have successfully tutored and taught students from all over the world in ACT, SAT, TOEFL, and GRE preparation. Many of my former students have entered law and graduate or other professional schools after achieving high entrance scores in reading, writing, and general knowledge on standardized exams. In addition to my degrees and tutoring experience, I taught at UT, Austin for over ten years and was the chair of an ESL program for five years in which I led students from throughout Asia, Latin America, Africa, and Arabic countries to successfully complete English as a Second Language instruction. Many of these students went on to colleges, graduate, and professional schools in the United States.
English,

English

I have over twenty years of language-teaching experience including five years of experience teaching ESL at the college level. I also ran an ESL program for several years. I have successfully tutored TOEFL for over ten years to students from throughout Asia and Latin America. I hold a PhD in literature and am myself a published writer. I love teaching writing and welcome new English students.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught and tutored ESL/ESOL for over fifteen years to students from all over the world, including China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Brazil, and many other parts of Central and South America. I was the chair of a large, successful ESL program at a community college for five years, and I speak several languages fluently myself. My approach is to get people speaking, reading, and writing English so that they can go on to school and jobs. I love helping people prepare for the TOEFL as well and have successfully guided several students through that exam and into four-year colleges like CSU, UNC, and others.
Literature,

Literature

I have written a successful dissertation discussing comparative movements in world literatures as a part of my PhD in languages and literature from the University of Texas at Austin. I am a published academic writer myself and have extensive teaching experience in both Western literatures and languages. In addition to my academic work, I have taught at the University of Texas and chaired an Intensive English Department at a community college. Currently, I tutor languages, writing, and standardized test preparation, including TOEFL, ACT, and SAT.
Reading,

Reading

As a scholar of world literatures, college instructor, ESL teacher, and tutor, I have taught reading and writing to students of many ages, from all walks of life. I specialize in test prep for ACT, SAT, and TOEFL Reading and English sections and also excel at tutoring writing and literary analysis. In addition, I enjoy editing all levels of writing, from high-school and college essays, to professional academic papers and dissertations. I love teaching reading and writing!
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I hold a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in Latin American Literature. I taught at UT, Austin for over ten years, and have also taught languages, literature, and writing at the high-school level. I was the chair of an Intensive English Program at a community college for five years, where I taught grammar, writing, and editing. I love teaching writing above all things. I am a published writer myself and currently tutor many students from various age groups in writing and test prep. I also enjoy helping people prepare their college applications and letters. I am your one-stop tutor for all things writing related!
TOEFL,

TOEFL

After five years of chairing an ESL department at a community college and many more years spent teaching and tutoring TOEFL, I believe that I am well qualified to help students improve their score on this important English exam. Many of my former students have done great on TOEFL and gone on to study at US universities, graduate, and professional schools. I love tutoring TOEFL!
Writing,

Writing

As a published academic writer with a doctorate in literature, I am a disciplined writer who loves to teach writing. I have taught writing to many college students, many of whom have ended up attending graduate, law, and other professional schools. I have twenty years of teaching experience to back up my claims, and I simply love teaching people how to write!
Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Reading, Vocabulary

History

Political Science,

Political Science

I hold a BA in Political Science, summa cum laude, from the University of New Mexico, where I specialized in American Government, American Foreign Policy and International Relations. I also hold an MA in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. My major area of expertise in my Master's is Latin American Politics and American Policy in Latin America. I am fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese.
American History

Homeschool

English,

English

I have over twenty years of language-teaching experience including five years of experience teaching ESL at the college level. I also ran an ESL program for several years. I have successfully tutored TOEFL for over ten years to students from throughout Asia and Latin America. I hold a PhD in literature and am myself a published writer. I love teaching writing and welcome new English students.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught and tutored ESL/ESOL for over fifteen years to students from all over the world, including China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Brazil, and many other parts of Central and South America. I was the chair of a large, successful ESL program at a community college for five years, and I speak several languages fluently myself. My approach is to get people speaking, reading, and writing English so that they can go on to school and jobs. I love helping people prepare for the TOEFL as well and have successfully guided several students through that exam and into four-year colleges like CSU, UNC, and others.
Reading,

Reading

As a scholar of world literatures, college instructor, ESL teacher, and tutor, I have taught reading and writing to students of many ages, from all walks of life. I specialize in test prep for ACT, SAT, and TOEFL Reading and English sections and also excel at tutoring writing and literary analysis. In addition, I enjoy editing all levels of writing, from high-school and college essays, to professional academic papers and dissertations. I love teaching reading and writing!
Spanish,

Spanish

While completing my doctorate in Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin, I taught all levels of Spanish grammar. After completion of the doctorate, I taught Latin American literature in both Portuguese and Spanish. I have lived and worked in South America and am additionally certified to teach K-12 Spanish. I have also tutored Spanish at CSU for a number of years. I am fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese and have taught both languages extensively.
Writing,

Writing

As a published academic writer with a doctorate in literature, I am a disciplined writer who loves to teach writing. I have taught writing to many college students, many of whom have ended up attending graduate, law, and other professional schools. I have twenty years of teaching experience to back up my claims, and I simply love teaching people how to write!
SAT Reading

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught and tutored ESL/ESOL for over fifteen years to students from all over the world, including China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Brazil, and many other parts of Central and South America. I was the chair of a large, successful ESL program at a community college for five years, and I speak several languages fluently myself. My approach is to get people speaking, reading, and writing English so that they can go on to school and jobs. I love helping people prepare for the TOEFL as well and have successfully guided several students through that exam and into four-year colleges like CSU, UNC, and others.
Portuguese,

Portuguese

I hold a PhD in Spanish and Portuguese from UT, Austin, where I taught both languages, along with Latin American literature and culture, for over twelve years. Several of my professional publications and translations are also in the area of Brazilain Studies.
Spanish,

Spanish

While completing my doctorate in Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin, I taught all levels of Spanish grammar. After completion of the doctorate, I taught Latin American literature in both Portuguese and Spanish. I have lived and worked in South America and am additionally certified to teach K-12 Spanish. I have also tutored Spanish at CSU for a number of years. I am fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese and have taught both languages extensively.
TOEFL

TOEFL

After five years of chairing an ESL department at a community college and many more years spent teaching and tutoring TOEFL, I believe that I am well qualified to help students improve their score on this important English exam. Many of my former students have done great on TOEFL and gone on to study at US universities, graduate, and professional schools. I love tutoring TOEFL!

Most Popular

English,

English

I have over twenty years of language-teaching experience including five years of experience teaching ESL at the college level. I also ran an ESL program for several years. I have successfully tutored TOEFL for over ten years to students from throughout Asia and Latin America. I hold a PhD in literature and am myself a published writer. I love teaching writing and welcome new English students.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught and tutored ESL/ESOL for over fifteen years to students from all over the world, including China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Brazil, and many other parts of Central and South America. I was the chair of a large, successful ESL program at a community college for five years, and I speak several languages fluently myself. My approach is to get people speaking, reading, and writing English so that they can go on to school and jobs. I love helping people prepare for the TOEFL as well and have successfully guided several students through that exam and into four-year colleges like CSU, UNC, and others.
Reading,

Reading

As a scholar of world literatures, college instructor, ESL teacher, and tutor, I have taught reading and writing to students of many ages, from all walks of life. I specialize in test prep for ACT, SAT, and TOEFL Reading and English sections and also excel at tutoring writing and literary analysis. In addition, I enjoy editing all levels of writing, from high-school and college essays, to professional academic papers and dissertations. I love teaching reading and writing!
Spanish,

Spanish

While completing my doctorate in Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin, I taught all levels of Spanish grammar. After completion of the doctorate, I taught Latin American literature in both Portuguese and Spanish. I have lived and worked in South America and am additionally certified to teach K-12 Spanish. I have also tutored Spanish at CSU for a number of years. I am fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese and have taught both languages extensively.
Writing

Writing

As a published academic writer with a doctorate in literature, I am a disciplined writer who loves to teach writing. I have taught writing to many college students, many of whom have ended up attending graduate, law, and other professional schools. I have twenty years of teaching experience to back up my claims, and I simply love teaching people how to write!

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

Although I do not have a specific certification in college counseling, I have extensive experience in academia (PhD) and twelve years of teaching experience at the University of Texas at Austin. I have also helped countless students with college, graduate- and professional- school applications. In addition, I am a trained grant writer and recipient of a coveted dissertation fellowship through UT, Austin. I feel that this experience well qualifies me for helping people with the application process for university and graduate studies.
ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have taught and tutored ESL/ESOL for over fifteen years to students from all over the world, including China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Brazil, and many other parts of Central and South America. I was the chair of a large, successful ESL program at a community college for five years, and I speak several languages fluently myself. My approach is to get people speaking, reading, and writing English so that they can go on to school and jobs. I love helping people prepare for the TOEFL as well and have successfully guided several students through that exam and into four-year colleges like CSU, UNC, and others.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught and tutored ESL/ESOL for over fifteen years to students from all over the world, including China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Brazil, and many other parts of Central and South America. I was the chair of a large, successful ESL program at a community college for five years, and I speak several languages fluently myself. My approach is to get people speaking, reading, and writing English so that they can go on to school and jobs. I love helping people prepare for the TOEFL as well and have successfully guided several students through that exam and into four-year colleges like CSU, UNC, and others.
Reading,

Reading

As a scholar of world literatures, college instructor, ESL teacher, and tutor, I have taught reading and writing to students of many ages, from all walks of life. I specialize in test prep for ACT, SAT, and TOEFL Reading and English sections and also excel at tutoring writing and literary analysis. In addition, I enjoy editing all levels of writing, from high-school and college essays, to professional academic papers and dissertations. I love teaching reading and writing!
Spanish,

Spanish

While completing my doctorate in Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin, I taught all levels of Spanish grammar. After completion of the doctorate, I taught Latin American literature in both Portuguese and Spanish. I have lived and worked in South America and am additionally certified to teach K-12 Spanish. I have also tutored Spanish at CSU for a number of years. I am fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese and have taught both languages extensively.
Writing

Writing

As a published academic writer with a doctorate in literature, I am a disciplined writer who loves to teach writing. I have taught writing to many college students, many of whom have ended up attending graduate, law, and other professional schools. I have twenty years of teaching experience to back up my claims, and I simply love teaching people how to write!

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I hold a PhD in languages and literature from UT, Austin. I have taught for over twenty years at both the college and community college levels. I am also K-12 certified and have taught high school. I have tutored students in ACT, SAT, GRE, and TOEFL prep. Many of my students have been accepted to colleges and graduate programs of their choice. I know the techniques and strategies to help students succeed at standardized testing!
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I hold a PhD in Literature from the University of Texas at Austin. I have successfully tutored and taught students from all over the world in ACT, SAT, TOEFL, and GRE preparation. Many of my former students have entered law and graduate or other professional schools after achieving high entrance scores in reading, writing, and general knowledge on standardized exams. In addition to my degrees and tutoring experience, I taught at UT, Austin for over ten years and was the chair of an ESL program for five years in which I led students from throughout Asia, Latin America, Africa, and Arabic countries to successfully complete English as a Second Language instruction. Many of these students went on to colleges, graduate, and professional schools in the United States.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

Although I do not have a specific certification in college counseling, I have extensive experience in academia (PhD) and twelve years of teaching experience at the University of Texas at Austin. I have also helped countless students with college, graduate- and professional- school applications. In addition, I am a trained grant writer and recipient of a coveted dissertation fellowship through UT, Austin. I feel that this experience well qualifies me for helping people with the application process for university and graduate studies.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I hold a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in Latin American Literature. I taught at UT, Austin for over ten years, and have also taught languages, literature, and writing at the high-school level. I was the chair of an Intensive English Program at a community college for five years, where I taught grammar, writing, and editing. I love teaching writing above all things. I am a published writer myself and currently tutor many students from various age groups in writing and test prep. I also enjoy helping people prepare their college applications and letters. I am your one-stop tutor for all things writing related!
TOEFL,

TOEFL

After five years of chairing an ESL department at a community college and many more years spent teaching and tutoring TOEFL, I believe that I am well qualified to help students improve their score on this important English exam. Many of my former students have done great on TOEFL and gone on to study at US universities, graduate, and professional schools. I love tutoring TOEFL!
SAT Reading

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews

Very helpful with application

Cynthia did an amazing job helping me with my veterinary application. Was very pleased with the results. She was very quick at returning my material and gave great insight on how to better my application.

Morgan, 10 lessons with Cynthia

makes writing easy!

professional, on time , easy to work with ... she is aware of academic terms and language student need to use.. I learned a lot from meeting her I will see her again for sure..

Talal, 1 lesson with Cynthia

Smart lady who knows her stuff!

So far our daughter has met her twice and we are supremely happy with her. We anticipate that she will be very effective in getting our daughter's ACT score up.

Jefferey Tim, 7 lessons with Cynthia

happy with this tutor

My son is happy with this tutor. We will continue to use her. She has worked with our schedule and cooperated.

Darby, 7 lessons with Cynthia

Great tutor, tries to help in every way she can.

When I first started with Cynthia, I had problems with my essays. I had organization and grammar issues. Just after the fifth session, I started to realize that I have really been learning and progressing. Not only does she insist on me to write before we meet, but she insists that I actually complete the essay with a conclusion. Even though some days I didn't have a complete draft, she still helped extract my ideas and organize them. So when I go back home I have an idea on where to start and how the essay should be done correctly. I passed both of my classes with ,B and I'm moving to the next level of both classes confidently. Thank you, Cynthia!

Yousef, 19 lessons with Cynthia

Amazing!

Cynthia was wonderful! I couldn't have asked for a better tutor while trying to complete my thesis. She truly helped me become a better writer! Highly recommend!

Hillary, 5 lessons with Cynthia

Value added!

Cynthia is consistently helpful and cheerful. In addition to the substantive information, she adds helpful tips on how to take tests better.

Julie, 20 lessons with Cynthia

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