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Cindy K.

Top 1% Tutor Simplifies Lightroom, Excel and Business Analytics

Top 1% Tutor Simplifies Lightroom, Excel and Business Analytics

$89/hour

About Cindy


Bio

***Top 1% tutor, as recognized by WyzAnt CEO***

Students have told me they appreciate the way I make learning fun and effective. Lessons are focused on practical applications for immediate use, while layering in essential fundamentals for solid long-term growth. I teach both soft skills and technical skills, bridging art and science. It's a very pragmatic approach, filled with patience and good humor. Lessons are customized to your learning style, pace, and goals.

My professional...

***Top 1% tutor, as recognized by WyzAnt CEO***

Students have told me they appreciate the way I make learning fun and effective. Lessons are focused on practical applications for immediate use, while layering in essential fundamentals for solid long-term growth. I teach both soft skills and technical skills, bridging art and science. It's a very pragmatic approach, filled with patience and good humor. Lessons are customized to your learning style, pace, and goals.

My professional experience includes a 20-year career leading customer loyalty and retention efforts at a Fortune 20 company. With that background, and as a business owner today, I am passionate about delighting clients and ensuring students get the most for their time and money.

------- BUSINESS EXPERTISE -------
Strategic Marketing
Business Intelligence
Data Mining & SQL
Forecasting & Financial Business Cases
Customer Relationship Marketing (CRM)

------- EDUCATOR CREDENTIALS -------
Adobe Education Trainer (AET)
Adobe Campus Leader (ACL)
Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE)
Harvard Business Analytics (HBX)

------- SOFTWARE CREDENTIALS -------
Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Lightroom
Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) in InDesign

------- PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER CERTIFICATIONS -------
Association of Independent Architectural Photographers (AIAP)
Real Estate Photographers of America and International (REPAI)


Education

Georgia Institute of Technology
Management
Georgia State University
MBA
Georgia State University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $89
  • Rate details: In-person lessons available at the downtown Alpharetta and Johns Creek (Ocee) libraries. Two hour minimum for in-person lessons.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/14/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Adobe Lightroom,

Adobe Lightroom

Get the most from your lessons with guidance from an Adobe Certified Expert in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom! I’m a full-time pro photographer and instructor, with hundreds of hours of experience teaching Lightroom and dozens of 5-star reviews from prior students. I hold four credentials from Adobe, and am one of fewer than 60 individuals nationwide to have passed the most recent Adobe Certified Expert exam for Lightroom. POPULAR TOPICS: Find missing photos — Organize catalog — Import and export — Lightroom Classic vs Lightroom CC — Presets — Photo books — Backups — Migrate to new computer or drive — Plug-ins — Luminar Students have told me they appreciate the way I simplify complex topics and keep lessons fun and efficient. Lessons are customized to each student’s learning style, pace, and interests. I've taught Lightroom to students of all ages and abilities, including many who are new to online lessons. ------- ADOBE CREDENTIALS ------- Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Lightroom Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) in InDesign Adobe Education Trainer (AET) Adobe Campus Leader (ACL)
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

Get the most from your lessons with guidance from a credentialed Adobe Education Trainer (AET). I'm a full-time photographer and instructor. I hold four credentials from Adobe for photography, design, and fostering creativity. With that background, I can customize lessons for your specific interests. POPULAR TOPICS: Adjustment layers — Selections — Masking — Blending modes — Composites — Healing brush — Patch tool — Content-aware fill —Smart filters — Camera raw filter — Luminosity masks — Text — Free transform — Plug-ins Students have told me they appreciate the way I simplify complex topics and keep lessons fun and efficient. Lessons are customized to each student’s learning style, pace, and interests. I've taught Photoshop to students of all ages and abilities, including many who are new to online lessons.
Photography

Photography

I'm a full-time professional photographer and instructor and hold multiple professional credentials in photography and related software. I’ve taught pre-teens to retires, and hobbyists to pros, both online and in person. Students have told me they appreciate the way I simplify complex topics with illustrative analogies, patience, humor, and practical advice. We'll cover material at your pace and in such a way that it is immediately applicable to your needs and interests. ----- CAMERA SETTINGS ----- I can get you over the hurdle of photography terms and concepts that can feel foreign and counter-intuitive. I’ll demystify terms like aperture, f/stop, depth of field, ISO, etc., and help you associate characteristics and uses for each setting. ----- ARTISTRY ----- Whether you shoot with a DSLR or mirrorless camera, a point-and-shoot or smartphone, a solid foundation in the fundamentals of composition will fuel your growth as an artist. I've had coursework in History of Design and History of Art at the College of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology and continue to study the art and science of perception. ----- LIGHTING ----- “Know light,” said George Eastman, famously. “Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography. “ We’ll start with awareness and appreciation of light, and where to find various kinds and what to do with what you’ve found. We’ll cover how to create it, place it, modify it, control it, and love it. ----- POST PROCESSING ----- Whether you shoot in raw or jpeg, solid post processing skill are essential for achieving the full potential of your images. I teach photo organization and post processing software from multiple providers, and hold four credentials from Adobe, including Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Abode Photoshop Lightroom. ----- STOCK SALES ----- Learn how easy it can be to get started with stock photography sales and discover market demand for your work. ----- PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION ----- I’ve helped students prepare for professional certifications, both those requiring written exams and portfolio submissions. I've earned certified professional photographer designations from the Association of Independent Architectural Photographers (AIAP) and Real Estate Photographers of America and International. ----- CUSTOM LESSONS ----- Please contact me and share what you would like to learn about photography and your preferred times to meet. Let’s get started today.

Business

Business,

Business

I have two decades of business experience in designing and leading direct marketing initiatives for acquisition and retention within large enterprises. With that background, I help clients mine data to identify revenue opportunities and threats, build financial business cases, win executive support, successfully execute initiatives, and assess results. For those studying statistics, I can provide real-world perspective and application of key topics: - Descriptive statistics (e.g., variance, standard deviation, coefficient of variation, etc.) - Sampling concepts (e.g., Central Limit Theorem, confidence intervals, z-values, etc.) - Hypothesis testing (A/B Tests, p-values, Type I and II errors, etc.) - Linear regression
Career Development,

Career Development

I have two decades of business leadership experience in Fortune 500 companies and have coached dozens of team members and clients in career development, including how to build financial business cases, gain executive support and successfully execute initiatives. Coaching sessions can cover specific skill development, such as executive presentations, financial planning, data analytics and project management, as well as professional interpersonal and problem solving skills.
Marketing,

Marketing

During my 20 year career in marketing with a Fortune 50 employer, I've lead teams in acquisition, product management, and retention for both consumer and B2B marketing. I enjoy guiding colleagues in applying an analytical approach to marketing strategy and tactics, leveraging insights from the intersection of data science, behavioral modeling, and finance.
Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

I've used Excel extensively throughout my career for forecasting, budgets, financial analysis, business case development, data modeling, etc. As a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator, I leverage best practices in technology training to help clients learn to use Excel efficiently. We’ll dive right in to your project, with hands-on lessons customized to your learning style, pace, and needs. ----- BASICS ------ Get off to a solid start in Excel with an introduction to spreadsheet essentials. Learn how to find and apply the right function for your needs, and practice building increasingly complex formulas step by step. ----- PIVOT TABLES ------ Discover the power of pivot tables and how they can be used to group and summarize data to quickly uncover insights. When you're ready for multi-table pivots or advanced calculations, learn to build data models and write DAX in Power Pivot. ----- VISUALIZATION ------ Explore data visually with pivot charts and graphs, and then prepare scorecards, dashboards with slicers, and/or executive presentations to share your findings. ----- VLOOKUP ------ Simplify the process of writing VLOOKUP functions with helpful tips and powerful alternatives such as nested functions using INDEX and MATCH. ----- ANALYSIS TOOLPAK ------ Leverage the analysis toolpak for convenient tools like descriptive statistics and histograms for getting to know your data. Build linear regression models to forecast trends and explore relationships between variables. ----- ETL Tools ------ Streamline the process of bringing data into Excel with "Get & Transform” or Power Query. Automate tedious data prep, or even to connect to external databases and run your own SQL. ----- BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE ------ Leverage best practices for how to structure your spreadsheets, models and pivots so that they are nimble and able to fuel insightful, data-driven decision making.

Computer

Adobe Lightroom,

Adobe Lightroom

Get the most from your lessons with guidance from an Adobe Certified Expert in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom! I’m a full-time pro photographer and instructor, with hundreds of hours of experience teaching Lightroom and dozens of 5-star reviews from prior students. I hold four credentials from Adobe, and am one of fewer than 60 individuals nationwide to have passed the most recent Adobe Certified Expert exam for Lightroom. POPULAR TOPICS: Find missing photos — Organize catalog — Import and export — Lightroom Classic vs Lightroom CC — Presets — Photo books — Backups — Migrate to new computer or drive — Plug-ins — Luminar Students have told me they appreciate the way I simplify complex topics and keep lessons fun and efficient. Lessons are customized to each student’s learning style, pace, and interests. I've taught Lightroom to students of all ages and abilities, including many who are new to online lessons. ------- ADOBE CREDENTIALS ------- Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Lightroom Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) in InDesign Adobe Education Trainer (AET) Adobe Campus Leader (ACL)
Adobe Photoshop,

Adobe Photoshop

Get the most from your lessons with guidance from a credentialed Adobe Education Trainer (AET). I'm a full-time photographer and instructor. I hold four credentials from Adobe for photography, design, and fostering creativity. With that background, I can customize lessons for your specific interests. POPULAR TOPICS: Adjustment layers — Selections — Masking — Blending modes — Composites — Healing brush — Patch tool — Content-aware fill —Smart filters — Camera raw filter — Luminosity masks — Text — Free transform — Plug-ins Students have told me they appreciate the way I simplify complex topics and keep lessons fun and efficient. Lessons are customized to each student’s learning style, pace, and interests. I've taught Photoshop to students of all ages and abilities, including many who are new to online lessons.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I've used Excel extensively throughout my career for forecasting, budgets, financial analysis, business case development, data modeling, etc. As a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator, I leverage best practices in technology training to help clients learn to use Excel efficiently. We’ll dive right in to your project, with hands-on lessons customized to your learning style, pace, and needs. ----- BASICS ------ Get off to a solid start in Excel with an introduction to spreadsheet essentials. Learn how to find and apply the right function for your needs, and practice building increasingly complex formulas step by step. ----- PIVOT TABLES ------ Discover the power of pivot tables and how they can be used to group and summarize data to quickly uncover insights. When you're ready for multi-table pivots or advanced calculations, learn to build data models and write DAX in Power Pivot. ----- VISUALIZATION ------ Explore data visually with pivot charts and graphs, and then prepare scorecards, dashboards with slicers, and/or executive presentations to share your findings. ----- VLOOKUP ------ Simplify the process of writing VLOOKUP functions with helpful tips and powerful alternatives such as nested functions using INDEX and MATCH. ----- ANALYSIS TOOLPAK ------ Leverage the analysis toolpak for convenient tools like descriptive statistics and histograms for getting to know your data. Build linear regression models to forecast trends and explore relationships between variables. ----- ETL Tools ------ Streamline the process of bringing data into Excel with "Get & Transform” or Power Query. Automate tedious data prep, or even to connect to external databases and run your own SQL. ----- BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE ------ Leverage best practices for how to structure your spreadsheets, models and pivots so that they are nimble and able to fuel insightful, data-driven decision making.
Photography

Photography

I'm a full-time professional photographer and instructor and hold multiple professional credentials in photography and related software. I’ve taught pre-teens to retires, and hobbyists to pros, both online and in person. Students have told me they appreciate the way I simplify complex topics with illustrative analogies, patience, humor, and practical advice. We'll cover material at your pace and in such a way that it is immediately applicable to your needs and interests. ----- CAMERA SETTINGS ----- I can get you over the hurdle of photography terms and concepts that can feel foreign and counter-intuitive. I’ll demystify terms like aperture, f/stop, depth of field, ISO, etc., and help you associate characteristics and uses for each setting. ----- ARTISTRY ----- Whether you shoot with a DSLR or mirrorless camera, a point-and-shoot or smartphone, a solid foundation in the fundamentals of composition will fuel your growth as an artist. I've had coursework in History of Design and History of Art at the College of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology and continue to study the art and science of perception. ----- LIGHTING ----- “Know light,” said George Eastman, famously. “Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography. “ We’ll start with awareness and appreciation of light, and where to find various kinds and what to do with what you’ve found. We’ll cover how to create it, place it, modify it, control it, and love it. ----- POST PROCESSING ----- Whether you shoot in raw or jpeg, solid post processing skill are essential for achieving the full potential of your images. I teach photo organization and post processing software from multiple providers, and hold four credentials from Adobe, including Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Abode Photoshop Lightroom. ----- STOCK SALES ----- Learn how easy it can be to get started with stock photography sales and discover market demand for your work. ----- PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION ----- I’ve helped students prepare for professional certifications, both those requiring written exams and portfolio submissions. I've earned certified professional photographer designations from the Association of Independent Architectural Photographers (AIAP) and Real Estate Photographers of America and International. ----- CUSTOM LESSONS ----- Please contact me and share what you would like to learn about photography and your preferred times to meet. Let’s get started today.

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

I have two decades of business experience in designing and leading direct marketing initiatives for acquisition and retention within large enterprises. With that background, I help clients mine data to identify revenue opportunities and threats, build financial business cases, win executive support, successfully execute initiatives, and assess results. For those studying statistics, I can provide real-world perspective and application of key topics: - Descriptive statistics (e.g., variance, standard deviation, coefficient of variation, etc.) - Sampling concepts (e.g., Central Limit Theorem, confidence intervals, z-values, etc.) - Hypothesis testing (A/B Tests, p-values, Type I and II errors, etc.) - Linear regression
Career Development,

Career Development

I have two decades of business leadership experience in Fortune 500 companies and have coached dozens of team members and clients in career development, including how to build financial business cases, gain executive support and successfully execute initiatives. Coaching sessions can cover specific skill development, such as executive presentations, financial planning, data analytics and project management, as well as professional interpersonal and problem solving skills.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I've used Excel extensively throughout my career for forecasting, budgets, financial analysis, business case development, data modeling, etc. As a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator, I leverage best practices in technology training to help clients learn to use Excel efficiently. We’ll dive right in to your project, with hands-on lessons customized to your learning style, pace, and needs. ----- BASICS ------ Get off to a solid start in Excel with an introduction to spreadsheet essentials. Learn how to find and apply the right function for your needs, and practice building increasingly complex formulas step by step. ----- PIVOT TABLES ------ Discover the power of pivot tables and how they can be used to group and summarize data to quickly uncover insights. When you're ready for multi-table pivots or advanced calculations, learn to build data models and write DAX in Power Pivot. ----- VISUALIZATION ------ Explore data visually with pivot charts and graphs, and then prepare scorecards, dashboards with slicers, and/or executive presentations to share your findings. ----- VLOOKUP ------ Simplify the process of writing VLOOKUP functions with helpful tips and powerful alternatives such as nested functions using INDEX and MATCH. ----- ANALYSIS TOOLPAK ------ Leverage the analysis toolpak for convenient tools like descriptive statistics and histograms for getting to know your data. Build linear regression models to forecast trends and explore relationships between variables. ----- ETL Tools ------ Streamline the process of bringing data into Excel with "Get & Transform” or Power Query. Automate tedious data prep, or even to connect to external databases and run your own SQL. ----- BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE ------ Leverage best practices for how to structure your spreadsheets, models and pivots so that they are nimble and able to fuel insightful, data-driven decision making.
Statistics

Statistics

Learn statistics in plain English from a patient tutor and experienced business professional. Lessons are focus on practical applications, not hardcore mathematics. We’ll use Excel to do the math and make graphs, and leverage my two decades of large enterprise marketing experience to build skills for managerial decision making. Topics can include: VISUALIZING DATA Histograms Scatter plots Residual plots DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS Conditional Means Percentiles Variance Standard Deviation Outliers Correlation Analysis Toolpak in Excel SAMPLING AND ESTIMATION Normal Distribution Central Limit Theorem Confidence Intervals Population Proportion HYPOTHESIS TESTING Null and Alternative Hypotheses Type I and Type II Errors P-values One-Sided Testing A/B Testing LINEAR REGRESSION Forecasting Explanatory Power R2 and Adjusted R Squared Sum of Squares Multiple Regression Dummy Variables Lagged Variables Multicollinearity Residual Analysis Heteroskedasticity SAMPLE EXCEL FUNCTIONS IF AVERAGEIF SUMPRODUCT PERCENTILE.INC STDEV.S CORREL NORM.DIST NORM.S.DIST NORM.INV CONFIDENCE.NORM CONFIDENCE.T T.TEST EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS HBX | Harvard Business School, Certificate in Business Analytics, October 2018 Graduate degrees: MBA and MS in Personal Financial Planning B.S. in Management from Georgia Tech

Elementary Education

Phonics,

Phonics

I am the co-author of a systematic guide to teaching phonics that methodically provides a child with all the tools necessary to decode a word prior to asking the child to read it. Bit by bit, the child learns to decode not just the sight words, but hundreds of other words common in children’s literature that require the same skills. This approach not only reduces frustration, but also teaches the child to apply critical thinking skills to the deliciously robust and surprisingly logical code of English. The approach I use is derived from Orton Gillingham, a multi-sensory approach to comprehensive phonics proven to help struggling readers. Once a child learns to read, the content continues to provide a solid foundation for spelling. I would be delighted to help you teach your child to read. Please contact me and share your preferred times to meet. Let’s get started today!
Reading,

Reading

Parents, join me for a crash course on teaching children to read and spell. You’ll learn to teach the simple, yet powerful rules that unlock the logic in our language. ----- SAMPLE CONTENT ----- Learn to teach the simple rules that explain the following: - Why C says /k/ in CALL but /s/ in CELL. - Why HAVE does not rhyme with GAVE. - Why O says three different sounds in COVE, LOVE, and MOVE. - Why the E is dropped in CHARGE + ING = CHARGING but retained in CHARGE + ABLE = CHARGEABLE. - The most common way vowels get permission to say their names (long sounds) - and it's not silent final E. - Why there is a silent E after short vowels in words like APPLE and DANCE. - Spelling implications for the four letters that cannot be used at the end of English words. ----- SIMPLE, LOGICAL RULES ----- I am the co-author of a book on phonics designed to provide children with an introduction to some of the 30-40 spelling rules and 74 phonograms that explain 98% of English words. ----- SOLID FOUNDATION ----- Some children who are adept at simply memorizing words in the early years begin to struggle in later elementary as vocabulary demands increase. However, a student with a solid foundation in phonics is well prepared to handle such vocabulary growth. The student will also get practice applying critical thinking skills for decoding words and spelling. ----- EXPERIENCED TUTOR ----- As a long-time literacy volunteer, tutor, and author, I can provide streamlined lessons tailored to your child's specific needs.
Spelling,

Spelling

----- SIMPLE, LOGICAL SPELLING RULES ----- I am the co-author of a book on phonics designed to provide children with an introduction to some of the 30-40 spelling rules and 74 phonograms that explain 98% of English words. ----- SPELLING STRATEGIES ----- In addition to those rules and phonograms, tutoring sessions include strategies for spelling the schwa sound, which is particularly tricky given that it is the most common vowel sound and can be made by every vowel. ----- CRITICAL THINKING ----- The student will also get practice applying critical thinking skills to spelling. ----- EXPERIENCE ----- I have served as a literacy volunteer at a local elementary school, and working with those students strengthened my passion for teaching our language.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Whether you’re challenged by comprehension, recall, or time management, an investment in study skills streamlines your pursuits across all subjects throughout your academic career and or personal life. With customized lessons tailored to your individual needs, study skill lessons can include: - Lifestyle hacks derived from neuroscience to improve cognitive function. - Optimally spaced study sessions to combat memory decay with maximum efficiency. - A research-backed notetaking style that doubles as a practice test. - Techniques to support executive functions like planning and task initiation. We’ll use a variety of scientifically researched and time-tested strategies to leverage your dominant learning style and strengths while supplementing with new skills for a multisensory learning experience. Some of the techniques we’ll cover are ones I applied in grad school when I earned two master’s degrees while working full-time and climbing the corporate ladder, and/or in undergrad where I graduated top in my class, and even as a high school student taking multiple AP classes while juggling a long list of extra-curricular activities. Others are ones I only wish I had back then, and use now as a life-long learner. Please contact me today to start working smarter tomorrow!
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Leverage smart strategies for building your vocabulary with personalized lessons from an experienced tutor. With my background in Latin and as a literacy author, we can leverage the history of English accelerate your vocabulary growth. You'll learn strategic study skills (applicable to many subjects) to help you get the best return on your efforts. We'll use carefully tailored lists of roots, stems, prefixes, suffixes from Greek, Latin, French and other sources that help decode thousands of words. We'll practice those skills on commonly tested and essential vocabulary.

English

Reading,

Reading

Parents, join me for a crash course on teaching children to read and spell. You’ll learn to teach the simple, yet powerful rules that unlock the logic in our language. ----- SAMPLE CONTENT ----- Learn to teach the simple rules that explain the following: - Why C says /k/ in CALL but /s/ in CELL. - Why HAVE does not rhyme with GAVE. - Why O says three different sounds in COVE, LOVE, and MOVE. - Why the E is dropped in CHARGE + ING = CHARGING but retained in CHARGE + ABLE = CHARGEABLE. - The most common way vowels get permission to say their names (long sounds) - and it's not silent final E. - Why there is a silent E after short vowels in words like APPLE and DANCE. - Spelling implications for the four letters that cannot be used at the end of English words. ----- SIMPLE, LOGICAL RULES ----- I am the co-author of a book on phonics designed to provide children with an introduction to some of the 30-40 spelling rules and 74 phonograms that explain 98% of English words. ----- SOLID FOUNDATION ----- Some children who are adept at simply memorizing words in the early years begin to struggle in later elementary as vocabulary demands increase. However, a student with a solid foundation in phonics is well prepared to handle such vocabulary growth. The student will also get practice applying critical thinking skills for decoding words and spelling. ----- EXPERIENCED TUTOR ----- As a long-time literacy volunteer, tutor, and author, I can provide streamlined lessons tailored to your child's specific needs.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I’ve scoured the academic research on test prep services to separate what works from what doesn’t, and combine that with my experience as a learner-centered coach. Step by step, you’ll learn to think like the test makers, spot traps, eliminate decoys and recognize clues that might otherwise go unnoticed. I am the co-author of a reading prep guide with a solid 5-star rating on Amazon. I have many years of experience teaching reading in a logical way that helps fill essential gaps in traditional reading instruction. My approach to SAT prep is tailored to the needs of each student, and grounded in best practices. We’ll work efficiently, prioritizing your time investments for the greatest gains. We’ll develop a custom study plan, tailored to your performance, goals, and test date.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I offer two levels of preparation for the SAT Writing and Language Test. The first focuses on the testing skills necessary to apply your knowledge most effectively. This is a great place to focus if you have limited time to prepare. The second level is more organic, focused on filling in weaknesses in the subject matter. The SAT Writing and Language Test evaluates knowledge of about 80 grammar rules, so we’ll start with a diagnostic process to identify areas in need of attention. While this level of preparation involves more work, it pays dividends long after graduation. I’ve tutored English for many years and am the co-author of a literacy guide with a solid 5-star rating on Amazon. My approach to SAT prep is founded in academic research on what does and doesn’t work, as well as my experience as a learner-centered coach.
Spelling,

Spelling

----- SIMPLE, LOGICAL SPELLING RULES ----- I am the co-author of a book on phonics designed to provide children with an introduction to some of the 30-40 spelling rules and 74 phonograms that explain 98% of English words. ----- SPELLING STRATEGIES ----- In addition to those rules and phonograms, tutoring sessions include strategies for spelling the schwa sound, which is particularly tricky given that it is the most common vowel sound and can be made by every vowel. ----- CRITICAL THINKING ----- The student will also get practice applying critical thinking skills to spelling. ----- EXPERIENCE ----- I have served as a literacy volunteer at a local elementary school, and working with those students strengthened my passion for teaching our language.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Leverage smart strategies for building your vocabulary with personalized lessons from an experienced tutor. With my background in Latin and as a literacy author, we can leverage the history of English accelerate your vocabulary growth. You'll learn strategic study skills (applicable to many subjects) to help you get the best return on your efforts. We'll use carefully tailored lists of roots, stems, prefixes, suffixes from Greek, Latin, French and other sources that help decode thousands of words. We'll practice those skills on commonly tested and essential vocabulary.

Homeschool

Reading,

Reading

Parents, join me for a crash course on teaching children to read and spell. You’ll learn to teach the simple, yet powerful rules that unlock the logic in our language. ----- SAMPLE CONTENT ----- Learn to teach the simple rules that explain the following: - Why C says /k/ in CALL but /s/ in CELL. - Why HAVE does not rhyme with GAVE. - Why O says three different sounds in COVE, LOVE, and MOVE. - Why the E is dropped in CHARGE + ING = CHARGING but retained in CHARGE + ABLE = CHARGEABLE. - The most common way vowels get permission to say their names (long sounds) - and it's not silent final E. - Why there is a silent E after short vowels in words like APPLE and DANCE. - Spelling implications for the four letters that cannot be used at the end of English words. ----- SIMPLE, LOGICAL RULES ----- I am the co-author of a book on phonics designed to provide children with an introduction to some of the 30-40 spelling rules and 74 phonograms that explain 98% of English words. ----- SOLID FOUNDATION ----- Some children who are adept at simply memorizing words in the early years begin to struggle in later elementary as vocabulary demands increase. However, a student with a solid foundation in phonics is well prepared to handle such vocabulary growth. The student will also get practice applying critical thinking skills for decoding words and spelling. ----- EXPERIENCED TUTOR ----- As a long-time literacy volunteer, tutor, and author, I can provide streamlined lessons tailored to your child's specific needs.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I’ve scoured the academic research on test prep services to separate what works from what doesn’t, and combine that with my experience as a learner-centered coach. Step by step, you’ll learn to think like the test makers, spot traps, eliminate decoys and recognize clues that might otherwise go unnoticed. I am the co-author of a reading prep guide with a solid 5-star rating on Amazon. I have many years of experience teaching reading in a logical way that helps fill essential gaps in traditional reading instruction. My approach to SAT prep is tailored to the needs of each student, and grounded in best practices. We’ll work efficiently, prioritizing your time investments for the greatest gains. We’ll develop a custom study plan, tailored to your performance, goals, and test date.
Spelling,

Spelling

----- SIMPLE, LOGICAL SPELLING RULES ----- I am the co-author of a book on phonics designed to provide children with an introduction to some of the 30-40 spelling rules and 74 phonograms that explain 98% of English words. ----- SPELLING STRATEGIES ----- In addition to those rules and phonograms, tutoring sessions include strategies for spelling the schwa sound, which is particularly tricky given that it is the most common vowel sound and can be made by every vowel. ----- CRITICAL THINKING ----- The student will also get practice applying critical thinking skills to spelling. ----- EXPERIENCE ----- I have served as a literacy volunteer at a local elementary school, and working with those students strengthened my passion for teaching our language.
Statistics,

Statistics

Learn statistics in plain English from a patient tutor and experienced business professional. Lessons are focus on practical applications, not hardcore mathematics. We’ll use Excel to do the math and make graphs, and leverage my two decades of large enterprise marketing experience to build skills for managerial decision making. Topics can include: VISUALIZING DATA Histograms Scatter plots Residual plots DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS Conditional Means Percentiles Variance Standard Deviation Outliers Correlation Analysis Toolpak in Excel SAMPLING AND ESTIMATION Normal Distribution Central Limit Theorem Confidence Intervals Population Proportion HYPOTHESIS TESTING Null and Alternative Hypotheses Type I and Type II Errors P-values One-Sided Testing A/B Testing LINEAR REGRESSION Forecasting Explanatory Power R2 and Adjusted R Squared Sum of Squares Multiple Regression Dummy Variables Lagged Variables Multicollinearity Residual Analysis Heteroskedasticity SAMPLE EXCEL FUNCTIONS IF AVERAGEIF SUMPRODUCT PERCENTILE.INC STDEV.S CORREL NORM.DIST NORM.S.DIST NORM.INV CONFIDENCE.NORM CONFIDENCE.T T.TEST EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS HBX | Harvard Business School, Certificate in Business Analytics, October 2018 Graduate degrees: MBA and MS in Personal Financial Planning B.S. in Management from Georgia Tech
Study Skills

Study Skills

Whether you’re challenged by comprehension, recall, or time management, an investment in study skills streamlines your pursuits across all subjects throughout your academic career and or personal life. With customized lessons tailored to your individual needs, study skill lessons can include: - Lifestyle hacks derived from neuroscience to improve cognitive function. - Optimally spaced study sessions to combat memory decay with maximum efficiency. - A research-backed notetaking style that doubles as a practice test. - Techniques to support executive functions like planning and task initiation. We’ll use a variety of scientifically researched and time-tested strategies to leverage your dominant learning style and strengths while supplementing with new skills for a multisensory learning experience. Some of the techniques we’ll cover are ones I applied in grad school when I earned two master’s degrees while working full-time and climbing the corporate ladder, and/or in undergrad where I graduated top in my class, and even as a high school student taking multiple AP classes while juggling a long list of extra-curricular activities. Others are ones I only wish I had back then, and use now as a life-long learner. Please contact me today to start working smarter tomorrow!

Math

Biostatistics,

Biostatistics

I have studied biostatistics and clinical research through the University of Cape Town and completed coursework in biology and statistics at Georgia Tech. I have also studied statistics through HBX | Harvard Business School. I have two decades of experience in professional analytics, applying statistics to practical concerns in the business world.
Statistics

Statistics

Learn statistics in plain English from a patient tutor and experienced business professional. Lessons are focus on practical applications, not hardcore mathematics. We’ll use Excel to do the math and make graphs, and leverage my two decades of large enterprise marketing experience to build skills for managerial decision making. Topics can include: VISUALIZING DATA Histograms Scatter plots Residual plots DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS Conditional Means Percentiles Variance Standard Deviation Outliers Correlation Analysis Toolpak in Excel SAMPLING AND ESTIMATION Normal Distribution Central Limit Theorem Confidence Intervals Population Proportion HYPOTHESIS TESTING Null and Alternative Hypotheses Type I and Type II Errors P-values One-Sided Testing A/B Testing LINEAR REGRESSION Forecasting Explanatory Power R2 and Adjusted R Squared Sum of Squares Multiple Regression Dummy Variables Lagged Variables Multicollinearity Residual Analysis Heteroskedasticity SAMPLE EXCEL FUNCTIONS IF AVERAGEIF SUMPRODUCT PERCENTILE.INC STDEV.S CORREL NORM.DIST NORM.S.DIST NORM.INV CONFIDENCE.NORM CONFIDENCE.T T.TEST EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS HBX | Harvard Business School, Certificate in Business Analytics, October 2018 Graduate degrees: MBA and MS in Personal Financial Planning B.S. in Management from Georgia Tech

Most Popular

Reading,

Reading

Parents, join me for a crash course on teaching children to read and spell. You’ll learn to teach the simple, yet powerful rules that unlock the logic in our language. ----- SAMPLE CONTENT ----- Learn to teach the simple rules that explain the following: - Why C says /k/ in CALL but /s/ in CELL. - Why HAVE does not rhyme with GAVE. - Why O says three different sounds in COVE, LOVE, and MOVE. - Why the E is dropped in CHARGE + ING = CHARGING but retained in CHARGE + ABLE = CHARGEABLE. - The most common way vowels get permission to say their names (long sounds) - and it's not silent final E. - Why there is a silent E after short vowels in words like APPLE and DANCE. - Spelling implications for the four letters that cannot be used at the end of English words. ----- SIMPLE, LOGICAL RULES ----- I am the co-author of a book on phonics designed to provide children with an introduction to some of the 30-40 spelling rules and 74 phonograms that explain 98% of English words. ----- SOLID FOUNDATION ----- Some children who are adept at simply memorizing words in the early years begin to struggle in later elementary as vocabulary demands increase. However, a student with a solid foundation in phonics is well prepared to handle such vocabulary growth. The student will also get practice applying critical thinking skills for decoding words and spelling. ----- EXPERIENCED TUTOR ----- As a long-time literacy volunteer, tutor, and author, I can provide streamlined lessons tailored to your child's specific needs.
Statistics,

Statistics

Learn statistics in plain English from a patient tutor and experienced business professional. Lessons are focus on practical applications, not hardcore mathematics. We’ll use Excel to do the math and make graphs, and leverage my two decades of large enterprise marketing experience to build skills for managerial decision making. Topics can include: VISUALIZING DATA Histograms Scatter plots Residual plots DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS Conditional Means Percentiles Variance Standard Deviation Outliers Correlation Analysis Toolpak in Excel SAMPLING AND ESTIMATION Normal Distribution Central Limit Theorem Confidence Intervals Population Proportion HYPOTHESIS TESTING Null and Alternative Hypotheses Type I and Type II Errors P-values One-Sided Testing A/B Testing LINEAR REGRESSION Forecasting Explanatory Power R2 and Adjusted R Squared Sum of Squares Multiple Regression Dummy Variables Lagged Variables Multicollinearity Residual Analysis Heteroskedasticity SAMPLE EXCEL FUNCTIONS IF AVERAGEIF SUMPRODUCT PERCENTILE.INC STDEV.S CORREL NORM.DIST NORM.S.DIST NORM.INV CONFIDENCE.NORM CONFIDENCE.T T.TEST EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS HBX | Harvard Business School, Certificate in Business Analytics, October 2018 Graduate degrees: MBA and MS in Personal Financial Planning B.S. in Management from Georgia Tech
Study Skills

Study Skills

Whether you’re challenged by comprehension, recall, or time management, an investment in study skills streamlines your pursuits across all subjects throughout your academic career and or personal life. With customized lessons tailored to your individual needs, study skill lessons can include: - Lifestyle hacks derived from neuroscience to improve cognitive function. - Optimally spaced study sessions to combat memory decay with maximum efficiency. - A research-backed notetaking style that doubles as a practice test. - Techniques to support executive functions like planning and task initiation. We’ll use a variety of scientifically researched and time-tested strategies to leverage your dominant learning style and strengths while supplementing with new skills for a multisensory learning experience. Some of the techniques we’ll cover are ones I applied in grad school when I earned two master’s degrees while working full-time and climbing the corporate ladder, and/or in undergrad where I graduated top in my class, and even as a high school student taking multiple AP classes while juggling a long list of extra-curricular activities. Others are ones I only wish I had back then, and use now as a life-long learner. Please contact me today to start working smarter tomorrow!

Other

Marketing,

Marketing

During my 20 year career in marketing with a Fortune 50 employer, I've lead teams in acquisition, product management, and retention for both consumer and B2B marketing. I enjoy guiding colleagues in applying an analytical approach to marketing strategy and tactics, leveraging insights from the intersection of data science, behavioral modeling, and finance.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Whether you’re challenged by comprehension, recall, or time management, an investment in study skills streamlines your pursuits across all subjects throughout your academic career and or personal life. With customized lessons tailored to your individual needs, study skill lessons can include: - Lifestyle hacks derived from neuroscience to improve cognitive function. - Optimally spaced study sessions to combat memory decay with maximum efficiency. - A research-backed notetaking style that doubles as a practice test. - Techniques to support executive functions like planning and task initiation. We’ll use a variety of scientifically researched and time-tested strategies to leverage your dominant learning style and strengths while supplementing with new skills for a multisensory learning experience. Some of the techniques we’ll cover are ones I applied in grad school when I earned two master’s degrees while working full-time and climbing the corporate ladder, and/or in undergrad where I graduated top in my class, and even as a high school student taking multiple AP classes while juggling a long list of extra-curricular activities. Others are ones I only wish I had back then, and use now as a life-long learner. Please contact me today to start working smarter tomorrow!

Science

Biostatistics

Biostatistics

I have studied biostatistics and clinical research through the University of Cape Town and completed coursework in biology and statistics at Georgia Tech. I have also studied statistics through HBX | Harvard Business School. I have two decades of experience in professional analytics, applying statistics to practical concerns in the business world.

Special Needs

Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I am the co-author of a book on teaching the Dolch sight words through phonics. The content I teach is derived from the Orton Gillingham approach, which is highly recommended for students with dyslexia. The content is delivered in a multi-sensory format that respects your child’s dominant learning style, whether kinesthetic, auditory, or visual. Children who struggle under traditional reading instruction have shown great gains with instruction that respects their learning style. Logical, literal learners may be frustrated by well-intentioned but incomplete instruction, internalizing great doubt when attempts to apply only partially-accurate guidance results in errors. Fortunately, English is remarkably regular when seen through the eyes of a reader who has been taught comprehensive phonics. Contrary to popular belief, 93% of sight words are phonetically regular. A child who has learned the phonetic rules necessary to decode the sight words will know half of the concepts needed to decode 98% of all English words. That is a huge achievement for an emerging reader and one that provides the student with confidence in themselves and our language. Your child will be able to see English as a deliciously rich and robust code instead of a confusing jumble of exceptions. More advanced readers can also benefit from comprehensive phonics instruction, particularly as a foundation for applying critical thinking skills to spelling. As an experienced literacy tutor and trainer, I’ve carefully constructed each lesson and seminar with support multiple learning modalities to ensure retention. Please contact me today to get started.
Phonics,

Phonics

I am the co-author of a systematic guide to teaching phonics that methodically provides a child with all the tools necessary to decode a word prior to asking the child to read it. Bit by bit, the child learns to decode not just the sight words, but hundreds of other words common in children’s literature that require the same skills. This approach not only reduces frustration, but also teaches the child to apply critical thinking skills to the deliciously robust and surprisingly logical code of English. The approach I use is derived from Orton Gillingham, a multi-sensory approach to comprehensive phonics proven to help struggling readers. Once a child learns to read, the content continues to provide a solid foundation for spelling. I would be delighted to help you teach your child to read. Please contact me and share your preferred times to meet. Let’s get started today!
Study Skills

Study Skills

Whether you’re challenged by comprehension, recall, or time management, an investment in study skills streamlines your pursuits across all subjects throughout your academic career and or personal life. With customized lessons tailored to your individual needs, study skill lessons can include: - Lifestyle hacks derived from neuroscience to improve cognitive function. - Optimally spaced study sessions to combat memory decay with maximum efficiency. - A research-backed notetaking style that doubles as a practice test. - Techniques to support executive functions like planning and task initiation. We’ll use a variety of scientifically researched and time-tested strategies to leverage your dominant learning style and strengths while supplementing with new skills for a multisensory learning experience. Some of the techniques we’ll cover are ones I applied in grad school when I earned two master’s degrees while working full-time and climbing the corporate ladder, and/or in undergrad where I graduated top in my class, and even as a high school student taking multiple AP classes while juggling a long list of extra-curricular activities. Others are ones I only wish I had back then, and use now as a life-long learner. Please contact me today to start working smarter tomorrow!

Summer

Reading,

Reading

Parents, join me for a crash course on teaching children to read and spell. You’ll learn to teach the simple, yet powerful rules that unlock the logic in our language. ----- SAMPLE CONTENT ----- Learn to teach the simple rules that explain the following: - Why C says /k/ in CALL but /s/ in CELL. - Why HAVE does not rhyme with GAVE. - Why O says three different sounds in COVE, LOVE, and MOVE. - Why the E is dropped in CHARGE + ING = CHARGING but retained in CHARGE + ABLE = CHARGEABLE. - The most common way vowels get permission to say their names (long sounds) - and it's not silent final E. - Why there is a silent E after short vowels in words like APPLE and DANCE. - Spelling implications for the four letters that cannot be used at the end of English words. ----- SIMPLE, LOGICAL RULES ----- I am the co-author of a book on phonics designed to provide children with an introduction to some of the 30-40 spelling rules and 74 phonograms that explain 98% of English words. ----- SOLID FOUNDATION ----- Some children who are adept at simply memorizing words in the early years begin to struggle in later elementary as vocabulary demands increase. However, a student with a solid foundation in phonics is well prepared to handle such vocabulary growth. The student will also get practice applying critical thinking skills for decoding words and spelling. ----- EXPERIENCED TUTOR ----- As a long-time literacy volunteer, tutor, and author, I can provide streamlined lessons tailored to your child's specific needs.
Statistics,

Statistics

Learn statistics in plain English from a patient tutor and experienced business professional. Lessons are focus on practical applications, not hardcore mathematics. We’ll use Excel to do the math and make graphs, and leverage my two decades of large enterprise marketing experience to build skills for managerial decision making. Topics can include: VISUALIZING DATA Histograms Scatter plots Residual plots DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS Conditional Means Percentiles Variance Standard Deviation Outliers Correlation Analysis Toolpak in Excel SAMPLING AND ESTIMATION Normal Distribution Central Limit Theorem Confidence Intervals Population Proportion HYPOTHESIS TESTING Null and Alternative Hypotheses Type I and Type II Errors P-values One-Sided Testing A/B Testing LINEAR REGRESSION Forecasting Explanatory Power R2 and Adjusted R Squared Sum of Squares Multiple Regression Dummy Variables Lagged Variables Multicollinearity Residual Analysis Heteroskedasticity SAMPLE EXCEL FUNCTIONS IF AVERAGEIF SUMPRODUCT PERCENTILE.INC STDEV.S CORREL NORM.DIST NORM.S.DIST NORM.INV CONFIDENCE.NORM CONFIDENCE.T T.TEST EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS HBX | Harvard Business School, Certificate in Business Analytics, October 2018 Graduate degrees: MBA and MS in Personal Financial Planning B.S. in Management from Georgia Tech
Study Skills

Study Skills

Whether you’re challenged by comprehension, recall, or time management, an investment in study skills streamlines your pursuits across all subjects throughout your academic career and or personal life. With customized lessons tailored to your individual needs, study skill lessons can include: - Lifestyle hacks derived from neuroscience to improve cognitive function. - Optimally spaced study sessions to combat memory decay with maximum efficiency. - A research-backed notetaking style that doubles as a practice test. - Techniques to support executive functions like planning and task initiation. We’ll use a variety of scientifically researched and time-tested strategies to leverage your dominant learning style and strengths while supplementing with new skills for a multisensory learning experience. Some of the techniques we’ll cover are ones I applied in grad school when I earned two master’s degrees while working full-time and climbing the corporate ladder, and/or in undergrad where I graduated top in my class, and even as a high school student taking multiple AP classes while juggling a long list of extra-curricular activities. Others are ones I only wish I had back then, and use now as a life-long learner. Please contact me today to start working smarter tomorrow!

Test Preparation

Career Development,

Career Development

I have two decades of business leadership experience in Fortune 500 companies and have coached dozens of team members and clients in career development, including how to build financial business cases, gain executive support and successfully execute initiatives. Coaching sessions can cover specific skill development, such as executive presentations, financial planning, data analytics and project management, as well as professional interpersonal and problem solving skills.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I’ve scoured the academic research on test prep services to separate what works from what doesn’t, and combine that with my experience as a learner-centered coach. Step by step, you’ll learn to think like the test makers, spot traps, eliminate decoys and recognize clues that might otherwise go unnoticed. I am the co-author of a reading prep guide with a solid 5-star rating on Amazon. I have many years of experience teaching reading in a logical way that helps fill essential gaps in traditional reading instruction. My approach to SAT prep is tailored to the needs of each student, and grounded in best practices. We’ll work efficiently, prioritizing your time investments for the greatest gains. We’ll develop a custom study plan, tailored to your performance, goals, and test date.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I offer two levels of preparation for the SAT Writing and Language Test. The first focuses on the testing skills necessary to apply your knowledge most effectively. This is a great place to focus if you have limited time to prepare. The second level is more organic, focused on filling in weaknesses in the subject matter. The SAT Writing and Language Test evaluates knowledge of about 80 grammar rules, so we’ll start with a diagnostic process to identify areas in need of attention. While this level of preparation involves more work, it pays dividends long after graduation. I’ve tutored English for many years and am the co-author of a literacy guide with a solid 5-star rating on Amazon. My approach to SAT prep is founded in academic research on what does and doesn’t work, as well as my experience as a learner-centered coach.

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Great help

Cindy was patient and explained and demonstrated to me through a blending process in Photoshop that was giving me issue. She did a great job and she and I will be working together more in the future.

John, 1 lesson with Cindy

Very Helpful

She dove right in. She knew how to navigate through my subject matter to arrive to a point where I could make my way around and extended a hand for play by play assistance. I highly recommend her service.

Courtney, 2 lessons with Cindy

Cindy is very knowledgeable with Lightroom

Cindy takes time to answer my questions and deal with my steep learning curve. To date, I have worked with Cindy 3 times online. She can pack a great deal into a tutoring session.

Chuck, 3 lessons with Cindy

Very Helpful

Cindy is a great person to have in your corner when facing a challenging obstacle with power Bi. Not only she gives you 100% attention to your needs, she seems to go beyond the time allotted when figuring out solutions to your challenge.

Barak, 1 lesson with Cindy

Great Lightroom assistance

Cindy is extremely knowledgeable and got me up and running in no time with getting LR working in my new desktop. I’ve been using the program for several years but wow did she show me some great things that I didn’t know bout! Super outgoing and a real pleasure to work with! Thanks, Cindy!

Craig, 1 lesson with Cindy

Knowledgeable and great communicator

I’m a small business owner and I needed advanced Excel help with an elaborate spreadsheet and Cindy was able to help me correct formulas and hide appropriate fields. Thanks, Cindy.

Michael , 2 lessons with Cindy

Extremely knowlegable

Cindy taught me how to evaluate a large group of pictures, save them so they are easily available and then to begin editing the photos. She taught me several new techniques for editing in Lightroom.

Howard, 50 lessons with Cindy

Knows her stuff!

We went over lightroom catalogs and their function, and recovered missing files. She also taught me the importance of where and when you backup the catalog. She answered every question I had...Thanks, Cindy

Donna, 4 lessons with Cindy

So knowledgeable and so patient

Cindy helped me untangle a difficult problem of my own creation in like Lightroom. At the same time, she taught me some tools to use in my on going work to prevent similar problems in the future.

Rebecca, 7 lessons with Cindy
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