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Cindy K.

Top 1% Tutor: Patient & Experienced Guide for Adult Learners

Top 1% Tutor: Patient & Experienced Guide for Adult Learners

$119/hour

  • 1,740 hours tutoring

About Cindy


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***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.

I tutor because your...

***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.

I tutor because your goals matter, your time is limited, and your potential is boundless. 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 -------
Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA)
Forecasting & Financial Business Cases
Business Intelligence & Data Mining
Strategic Marketing & CRM
Tax Preparation & CFP Exam Prep

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

------- PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER CERTIFICATIONS -------
Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Lightroom
Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) in InDesign
Credentialed Professional Photographer by Association of Independent Architectural Photographers (AIAP) and 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: $119
  • Rate details: In-person lessons available at 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

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 skills 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 Adobe 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 profes

Business

Business,

Business

I have two decades of business experience at the intersection of marketing, finance, and IT. As a tutor, I’ve helped clients and students enhance their skills in strategic planning, financial analysis, leadership, executive presentations, and more. Some relationships are limited in scope to just a single problem set or test prep, whereas others evolve into ongoing professional mentoring or consulting roles. My specialties are in leading teams in the identification of opportunities and threats, the development of financial business cases, the design and implementation of campaigns and products, and impact analysis. I’ve lead teams in both B2B and B2C marketing, product management, and customer loyalty & retention. I’m a certified Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA) and have expertise in data mining, forecasting, customer lifetime value analysis, competitive analysis and direct marketing.
Career Development,

Career Development

Throughout my career at Fortune 500 employers, I have hired professional staff and helped dozens of team members and clients climb the corporate ladder. I’ve also helped clients prepare for job interviews with mock interviews followed by in-depth feedback sessions. If requested in advance, I can even provide you with transcript of your mock interview for further critique and refinement. As a career development coach, I have also helped job seekers build skills for on-the-job performance. 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.
Finance,

Finance

I teach finance in an accessible and practical way, both for beginners needing an introduction and experienced professionals seeking to enhance their skills. I’m a certified Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA) and I have two decades of experience building financial business cases for a Fortune 50 employer. I have and MBA and an MS in Personal Financial Planning. I’ve passed the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) exam and help CFP candidates prepare for the enormous scope of this rigorous exam. As a Microsoft Innovative Educator, I’ve helped finance students build analysis skills in Excel leveraging productivity hacks and professional best practices.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I help professionals and students build essential skills in Microsoft Excel to streamline workflows and enhance decision making. 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. I’m a top 1% tutor, as recognized by WyzAnt’s CEO and am passionate about helping my clients achieve their goals. I have a BS in management from Georgia Tech, an MBA, an MS in Personal Financial Planning, and a Certificate in Business Analytics from HBX | Harvard Business School. We’ll dive right into 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 pivotTables and how they can be used to group and summarize data to quickly uncover insights. ----- CHARTS & GRAPHS ------ Learn best practices for building aesthetically pleasing, clean, and compelling charts, including advanced custom charts such a gauge charts and bullet charts. ----- VISUALIZATION ------ Explore data visually with pivot charts and graphs, and then prepare scorecards, dashboards with slicers, and/or executive presentations to share your findings. Apply key principles of design and storytelling for professional and compelling presentations. ----- LOOKUP FUNCTIONS ------ Discover the power of XLOOKUP, the new and improved sibling to VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, INDEX and MATCH. ----- MODELING & SIMULATION ------ Learn best practices for business case development and financial modeling. Explore and illustrate risk with data tables and Monte Carlo simulation. ----- ANALYSIS TOOLPAK ------ Leverage the analysis toolpak fo
Series 65,

Series 65

The Series 65 is the Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination. Thirty percent of the questions test knowledge of laws and regulations that often aren’t taught in typical academic finance classes. This content is full of exemptions and exceptions, and can be daunting even to those with a strong finance background. I’ll help you build a framework for retaining the key content. Portions of the remaining 70% of the exam content will feel familiar for those with business school, finance, or industry experience. The sheer breath can be challenging here, ranging from accounting ratios, to options, to estate planning and so much more in between. Regardless of your background, I can help you build the skills needed for the exam. Many states grant a Series 65 exam waiver for certain professional designations, such as CFP. I passed the CFP exam on my first attempt and enjoy helping others prepare for upcoming exams. I have an MBA, an M.S. in Personal Financial Planning, and am a certified Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA).
Tax Accounting

Tax Accounting

I’ve passed the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards’ CFP® Exam and enjoy helping others prepare for it. Lessons can cover the tax planning, investment, retirement planning, and estate planning topics required for the exam. I have an MBA and an MS in Personal Financial Planning. I’ve worked as a professional income tax preparer and Licensed Referral Tax Professional. I’m a certified Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA) and I have two decades of experience building financial business cases for a Fortune 50 employer. Lessons can cover the tax concepts found throughout the CFP Exam: INVESTMENT TAXES Capital Gain Netting Rules Net Investment Income Tax Partnerships and Passive Income RETIREMENT PLANS Traditional and Roth IRAs Profit Sharing ESOPs 401(k), 403(b) & 457 Plans Early Withdrawals & Hardships Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) TAX PLANNING AMT Preference Items and Credit Self Employment Tax Taxation of Social Security Section 1231 Property & Provisions of Sections 1245 and 1250 Section 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges (Boot, Substitute Basis) Education Funding and Tax Credits Kiddie Tax ESTATE PLANNING Transfer Taxes - Gift Tax (Annual Exclusion, Gift Splitting, Net Gifts) - Estate Tax - Generation Skipping Transfer Tax Computation of Gross Estate - Joint Property (JTWROS, Community Property, etc.) - 3-Year Property - Retained Interest - Powers of Appointment (POA) - Life Insurance Computation of Taxable Estate - Deductions for Adjusted Gross Estate - Marital Deduction and QTIP Property - Charitable Bequests Estate Tax Credits - Deceased Spousal Unused Exclusion (DSUE) - Unified Credit Filing Requirements for Form 706 and Form 709 Charitable Giving (Deduction Limits, CRTs, CLTs) Trusts (Marital, Minors, ILIT, etc.) Crummey Powers

Computer

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I help professionals and students build essential skills in Microsoft Excel to streamline workflows and enhance decision making. 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. I’m a top 1% tutor, as recognized by WyzAnt’s CEO and am passionate about helping my clients achieve their goals. I have a BS in management from Georgia Tech, an MBA, an MS in Personal Financial Planning, and a Certificate in Business Analytics from HBX | Harvard Business School. We’ll dive right into 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 pivotTables and how they can be used to group and summarize data to quickly uncover insights. ----- CHARTS & GRAPHS ------ Learn best practices for building aesthetically pleasing, clean, and compelling charts, including advanced custom charts such a gauge charts and bullet charts. ----- VISUALIZATION ------ Explore data visually with pivot charts and graphs, and then prepare scorecards, dashboards with slicers, and/or executive presentations to share your findings. Apply key principles of design and storytelling for professional and compelling presentations. ----- LOOKUP FUNCTIONS ------ Discover the power of XLOOKUP, the new and improved sibling to VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, INDEX and MATCH. ----- MODELING & SIMULATION ------ Learn best practices for business case development and financial modeling. Explore and illustrate risk with data tables and Monte Carlo simulation. ----- ANALYSIS TOOLPAK ------ Leverage the analysis toolpak fo
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 skills 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 Adobe 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 profes

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

I have two decades of business experience at the intersection of marketing, finance, and IT. As a tutor, I’ve helped clients and students enhance their skills in strategic planning, financial analysis, leadership, executive presentations, and more. Some relationships are limited in scope to just a single problem set or test prep, whereas others evolve into ongoing professional mentoring or consulting roles. My specialties are in leading teams in the identification of opportunities and threats, the development of financial business cases, the design and implementation of campaigns and products, and impact analysis. I’ve lead teams in both B2B and B2C marketing, product management, and customer loyalty & retention. I’m a certified Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA) and have expertise in data mining, forecasting, customer lifetime value analysis, competitive analysis and direct marketing.
Career Development,

Career Development

Throughout my career at Fortune 500 employers, I have hired professional staff and helped dozens of team members and clients climb the corporate ladder. I’ve also helped clients prepare for job interviews with mock interviews followed by in-depth feedback sessions. If requested in advance, I can even provide you with transcript of your mock interview for further critique and refinement. As a career development coach, I have also helped job seekers build skills for on-the-job performance. 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.
Finance,

Finance

I teach finance in an accessible and practical way, both for beginners needing an introduction and experienced professionals seeking to enhance their skills. I’m a certified Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA) and I have two decades of experience building financial business cases for a Fortune 50 employer. I have and MBA and an MS in Personal Financial Planning. I’ve passed the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) exam and help CFP candidates prepare for the enormous scope of this rigorous exam. As a Microsoft Innovative Educator, I’ve helped finance students build analysis skills in Excel leveraging productivity hacks and professional best practices.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I help professionals and students build essential skills in Microsoft Excel to streamline workflows and enhance decision making. 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. I’m a top 1% tutor, as recognized by WyzAnt’s CEO and am passionate about helping my clients achieve their goals. I have a BS in management from Georgia Tech, an MBA, an MS in Personal Financial Planning, and a Certificate in Business Analytics from HBX | Harvard Business School. We’ll dive right into 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 pivotTables and how they can be used to group and summarize data to quickly uncover insights. ----- CHARTS & GRAPHS ------ Learn best practices for building aesthetically pleasing, clean, and compelling charts, including advanced custom charts such a gauge charts and bullet charts. ----- VISUALIZATION ------ Explore data visually with pivot charts and graphs, and then prepare scorecards, dashboards with slicers, and/or executive presentations to share your findings. Apply key principles of design and storytelling for professional and compelling presentations. ----- LOOKUP FUNCTIONS ------ Discover the power of XLOOKUP, the new and improved sibling to VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, INDEX and MATCH. ----- MODELING & SIMULATION ------ Learn best practices for business case development and financial modeling. Explore and illustrate risk with data tables and Monte Carlo simulation. ----- ANALYSIS TOOLPAK ------ Leverage the analysis toolpak fo
Tax Accounting

Tax Accounting

I’ve passed the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards’ CFP® Exam and enjoy helping others prepare for it. Lessons can cover the tax planning, investment, retirement planning, and estate planning topics required for the exam. I have an MBA and an MS in Personal Financial Planning. I’ve worked as a professional income tax preparer and Licensed Referral Tax Professional. I’m a certified Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA) and I have two decades of experience building financial business cases for a Fortune 50 employer. Lessons can cover the tax concepts found throughout the CFP Exam: INVESTMENT TAXES Capital Gain Netting Rules Net Investment Income Tax Partnerships and Passive Income RETIREMENT PLANS Traditional and Roth IRAs Profit Sharing ESOPs 401(k), 403(b) & 457 Plans Early Withdrawals & Hardships Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) TAX PLANNING AMT Preference Items and Credit Self Employment Tax Taxation of Social Security Section 1231 Property & Provisions of Sections 1245 and 1250 Section 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges (Boot, Substitute Basis) Education Funding and Tax Credits Kiddie Tax ESTATE PLANNING Transfer Taxes - Gift Tax (Annual Exclusion, Gift Splitting, Net Gifts) - Estate Tax - Generation Skipping Transfer Tax Computation of Gross Estate - Joint Property (JTWROS, Community Property, etc.) - 3-Year Property - Retained Interest - Powers of Appointment (POA) - Life Insurance Computation of Taxable Estate - Deductions for Adjusted Gross Estate - Marital Deduction and QTIP Property - Charitable Bequests Estate Tax Credits - Deceased Spousal Unused Exclusion (DSUE) - Unified Credit Filing Requirements for Form 706 and Form 709 Charitable Giving (Deduction Limits, CRTs, CLTs) Trusts (Marital, Minors, ILIT, etc.) Crummey Powers

Elementary Education

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!

Homeschool

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

Tax Accounting

Tax Accounting

I’ve passed the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards’ CFP® Exam and enjoy helping others prepare for it. Lessons can cover the tax planning, investment, retirement planning, and estate planning topics required for the exam. I have an MBA and an MS in Personal Financial Planning. I’ve worked as a professional income tax preparer and Licensed Referral Tax Professional. I’m a certified Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA) and I have two decades of experience building financial business cases for a Fortune 50 employer. Lessons can cover the tax concepts found throughout the CFP Exam: INVESTMENT TAXES Capital Gain Netting Rules Net Investment Income Tax Partnerships and Passive Income RETIREMENT PLANS Traditional and Roth IRAs Profit Sharing ESOPs 401(k), 403(b) & 457 Plans Early Withdrawals & Hardships Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) TAX PLANNING AMT Preference Items and Credit Self Employment Tax Taxation of Social Security Section 1231 Property & Provisions of Sections 1245 and 1250 Section 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges (Boot, Substitute Basis) Education Funding and Tax Credits Kiddie Tax ESTATE PLANNING Transfer Taxes - Gift Tax (Annual Exclusion, Gift Splitting, Net Gifts) - Estate Tax - Generation Skipping Transfer Tax Computation of Gross Estate - Joint Property (JTWROS, Community Property, etc.) - 3-Year Property - Retained Interest - Powers of Appointment (POA) - Life Insurance Computation of Taxable Estate - Deductions for Adjusted Gross Estate - Marital Deduction and QTIP Property - Charitable Bequests Estate Tax Credits - Deceased Spousal Unused Exclusion (DSUE) - Unified Credit Filing Requirements for Form 706 and Form 709 Charitable Giving (Deduction Limits, CRTs, CLTs) Trusts (Marital, Minors, ILIT, etc.) Crummey Powers

Most Popular

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

Finance,

Finance

I teach finance in an accessible and practical way, both for beginners needing an introduction and experienced professionals seeking to enhance their skills. I’m a certified Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA) and I have two decades of experience building financial business cases for a Fortune 50 employer. I have and MBA and an MS in Personal Financial Planning. I’ve passed the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) exam and help CFP candidates prepare for the enormous scope of this rigorous exam. As a Microsoft Innovative Educator, I’ve helped finance students build analysis skills in Excel leveraging productivity hacks and professional best practices.
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!

Special Needs

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

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

Throughout my career at Fortune 500 employers, I have hired professional staff and helped dozens of team members and clients climb the corporate ladder. I’ve also helped clients prepare for job interviews with mock interviews followed by in-depth feedback sessions. If requested in advance, I can even provide you with transcript of your mock interview for further critique and refinement. As a career development coach, I have also helped job seekers build skills for on-the-job performance. 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.
Series 65

Series 65

The Series 65 is the Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination. Thirty percent of the questions test knowledge of laws and regulations that often aren’t taught in typical academic finance classes. This content is full of exemptions and exceptions, and can be daunting even to those with a strong finance background. I’ll help you build a framework for retaining the key content. Portions of the remaining 70% of the exam content will feel familiar for those with business school, finance, or industry experience. The sheer breath can be challenging here, ranging from accounting ratios, to options, to estate planning and so much more in between. Regardless of your background, I can help you build the skills needed for the exam. Many states grant a Series 65 exam waiver for certain professional designations, such as CFP. I passed the CFP exam on my first attempt and enjoy helping others prepare for upcoming exams. I have an MBA, an M.S. in Personal Financial Planning, and am a certified Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA).

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Incredibly knowledgeable, great explanations and very patient!

So far Cindy has helped me to understand how Lightroom works so that I had a solid platform from which to start, to figure out what I needed to change to have my hardware optimized for photo editing, and has gotten me started on the importing and editing process. She has been wonderful throughout. Clear, patient, well tailored to my needs. I am so thankful to have found her and would recommend her without hesitation!

Alison, 5 lessons with Cindy

Learning Advance Excel

She is great and patient with me as new beginner of excel .she is helping to develop my excel skills going through basics and step bu step to advance . Meeting her more than once a week helps to have more practice .

Dilek, 7 lessons with Cindy

Very knowledgeable and helped me with a project I am working on currently.

Cindy gave me all kinds of good tips/tricks on a financial spreadsheet I have already in the works. She knows her stuff completely! Great teacher and super great to work with. Definitely will reach out to her again if needed!

Sheila, 3 lessons with Cindy

Excellent tutor!

Cindy helped my daughter prepare for a very difficult investments exam. She was patient, clear and reassuring. My daughter felt so much more prepared after just two sessions with Cindy! Highly recommend!!

Danielle , 3 lessons with Cindy

Most patient and a pleasure to work with.

Cindy has been helping me recover images on Lightroom. Adobe’s “specialists” were less than helpful for the most part and Cindy has been helping me to undo their “help”. Thank you.

MIKE, 6 lessons with Cindy

Helpful, knowledgeable and efficient tutor for Lightroom.

Cindy did a great job providing a high-level overview of Lightroom and was able to dive into the details in the way that was most helpful to me. I will definitely schedule more time with her.

Jeff, 2 lessons with Cindy

very patient

Cindy K Really got into details to help me the most with my needs I’m very satisfied about her patient and her knowledge I’m looking forward to meet her again

Lior, 1 lesson with Cindy

Knowledgeable and engaging tutor

Cindy was very pleasant and I enjoyed her tutelage. She has an excellent grasp of business analytics and marketing management. She helped me grasp some concepts I had been struggling with. Thanks Cindy!

Jackson, 1 lesson with Cindy

Great tutor for Lightroom

I learned the inner ways that Lightroom works in terms of its organization and how to back up my files which is my objective. It's something complicated but Cindy is super knowledgeable and broke down the information for me so I could understand and conceptualize it. Will be working with her again :-)

Anne, 7 lessons with Cindy
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Cindy K.

$119/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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