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Cynthia W.

South Elgin, IL

$30/hour

Enthusiastic Math Tutor

In-person lessons
50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 6/30/16
4.9 average from 34 ratings
Gets to know the student
— Kristine, Elgin, IL on 3/21/17

$30/Hour


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Benedictine University
Mathematics

Education

Benedictine University (Mathematics)

About Cynthia

I have always had a passion for math and want everyone to love it as much as I do, but I realize many people struggle to understand the concepts and applications. My most extensive experience in tutoring is my now college aged twin daughters. They have struggled with math from elementary school through high school. I was able to successfully tutor them through elementary math, high school algebra1 and 2, and geometry.

They were both able to achieve "A's" in their mathematics courses, despite having a definite mind block with many of the concepts. I love to use the dry erase board in our kitchen to demonstrate different ways to think about the problems or show the detailed steps of achieving the answers. Tip: scratch paper can still be your best friend in math. I taught them, in math, always start with writing down "what do I know" and then, "what do I need to find out." They would both tell you today that math will never be their best subject, but one has taken College Algebra and College Statistics for nursing school and did not need my help in achieving good marks. I have also helped my son, a junior in college with his trigonometry and Calculus classes.

Tutoring is something I have been recently doing within my own circle of family and friends, since being a stay at home mom. I was a teacher's assistant at Benedictine University for my Calculus professor and would conduct tutoring sessions with students for some of the lower level college math courses. My mathematics degree from Benedictine University required higher level math courses that included Calculus, Linear Algebra, Abstract Algebra, Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis. Also, I was employed in the insurance industry as an actuarial assistant for eleven years. During that time, I successfully passed four Casualty Actuarial Exams. In addition, I have a firm understanding of basic Economic Theory as it was my minor degree in college. If you are a current grade school, high school or college student struggling with Algebra, Geometry, Statistics or Calculus, I can help you achieve better results.

Please contact me at your earliest convenience to schedule lessons to help you succeed in your academic or professional careers.
I have always had a passion for math and want everyone to love it as much as I do, but I realize many people struggle to understand the concepts and applications. My most extensive experience in tutoring is my now college aged twin daughters. They have struggled with math from elementary school through high school. I was able to successfully tutor Read more

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Travels within 15 miles of South Elgin, IL 60177
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Gets to know the student"

- Kristine, Elgin, IL on 3/21/17

"Patient and explains concepts well"

- Bethany, Elgin, IL on 10/5/16

"Helped in a pinch!"

- Susan, Algonquin, IL on 9/30/16
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Calculus, Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have successful recent experience in tutoring all levels of Algebra 1. I have tutored middle school introductory Algebra, high school Algebra 1, as well as ,College level courses that deal with Algebra 1 subjects.

Algebra 2

I have had recent success in tutoring students in Algebra 2 subjects in both high school level and College Level. I am able to quickly identify ways for the student to overcome their struggles with the subject matter. I not only can help with specific problem solving, but I make many suggestions for the student to be successful on their own.

Geometry

I have recently tutored students in geometry, including those in Honors Geometry. I am able to help students understand the subject matter and show them ways to continue to be successful in the class on their own.

Benedictine University
Mathematics

Education

Benedictine University (Mathematics)

Gets to know the student

Cynthia takes time to ask questions and listen to decipher where the student needs support in learning. She then helps the student work through problems and give suggestions to aid in learning and retaining knowledge of the subject matter.

— Kristine, Elgin, IL on 3/21/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Travel policy

Cynthia will travel within 15 miles of South Elgin, IL 60177.