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Cynthia D.

An attorney turned high school teacher!

An attorney turned high school teacher!

$90/hour

  • Winnetka, IL 60093

About Cynthia


Bio

I am and always have been passionate about education. I believe that education is the greatest equalizer. I realized when my own children were young that there were too many attorneys and not enough good teachers, so I went back to school and got a teaching certificate. I have taught a wide variety of social studies classes including law, government, world history, US history, sociology, and psychology. For the past five years I have been teaching English, including AP Composition, AP...

I am and always have been passionate about education. I believe that education is the greatest equalizer. I realized when my own children were young that there were too many attorneys and not enough good teachers, so I went back to school and got a teaching certificate. I have taught a wide variety of social studies classes including law, government, world history, US history, sociology, and psychology. For the past five years I have been teaching English, including AP Composition, AP Literature and writing. I have taught at Stevenson High School, Lake Forest High School and Josephinum Academy in Chicago.

Although I am obviously very flexible, my focus is on writing and rhetoric. I enjoy helping students--adults included-- to harness the power of the English language and become more successful in all aspects of life. My legal background has been very helpful in this regard. Additionally, I have developed a very accessible approach to teach the basic structure behind the English language. Current educational structures often focus more on word processing rather then on the art of writing and the necessary logic behind it. My methods materials serve as excellent ACT preparation in that I do not teach to the test, I teach to the understanding necessary to succeed on the test.

I really enjoy witnessing the growth and development of my students. I love helping people become confident in what they say and how they say it! I like working with people from all walks of life and appreciate the opportunity to learn new things from others.

If you have an appreciation education and are committed to learning--I am committed to helping you.


Education

Loyola
History
Loyola Law
J.D.
Loyola
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $90
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Winnetka, IL 60093
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Grammar

I have created an entire curriculum to help students understand grammar: it uses both right brained and left brain strategies and approachable topics (such as sports) to help students nail down the essentials. This knowledge is critical not only writing but in developing good reading strategies in all subject areas. I don't believe people should just learn the rules of English for the ACT; I believe they should know them in order to become more effective at communicating. Effective communicators are more persuasive and more likely to get what they want!

Elementary Education

Grammar

Grammar

I have created an entire curriculum to help students understand grammar: it uses both right brained and left brain strategies and approachable topics (such as sports) to help students nail down the essentials. This knowledge is critical not only writing but in developing good reading strategies in all subject areas. I don't believe people should just learn the rules of English for the ACT; I believe they should know them in order to become more effective at communicating. Effective communicators are more persuasive and more likely to get what they want!

English

Grammar,

Grammar

I have created an entire curriculum to help students understand grammar: it uses both right brained and left brain strategies and approachable topics (such as sports) to help students nail down the essentials. This knowledge is critical not only writing but in developing good reading strategies in all subject areas. I don't believe people should just learn the rules of English for the ACT; I believe they should know them in order to become more effective at communicating. Effective communicators are more persuasive and more likely to get what they want!
Writing,

Writing

No one should be intimidated by any writing assignment. As an attorney, I honed my persuasive writing skills and as a teacher I worked teaching students how to approach any type of writing assignment with confidence.
ACT English, ACT Reading, English

Homeschool

Writing,

Writing

No one should be intimidated by any writing assignment. As an attorney, I honed my persuasive writing skills and as a teacher I worked teaching students how to approach any type of writing assignment with confidence.
English

Most Popular

Writing,

Writing

No one should be intimidated by any writing assignment. As an attorney, I honed my persuasive writing skills and as a teacher I worked teaching students how to approach any type of writing assignment with confidence.
English

Summer

Writing

Writing

No one should be intimidated by any writing assignment. As an attorney, I honed my persuasive writing skills and as a teacher I worked teaching students how to approach any type of writing assignment with confidence.

Test Preparation

ACT English, ACT Reading

$90/hour

Cynthia D.

$90/hour

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