Qualified Spanish tutor
Qualified Spanish tutor
I have extensive experience in all levels of Spanish, with eight years in two private High Schools, teaching Spanish 1-4, AP and Dual Credit. As an Adjunct Professor at Texas Wesleyan University, I taught three levels of Spanish. My academic credentials include a Master of Arts degree in National Security Affairs / Latin America Studies from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and graduation with honors in Spanish at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA. In order to further my...
I have extensive experience in all levels of Spanish, with eight years in two private High Schools, teaching Spanish 1-4, AP and Dual Credit. As an Adjunct Professor at Texas Wesleyan University, I taught three levels of Spanish. My academic credentials include a Master of Arts degree in National Security Affairs / Latin America Studies from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and graduation with honors in Spanish at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA. In order to further my Spanish proficiency, I attended the Don Quixote Institute of Languages Superintensivo Program in Guanajuato, Mexico.
My strong passion for teaching Spanish to all age groups has resulted in my integrating multiple complementary techniques to reach the student. Through incorporating a wide variety of materials to aid in the learning process, I make learning a foreign language less intimidating. I want my students to have both a solid foundation and the comfort to enjoy Spanish.
I was hesitant about online tutoring but Cynthia is excellent.
I was initially skeptical about using an online tutor for our 16-year-old son. He met with his prior Spanish tutor mostly in person -- with only an occasional online lesson (which my son found much less useful). However, when that tutor went back to full-time teaching we needed to find a new tutor. After failing to find a suitable local tutor we hesitantly turned to online tutoring. We read over many Wyzant reviews before deciding to trying two different tutors, one was Cynthia. Both were excellent but we felt Cynthia was more thorough, organized, and a better match for our son. Having now worked with Cynthia for a few months we wouldn't go back to my son's old tutor. Cynthia is a pro. She knows her stuff and knows how to teach. She communicates well with us (the parents) and she's a nice person to deal with. Some weeks she goes over schoolwork other weeks, when my son has less schoolwork, Cynthia gives her own lessons -- she's flexible. Through Cynthia our son has gained a stronger command of Spanish conversation, grammar, and verb usage. Recently, our son voluntarily chose to continue the tutoring sessions over school vacation -- that tells you something too. Our son also likes the Wyzant whiteboard and video platform much better than his prior online tutoring experience using 'Facetime.' For us Cynthia was the perfect match and we give her our highest recommendation and thanks.GEORGE, 31 lessons with Cynthia
Knowledgeable and Patient
Cynthia's first lesson with our son was the night before his mid-term exam. She worked patiently with him to help him understand some concepts he was just not getting. Cynthia went through the study guide provided by his teacher and made sure he had a firm grasp on the concepts being tested. He went into the exam with confidence and the results showed the value of her tutoring. Thank you!Jacob, 22 lessons with Cynthia
Engaging and prepares tutor
She was prepared and made the lesson fun. My son enjoyed the first session and is looking forward to learning more. She gave exercises to practice between sessions but made sure there wasn't pressure.Kristin, 45 lessons with Cynthia
Cynthia is an amazing tutor. I have struggled with Spanish all of my lift and never felt confident in the subject. But in order to graduate from my university, I need to complete university level Spanish 203. I could not have passed this class with out Cynthia's help. She was able to teach me the necessary grammar using my textbook and supplemental materials she provided. In addition, she helped me with listening, reading, speaking and long composition. Cynthia kept me on my toes, always challenging me and pushing me to tackle complex situations. Most importantly, she made learning Spanish enjoyable. She was always extremely flexible around my schedule, and when I could not meet in person, she was always willing to have a session online through Wyzant's platform. I strongly recommend Cynthia to anyone that needs a Spanish tutor. I would not have passed my class if it was not for Cynthia.Joshua , 76 lessons with Cynthia
My boys loved working with her!
Cynthia reviewed basic Spanish grammar with my sons who are in a Spanish Immersion program. Their Spanish is at different levels, but she did a great job of working with them both. We'll see her again next week!Whytni, 11 lessons with Cynthia
My kids love her
They dread working with tutors, in general. But, Cynthia keeps the session energized and fast paced. After every single session, they say it's definitely helping!Elizabeth, 2 lessons with Cynthia
1st lesson went well
My daughter had her 1st lesson with Ms. Cynthia. She explained the subjunctive and preterite to her in ways that made sense. She is looking forward to her next lesson.Denise, 11 lessons with Cynthia
knowledgeable and patient tutor
Cynthia is a very good teacher. My son is very happy with his lessons and is looking forward to the new ones.Maria, 14 lessons with Cynthia
Best tutor ever!
Best tutor ever!! Very focused and knowledgeable!! I would recommend her for anyone. She is always on time and ready for the material that needs to be covered.Ho june, 14 lessons with Cynthia
Great teacher with great sense of humor
We were extremely pleased with Cynthia's first visit with our 12 year old daughter who is taking her first year of Spanish. She brought training materials that were very helpful and taught our daughter techniques to help her memorize Spanish words and meanings . She is great with kids. She had our daughter laughing as she was learning. Our daughter said she really enjoyed working with Cynthia and she was very helpful. Cynthia has a very impressive resume of teaching Spanish and we are grateful to have her helping our daughter.Bridget, 45 lessons with Cynthia
Response time: 4 hours