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Cynda H.

Kalamazoo, MI

$40/hour

Road To Success Starts with Confidence and a Smile

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Ball State University (B.S.)
Japanese, Audiology
Western Michigan University
Enrolled

Education

Ball State University (B.S.) (Japanese, Audiology)

Western Michigan University (Enrolled)

About Cynda

Since high school, I've enjoyed teaching and tutoring. My passion was dance and Japanese - which has continued to blossom to this day - and I love every minute of sharing my knowledge with others. I was in my high school's advanced academic program for math and sciences, for which I got all As. I tutored middle and elementary students in Common Core subjects like math, science, reading, and writing. I also taught beginning Japanese to some of my fellow students.

During my bachelor's program, I took Honors courses (as a student of the Honors College of Ball State University), as well as my required courses for Japanese and Audiology (my dancing became a relaxing and fun hobby). I tutored many students in my Japanese program who were at beginner and intermediate levels. While studying abroad in Japan for 8 months, I also taught English at 2 institutions; ages ranged from elementary school, to middle school, to adults. I volunteered at the local elementary schools and daycare teaching English as well. Why do I tutor/teach? Simply because I love sharing knowledge and helping those young and old succeed at whatever they strive to accomplish. If your heart is set on something, with the right support, you can make it happen!

I am a current doctoral audiology student at Western Michigan University, continuing my studies of the hearing sciences. I fell into audiology after watching a Japanese movie with individuals who used sign language - pretty cool! My future goal is to return to Japan as an audiologist. I miss Japan, but especially working with children. I'd love to continue tutoring/teaching during my 4 years at Western.

I am well-versed in basic mathematics. I received As in all my math courses throughout high school and college (which also includes physics). My current degree in audiology also requires a thorough understanding of math.

I am skilled at figuring out mathematics and explaining it to others. Because I am not a natural math genius, I carefully understand the ins and outs of equations, so I know how to go from step A to B to C (no magical solutions without showing work in my book!). Another plus is to understand it, I must apply it. This is an area people tend to avoid because it's not well taught (aka applied) in class. I don't go overboard explaining math out the ears. Instead, I will do so in a manner that's easy to understand through both explanation of steps and review of real-world application.

I've studied Japanese since high school. I got my bachelor's in Japanese Language and Culture, and also studied abroad in Japan for 8 months. During my time in undergrad, I also regularly tutored fellow Japanese majors who sought improvement. I've also had the opportunity to tutor a fellow Western associate for a brief period.

I tutored elementary and high school students during my time in high school. As a honors student during my undergraduate program, I was required to take honors (advanced) reading/literature and writing courses almost every semester. I've written many papers/reports during my academic career, and have always been top in my class for the quality I produce.

During my time in Japan, I worked two jobs teaching English to the young and adult. I also volunteered at local elementary and middle schools teaching my own English language lessons.

I love to teach because I love seeing students succeed. No matter how difficult a subject, hard work will get you where you want to be but you don't have to travel that road alone. I am patient and careful in making sure that what needs to be learned is well understood. That way, success now will carry over to future endeavors.

Those I work with should always have a smile while they learn because it means they're having fun and feeling confident as they march on. Let's learn and grow together!
Since high school, I've enjoyed teaching and tutoring. My passion was dance and Japanese - which has continued to blossom to this day - and I love every minute of sharing my knowledge with others. I was in my high school's advanced academic program for Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Kalamazoo, MI 49008
In-person lessons
Math:
Elementary Math, Prealgebra
English:
Reading, Writing
Language:
Japanese
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Reading

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Ball State University (B.S.)
Japanese, Audiology
Western Michigan University
Enrolled

Education

Ball State University (B.S.) (Japanese, Audiology)

Western Michigan University (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Cynda will travel within 20 miles of Kalamazoo, MI 49008.