TTT (Teacher Turned Tutor)
TTT (Teacher Turned Tutor)
For more than thirty years, I have taught elementary school as a full-time, part-time and substitute teacher in three states. I particularly enjoy working with upper elementary school students (and above) in math and/or reading. I love to read, but didn't as a child, for I was, and still am, a slow reader, but that has no relevance to enjoying the printed page or comprehending the story or book. Teaching math has been part of my most recent experience and I have some games that help students...
For more than thirty years, I have taught elementary school as a full-time, part-time and substitute teacher in three states. I particularly enjoy working with upper elementary school students (and above) in math and/or reading. I love to read, but didn't as a child, for I was, and still am, a slow reader, but that has no relevance to enjoying the printed page or comprehending the story or book. Teaching math has been part of my most recent experience and I have some games that help students become more confident in knowing the addition and multiplication facts. As an ESL certified teacher, I also enjoy working with adults becoming more proficient in the English language.
I am the mother of two grown children, (and their spouses), and the Nanna of six grandchildren, but don't let my grey hair make you think I'm "old and cranky!" My students find my laugh entertaining and since I'm an "encourager" by nature, your child will work under an encouraging attitude. I like kids and how they think. I tend to connect with students who have attention difficulties, or are shy, or unsure of themselves. I take education seriously and I want students to feel responsible for their own learning. Together, I believe we can accomplish that.
We have been so happy with Cynthia. She has helped our daughter for the last 13 months with Math. Our daughter has had trouble with Math from the beginning but last year when we moved here we knew we needed to get her help. Cynthia was so easy to work with regarding schedules and we had to change a few times during the year. She always had a smile on her face and you truly felt she wanted to be there. She would encourage our daughter when she was having trouble understanding and celebrate with her when she had successes. She tries to teach math in an interesting way and relates to the real world, when possible. When our daughter started with Cynthia, she was making C's and D's. She is now making A's and B's. The most important thing she taught my daughter was to have confidence in herself, which I believe is the key to success. We are taking a break as of now due to our schedule and Kylie's continued success in Math, but will call her in a heartbeat if and when we feel our daughter is struggling. Cynthia has a huge heart for children and education. I can't say enough wonderful things about her.... Thank you Cynthia for EVERYTHING you did for our family. We will definitely keep in contact. :)Shaunya, 40 lessons with Cynthia
I love working with Cynthia! She is great and very patient! Very good teacher, she always makes the lesson easy and fun. I highly recommend Cynthia as your tutor.Delphine, 49 lessons with Cynthia
Knowledgeable and patient
Ms. Cynthia recently started working with my grandson. However, we are already so impressed with her teaching style and ability to connect immediately him. He’s had other tutors, but has only vocalized his excitement about Ms. Cynthia. Her approach to teaching is fun, encouraging and patient. She truly wants her students to do well, and her ability to inspire him is so appreciated as this is helpful in building his confidence. He now has a positive outlook on learning and his attitude towards doing homework is improving! Considering we’ve only just begun tutoring sessions with Ms. Cynthia, I’m excited just as my grandson is, for me; I knew he was capable of getting better grades, and pairing him with Ms. Cynthia has increased my optimism to the fullest. We realize it also takes family involvement to help motivate and encourage him, and now with Ms. Cynthia help, we have another champion in our corner to achieve great results! While I normally do not write reviews, I felt compelled to let Ms. Cynthia know how thankful our family is to have her tutor my grandson. We look forward to ongoing sessions with her!! SheilaSheila, 13 lessons with Cynthia
Cynthia did an exceptional job of working with our employees to help them become more well versed in English. This has led to improved communication and productivity within our team. I would highly recommend Cynthia for all of your ESL needs!Christopher, 15 lessons with Cynthia
Fantastic teacher for our young girls!
Cynthia has been my older daughter's "tutor" since she was less than 3 years old. As full-time working parents, we wanted to make sure our daughter was getting a good explanation of the whys and learning about topics outside of their normal curriculums at preschool. For example, when the latest election was happening, Cynthia discussed the election process with my daughter because it was relevant at the time. Cynthia is amazing with my daughter - extremely attentive, comes prepared, doesn't push too hard but throws topics/challenges out there to see if she's ready, and definitely takes the to explain in a FUN and comforting way. My daughter participates in many different extra-curricular activities, and we've cycled a few activities out to get variety, but she always wants to keep Cynthia in the rotation. :) She looks forward to her sessions with her. Now that my daughter is in grade school, we shifted the approach more towards an academic focus, but my daughter still loves her time with her and thinks it's "fun"! More recently, I started sessions for my younger one who is three years old. My younger one is very strong headed, jumps from one activity/topic to the next and if she doesn't want to do it, she won't do it. We hesitated to start her with Cynthia because I wasn't sure if she would sit through a session or listen to Cynthia for more than five minutes. We decided to try to get her used to sitting down, taking instruction and trying to focus on activities as requested. We shared this goal wit Cynthia and she was game to try. The first few sessions were interesting with my daughter refusing certain activities or refusing to move on from certain activities and getting out of her seat often. Fast forward a couple months and she is sitting down and focused, open to new activities and trying them even if she doesn't think she's interested and she CANNOT wait for her time with Ms. Cynthia! We started with 30 min and we are now at a point where we believe we can expand her time to 45 min, and eventually an hour. Cynthia is FANTASTIC - with a good balance of leading the children, but also listening to their interests and making sure they stay interested. I would highly recommend her for both children and adults!Jenny, 160 lessons with Cynthia
So glad to have found her, she is great! My son just loves her and has already made progress in the last 3 weeks!Mary, 260 lessons with Cynthia
Great math tutor!!
Cynthia is infinitely patient and keeps my daughter engaged throughout the entire lesson. My daughter is working with Cynthia to get ahead for the next school year, and I couldn't be happier. My daughter is looking forward to her next lesson!Elizabeth, 28 lessons with Cynthia
Cynthia has been a wonderful tutor for my 9 year old child. She emphasizes establishing a personal relationship to the student first before starting with math tutoring. She is always professional and meets the student where he or she is. My son improved in math and although he was reluctant at first really liked her. We highly recommend Cynthia.Stefanie , 13 lessons with Cynthia
Cynthia was my daughter's in 5th grade Math tutor for more than a year. She is a great teacher and patient.Alessandra, 49 lessons with Cynthia
Ms. C. has been a blessing to our family. She started tutoring our 3rd grader in Math last year when she got a C. She spent time with our daughter to learn how she best learns. She has introduced study sheets, games, music and many other methods to help our daughter learn to enjoy Math. We finished 3rd with a high B, and she continued during the summer so we didn't forget what we learned. My daughter's confidence has grown and she continues to show improvement. We are 1 point away from an A! We highly recommend Ms. C. to you!Kim, 117 lessons with Cynthia
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