TTT (Teacher Turned Tutor)
TTT (Teacher Turned Tutor)
Shaunya, 40 lessons with Cynthia
Response time: 3 hours
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
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, 216 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
Couldn't be more happy with Cynthia! She is worth every single penny!! She's totally prepared and professional. She was so helpful with the feedback she gave me about our 6 year old homeschooled daughter. I feel like we are receiving much more than a tutor. Highly recommend her. She was recommended to us!Julie, 3 lessons with Cynthia
Great Tutor - Constructive Parental Feedback
I really can't say enough about Cynthia; she always comes prepared with a specific achievement goal and activities to practice and measure the goal. She also ensures my son understands the expectations in terms of his behavior and performance. While he was a little nervous at first, he now looks forward to her coming and really understands how this will help him in his studies. We shared the end of year targets with her and she is on working to ensure he meets those targets. She is also very good about spending time with us parents at the end to recap progress, concerns and areas where we should focus with him. We really hit the jackpot with her!Michele, 27 lessons with Cynthia
Cynthia was a fantastic tutor for my daughter who was struggling with math in fourth grade. She brought my daughters confidence levels up dramatically. Several times through out the school year my daughters teacher remarked to me that whatever we were doing with her, we should keep it up. I'm very happy that we chose Cynthia as her tutor, she really made a difference.Elizabeth, 24 lessons with Cynthia
Response time: 3 hours