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Cathy Z.

Frisco, TX


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4.9 average from 27 ratings
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— Shasmith, Frisco, TX on 4/1/16

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About Cathy

I worked for Texas Instruments for thirty-one years in a business planning manager role, worked my way up with the company. After retiring I started focusing on my own business and have been pursuing that full time for the past ten years. I have business experience, writing and proofreading experience, planning and organization experience. I have been tutoring for many years, working at Brainfuse online and helping at local schools and agencies around the US as I travel. I work for several clients doing their social media, and I also teach Windows for anyone that is having difficulty learning the new software. I worked for Texas Instruments for thirty-one years in a business planning manager role, worked my way up with the company. After retiring I started focusing on my own business and have been pursuing that full time for the past ten years. I have business experience, Read more

24 hours notice required

If there is more than one student in the same location the rate for 2 would be $75 per hour.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Frisco, TX 75035

"Great tutor"

- Shasmith, Frisco, TX on 4/1/16

"Great tutor"

- Kelley, Prosper, TX on 2/12/16

"Knowledgable and prepared tutor"

- Tahmy, Prosper, TX on 1/18/16
ACT Math
ACT Science, Biology, Philosophy
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Public Speaking,
SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, SAT Writing
General Computer, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows,
Microsoft Word
Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Reading,
Study Skills
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word,
Public Speaking
Ballroom Dancing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Ballroom Dancing

I filmed and wrote down every dance lesson for my son and his partner for 11 years- attended 30 competitions a year, learned all the terms and positions - and took judging training and certification. I have learned the syllabus for bronze/silver/gold and can insure proper technique for either social dancing or competition -

I enjoy all types of dancing and find that it is both healthy and fun. I encourage everyone to try dancing, if not ballroom, then swing, country or hip hop. Take something you love and even if you don't plan on competing, do it for fun and a great weight loss method.


As a business planning manager for Texas Instruments for thirty-one years and then as a small business owner for six years, I feel that I can provide excellent support on business tutoring and teaching. From customer service tips and hints to how to balance a spreadsheet, there is not much I have not done in the business world, both corporate and family owned.

I have worked and trained clients on marketing, planning, SAP, Microsoft Office, and more. I work with individuals to understand their strengths and weaknesses, what path they are looking to go down, and then help the with a plan to get there. Understanding what clients want in their career and helping them take steps to that goal is what makes me dedicated to laying the stepping stones.


Elementary (K-6th)

Training adults for SAP, TI planning systems and other business tools has given me patience and helped me develop good skills for dealing with K-6th and the subjects they work with. In the retail world, teaching employees to deal with customers as well as count money, balance registers and do simply math for inventory purposes will also come in handy.

K-6th I chose so that I can help to provide a good foundation for kids and help them to grow, be able to translate things to real world actions, and make support their talents so that they can see their progress for themselves.


I have worked with a variety of cultures in training English language, computer training, and training on company specific documents and programs.

I have worked with Singapore, Phillipines, Germany, Italy and Japan on training of company English language and specific training modules.

Thank You

Microsoft Excel

I have worked with many versions of Microsoft Excel and have been training on it for many years. If you are looking to expand your knowledge, or just a beginner I can help you.

Microsoft Windows

Being active on computers day in and out, I had to keep up with all the latest Microsoft Windows has to offer and learn how to utilize for different projects. Computers are changing as we speak, and Microsoft is always going to grow and adapt, so we have to get on that train and enjoy the ride.

Microsoft Word

I have used many versions of Microsoft Word and trained people on how to use, tricks, and getting comfortable using.

From a beginner to an avid user I can teach you the working knowledge of Microsoft Word.

Public Speaking

Working in the corporate world for thirty-one years I prepared and did many presentations to my peers as well as to upper management. Learning to overcome fear of speaking in public was difficult but once I did it was never a problem talking to others anywhere in any environment.

My experience in public speaking helped me to groom my son for oratory speaking during his junior high and high school career, and he went on to college as well and gave a speech for his ring ceremony during his last year in college. Public speaking helps you to feel comfortable with talking to anyone - and allows you to work a room with ease.


Reading has always been a passion for me. I have been reading since I was very small and continue to read and grow everyday. Reading is an adventure and teaching that is what brings the excitement to the eyes of a new reader. Open the door to your next adventure.

Social Studies

I was surprised by the fact I didn't pass the American History, World History, Geography sections of these exams. Even though I only missed a small amount of questions, which I thought was good since it has been 40 years since I studied these, I didn't meet the minimum score. However Social Studies is something I feel that I can teach well.

My knowledge on Social Studies is quite broad and I have been tutoring in Geography and World History for several years. I believe that I can do a good job in this subject area.

Study Skills

Learning good study skills helps to develop good multi-tasking skills and helps to prepare students for more than school, but work and life in general. I was always very disciplined in my studies, but never realized until I was in the workforce how much that skill paid off.

Good study skills means you know now to manage your time, helps you to learn how to multi-task and get jobs done. It teaches you a discipline that will help you in everything from learning to be on time with projects as well as arriving at work or school on time. The basics needed for good study skills will assist you in many aspects of your life.


I have been writing for most of my life. I was always adept at writing when I was young and then did technical writing for my job. I took to freelance creative writing many years ago and have worked in that capacity for many clients and websites.

I develop articles - blogs - website material for many clients in my writing and try to insure unique and creative content for each and everyone of them. I write on all topics and use three basic rules: Good intro - great content - slam dunk closing.

Great tutor — Video recording the story works so good. My son is exited to record his story, and he is doing really good. Thanks Ms.Cathy. ...

— Shasmith, Frisco, TX on 4/1/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

If there is more than one student in the same location the rate for 2 would be $75 per hour.

Travel policy

Cathy will travel within 15 miles of Frisco, TX 75035.