Over 700 tutoring hours

Cindy M.

Plano, TX

$55/hour

Professional Educator and Cognitive Specialist

Background check passed as of 5/17/13
4.9 average from 169 ratings
Very good and patient.
— Angela, Plano, TX on 2/9/14

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Texas Wesleyan University
Psychology and Education
University of North Texas
Graduate Coursework
Texas A&M University Commerce
Master's

Education

Texas Wesleyan University (Psychology and Education)

University of North Texas (Graduate Coursework)

Texas A&M University Commerce (Master's)

About Cindy

** Subjects: math, all levels
English/Language Arts, K-8
** Specialties in ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Learning, Memory, Study Skills, and Instruction

Over the past three years, I have helped students with specific and general learning differences achieve their grades and test score goals.

I have a bachelor's degree in education from Texas Wesleyan University, and over 10 years of public school teaching experience. I have taught at the primary, secondary, and collegiate levels. I have a master's degree in psychology and special education from Texas A&M University in Commerce, and am working towards a PhD. in cognition and instruction. I enjoy working with students of all ability levels, and I work very hard to customize lessons to fit a student's educational abilities and needs. I also try to make learning engaging and fun, while still underscoring the need for hard work.

As an educational psychologist, I have completed many hours of advanced coursework, and I am well-versed in the current research regarding learning, memory, and instructional practices. I utilize this knowledge to identify underlying processing difficulties that may be interfering with learning, and to design a specialized strategy for achieving the desired results. In addition, I have a thorough understanding of effective study skills, organization, and test-taking skills.
** Subjects: math, all levels
English/Language Arts, K-8
** Specialties in ADD/ADHD,
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

My hourly rate is $55.00. I do offer a discount if you attend more than 3 hours per week.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Plano, TX 75025
Background Check: Passed

"Very good and patient."

- Angela, Plano, TX on 2/9/14

"Study Skills"

- Natalie, Frisco, TX on 2/8/16

"Knowledgeable and very thorough"

- Shannon, Mckinney, TX on 8/24/15
Cindy replied on 9/8/2015

Thank you, Shannon! I'm glad you found me!

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Amy, Plano, TX on 8/23/15
Cindy replied on 9/8/2015

Thank you for the kind words, Amy! It is a pleasure working with your kiddo!

"Just Starting and Ready for the Next Lesson"

- Michelle, Plano, TX on 8/1/14

"Astounding Positive Results"

- Lorene, Mckinney, TX on 7/10/14

"Great teacher!"

- Ligia, Frisco, TX on 2/6/14

"Great Help"

- Darcyq, Plano, TX on 2/5/14
Cindy replied on 2/5/2014

Thanks for the feedback. That's fantastic! Way to go, girl!

"Great Tutor!"

- Chloe, University, MS on 8/5/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Logic, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Psychology
Music:
Drums, General Music, Piano
Art:
Drawing
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, GRE, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I have completed all coursework for a PhD in educational psychology, which requires advanced coursework in learning, memory, attention, instructional practices, and special needs. I have past teaching experience with gifted students who have learning disabilities such as ADHD and dyslexia. I also raised two children who were both diagnosed with ADHD, so I understand the challenges of parenting these students.

Algebra 1

Algebra is probably the most important math course that a person ever takes. Why is this? Because all subsequent math courses build upon the basic skills and concepts of algebra. Having a good foundation is important. I have been helping students with algebra for many years, and it is one of my favorite things to teach. I have studied mathematics education at the University of Cincinnati and online at Western Governor's University. I have been a member of the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics, and participated in national conferences. I am committed to helping my students see the beauty of mathematics, relating it to their everyday lives, and experiencing success.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a degree in elementary education from Texas Wesleyan University, as well as a grade 1 - 8 Texas teaching certificate. I have more than 10 years of public school teaching experience, a master's degree in gifted education, and I am completing my dissertation for my PhD in educational psychology.

Study Skills

I have completed coursework for a PhD in cognition and instruction. I have done research in the fields of problem solving and the testing effect, and have extensive knowledge of learning and memory. I use my knowledge of human memory research to help students improve their learning by teaching them specific memory techniques, increasing their processing speed, and making the most efficient use of their study time by providing topic-specific learning strategies.

Texas Wesleyan University
Psychology and Education
University of North Texas
Graduate Coursework
Texas A&M University Commerce
Master's

Education

Texas Wesleyan University (Psychology and Education)

University of North Texas (Graduate Coursework)

Texas A&M University Commerce (Master's)

Very good and patient. — Cindy has been great!! My son shows a stark interest in Algebra now and he's improving his grade, and is excited about his test and quizzes, he said himself he rates Cindy a 10. I'm loving the enthusiasm he's been displaying since working with her, we will definitely keep working with Cindy. ...

— Angela, Plano, TX on 2/9/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

My hourly rate is $55.00. I do offer a discount if you attend more than 3 hours per week.

Travel policy

Cindy will travel within 10 miles of Plano, TX 75025.