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Cynthia H.

Reston, VA

$75/hour

Experienced Science and Test Prep Tutor

Background check passed as of 3/19/15
4.9 average from 260 ratings
Brilliant person, even better instructor!
— Millicent, Mc Lean, VA on 10/7/16

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Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Microbiology
Uniformed Services University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Clemson University, Clemson, SC (Microbiology)

Uniformed Services University (Graduate Coursework)

About Cynthia

I am a fun tutor who has degrees in neuroscience and microbiology. I have coursework towards a PhD in Emerging Infectious Diseases and am currently looking into Public Policy and Biodefense PhD programs. I love science, and I have been tutoring for over nine years now. I have worked primarily with test prep, including MCAT, SAT, ACT, and GRE. However, I also love working with students of all ages. I am very flexible. I have experience tutoring students with ADHD and dyslexia as well as students with general learning difficulties.

In addition to test prep, I enjoy tutoring biology, math, history, and English. I have experience tutoring at all grade levels and at the collegiate level. My schedule is extremely flexible, and I can tutor during the day, as well as on evenings and weekends.

I can't wait to get started working with you!
I am a fun tutor who has degrees in neuroscience and microbiology. I have coursework towards a PhD in Emerging Infectious Diseases and am currently looking into Public Policy and Biodefense PhD programs. I love science, and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

I am negotiable on my rate if multiple hours are required. Please message me to discuss. I also offer group rates and online discounts.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Reston, VA 20190
Background Check: Passed

"Brilliant person, even better instructor!"

- Millicent, Mc Lean, VA on 10/7/16

"So glad we found her!"

- Mary, Silver Spring, MD on 10/4/16

"Great teacher"

- Lina, Mc Lean, VA on 9/19/16

"Great tutor"

- Lisa, Burke, VA on 9/18/16

"Very Helpful Tutor"

- Nahid, Fairfax, VA on 1/6/16

"Encouraging and very helpful"

- Carrie, Herndon, VA on 12/23/15

"An outstanding tutor!"

- Latha, Herndon, VA on 11/18/15

"Kind and understanding!"

- Holly, Centreville, VA on 11/3/15

"Enthusiastic and helpful tutor!"

- Kylie, Fairfax, VA on 10/18/15

"Patient and attentive."

- Carolyn, Falls Church, VA on 9/26/15

"Great ACT tutor"

- Minakshi, Aldie, VA on 5/7/15

"Great SAT tutor!"

- Catherine, Oakton, VA on 3/14/15

"Great First Lesson!!"

- Liz, Manassas, VA on 2/9/15

"Terrific improvement in SAT scores!"

- Jason, Herndon, VA on 12/20/14

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Tima, Sterling, VA on 9/14/14

"Explains everything in depth!"

- Jenny, Haymarket, VA on 8/18/14

"Great tutor!"

- Mike, Potomac, MD on 6/12/14

"Definitely Knows How to Prepare for the GRE"

- Joan, Great Falls, VA on 3/14/14

"Awesome tutor!!"

- Vanessa, Ashburn, VA on 1/31/14

"Amazing Tutor"

- Kimberly, Great Falls, VA on 1/8/14

"Productive and Focused"

- Don, Leesburg, VA on 5/9/13

"Outstanding Tutor!"

- Janine, Alexandria, VA on 4/10/13

"Great tutor with helpful strategies"

- Clement, Silver Spring, MD on 12/27/12
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Philosophy, Physical Science, Psychology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling,
GRE,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
History:
American History
Special Needs:
Dyslexia
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar
Business:
GRE,
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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College Counseling

I have worked in the admissions office of Furman University and closely with the admissions program at Clemson University. I also have worked with HS students applying to college for over 5 years now, allowing me insight into both sides of the admissions process. I consider myself well versed in both the application process and the application review process.

Dyslexia

While I am numerically dyslexic, my husband is truly dyslexic. Both of us have successfully overcome this disability to be extremely successful in our fields. I have worked with many dyslexic students, specifically on test prep for SAT and ACT and met with great success.

GRE

Not only have I taken the GRE with excellent results (I recently took the new GRE and scored a 170 in verbal and a 166 in Math), but I have also tutored students for the test for over 5 years now. I enjoy working with students to teach them how to take the test. I am knowledgeable about the subjects on the test, as well as the strategies needed to excel.

Public Speaking

Being a child who constantly got in trouble for talking, public speaking seemed a natural for me. However, I still had to overcome my own brand of stage nervousness. Therefore, I feel uniquely qualified to look at both the speaking and the nervousness associated with it to be the best tutor for an anxious student.

SAT Math

I have been tutoring the SAT for over 7 years now. I was trained to teach the test by a test prep company, and since then, I have evolved my own strategies based on the success of my students. I always endeavor to take into consideration the learning styles and strengths of my students when tutoring, so each tutorial is different, based on the needs of the student.

Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Microbiology
Uniformed Services University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Clemson University, Clemson, SC (Microbiology)

Uniformed Services University (Graduate Coursework)

Brilliant person, even better instructor! — Cynthia has tutored both out college graduate daughter in GRE and is continuing to tutor our high school senior on AP Bio and AP Stat. She also tutored him on the new SAT. Our daughter did incredibly well as a result of Cynthia's clear, individualized instruction that addressed our daughter's specific strengths and weaknesses. Not all smart people are great teachers. Cynthia is an amazing tea ...

— Millicent, Mc Lean, VA on 10/7/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

I am negotiable on my rate if multiple hours are required. Please message me to discuss. I also offer group rates and online discounts.

Travel policy

Cynthia will travel within 25 miles of Reston, VA 20190.