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Cynthia J.

A Tutor with Lots of Patience and Love for People

A Tutor with Lots of Patience and Love for People

$30/hour

About Cynthia


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Hi! My name is Cindy. I am licensed as both a professional counselor and a real estate agent in the state of Ohio. Now that I live in Virginia, I am choosing to go in this new direction of tutoring and really looking forward to it!

In addition to counseling and selling houses, I have had two other careers--one teaching legally blind individuals how to do many tasks such as cook, identify coins and match their clothes using clever techniques as well as their other senses. I also taught some...

Hi! My name is Cindy. I am licensed as both a professional counselor and a real estate agent in the state of Ohio. Now that I live in Virginia, I am choosing to go in this new direction of tutoring and really looking forward to it!

In addition to counseling and selling houses, I have had two other careers--one teaching legally blind individuals how to do many tasks such as cook, identify coins and match their clothes using clever techniques as well as their other senses. I also taught some of them how to read and write Braille. Each client’s primary goal was usually to help them continue to live independently and safely for as long as possible in their own homes.

Prior to obtaining the above job position (which was exactly what I was trained to do in one of my masters programs), I spent one year teaching individual blind children from pre-school to high school the tasks they needed most at that stage of life and to be successful in school. As the result of working with them, many of those children were able to remain in classes with their sighted peers.

I also spent several years helping adults who had developmental disabilities (such as Asperger’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, or mental retardation) how to live on their own. Just as when I was working with blind people, this involved skillfully teaching them how to clean, cook, balance their checkbook (etc.) in a way that made sense to them. All of the above-mentioned positions were extremely rewarding and I expect working with you to be rewarding as well--I simply enjoy relating to and working with people of all ages!

Have I ever had the actual job title of ‘tutor’? Not really. However, nearly every position I have ever held has included teaching or coaching individuals which is a form of tutoring. I am happy to say, I have a great track record of success. In addition to teaching and tutoring blind public school students (in any subject they struggled with), and in addition to teaching many blind adults how to do many tasks without their sight, I have taught many counseling clients (children and adults) how to communicate better, how to overcome emotional struggles, and how to grieve over life losses (etc.). Additionally, I have taught jewelry-making, guitar-playing, and private swimming lessons. Let me point out that, as you can see from the above-mentioned positions, I have almost always preferred situations that would allow me to teach, coach, or tutor on a one-on-one basis.

I look forward to tutoring you, laughing with you, and simply enjoying our time of learning together!

I actually enjoy working with all ages, however, certainly I have been successful working with children. At one point, I also worked as a substitute teacher in the public school system where I had plenty of opportunity to work with younger students. I am able to speak, teach and tutor at an age-appropriate level. I am also able to 'connect' with all ages.

Teaching Braille requires even more patience than teaching many other subjects. Patience is something I have an abundance of. I learned how to teach Braille in one of my masters degree programs (in 'Rehab Teaching for the Blind'). It is not enough just to know Braille--one needs to know the proper teaching methods to teach someone else.

I am a native-born American who speaks clearly, slowly and uses proper grammar. You should know that not all native born English speakers have these same qualifications. There are many whom even I cannot understand due to their inability to enunciate clearly. Some speak way too fast, and, unfortunately, many do not use proper grammar at all times. Additionally, as an English tutor, it is important that one use as few unnecessary words as possible to avoid confusing the student.

If you have any questions for me, please do not hesitate to ask. Or, if you want to get started right away, contact me so we can compare schedules and get you on mine.


Education

Metropolitan State College of Denver
Psychology
Regent University
Masters
Pennsylvania College of Optometry
Masters

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $30
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Williamsburg, VA 23188
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar

English

ACT English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, SAT Writing

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL

Language

ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL

Other

ESL/ESOL

Summer

ESL/ESOL, GED

Test Preparation

ACT English, ASVAB, GED, PSAT, SAT Writing

$30/hour

Cynthia J.

$30/hour

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  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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