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Cindy

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I am a Special Education Teacher who has worked with students from 1st grade through college. Being IEP knowledgeable and patient, I utilize a student's strengths and unique learning style to create individualized lessons and materials. Tutoring allows me to help students of differing abilities achieve their academic goals. Whether a student requires assistance in writing a 5 page essay or help with homework and organization, I am your tutor!

My favorite subjects to tutor are reading and writing and I thoroughly enjoy both. I love writing my thoughts on paper and have kept a personal journal since my high school days! Reading is one of my favorite hobbies. I truly believe that good reading and writing skills are essential in helping a student succeed in school and life.

Cindy’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Northern Arizona University - Bachelors, Special & Elementary Education

Hobbies

Reading, journal writing, walking, astrology, movies, listening to music

Tutoring Subjects

History

College English

College Level American History

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School English

High School Level American History

Homework Support

Math

Middle School Math

Other

Phonics

Reading

Social studies

Special Education

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Summer

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

All students are able to learn as long as there is desire.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

I have the student highlight any word he/she does not understand. Using reading and vocabulary strategies and resources, we define each word. A student may also benefit from having the reading passage read aloud.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

To really understand how to help a student, get to know his/her needs, goals, strengths, and likes.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

Let the student know what he/she does well. Always focus on the positive!