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Ms. Cynthia O.

specializes in Experienced and Patient Academic Coach · female

"I think there are several things that set me apart from other tutors. First off, when I am tutoring the younger students, I try to condense what skills they need to practice and make a short game out of it. They really enjoy this and before they know it, they are mastering new skills. This takes some of the drudgery out of learning. If they need to improve in reading, then I already have many high more...

"I think there are several things that set me apart from other tutors. First off, when I am tutoring the younger students, I try to condense what skills they need to practice and make a short game out of it. They really enjoy this and before they know it, they are mastering new skills. This takes some of the drudgery out of learning. If they need to improve in reading, then I already have many high interest books and resources to pull from. As for the older students, I reassure them that becoming successful at most subjects just requires learning a few rules and then I set about showing them the patterns they need to be aware of.

I have tutored students from first grade through high school from subjects as diverse as pre-Algebra and spelling. I taught at two of the local elementary schools. Before that I worked as a full-time tutor in the STAR reading program, taking students who were behind grade level and boosting their skills. I graduated with a teaching credential from Chapman University.

Pre-algebra can be a tough subject for a lot of students! I have helped students raise their grades from a "D" or "F" to a solid "B" almost overnight. Math is like following a recipe: you have to watch each step and make sure you did it correctly. I taught fifth grade years ago and the math is a precursor to the more complicated version students encounter in seventh grade, so if I need to, I can begin with very simple equations and quickly work them up to grade level.

English has always been my strongest subject as a student and as a teacher. I can also just proof and edit research papers and essays as needed.

I have coached students in kindergarten through twelfth grade in subjects ranging from spelling to pre-algebra. Some students were trying to reach a certain grade point average so I coached them in overall knowledge attainment and assessment tricks and tips.

I look forward to helping each student succeed. I am happy to get back to you as soon as possible." less...

Details

fee: $40 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 10 miles
meeting type: in-person (not online)

Contact

website: on file

Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

Subjects Tutored

Common Core