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Cynthia R.

Bachelor in J.D. Candidate · specializes in SAT; Writing · 22-30 years old female

"I'm a third year law student, college scholarship reviewer, and former published cancer genetics researcher looking for two to three clients to tutor as a more meaningful and fulfilling alternative to my typical law school jobs. I strongly believe that as tutors, parents, and teachers, it is our responsibility to ensure our students become motivated, diligent, talented, and successful. When more...

"I'm a third year law student, college scholarship reviewer, and former published cancer genetics researcher looking for two to three clients to tutor as a more meaningful and fulfilling alternative to my typical law school jobs. I strongly believe that as tutors, parents, and teachers, it is our responsibility to ensure our students become motivated, diligent, talented, and successful. When students don't attain those goals, we have let them down; instead of blaming the student in these situations, it is imperative that we instead try new tactics and work harder to help the student succeed. I strive to help my students understand & master each subject, set high standards for themselves, improve study skills, keep organized study schedules/deadlines, gain intellectual curiosity about each subject within the context of the world they live in, be cognizant of issues in their social or extracurricular lives that are interfering with their academic achievement, and--consequently--make better grades and have brighter futures. In doing so, I’m happy to be available by phone to the student outside of our in-person tutoring sessions, and to work with the students’ teachers and families to better tailor my sessions to the students’ needs. MY STORY & perspective on tutoring While I was a straight-A student who loved school as a child even while struggling with ADHD, my younger brother made it to college only with repeated intervention & constant oversight from my parents and me. Although he’s now an independently functioning, straight-A computer science sophomore in college, he likely wouldn't have made it into college without our persistent intervention. My brother’s story—and my experiences as a volunteer tutor during college— have made me realize that some students do need a (reasonable) degree of extra oversight, attention, and individual guidance to stay motivated and reach their potentials. When such students don’t have older siblings, a tutor can help fill that role, and sometimes relate to children and teens better than parents can. Please feel free to contact with me with any questions or requests. I hope to tutor those students who I will be a strong match for, so please tell me a bit about your student to help us make that assessment together. Many thanks again for considering me as a prospective tutor, and I hope to hear from you soon." less...

Details

fee: $55 (for 60 min)
years of tutoring: 5-10
students tutored: 10-50
travel distance: 30 miles
tutoring method: in-person and online
member for: 3 years and 12 months
rating: Green Apple

Contact

email: on file
phone: on file
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Education and Qualifications

school: University of Georgia

Hello and thanks for visiting my page. I'm Cynthia, a prospective cross-subject tutor-mentor for your K-12 student or college applicant. I also tutor adults in ESL and writing/editing. Below, I've provided information to help you decide if I'll be a strong match for your needs. I graduated high school as a national merit scholar and valedictorian, with a total of more than $1 million worth of merit-based scholarship funding offers. I was accepted to several ivy-league schools, but instead took the four-year, full-ride Roy H. Park Scholarship for excellence in academics, leadership, service, and character to North Carolina State University, where I graduated with honors and published my genetics research with our neighbor school, Duke University. After working as a genetics research specialist at Emory University, I started law school for biotechnology patent and environmental law. Despite my passion for learning and longstanding history of academic excellence, I was also a typical teenager with typical teenage social and personal issues—like ADHD and a consuming social life—which threatened my academic success at times. I expect these experiences, however, will make me a more empathetic and insightful tutor for similarly situated students. Currently, I’m in my last year of law school and serve on the review committee to select scholarship applicants for the Roy H. Park full-ride merit-based college scholarship. I also continue to be an avid reader who especially enjoys reading about educational psychology and innovative teaching and tutoring methods. I hope my interest in keeping up with the field--in conjunction with my 300+ hours of volunteer tutoring experience-- makes me a more insightful and adaptable tutor for your student.

Washington, DC 20008
full address is on file

Subjects Tutored

Elementary & Junior High School
ElementaryElementary Math
Elementary ReadingElementary Science
GrammarPhonics
Pre-schoolReading
Study Skills
Special Needs
ADD-ADHD
General Ed
BiologyEnglish
GeographySpelling
VocabularyWriting
Languages
English as 2nd LanguageESL
Business
Resume Writing
College
EssayEssay Writing
GeneticsTechnical Writing
Writing CompositionZoology
Test Prep
ACTACT English
LSATPSAT
SAT ISAT Math
SAT ReadingSAT Writing
TOEFL
Additional Subjects
College Admissions