- Levels Taught:
- Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
To many emerging readers, English can seem to be a frustrating jumble of exceptions. For nearly a century, many students have been taught grossly oversimplified phonics that generate thousands of exceptions. That approach works for some students, but many struggle - especially rule-following, logical, literal students. Indeed, nearly two thirds of 4th and 8th graders read below grade level.
Thankfully, English follows a deliciously rich and robust code with remarkable consistency - and in fact, fully 98% of English words are phonetically regular. The Phonics for Parents seminar is one hour of intensive instruction designed to give literate adults the tools needed to unlock the code and become a literacy superhero. You'll come away with insights that have left many wondering "how did I not know this before now?"
For example, "gave" rhymes with "pave" but not with "have." How can this be? The answer is simple for a child who knows the 4 letters that cannot be used at the end of English words. I'd love to share insights like this to help you and your child breeze past potential frustrations, while building a solid foundation for reading, spelling, and critical thinking.
Through the seminar, you'll gain a perspective that will help you see your child's struggles not as a lack of ability, but as testament to it. And, when you are prepared to give your child expert instruction in phonics at home, you'll be prepared to reinforce and supplement the lessons from your child's other teachers.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 18+
- Teaching since:
- November 2015
Photography is a passion of mine and I love sharing it with others. I enjoy helping others understand the art and science in photography and would be delighted to work with you.
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Prior students and clients have given me 5 of 5 stars in all 51 online ratings across various websites. Students have told me they appreciate the way I simplify complex topics, such as in these reviews from prior students:
Cindy was incredibly helpful, and really went "above and beyond" in every way. She's extremely knowledgeable and did a tremendous amount of research in order to supplement her work on this job. Saved me many, many hours of potential aggravation — I will definitely continue to rely on her for expertise with all things Lightroom/Photoshop/PostProduction for photography. Highly recommended!
- Aaron S., New York, NY
Computer Challenged student gives her 5 stars plus!
Cindy was very patient and worked well with my low computer skill level. The class was very informative and fun. I believe we hit it off right away. I can't wait for my next class.
- Hope S., Snellville, GA
Cindy was able to untangle my Lightroom 6 update snarl with patience and humor. She has an excellent grip on the mechanics of Lightroom and communicates well. I recommend her highly.
- Elizabeth S., Middleton, MD
Contacted Cindy a few months ago to help me to put together a slide show, clean up my photos, To say that I'm technically inept would be a compliment. At my age (you don't want to know) just about all these new programs give me the shakes. I was using a rather basic photo program and she recommend I take a look at Adobe Lightroom. I was notified that it would look a bit intimidating and was pretty aggressive. That was an understatement. Well, it's been a couple months now and I think the Adobe LR program is absolutely terrific. I've become quite proficient and the program is so inclusive that I'm sure, despite how far I've come along, it will always be able to do what I need with the help of Cindy. She has been very responsive, knowledgeable, organized and very patient. My lessons will be ongoing (every two weeks) and will build upon a strong foundation. Highly recommend Cindy.
- Tom K., Marietta, GA
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I offer tutoring online via Skype and in person at the Alpharetta library.
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My professional photography is focused on portraits, events, and architectural work.
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I've had coursework in History of Design and History of Art at the College of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. I am a member of The Professional Photographers of America and KelbyOne (formerly the National Association of Photoshop Professionals) for continuing education. I'm certified as a professional photographer by Real Estate Photographers of America and International (REPAI).
My company provides customized photography services and training. Awarded "Best of 2016" for client satisfaction.
Co-author of "Sounding Out the Sight Words: A Guide to Teaching the Dolch Words through Phonics" with Denise Eide.
Adobe Certified Associate in InDesign.
Adobe Certified Expert in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
The Association of Independent Architectural Photographers is an internet-based trade association with one primary purpose:
To promote the professional success of established independent architectural photographers.
The AIAP is not a vehicle for social change, a bandwagon for political agenda or a soapbox for business reform.
The AIAP will strive continually to bring new and better clients to its members through innovative and aggressive marketing techniques. At the same time, the AIAP will make a constant effort to educate and inform the photography buying public as to the merits of hiring a qualified (AIAP) architectural photographer.
The Real Estate Photographers of America and International will strive continually to bring new and better clients to its members through innovative and aggressive marketing techniques. At the same time, the REPAI will make a constant effort to educate and inform the photography buying public as to the merits of hiring a qualified real estate photographer.
To the professional real estate photographer, the REPAI is an invaluable resource for new business. Each REPAI member has the opportunity to draw on the knowledge and experience of other professional members through interaction on the REPAI LinkedIn Group and the REPAI Flickr Group.
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the world's largest non-profit photography association organized for professional photographers, by professional photographers…and with over 27,000 creative members in 50+ countries. Mission Statement: Creating a vibrant community of successful professional photographers by providing education, resources and industry standards of excellence.+ Read More
The National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) is a Kelby Media Group company founded by Scott Kelby and has more than 75,000 members worldwide. It is primarily for users of Adobe software including Photoshop as well as other programs like InDesign, Illustrator and Lightroom.+ Read More
Learned a lot and lesson exceeded expectations
Cindy always is prepared to answer my issues. The best part is that she always has several new suggestions and ideas.
I really lucked out when I found Cindy on line. I bought a new camera for a trip and was looking for someone who could help me understand the basics of shooting with my camera. Cindy was great - very knowledgeable and showed me exactly what I needed to know. Highly recommend her!+ Read More
We covered what I needed to in Photoshop. And she found time to cover related topics that has added greatly to my understanding and use of my computer.
Very personable and make me feel at ease. I look forward to more lessons.
Great instructor. Answered all my questions and taught in an easy to understand manner.
I loved my lessons with Cindy! She was very knowledgeable and taught me a lot!
Cindy is not only technically skilled, she understands the ultimate goal of processing data in a manner that is critical to making decisions.
Cindy was awesome and very knowledgeable! I loved taking her class!
Cindy is extremely knowledgeable about Lightroom. I learned so much in one hour and will definitely schedule other lessons.
Cindy is extremely knowledgeable of Adobe Lightroom. She was very flexible in scheduling my lesson and provided all the answers I needed and extra tips. I will definitely schedule additional sessions for Lightroom updates.
Had a great time with Cindy, she's easy to talk to and very personable so it makes for good teaching. She's very knowledgeable and eager to instruct. We went over general photography questions and did some light Lightroom work. I will definitely have more lessons with her in the future.+ Read More
I really enjoyed my first lesson with Cindy. She gave some great tips and I am looking forward to continuing my learning experience with her!