Cindy Kringelis

Cindy K.

Alpharetta, GA
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Lesson Details

Phonics

Levels Taught:
Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
If you've ever struggled to explain to your child why a word says what it does or is spelled the way it is, please join me for a one hour seminar in Phonics for Parents.

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.
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About

Cindy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+

Teaching since:
November 2015

Students have told me they appreciate the way I make learning fun and effective. Lessons are focused on practical applications for immediate use, while layering in essential fundamentals for solid long-term growth. I teach both soft skills and technical skills, bridging art and science. It’s a very pragmatic approach, filled with patience and good humor. Lessons are customized to your learning style, pace, and goals.

My professional experience includes a 20-year career leading customer loyalty and retention efforts at a Fortune 20 company. With that background, and as a business owner today, I am passionate about delighting clients and ensuring students get the most for their time and money.

------- BUSINESS EXPERTISE -------
Strategic Marketing
Team Leadership
Customer Relationship Marketing (CRM)
Marketing Analytics & Business Intelligence
SQL
Forecasting & Financial Business Cases

------- ADOBE CREDENTIALS -------
Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) in Abode Photoshop Lightroom
Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) in InDesign
Adobe Education Trainer (AET)

------- PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER CERTIFICATIONS -------
Association of Independent Architectural Photographers (AIAP)
Real Estate Photographers of America and International (REPAI)

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Experience

Owner
May 2016 - Present
Private company

My company provides customized photography services and training. Awarded "Best of 2016" for client satisfaction.

Freelance Photographer and Instructor
Nov 2015 - Present
Independent Contractor

Author
Mar 2015 - Present
Freelance Writer

Co-author of "Sounding Out the Sight Words: A Guide to Teaching the Dolch Words through Phonics" with Denise Eide.

Associate Director of Marketing
Aug 1996 - Dec 2015
Verizon Wireless

Education

MS, Personal Financial Planning
May 2001 - Apr 2003
Georgia State University
MBA
May 1999 - May 2001
Georgia State University
BS, Management
Jun 1992 - Aug 1996
Georgia Institute of Technology

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Adobe Campus Leader
May 2018
Adobe Systems

Adobe Campus Leaders are educators who are recognized for fostering creativity their classrooms and curriculum.

Adobe Certified Associate in InDesign
Feb 2018
Adobe Systems

Adobe Certified Associate: Print & Digital Media Publications Using Adobe InDesign CC

Adobe Education Trainer
Sep 2017
Adobe Systems

Adobe Education Trainer is Adobe's credential for trainers of teachers in K-12 and higher ed, requiring skills across the Creative Cloud apps and effective adult education techniques.

Adobe Certified Expert
Oct 2016
Adobe Systems

Adobe Certified Expert in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

Certified Professional Real Estate Photographer
Apr 2016
Real Estate Professionals of America and International

Passed CFP® Exam
Jul 2003
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards

Awards

Best of 2016
Mar 2016
Thumtback
Photo Contest Winner, Environmental Portraiture
Feb 2015
WP&YR
Photo Contest Winner, Travel Photography
Feb 2015
WP&YR

Affiliations

Association of Independent Architectural Photographers
Feb 2017

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.

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Real Estate Photographers of America and International
Apr 2016

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.

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Professional Photographers of America
Feb 2016

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.

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National Association of Photoshop Professionals
May 2014

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.

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Alpha Kappa Psi
Sep 1993

The Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation was established in 1951 as a public, charitable and educational foundation. Its mission is "Providing resources for enhancing the educational experience of future business leaders." Currently, the foundation distributes more than 130 grants and scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. It also supports educational programs that develop leadership and professional development skills.

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Photos & Videos

Photo by Cindy K.
Adobe Certified Expert in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

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Certified by the Association of Independent Architectural Photographers.

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Photo by Cindy K.
Residential real estate video of luxury home in Milton, GA, photographed by Cindy K.
Teaser for home for sale near Crabapple in Alpharetta, GA. Photographed by Cindy K of Alpharetta Photography, LLC.
Photo converted to look like an oil painting.

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Red rose on bush glows in  first rays of morning.

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Engagement session.
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16 Reviews

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Gail .. Dec 11, 2018
Photography · In studio

I enjoyed working with Cindy. This is the right person to take me, to the next level in Photography. I look forward to my lesson with Cindy. If you have not tired TakeLessons.com you should do so right now. Cindy is very knowledgeable in Photography. Go ahead give it a try, you will be glad you did. See you next week Cindy, I cann't wait. Thanks alot for your help.
Thanks
GW

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Linda Nov 12, 2018
Microsoft Excel · In studio

Cindy always provides helpful tips and tricks. Most of all she is very patient!!!!

Susan Oct 1, 2018
Microsoft Excel · In studio

I have only had one lesson, but it was great. Cindy is very nice and easy to follow. Very detailed. Looking forward to the next one!

Neeraj B. Dec 19, 2017
Microsoft Excel · Online

Learned a lot and lesson exceeded expectations

Jane L. Aug 20, 2017
Adobe Lightroom · In studio

Cindy always is prepared to answer my issues. The best part is that she always has several new suggestions and ideas.

Jane Aug 6, 2017
Photography · In studio

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!

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Holly May 5, 2017
Adobe Photoshop · In studio

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.

Carnette Apr 19, 2017
Microsoft Excel · In studio

Very personable and make me feel at ease. I look forward to more lessons.

Marc Mar 15, 2017
Microsoft Excel · In studio

Great instructor. Answered all my questions and taught in an easy to understand manner.

Kara Allen Mar 12, 2017
Photography · Online

I loved my lessons with Cindy! She was very knowledgeable and taught me a lot!

CE Feb 26, 2017
Microsoft Excel · In studio

Cindy is not only technically skilled, she understands the ultimate goal of processing data in a manner that is critical to making decisions.

Kara Allen Feb 22, 2017
Photography · Online

Cindy was awesome and very knowledgeable! I loved taking her class!

Jane Feb 6, 2017
Adobe Lightroom · In studio

Cindy is extremely knowledgeable about Lightroom. I learned so much in one hour and will definitely schedule other lessons.

Jane Feb 6, 2017
Adobe Lightroom · In studio

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.

Steven Mansell Feb 1, 2017
Photography · Online

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.

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Teresa L. Aug 25, 2016
Photography · Online

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!

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