"After witnessing Cindy’s work firsthand (many of my students have been tutored by her) for many years, I can honestly say she is worth every penny invested in her services. She’s great at working with students who have large gaps in their understanding because she gets them back on track and up to speed. She communicates well with the teacher and tries to get to the bottom of why her students haven’t been successful without extra assistance so they won’t need to rely on a tutor forever. She helps with test-taking strategies, confidence building and has helped improve every student she’s ever worked with. Cindy is truly a life-saver for students, parents and teachers!”

— Chemistry Teacher

Testimonials

Here are just a few wonderful things parents and students have had to say about STEM Tutoring:

From the Parents

It's been really fun to watch my son become excited about learning through working with his tutor. He comes home talking about things that he and his tutor discussed, the life application side of the content he's learning about in class. Our tutor is helping my son see the bigger picture, which is such a gift.

— Bellingham High School Parent

Bellingham, WA

Our tutor showed endless patience and support when our son was overwhelmed with the load of work, and gently but firmly helped our son to build self-confidence to deal with a subject that was very challenging to him. I have to say that, so far, we have not met a young tutor who, in addition to being a subject matter expert, is also so attuned to very specific needs of a student with special needs and skilled to address them over a short period of time. After working with our tutor for a year, we consider him to be more than a tutor; he is an important member of our son’s educational team and support network.

— Bellevue High School Parent

Bellevue, WA

Our tutor has been such a shining light for our daughter. When I pick her up after they have had their hour together, I always find her smiling and laughing. And that is no small deal because she is often so tired after school. So it is wonderful to see her come to life. Her tutor does an amazing job of gently pushing her on her math without my daughter ever feeling like she is being “hard” on her. Her confidence is better and she looks forward to all of her tutoring sessions.

— Chinook Middle School Parent

Bellevue, WA

You were great. You related very well to my girls and helped them tremendously. My girls really enjoyed their time with you. They were always grateful for the help.

— Issaquah High School Parent

Issaquah, WA

Our family really appreciates our tutor. Her friendly and enthusiastic demeanor allows her to connect with our daughter and hold her respect. I believe that our tutor’s passion to help our daughter has played a significant role in her improved academics and self confidence over the past couple of years. Her study habits and organization have improved immensely from when she started out as a freshman. Her performance on her exams and assignments has also improved greatly. Our daughter would not be where she is today without our tutor’s consistent presence in her life.

— Sehome High School Parent

Bellingham, WA

You have shown genuine concern for my child’s academic performance and well-being. This is definitely one of your greatest strengths.

— Newport High School Parent

Bellevue, WA

My son was disengaged from school, tuned out, and a bit lost. I did not have much hope when we reached out to STEM. The difference is measurable in so many ways. Not only did his confidence increase in math, but it increased across other areas, too. The most remarkable difference is the engagement that I see when he is working with his tutor. The sullen I-don’t-want-to-talk-interact-with-my-mom demeanor disappears the minute he sits down at the table with her. He smiles, his eyes are focused on the material, and he remains focused for the entire time.

— Sammamish High School Parent

Bellevue, WA

We have really appreciated our tutor's help this semester. Our son is a bright kid who just needed someone to give him a little guidance. Our tutor has done just that! His confidence in AP Calculus has completely turned around, and it happened within the first few weeks of working with his tutor. He earned the highest score on the midterm exam....only missing one!!

— Bellingham High School Parent

Bellingham, WA

After his first meeting... "I didn't know math could be so fun!" came out of his mouth with no prompt. Our tutor is professional, down-to-earth, and the most important piece is that she connects with my kid, where no one ever has. Our tutor makes my son think! She is wonderful!

— Bellevue High School Parent

Bellevue, WA

Our son’s grade is now sitting at a solid A but more importantly, he is understanding the concepts and material. Thank you.

— Bellingham High School Parent

Bellingham, WA

"My tutor’s two greatest strengths would be his extensive knowledge of the course material and how he explains concepts to his students. The way he explains these concepts helps them think but also helps them get the right answer with guidance."

— Seattle Prep School Student

From the Students

She’s really nice and funny. I like talking to her. She has helped me get better grades on all of my math tests. And she believes in me even when I don’t. I‘m really happy to have her as my tutor.

— Chinook Middle School Student

Bellevue, WA

My tutor is kind, funny, and very helpful. I’m glad she is teaching me test strategies...they helped me get a B on my last exam, and they have made preparing for tests easier for me now.

— Sehome High School Student

Bellingham, WA

My tutor helps me feel like I can actually understand the math.

— Sammamish High School Student

Bellevue, WA

I feel like I have someone I can talk to no matter how I'm feeling. Also, I feel that my tutor is very slow and takes time to learn the concepts to my pace and liking.

— Newport High School Student

Bellevue, WA

My tutor is good at explaining things and has made me more confident in my Pre-calculus work.

— Sehome High School Student

Bellingham, WA

She is a great tutor and she can really help you. Biology is very confusing and she explained it in a way that I could understand.

— Issaquah High School Student

Issaquah, WA