Cindy Hyde earned a degree in Biology from Geneva College in Beaver
Falls, PA. She then completed a residency in Cardiopulmonary Technology
at The Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA, and was hired in their open
heart surgery department. She became the Director of the School of
Cardiopulmonary Technology and an adjunct professor at both Geneva and
Grove City Colleges. Following this, she returned to college, graduating
with honors from George Mason University with a B.S. in Nursing which
included rotations at Children's Hospital in Washington D.C. She then
worked in the area of Pediatrics.
Cindy and her husband, Kevin, homeschooled their 2 children from
kindergarten through twelfth grade and both earned full academic
scholarships to college. Cindy was on the board of Henderson County
Homeschool Association, has taught in their enrichment program, and
directed their annual testing for a number of years.
After homeschooling her children, Cindy attended the Key Learning
Center's Basic and Advanced courses to become a multisensory language
tutor. Cindy also passed the national Academic Language Therapy
Association test and is a Certified Academic Language Practitioner. She
uses the Orton-Gillingham multisensory language program to tutor
students with reading, writing and spelling difficulties. She has been a
Master Tutor assisting in the training of language tutors for the
Buncombe County Literacy Council.
She graduated with honors December 2013 with a Masters of Education
degree from Liberty University. The emphasis in her graduate
program was on special education and assessments.
Cindy went to Rutgers University summer 2014 and attended the
Woodcock-Johnson IV (WJ IV) training. She received the certificates in
the WJ IV Tests of Achievement, the WJ IV Tests of Oral Language, and
the WJ IV Tests of Cognitive Abilities.
Besides her language tutoring, Cindy currently teaches Chemistry and
Physics at Biltmore
Cindy's interests include research into learning differences, chess (her
husband is a chess tournament director), chemistry, physics, and reading.
Cindy is available to consult on different homeschooling methods,
curriculum choices, transcripts, dual-enrollment, and language (reading,
writing, spelling) questions. She would be pleased to test your child at
either your home or hers. She will schedule for your convenience.