Cynthia Helzner

Cynthia draws upon her 18 years of private tutoring, her academic abilities, and her experience teaching in both the test prep industry and school classroom settings to provide effective and engaging instruction for school subjects and standardized tests. She targets each student's areas of academic difficulty while taking into account that student's particular learning style. Cynthia tutors the following subjects and tests: Basic Math, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Physics (except AP), Essay Editing, Legal Writing, ACT, PSAT, SAT, SAT II Math Subject Test (Levels 1 and 2), SAT II Physics Subject Test, SAT II Chemistry Subject Test, SAT II Biology E & M Subject Tests, GMAT math, and GRE. She also provides enrichment sessions and competition preparation for mathematically gifted students. Cynthia is particularly qualified to do this, as she has won first place in Pennsylvania on math competitions. 

Cynthia's standardized test scores include a 1590 out of 1600 on her SAT, a 780 on the Math Level 2 SAT II, a 97th percentile LSAT score and a perfect GRE math score. Cynthia's academic record is equally impressive; she earned a 4.00 GPA in high school, a 3.99 GPA in college and a 3.66 GPA in law school. In college, she was the top student in the microbiology major and earned 4.00 GPAs in her biochemistry and Italian minors. She attended the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State on a Braddock Scholarship (a full merit scholarship for the top 10 science students) and was the recipient of a Dean's Scholarship at the Dickinson School of Law. In addition to her merit scholarships, Cynthia won 10 awards for her academic excellence in college and in law school. 

While Cynthia's favorite subjects are math and science, she also has a substantial writing and editing portfolio. After her law review article was selected for publication, Cynthia was chosen to serve as an Articles Editor for the journal. Cynthia also works as a freelance writer. Over 100 of her articles have been published in newspapers and online. 

When Cynthia is not tutoring, she likes to participate in the arts. She plays jazz piano professionally and also enjoys dancing. 

Contact: 610-453-7050