Services from Cindy Downes- RETIRED

Cindy Downes has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Oklahoma State University. She homeschooled her own two children from K-12th grade, taught preschool at her local church for 15 years, taught high school in a classroom setting for five years, and now offers one-on-one consultations and private tutoring to homeschool families in the Tulsa area.

Private Tutoring in Tulsa, OK, and Surrounding Areas

Private Tutoring: No longer available

Cindy offers private tutoring for students in 9th-12th grade at $50 per hour (minimum of one hour), plus transportation costs ($7.50 / 15 minutes). The average student needs one (1) hour of tutoring per week, per subject. Tutoring available in the following subjects:

  • English Grammar and Composition
  • Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Essay Writing (including Literary Analysis)
  • Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Creative Writing
  • Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Research Writing
  • MLA Style
  • General Math, Saxon Algebra 1/2, 1, 2, and Advanced Math (includes Geometry)
  • Computer Technology (Word Processing, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe products, Beginning App Development)

For more information, please email

Homeschool Consulting-$50 for One Hour - No longer available

Cindy will “meet” with parents by phone, Skype, or Facetime to discuss their homeschooling needs. A consult generally lasts for one hour for families with one student. Add 1/2 - 1 hour for each additional student. After your deposit is paid, you will receive, by email, a short form to complete and email back. This will provide general information about your family's need ahead of time so that our consultation time can be spent on more specific questions you may have.

To schedule an appointment, or for more information, please email

High School Graduation Checklist, $55 - No longer available

Cindy will prepare a checklist of Oklahoma graduation requirements for homeschooled students along with suggestions on how to fulfill these requirements. Highly recommended for students in grades 9-12, as well as students who take high school courses early. This is done by email.

For more information, please email

Professional Editing Service for Student Essays -No longer available

Essay, Report, and Short Story Editing Services for Student Papers - $10 per page. Partial pages are rounded up to the next page (ex. 1-1/2 pages will be charged as 2 pages). This service is done by email only - no tutoring is involved. Send essays as a Word .doc or as a PDF document. It must be typed in 12-point font, double spaced, and have 1” margins. Cindy will mark the errors, briefly explain the reason for each error, and send it back to you as a PDF document. Then, the student can use the corrections to edit his or her paper correctly and understand the reason for the errors.

For more information, please email

Testimonials from Clients:

Cindy Downes has been wonderful asset to our kids education. Our daughter Katie was hesitant about enrolling in Biology last year but soon realized that Mrs. Downes was a very fun and committed teacher who understood all styles of learning. Our daughter also took Marketing and Beginning Composition with Cindy last year. Because of a great experience she had, our daughter wanted to take more classes from Mrs. Downes and is now studying Intermediate Composition. Mrs. Downes is able to see what each student is capable of and encourages them to do their best. She somehow draws out each students' strengths that even they didn't know they had. Cindy is an encouragement to our family and is a shining star in the homeschool world. Thank you Mrs. Downes! ~ Wendie Oestmann, Yale, OK

Cindy was like a ray of sunshine that my daughter really needed to see! Cindy gave my daughter the confidence and positive attitude that really helped my daughter realize that she could be a good reader! Camy also looked forward to meeting with Mrs. Cindy and getting a new letter from "Manda Panda". Tutoring with Cindy was a great experience and I will go to her first when ever we need tutoring again!
~ Lauren Burns, Jenks, OK

If your child is struggling or falling behind in school, I highly recommend tutoring with Cindy for your child. My daughter fell behind in math and did not pass the state mandated EOI Algebra I test. We started tutoring over the summer and in four short months my daughter retook the EOI test and not only passed, but got a 93%!!! I can honestly say that this would not have happened without tutoring from Cindy.
~ Michelle Tennant, Broken Arrow, OK

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