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
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 Homeschool
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.