ABOUT CYNTHIA SAUER WEST M.A. and Ed. M. Columbia University B.A. University of Tennessee
Qualifications and Experience
I have enjoyed 25 years in education as an English and history teacher, college counselor, and principal. Additionally, I spent several years as a speech and grant writer for Princeton University. I was also awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to research World War I and World War II landscape memorials and to teach the International Baccalaureate curriculum at the Antwerp International School in Belgium. Additionally, I contributed to the iBook, Bringing the Great War Home, produced by UNC, Virginia Tech, and The American Battle Monuments commission.
For the past 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of tutoring and advising students from many diverse backgrounds, and have been inspired by their willingness to take on the challenge of finding their own voice. Some of the schools to which my students have been accepted are: Carnegie Mellon, Claremont McKenna College, Columbia, Duke, Emory, Johns Hopkins, Princeton, University of Massachusetts, University of North Carolina, University of Pennsylvania, University of Richmond, Stanford, and Tufts.
In my earlier years, I played competitive tennis and enjoyed a decade as a teaching pro. I am a Life Member of the United Tennis Association, International Tennis Hall of Fame, and a certified professional with the Professional Tennis Registry.
When I’m not tutoring and writing, you can find me photographing, bikng and hiking, traveling far and near, and volunteering for the Disabled Veterans of America, and the BNP Paribas, Indian Wells tennis tournament. I am also currently on the Board of The Palm Springs Writers Guild.