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Therese T.

Big Bear Lake, CA

$80/hr

Tutor for all ages specializing in Chemistry and English

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Tutor for all ages specializing in Chemistry and English

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My tutoring specialty began many years ago when I was in High School tutoring the local elementary students. My success helping students then is what led me to teaching as a career. Tutoring is still my favorite thing to do because I enjoy working with the individual and getting to the heart of what that unique person needs. In group settings, I use ample differentiation because each student learns uniquely and has differing needs.

I have CA Clear Permanent credentials in the subjects of Chemistry, Geoscience (Earth Science), Multiple Subject (K to adult) and Special Education (mild/moderate with autism authorization). My masters is in Educational Administration from Concordia University. My teaching experience spans public High School and Middle School in LA and Orange County in chemistry, Geo-Science, Special Education, and Read 180 as well as Material Science for science teachers of High School.

I look for the motivation in each individual child and work with the whole child to develop a high level of overall academic self esteem while working on specific subjects. My two children attended University High School and we live near UCI in Turtle Rock.

"Great tutor"

- Mary, Ladera Ranch, CA on 11/9/12
Therese replied on 11/10/2012

Thanks, Mary! These are the rewards of teaching and I really appreciate this feedback!

"2 Grade Increase!"

- Lori, Newport Coast, CA on 9/14/14
Therese replied on 9/15/2014

Thank you, Lori! You made my day.

"Great and Patient Tutor"

- BOB, Tustin, CA on 4/17/13

"Great Tutor"

- Beverly, Laguna Beach, CA on 1/31/12
Therese replied on 11/10/2012

Hi Beverly,
I really appreciate your feedback and so glad to hear he raised his grade so dramatically!

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading
Science:
ACT Science, Biology,
Chemistry,
Physical Science
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Study Skills
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Biology,
Chemistry,
Elementary (K-6th),
Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science
Sports/Recreation:
Yoga

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ADD/ADHD

I have a CA Clear Education Specialist Credential authorizing me to work with students who have any learning disability. I have had identified students in my general education classroom and was able to modify the lesson for them, which closed the learning gap. Also, I believe that all students can learn and grow. I do not ask, "How smart is this student?" but "How is this student smart?"

Biology

Science specialty with CA State credentials in chemistry, Earth science, and Wyzant certified in biology. Great with breaking down concepts to basics and building to complex concepts with ease.

Chemistry

As an experienced teacher of General Chemistry for high school, I understand the CA state standards for high school chemistry and have the ability to break down the difficult concepts to help students understand them. Students will be able to understand word problems and formulas and apply them in their labs, homework, tests, and life. Mastering chemistry and realizing how much fun it is opens many doors and possibilities.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a CA Clear Permanent Multiple Subject Credential with CLAD (Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development Certificate) and student teaching in first and fourth grade. I have experience teaching in PreK through 12th grade in all subjects, levels, and grades in self contained classrooms.

Physical Science

I have a CA State Permanent Credential for teaching Physical Science in high schools as a highly qualified teacher. I taught Physical Science in Capistrano Unified School District and Earth Science in Anaheim.

Study Skills

I can help students with study skills because I have a Permanent Clear Multiple Subject Credential as well as Chemistry and Earth Science with classroom experience in all of them. I have a masters in Educational Administration and have helped many students with their study skills. Mastering study skills is necessary for success in any subject.

Yoga

I am a certified 200 hour yoga teacher through Yogaworks and YogaFit with back care and level 1 teaching. I am also certified as a scoliosis yoga therapist.

Therese’s Resources

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     Home school is a viable option for many students if at least one of the parents are able to stay home and direct their education.  There are many success stories from home-schooled students who followed their passion with their parent's guidance and created an amazing life that would have been impossible otherwise.  Contact me if you would like to learn more about... read more

Cal State University, Fullerton
Child and Adol Dev, Education Specialist
Concordia University, Irvine
Master's
Cal State University, Fullerton
Graduate Coursework

Education

Cal State University, Fullerton (Child and Adol Dev, Education Specialist)

Concordia University, Irvine (Master's)

Cal State University, Fullerton (Graduate Coursework)

Great tutor — My daughter really liked Teresa. We have tried a few other tutors and Teresa was the first to be able to explain the material in a way that was easily understood. 5 stars. ...

— Mary, Ladera Ranch, CA on 11/9/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $80.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

2 students $70 each. 3 or more students $60 each.

Travel policy

Therese will travel within 20 miles of Big Bear Lake, CA 92315.


About Therese

My tutoring specialty began many years ago when I was in High School tutoring the local elementary students. My success helping students then is what led me to teaching as a career. Tutoring is still my favorite thing to do because I enjoy working with the individual and getting to the heart of what that unique person needs. In group settings, I use ample differentiation because each student learns uniquely and has differing needs.

I have CA Clear Permanent credentials in the subjects of Chemistry, Geoscience (Earth Science), Multiple Subject (K to adult) and Special Education (mild/moderate with autism authorization). My masters is in Educational Administration from Concordia University. My teaching experience spans public High School and Middle School in LA and Orange County in chemistry, Geo-Science, Special Education, and Read 180 as well as Material Science for science teachers of High School.

I look for the motivation in each individual child and work with the whole child to develop a high level of overall academic self esteem while working on specific subjects. My two children attended University High School and we live near UCI in Turtle Rock.

Testimonials

"Great tutor"

- Mary, Ladera Ranch, CA on 11/9/12
Therese replied on 11/10/2012

Thanks, Mary! These are the rewards of teaching and I really appreciate this feedback!

"2 Grade Increase!"

- Lori, Newport Coast, CA on 9/14/14
Therese replied on 9/15/2014

Thank you, Lori! You made my day.

"Great and Patient Tutor"

- BOB, Tustin, CA on 4/17/13

"Great Tutor"

- Beverly, Laguna Beach, CA on 1/31/12
Therese replied on 11/10/2012

Hi Beverly,
I really appreciate your feedback and so glad to hear he raised his grade so dramatically!


Education

Cal State University, Fullerton
Child and Adol Dev, Education Specialist
Concordia University, Irvine
Master's
Cal State University, Fullerton
Graduate Coursework

Education

Cal State University, Fullerton (Child and Adol Dev, Education Specialist)

Concordia University, Irvine (Master's)

Cal State University, Fullerton (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
4 hours notice required

2 students $70 each. 3 or more students $60 each.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Therese’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading
Science:
ACT Science, Biology,
Chemistry,
Physical Science
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Study Skills
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Biology,
Chemistry,
Elementary (K-6th),
Study Skills
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science
Sports/Recreation:
Yoga

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Therese’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Therese. View all of Therese’s resources

     Home school is a viable option for many students if at least one of the parents are able to stay home and direct their education.  There are many success stories from home-schooled students who followed their passion with their parent's guidance and created an amazing life that would have been impossible otherwise.  Contact me if you would like to learn more about... read more


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