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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.
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?"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. ...
Standard Hourly Fee: $80.00
Cancellation: 4 hours notice required
2 students $70 each. 3 or more students $60 each.
Therese will travel within 10 miles of Irvine, CA 92603.
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