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Terence K.

Patient, experienced tutor specializing in elementary subjects

Mission Hills, CA (91345)

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Hello, I am Terry, and if you are looking for the most effective, patient tutor you can find, you have come to the right place.

Each student, regardless of their academic level, has a chance to achieve an even higher level - and soon. No child can be left behind - the time to get them help is now! I have tutored in both 1:1 and small group situations for the 13 years since I graduated from Cal State Northridge and have spent much of that time in substitute teaching as well, both in day-to-day and long-term assignments. I specialize in working with elementary-aged children as that is where my credential is. Let's get to 'em early and get them on the path to learning! Call me, I am flexible with scheduling and willing to get to work with your child right away!

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Terence’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Special Needs:
Elementary Education:
English, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

Elementary (K-6th)

My multiple subject credential in elementary education indicates the vast experience I have in working with Children of grades K-6. I am proficient in all subjects at these grade levels and am ready to work with your children to help them achieve their highest academic goals!

Elementary Math

My math specialty is in grades 1-5. I excel in getting children to understand the basics of math. I am big on teaching kids their times tables. Algebra and other higher level math courses are important, but it all stops if students don't know their basic elementary math skills!


I have a multiple subjects credential, which indicates my experience with elementary school students, much of which has been in Grades K-3. This has given me much experience in the teaching of phonics and phonemes, which are the individual sounds within words. The understanding of phonics give students the basic principles and tools which help them to develop into successful readers.


Math is important to say the least, but being a good reader is even more critical. Learn to read, and a whole new world opens up! It doesn't really matter the content, kids don't need to be reading Shakespeare (although that is okay!), they just need to read... something! Get them a subscription to a magazine of something interests them, and they will read it from cover to cover! Presto, you now have a fully engaged reader!

Special Needs

I have experience in both Special day class, mild to moderate, and in RSP resource classes at the elementary level. I have spent several weeks at a time in both RSP and resource classes at the elementary level and have also sat in on IEP meetings and have helped to craft custom IEP's. I have also been trained at Cal State Northridge in Special education classes. There are some children who just need that little extra help and push to get them through, and I am here to help provide that.


Writing is often an overlooked skill, especially in this day and age of computers and instant messaging. However, we must not overlook writing, as these skills often speak of not only the type of person we are, but how we are thought of by others. Grammar, spelling, and vocabulary are all critical, but writing skills are where these tools are all put together and find a home!

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Cal State University, Northridge (liberal studies)

Cal State Northridge - Teach Credential (Graduate Coursework)

Great Tutor I’d like to thank you for the great work. We all had a fantastic and unforgettable time and enjoyed the whole experience whole-heartedly. ...

— Arthur from Sherman Oaks, CA on 9/19/13);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $25.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Terence will travel within 15 miles of Mission Hills, CA 91345.

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