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Terry K.

San Diego, CA

$45/hr

Harvard Grad Tutor for ESL and History

Background check passed as of 9/17/13

Harvard Grad Tutor for ESL and History

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My experience as an educator covers K-Adult Education. I have been a Library Media Specialist for grades K-8 in Cambridge, MA for five years. In Chula Vista, CA, I served as a Library and Audio-Visual Specialist for grades 7-9 for one year. I taught history and sociology in Andover, MA in grades 10-12. I decided to enter another field of librarianship and education as an academic reference librarian, head of the learning resource center, audio-visual cataloger and interlibrary loan librarian at United States International University in San Diego, CA (now it is known as Alliant University). I was an instructional media cataloger for San Diego Unified School District for 10 years. After retiring from librarianship, I pursued being a literacy tutor with READ San Diego for a year and then became involved in adult English as a Second Language volunteer. Working as a substitute adult education instructor for Grossmont Union High School District, I also was a part-time adult ESL instructor for Grossmont UHSD. My last position was as a substitute adult education instructor for correctional education with Grossmont UHSD which lasted seven years. I retired in 2009. Still yearning to work part-time, I became a certified peer
support specialist working with adults who have been diagnosed with a mental illness and/or substance abuse.
I left that field after requiring surgery on my neck and spine in January 2013. I am doing well and lead a normal, active life, but I do require wearing a neck brace for the next month or two.

My teaching approach includes structure geared to the individual student's needs and innovation with realia, kinesthetic teaching methods and audio-visual techniques in teaching ESL and history. I enjoy a casual and informal atmosphere with my students. I do have high standards and expectations of all my students which leads to high
achievement. It would be a privilege and a welcome opportunity to tutor you or your child.

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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U. of Wis. Madison
Harvard Grad. Sch. Ed.
MEd
Simmons Sch. of Lib. Sci
Master's

Education

U. of Wis. Madison

Harvard Grad. Sch. Ed. (MEd)

Simmons Sch. of Lib. Sci (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Terry will travel within 10 miles of San Diego, CA 92122.


About Terry

My experience as an educator covers K-Adult Education. I have been a Library Media Specialist for grades K-8 in Cambridge, MA for five years. In Chula Vista, CA, I served as a Library and Audio-Visual Specialist for grades 7-9 for one year. I taught history and sociology in Andover, MA in grades 10-12. I decided to enter another field of librarianship and education as an academic reference librarian, head of the learning resource center, audio-visual cataloger and interlibrary loan librarian at United States International University in San Diego, CA (now it is known as Alliant University). I was an instructional media cataloger for San Diego Unified School District for 10 years. After retiring from librarianship, I pursued being a literacy tutor with READ San Diego for a year and then became involved in adult English as a Second Language volunteer. Working as a substitute adult education instructor for Grossmont Union High School District, I also was a part-time adult ESL instructor for Grossmont UHSD. My last position was as a substitute adult education instructor for correctional education with Grossmont UHSD which lasted seven years. I retired in 2009. Still yearning to work part-time, I became a certified peer
support specialist working with adults who have been diagnosed with a mental illness and/or substance abuse.
I left that field after requiring surgery on my neck and spine in January 2013. I am doing well and lead a normal, active life, but I do require wearing a neck brace for the next month or two.

My teaching approach includes structure geared to the individual student's needs and innovation with realia, kinesthetic teaching methods and audio-visual techniques in teaching ESL and history. I enjoy a casual and informal atmosphere with my students. I do have high standards and expectations of all my students which leads to high
achievement. It would be a privilege and a welcome opportunity to tutor you or your child.


Education

U. of Wis. Madison
Harvard Grad. Sch. Ed.
MEd
Simmons Sch. of Lib. Sci
Master's

Education

U. of Wis. Madison

Harvard Grad. Sch. Ed. (MEd)

Simmons Sch. of Lib. Sci (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of San Diego, CA 92122

Terry’s Subjects

English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar

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.


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