Over 50 tutoring hours

Terese M.

Concord, CA

$40/hr

Words Have Wings! Language Arts tutoring for children and adults!

In-person lessons
Replies in 6 hours
Background check passed as of 9/16/14
4.8 Avg. Rating
 
 
19 Ratings
 
 
6hrs Response Time
Great Tutor
— Salem, Pleasant Hill, CA on 10/10/14

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University of CA Santa Barbara
CA St. Univ. of Sacramento
Other

Education

University of CA Santa Barbara

CA St. Univ. of Sacramento (Other)

About Terese

I am a credentialed teacher. I offer individualized tutoring at your home or mine in the Concord or Walnut Creek area. I can help children and adults with English, Language Arts, Reading and Writing. I personalize instruction based on the student's interests and learning styles. I used to be a first grade teacher, and have raised 2 kids of my own. I enjoy helping parents learn how to best help their children, and offer strategies to get the whole family involved. I am especially looking for adults and home schooled students in the week-day hours. I am a credentialed teacher. I offer individualized tutoring at your home or mine in the Concord or Walnut Creek area. I can help children and adults with English, Language Arts, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of Concord, CA 94521
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great Tutor"

- Salem, Pleasant Hill, CA on 10/10/14

"Great Tutor. "

- Zachary, Concord, CA on 7/20/15

"Great tutor"

- Kay, Walnut Creek, CA on 11/11/13
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading,
Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Speech,
TOEFL
Art:
Ballroom Dancing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Handwriting,
Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Sports/Recreation:
Ballroom Dancing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Elementary (K-6th)

I have a multiple subject credential and CLAD certificate. After starting with my own first grade class for 7 years, I later did intervention work, substituting, and private tutoring with both elementary age and adults over the past decade.

English

I am credentialed to teach multiple subjects, and certified to teach ESL.

ESL/ESOL

I have passed all three exams for CTEL: CA teachers of English learners, which qualified me for the CLAD certificate: Cross Cultural Language Acquisition and Development. I have taught ESL privately for both children and adults.

Handwriting

I am a credentialed teacher with experience either teaching or tutoring from Kindergarten to adults. Early in my career, I taught many young students how to print, and later when I subbed in all elementary grades, handwriting was included. I always use white boards with colorful markers and erasers for all ages that I currently tutor, so that the writing process is fun and pressure-free. I have access to many online resources and workbooks for this subject.

Phonics

I have a multiple subject teaching credential and CLAD certificate. I taught first grade, intervention, and private tutoring, mostly in Language Arts and ESL.

Proofreading

I have passed the proofreading test in my subject list, as well as English, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary and Writing.

Speech

I am a credentialed teacher of 30 years, and also have a CLAD certificate which qualifies me to teach all areas of ESL, including working on speech to reduce accents. I obtained this by passing all 3 of the CTEL exams, which stand for California Teacher of English Learners. I work with all ages and all areas of language arts, with a more recent emphasis on privately tutoring ESL. I adapt my instruction for speech according to the learning style and interest of each student. I use recordings and repeating methods for my students to practice saying aloud what they hear or reading along with what I record for them. They set the pace and progression according to their goals.

University of CA Santa Barbara
CA St. Univ. of Sacramento
Other

Education

University of CA Santa Barbara

CA St. Univ. of Sacramento (Other)

Great Tutor — Terese is a great tutor. She is very patient and professional to teach English as a second language. My wife was not able to speak English, and now I see a lot of improvement in a short time. She is a nice person and my wife likes her. I would recommend Terese to everyone. ...

— Salem, Pleasant Hill, CA on 10/10/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Terese will travel within 7 miles of Concord, CA 94521.

Background Check Status for Terese M.

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