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Teri A.

Laguna Hills, CA

$50/hr

UCLA Grad Reading Specialist For Reading, Writing, ESL Tutoring

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Background check passed as of 9/18/13
5.0 Avg. Rating
 
 
3 Ratings
 
 
6hrs Response Time
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— Samantha, Costa Mesa, CA on 9/29/13

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UCLA
Sociology
UCLA
MEd

Education

UCLA (Sociology)

UCLA (MEd)

About Teri

I am a passionate teacher and reading specialist of thirty five years. My expertise is developing critical thinking, comprehension and communication throughout all subject areas.

My students engage in motivating strategies that integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students learn to use their most effective and efficient learning modalities.

I enjoy teaching at all levels and love igniting the learning modality, or best way a student learns, often unknown by the student, to make something being struggled with fun and easier by approaching it in a new way.
I am a passionate teacher and reading specialist of thirty five years. My expertise is developing critical thinking, comprehension and communication throughout all subject areas.

My students engage in motivating strategies that integrate speaking, listening, reading and
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Travels within 10 miles of Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very Helpful"

- Samantha, Costa Mesa, CA on 9/29/13

"Highly recommended! "

- Jacob, Irvine, CA on 2/11/14
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Literature, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Phonics,
Reading,
Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL

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Elementary (K-6th)

I hold a Life Standard Teaching Credential, a Reading Specialist Credential and my M.Ed. from UCLA. I also have 35 years of teaching experience at the elementary school, high school and college levels. I am presently finishing the CLAD through CTEL program through UCLA.

ESL/ESOL

I have currently earned the CLAD (Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development) Certificate from UCLA, issued 4/4/2014 for teaching English Language Learners.

This certificate was "Earned With Distinction" as in each class I earned an A+. I mention this because most of the teaching strategies I have employed in my 35 year career are the research-based best practices that we learned here. I also learned many more to add that I am most excited to implement.

Phonics

I hold a Life Standard Teaching Credential, a Reading Specialist Credential and my M.Ed. from UCLA. I also have 35 years of teaching experience at the elementary school, high school and college levels. I am presently finishing the CLAD through CTEL program through UCLA, that covers phonics. My Reading Specialist credential covers phonics instruction as well as my vast experience.

Reading

I earned my Reading Specialist Credential from UCLA in 1979. I also hold my life teaching credential from UCLA where I studied under Dr. Madeline Hunter at UES, now the Lab School there.

I have taught for many years as a classroom teacher at the elementary levels, both overseas and locally. I have supervised teachers for the Orange County Department of Education and have taught Reading Methods at the University of California, Irvine.

I have worked as a reading consultant for Pearson Publishers and as Reading Specialist for Soka University. Reading and Language Arts are my passions and I have and continue to facilitate community book clubs and writing workshops.

Study Skills

I hold a Life Standard Teaching Credential, a Reading Specialist Credential and my M.Ed. from UCLA. I also have 35 years of teaching experience at the elementary school, high school and college levels. I am presently finishing the CLAD through CTEL program through UCLA. Spelling is covered through my education and vast experience.

I have taught taught study skills at every level. My expertise is in teaching ADHD and all students how to organize their time most efficiently and effectively, including igniting comprehension skills and finding and using a student's best learning modalities. My students are often so relieved to learn a new way to approach learning and studying that is aligned with their personal strengths. My training, expertise and successful experience is in empowering students with their own strengths and then building on these. Studying then becomes fun.

My experience of 35 years of teaching students and teachers,M.Ed, Life Reading Specialist Credential and Life Standard Teaching Credential all qualify me to teach study skills.

UCLA
Sociology
UCLA
MEd

Education

UCLA (Sociology)

UCLA (MEd)

Very Helpful — Teri has many years of experience as an educator. She was more than helpful when it came to providing me with the most recent study material for the RICA. Teri was also able to assist me with troubling concepts related to the RICA. Teri has a passion for teaching, great communications skills, and an engaging personality. If you are looking for an amazing tutor, go with Teri. ...

— Samantha, Costa Mesa, CA on 9/29/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Travel policy

Teri will travel within 10 miles of Laguna Hills, CA 92653.

Background Check Status for Teri A.

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