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University of Southern California
Journalism
University of Southern California
Master's

Education

University of Southern California (Journalism)

University of Southern California (Master's)

About Terry

Hello and Welcome to My Corner of the Academic World!

I'm Terry and I bring over 40 years of full-time college and high school classroom experience to my teaching and tutoring sessions with over 40,0000 students served in Orange County. My lessons include the winning combination of solid theoretical knowledge and practical hands-on experience whenever possible.

In addition to teaching, I have been a prize-winning journalist, covering events ranging from political campaigns and protest riots to Super Bowls and World Series games for such national media outlets as United Press International and ESPN Sportsticker on the internet.

My favorite saying: "Luck is the Residue of Design" This means that those who plan well and are organized will be lucky enough to succeed. And in this ever-changing world of social media, today's students should be prepared to re-invent themselves every 3 to 5 years because of the rapid development of new technology. Just ask the former employees of Blockbuster and Borders!!

I specialize in not just teaching to the test, but in developing the ability to think critically and to achieve an overall sense of cultural literacy. That means learning what is important to know that you need to know that you didn't know you needed to know!!

I am a Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude graduate of USC with a B.A. in Journalism and Media Studies and an M.A. and advanced graduate work in History.

My areas of expertise include U.S. and World History, Print and Broadcast Journalism, English (literature, writing, vocabulary), and Geography and Political Science. I also can tutor students in such areas as Film and TV history, Mass Media studies, On-Camera Performance, and effective use of the Internet. I also teach athletes and others how to give effective interviews to the media. More than 500 alumni of my classes have found full-time employment in the film, TV, and internet industries including Will Ferrell who was once a news anchor and sportscaster for a college TV newscast on which I was the Executive Producer.

So let's get started in letting me help you develop good study skills and write "A" caliber papers.

Hopefully my life-long passion for learning can be of assistance in helping you succeed and find that luck factor. So let me hear from you!!
Hello and Welcome to My Corner of the Academic World!

I'm Terry and I bring over 40 years of full-time college and high school classroom experience to my teaching and tutoring sessions with over 40,0000 students served in Orange County. My lessons include the winning combination of solid theoretical knowledge and practical hands-on
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Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Los Alamitos, CA 90720
In-person lessons
English:
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Political Science,
Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

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.

Political Science

I have covered political races and court cases as a reporter for UPI. I developed political science components and analysis of the court systems for my broadcast journalism and Mass Media classes. I took several political science classes at USC

Social Studies

I had history and journalism majors in college. I taught social science, history and English in high school as well as college media studies and journalism classes. Worked as a reporter covering minority communities, politics, and the legal system.

In addition to covering political races and court cases and taking political science classes at USC I have taught about the court system and political history in my broadcast journalism and Mass Media classes.

University of Southern California
Journalism
University of Southern California
Master's

Education

University of Southern California (Journalism)

University of Southern California (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Terry will travel within 20 miles of Los Alamitos, CA 90720.