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Terry H.

Certified, 20+ years exp. teaching and tutoring, Duke/Emory grad

Certified, 20+ years exp. teaching and tutoring, Duke/Emory grad

$75/hour

  • 213 hours tutoring

About Terry


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I love teaching all ages of students and helping them triumph. With over 1000 hours of successful tutoring and one on one teaching, more than 17 years of innovative classroom teaching, and 10 years of graduate research and training in curriculum and instruction, I have developed the most effective techniques to help students of all levels and learning styles engage and excel. In approaching each student as an individual with unique skills and needs, I create success for even those learners...

I love teaching all ages of students and helping them triumph. With over 1000 hours of successful tutoring and one on one teaching, more than 17 years of innovative classroom teaching, and 10 years of graduate research and training in curriculum and instruction, I have developed the most effective techniques to help students of all levels and learning styles engage and excel. In approaching each student as an individual with unique skills and needs, I create success for even those learners who have struggled to grasp it.

Subject specialty and credentials:
Testing: SAT, LSAT - In addition to instruction, you will receive custom made PowerPoints of my strategies, tactics, and other useful information;
GRE, GED - I have tutored all of these and currently teach for a testing company
Spanish: I am a native speaker; taught HS Spanish for 6 years (Spanish 1 - A.P. Language and A.P. Lit - all AP students score 4s or 5s); former translator and interpreter; many successful years one on one Spanish teaching
Math: Original major at Duke was Electrical Engineering; currently teach SAT math; taught math 5th grade through Algebra 2; tutored math for over two decades
Writing/English/Language Arts: Former newspaper columnist; prize-winning essayist; researcher published in academic journal; I have assigned and graded 1000s of essays and research papers; currently teach SAT and LSAT writing prep
Reading comprehension: Currently teach SAT and LSAT reading comprehension; learned directly from and worked under one of the leading reading specialists in the Southeast; started working with students in reading comprehension over two decades ago (elementary - college/adult)
Social studies/history/government/sociology/economics. etc: Have taught these subjects for over 15 years; wrote state curriculum for world history; History and Political Science major at Duke; all my AP students in US History or Government scored 4s or 5s
Praxis - Test prep expert; Masters in Teaching - Emory; Ed.S. in Teacher Leadership - Piedmont College; PhD can


Education

Duke University
History, Pol Sci
Emory University
Masters
Piedmont College
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Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

After intensive training in acting, I worked as a classroom teacher for nearly 20 years, a variety show host for 7, and have additionally worked part time the last 16 years as a wedding DJ, actor and voice over artist. My other experiences in public speaking include teacher training, industrial training, speaking to large audiences at marketing conferences and conventions, and other speaking engagements as Principal of a small school. In addition, I have worked directed several plays and variety shows, working closely with actors and hosts.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL in schools, have modified curriculum for English learners, and have helped numerous adults and children over the years learn English.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

After intensive training in acting, I worked as a classroom teacher for nearly 20 years, a variety show host for 7, and have additionally worked part time the last 16 years as a wedding DJ, actor and voice over artist. My other experiences in public speaking include teacher training, industrial training, speaking to large audiences at marketing conferences and conventions, and other speaking engagements as Principal of a small school. In addition, I have worked directed several plays and variety shows, working closely with actors and hosts.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a Native Spanish speaker with over 25 years of experience tutoring, teaching, translating and interpreting.
Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

I was mentored by and worked for 3.5 years under Dr. Wood Smethurst, a leading specialist in reading. 20 years experience in tutoring and teaching. Finishing PhD in Education; Specialist degree - Piedmont College; MAT - Emory University; BA - Duke.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Through trial and error, in college, I learned several valuable study skills that helped me go from below the curve to top of the class. My first teaching job involved working one on one with students in, not only content, but study skills and time management. I incorporated my own insight from college into the training I received at there. Since then, my knowledge and expertise has grown by leaps and bounds through over 20 years of research, graduate training, teaching experience, workshops, and running a small alternative school. I have helped over 1000 students- from elementary to doctoral level -improve the way they read, acquire knowledge, retain it, prepare for tests, write papers, manage time, and present their work.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

In addition to teaching in private and public schools for over 20 years, I worked closely with one of the most renowned reading specialists in the Southeast to develop strategies for reading and vocabulary building. I have also taught and tutored Spanish throughout this time, helping hundreds of students further develop their skills at learning and retaining new vocabulary.
Elementary Math, Grammar

English

English,

English

Published researcher and columnist Prize-winning essayist Have assigned and graded 1000s of essays Over 20 years teaching experience
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL in schools, have modified curriculum for English learners, and have helped numerous adults and children over the years learn English.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

After intensive training in acting, I worked as a classroom teacher for nearly 20 years, a variety show host for 7, and have additionally worked part time the last 16 years as a wedding DJ, actor and voice over artist. My other experiences in public speaking include teacher training, industrial training, speaking to large audiences at marketing conferences and conventions, and other speaking engagements as Principal of a small school. In addition, I have worked directed several plays and variety shows, working closely with actors and hosts.
Reading,

Reading

I was mentored by and worked for 3.5 years under Dr. Wood Smethurst, a leading specialist in reading. 20 years experience in tutoring and teaching. Finishing PhD in Education; Specialist degree - Piedmont College; MAT - Emory University; BA - Duke.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

As I first began to study the SAT in depth to figure out how to teach mastery skills, I scored 770 out of 800 on the SAT English section. Realizing that the test was more about problem solving than English mastery, I developed a unique strategy for the Reading test to help students read faster and deduce their answers so they could obtain a perfect score. I also created a composite strategy to help student ace the Writing and Language Test. Both strategies are based on concepts rarely found in prep books, private courses, or any other tutor's toolbox. I have taught dozens of students these methods, who have, in turn achieved high SAT scores.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

In addition to actively teaching SAT and LSAT Writing for two test prep companies, I have graded and revised 1000s of essays and research papers, from middle school to doctoral level work. I co-designed programs of instruction for the state essay test for two middle schools, after which one placed first and the other fourth in essay test scores out of over 400 schools. I am also a published researcher, columnist, prize-winning essayist, and former newspaper editor.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

In addition to teaching in private and public schools for over 20 years, I worked closely with one of the most renowned reading specialists in the Southeast to develop strategies for reading and vocabulary building. I have also taught and tutored Spanish throughout this time, helping hundreds of students further develop their skills at learning and retaining new vocabulary.
Writing,

Writing

Published researcher. Published columnist. Prizes for essays including Georgia State Literary meet - impromptu essay. As teacher, I have assigned and graded 1000s of essays and research papers.
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, TOEFL

History

American History,

American History

In addition to a BA from Duke in History, I have taught U.S. History for over 15 years, including A.P. U.S. History, and served as Department Chair. I have taught both high school and middle school and work hard to make difficult concepts easy to understand for all learners. I want all my students to learn to think historically and to learn how to think critically about information that they find in various sources, especially online or in popular media.
Geography,

Geography

In addition to teaching social studies for over twenty years, I was the Geography Bee coach for a student who won the Georgia Geography Bee. I accompanied my student to Washington, D.C. where he placed 7th in the National Geographic National Geography Bee.
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

Before tutoring full time, I taught government for 14 years, including A.P. Government with excellent results. I've taught government to students from middle school to college. My work on campaigns and a brief stint in Washington has helped to shape my understanding and provide first hand anecdotes and insight to students. I focus on bringing hard concepts down to easy levels with analogies, stories and building on student's previous knowledge.
Political Science,

Political Science

Duke-Political Science major, Newspaper columnist, and 20 years teaching history, government, Econ.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

In addition to teaching World History for several years, I helped write the state standards in Georgia for high school World History. I have always tried to teach and tutor so that students understand the big picture and can recall fascinating stories, making necessary details much easier to remember. My students learn to think critically and historically and gain love for a subject that generations of American kids have considered their least favorite.
Sociology,

Sociology

I am certified to teach Sociology in both Colorado and Georgia. In addition to teaching Sociology, I have taken numerous graduate school courses in Sociological research methods. Furthermore, I have judged submissions for presentations using qualitative research methods and am conducting my doctoral research using case study methodology.
World History

World History

In addition to teaching World History for several years, I helped write the state standards in Georgia for high school World History. I have always tried to teach and tutor so that students understand the big picture and can recall fascinating stories, making necessary details much easier to remember. My students learn to think critically and historically and gain love for a subject that generations of American kids have considered their least favorite.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

In addition to classroom teaching, I have tutored algebra for over twenty years. Currently I teach SAT prep for 2 companies, breaking down algebraic concepts into easy to learn methods. I help students learn to have fun with math again!
English,

English

Published researcher and columnist Prize-winning essayist Have assigned and graded 1000s of essays Over 20 years teaching experience
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL in schools, have modified curriculum for English learners, and have helped numerous adults and children over the years learn English.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught prealgebra and have tutored it for over 20 years. Currently I tutor and teach SAT courses, which involve math all the way to Trigonometry.
Reading,

Reading

I was mentored by and worked for 3.5 years under Dr. Wood Smethurst, a leading specialist in reading. 20 years experience in tutoring and teaching. Finishing PhD in Education; Specialist degree - Piedmont College; MAT - Emory University; BA - Duke.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have tutored the SAT for over two decades and have helped numerous students get into the schools of their dreams. The SAT is designed to trick, not simply test math skills. I teach students how to understand the tricks, identify the limited question types, and apply shortcuts so that a student who has never taken Trigonometry can score higher than a Calculus student.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

As I first began to study the SAT in depth to figure out how to teach mastery skills, I scored 770 out of 800 on the SAT English section. Realizing that the test was more about problem solving than English mastery, I developed a unique strategy for the Reading test to help students read faster and deduce their answers so they could obtain a perfect score. I also created a composite strategy to help student ace the Writing and Language Test. Both strategies are based on concepts rarely found in prep books, private courses, or any other tutor's toolbox. I have taught dozens of students these methods, who have, in turn achieved high SAT scores.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a Native Spanish speaker with over 25 years of experience tutoring, teaching, translating and interpreting.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Through trial and error, in college, I learned several valuable study skills that helped me go from below the curve to top of the class. My first teaching job involved working one on one with students in, not only content, but study skills and time management. I incorporated my own insight from college into the training I received at there. Since then, my knowledge and expertise has grown by leaps and bounds through over 20 years of research, graduate training, teaching experience, workshops, and running a small alternative school. I have helped over 1000 students- from elementary to doctoral level -improve the way they read, acquire knowledge, retain it, prepare for tests, write papers, manage time, and present their work.
Writing

Writing

Published researcher. Published columnist. Prizes for essays including Georgia State Literary meet - impromptu essay. As teacher, I have assigned and graded 1000s of essays and research papers.

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL in schools, have modified curriculum for English learners, and have helped numerous adults and children over the years learn English.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a Native Spanish speaker with over 25 years of experience tutoring, teaching, translating and interpreting.
TOEFL

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have taught High school Math and currently teach Math for SAT at Denver University.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

In addition to classroom teaching, I have tutored algebra for over twenty years. Currently I teach SAT prep for 2 companies, breaking down algebraic concepts into easy to learn methods. I help students learn to have fun with math again!
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught prealgebra and have tutored it for over 20 years. Currently I tutor and teach SAT courses, which involve math all the way to Trigonometry.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I have tutored the SAT for over two decades and have helped numerous students get into the schools of their dreams. The SAT is designed to trick, not simply test math skills. I teach students how to understand the tricks, identify the limited question types, and apply shortcuts so that a student who has never taken Trigonometry can score higher than a Calculus student.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

In addition to classroom teaching, I have tutored algebra for over twenty years. Currently I teach SAT prep for 2 companies, breaking down algebraic concepts into easy to learn methods. I help students learn to have fun with math again!
English,

English

Published researcher and columnist Prize-winning essayist Have assigned and graded 1000s of essays Over 20 years teaching experience
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL in schools, have modified curriculum for English learners, and have helped numerous adults and children over the years learn English.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have taught prealgebra and have tutored it for over 20 years. Currently I tutor and teach SAT courses, which involve math all the way to Trigonometry.
Reading,

Reading

I was mentored by and worked for 3.5 years under Dr. Wood Smethurst, a leading specialist in reading. 20 years experience in tutoring and teaching. Finishing PhD in Education; Specialist degree - Piedmont College; MAT - Emory University; BA - Duke.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a Native Spanish speaker with over 25 years of experience tutoring, teaching, translating and interpreting.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Through trial and error, in college, I learned several valuable study skills that helped me go from below the curve to top of the class. My first teaching job involved working one on one with students in, not only content, but study skills and time management. I incorporated my own insight from college into the training I received at there. Since then, my knowledge and expertise has grown by leaps and bounds through over 20 years of research, graduate training, teaching experience, workshops, and running a small alternative school. I have helped over 1000 students- from elementary to doctoral level -improve the way they read, acquire knowledge, retain it, prepare for tests, write papers, manage time, and present their work.
Writing

Writing

Published researcher. Published columnist. Prizes for essays including Georgia State Literary meet - impromptu essay. As teacher, I have assigned and graded 1000s of essays and research papers.

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL in schools, have modified curriculum for English learners, and have helped numerous adults and children over the years learn English.
Geography,

Geography

In addition to teaching social studies for over twenty years, I was the Geography Bee coach for a student who won the Georgia Geography Bee. I accompanied my student to Washington, D.C. where he placed 7th in the National Geographic National Geography Bee.
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

Before tutoring full time, I taught government for 14 years, including A.P. Government with excellent results. I've taught government to students from middle school to college. My work on campaigns and a brief stint in Washington has helped to shape my understanding and provide first hand anecdotes and insight to students. I focus on bringing hard concepts down to easy levels with analogies, stories and building on student's previous knowledge.
Sociology,

Sociology

I am certified to teach Sociology in both Colorado and Georgia. In addition to teaching Sociology, I have taken numerous graduate school courses in Sociological research methods. Furthermore, I have judged submissions for presentations using qualitative research methods and am conducting my doctoral research using case study methodology.
Study Skills

Study Skills

Through trial and error, in college, I learned several valuable study skills that helped me go from below the curve to top of the class. My first teaching job involved working one on one with students in, not only content, but study skills and time management. I incorporated my own insight from college into the training I received at there. Since then, my knowledge and expertise has grown by leaps and bounds through over 20 years of research, graduate training, teaching experience, workshops, and running a small alternative school. I have helped over 1000 students- from elementary to doctoral level -improve the way they read, acquire knowledge, retain it, prepare for tests, write papers, manage time, and present their work.

Science

Sociology

Sociology

I am certified to teach Sociology in both Colorado and Georgia. In addition to teaching Sociology, I have taken numerous graduate school courses in Sociological research methods. Furthermore, I have judged submissions for presentations using qualitative research methods and am conducting my doctoral research using case study methodology.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

Through trial and error, in college, I learned several valuable study skills that helped me go from below the curve to top of the class. My first teaching job involved working one on one with students in, not only content, but study skills and time management. I incorporated my own insight from college into the training I received at there. Since then, my knowledge and expertise has grown by leaps and bounds through over 20 years of research, graduate training, teaching experience, workshops, and running a small alternative school. I have helped over 1000 students- from elementary to doctoral level -improve the way they read, acquire knowledge, retain it, prepare for tests, write papers, manage time, and present their work.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

In addition to classroom teaching, I have tutored algebra for over twenty years. Currently I teach SAT prep for 2 companies, breaking down algebraic concepts into easy to learn methods. I help students learn to have fun with math again!
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught ESL in schools, have modified curriculum for English learners, and have helped numerous adults and children over the years learn English.
GED,

GED

In addition to teaching various subjects in high schools for 8 years, I have tutored GED and other tests, and currently work for two test prep companies. I'll help you pass the GED with flying colors!
Reading,

Reading

I was mentored by and worked for 3.5 years under Dr. Wood Smethurst, a leading specialist in reading. 20 years experience in tutoring and teaching. Finishing PhD in Education; Specialist degree - Piedmont College; MAT - Emory University; BA - Duke.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have tutored the SAT for over two decades and have helped numerous students get into the schools of their dreams. The SAT is designed to trick, not simply test math skills. I teach students how to understand the tricks, identify the limited question types, and apply shortcuts so that a student who has never taken Trigonometry can score higher than a Calculus student.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a Native Spanish speaker with over 25 years of experience tutoring, teaching, translating and interpreting.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

Through trial and error, in college, I learned several valuable study skills that helped me go from below the curve to top of the class. My first teaching job involved working one on one with students in, not only content, but study skills and time management. I incorporated my own insight from college into the training I received at there. Since then, my knowledge and expertise has grown by leaps and bounds through over 20 years of research, graduate training, teaching experience, workshops, and running a small alternative school. I have helped over 1000 students- from elementary to doctoral level -improve the way they read, acquire knowledge, retain it, prepare for tests, write papers, manage time, and present their work.
Writing

Writing

Published researcher. Published columnist. Prizes for essays including Georgia State Literary meet - impromptu essay. As teacher, I have assigned and graded 1000s of essays and research papers.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have taught High school Math and currently teach Math for SAT at Denver University.
GED,

GED

In addition to teaching various subjects in high schools for 8 years, I have tutored GED and other tests, and currently work for two test prep companies. I'll help you pass the GED with flying colors!
LSAT,

LSAT

Scored in 95 percentile in practice LSAT. Teach LSAT prep courses at Denver University. Tutor private clients. Have 21 years teaching experience.
Praxis,

Praxis

In addition to high scores on the Praxis and TCT in various subjects, I taught, mentored teachers, and served as principal for 21 years. I now dedicate my time exclusively to tutoring and test preparation. With proven strategies, I can help you study and maximize your score on the Praxis, regardless of the specific subject. However, my areas of expertise are Social Studies, Spanish, Leadership/Administration, Middle Grades.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have tutored the SAT for over two decades and have helped numerous students get into the schools of their dreams. The SAT is designed to trick, not simply test math skills. I teach students how to understand the tricks, identify the limited question types, and apply shortcuts so that a student who has never taken Trigonometry can score higher than a Calculus student.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

As I first began to study the SAT in depth to figure out how to teach mastery skills, I scored 770 out of 800 on the SAT English section. Realizing that the test was more about problem solving than English mastery, I developed a unique strategy for the Reading test to help students read faster and deduce their answers so they could obtain a perfect score. I also created a composite strategy to help student ace the Writing and Language Test. Both strategies are based on concepts rarely found in prep books, private courses, or any other tutor's toolbox. I have taught dozens of students these methods, who have, in turn achieved high SAT scores.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

In addition to actively teaching SAT and LSAT Writing for two test prep companies, I have graded and revised 1000s of essays and research papers, from middle school to doctoral level work. I co-designed programs of instruction for the state essay test for two middle schools, after which one placed first and the other fourth in essay test scores out of over 400 schools. I am also a published researcher, columnist, prize-winning essayist, and former newspaper editor.
ACT English, ACT Reading, TOEFL

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Knowledgable and Insightful

Terry was very helpful in assisting me formulate the proper design for a quantitative research project, offering compelling insights as well as questions that deepened my own understanding. Great tutor.

Paul, 1 lesson with Terry

Great Tutor

Terry has been very helpful to my son. He goes the extra mile to help him. He has contacted his teacher to assist him. He is very patient with him and tries to assist him where he struggles the most. I would definitely recommend him.

John, 17 lessons with Terry

Amazing LSAT Tutor

Terry really helped me to increase my score on the LSAT. He was kind, patient, and super motivating to work with. I have learned so many great test taking tips and strategies from him. Would highly recommend him for any test prep!

Claire, 3 lessons with Terry

Great RC Tutor

Terry is a great knowledgeable tutor concerning the LSAT. He gave me efficient tips concerning RC where I can already see a difference in my time. He also gave me tips in LG that I believe will also be beneficial. Highly recommend!

Gabriel, 1 lesson with Terry

Very knowledgeable and helpful!

Terry went over a powerpoint with me on the SAT and the SAT reading and writing sections. Both were extremely helpful and I definitely feel more prepared to take this test and get a better score!

Haiden, 2 lessons with Terry

Very motivating

Very motivating and helpful. We worked on the LSAT and Terry really helped me quite a lot. I will likely need to do the exam again but I am glad that I got to work with Terry and get some assistance and tips before going into the exam.

Remone, 1 lesson with Terry

Insightful and patient tutor!

I really liked that took the time to listen to areas of weakness regarding my study skills. In response to this, Terry gave me practical tips I could use to succeed.

Anonymous, 1 lesson with Terry

Great Tutor for all subjects. Super patient!

Terry H helped our daughter with difficult math questions for an upcoming CHSPE Test. He is very patient! We had trouble using the Wyzant video call because it kept dropping out so Terry came up with a solution to Zoom the meeting and make payment through Wyzant. Very clever but Wyzant should know that their video call application does not work for us at all.

Shannon, 1 lesson with Terry

Extremely Helpful and Knowledgeable

Terry helped me with AP Human Geography; He taught me how to understand the concepts that I didn't know, but he also gave me tips for the AP Exam that was helpful to me. He was terrific, and I would recommend him to be your tutor. I will be taking a new class.

Valentina, 2 lessons with Terry
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