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Over 400 tutoring hours

Terry V.

Cocoa, FL

$40/hour

Interdisciplinary Certified Teacher/Tutor

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 142 ratings
Brought our daughter out of a tail spin
— Timothy, Alameda, CA on 7/18/11

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University of South Florida
Education

Education

University of South Florida (Education)

About Terry

I am a certified teacher that has taught students at all levels from 1st Grade through adults. I have worked with ESOL and VE students, mainstream students, and regular ed pupils. I was the educator at a female prison implementing a pilot program established by Gov. Jeb Bush to seriously decrease repeat incarcerations by preparing the women for life on the outside. Of the eighteen women who prepared for the GED, sixteen passed on their first try, and the other two missed by a few points in a single subject, and obtained their GED on their second try.

I was an assistant to author Valerie Ellery (and also an acknowledged contributor) in her book "Creating Strategic Readers". "Creating Strategic Readers", an International Reading Association President's Club selection, has been presented to teachers throughout the United States and in several foreign locations.

I would like to help you or your student achieve personal growth and self pride in the learning process. Most classroom curriculum moves at a rapid rate. Not every student can adjust as quickly and therefore tends to fall behind. I believe the whole purpose in utilizing a tutor is for me to ensure that you completely understand a concept, and can adequately explain it prior to moving forward. Most subjects build upon the foundation of your previous knowledge - if there are "cracks" or "missing bricks" in the foundation then it must be repaired and strengthened for you to succeed.
I am a certified teacher that has taught students at all levels from 1st Grade through adults. I have worked with ESOL and VE students, mainstream students, and regular ed pupils. I was the educator at a female prison implementing a pilot program established by Gov. Jeb Bush to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required

Cancellations will be handled on a case-by-case basis, but in general cancellations without a 2 hour advanced notice will be charged the full price for the scheduled session missed.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Cocoa, FL 32927
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Brought our daughter out of a tail spin"

- Timothy, Alameda, CA on 7/18/11

"Outstanding teacher"

- Irina, Huntsville, AL on 5/26/16

"Excellent Tutor"

- Rebecca, Hazel Green, AL on 12/11/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math
Science:
ACT Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bible Studies, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, ASVAB,
CLAST, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
History:
American History,
Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Public Speaking

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.

American History

Although I enjoy teaching most subjects, American History is my absolute favorite. By learning more than just dates and names you allow yourself to far better understand how this nation was formed, what ideals from the late 1700's (and even before) make the United States such a superior country, and what is still strongly applicable today. American History is so much more than a series of wars, and is fascinating when you begin to sink your teeth into it.

ASVAB

Not only have I personally taken the ASVAB, but I have assisted several people in successfully passing this battery of tests to achieve the jobs they were seeking.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught 1st - 3rd grade and am a professional educator certified to teach all core curriculum for 5th-9th grade students. I am willing to go the extra mile to ensure that your student is receiving bona fide tutorial instruction. No one is an authority on every facet of each of the four core subjects. I am no different, but I promise to determine specifically what topics your child is struggling with, and I will do the background research to ensure that I know what I am teaching to your student. If I am unsure, I WILL say so, and will find sources to use as supplements to be positive that I am providing your student with valid and reliable information.

Phonics

I have experience teaching 1st-3rd grade students in the area of reading. Learning to read is a compilation of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. As an author assistant, I helped design a variety of techniques for teaching each of these five components of literacy in "Creating Strategic Readers" written by author Valerie Ellery.

Social Studies

My bachelor's degree is in Social Sciences Education. I currently hold teacher certification to teach all of the fields of social science (American and World History, Geography, Civics, Economics, Government, Civics, Religion, Psychology, Sociology, etc.). I have classroom teaching, tutoring, and home-school teaching experience in the Social Studies field.

Study Skills

As a certified teacher, I have spent many hours teaching students ways to improve their study skills, increase their proficiency and improve their grades in certain subjects. Finding the unique key to allow students to better focus on material leads to an increased interest and comprehension of the subject matter and learning in general. I believe that developing good study skills is a practiced art.

University of South Florida
Education

Education

University of South Florida (Education)

Brought our daughter out of a tail spin — We pulled our daughter out of school and made her a homebound student. Terry helped Athena in these subjects Freshman English, US History, Algebra 1, Business tech (computer), Freshman biology, and Art. She could not help with German. We could not do PE homebound. Our daughter ended up getting all of her credits for the year because of Terry's help. She has continued to assess her for ACT, and ...

— Timothy, Alameda, CA on 7/18/11

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Cancellations will be handled on a case-by-case basis, but in general cancellations without a 2 hour advanced notice will be charged the full price for the scheduled session missed.

Travel policy

Terry will travel within 20 miles of Cocoa, FL 32927.