Over 700 tutoring hours

Amy-Terese S.

Hollywood, FL

$45/hr

Experienced Professional Tutor/Coach for Adult Learners and TestTakers

In-person lessons
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Background check passed as of 1/23/15
4.9 Avg. Rating
 
 
237 Ratings
 
 
6hrs Response Time
Heaven Sent!
— Kisha, Opa Locka, FL on 8/17/14

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Miami Dade College
Business Admin
Florida International University (Florida)
Other
Florida International University (Florida)
Master's

Education

Miami Dade College (Business Admin)

Florida International University (Florida) (Other)

Florida International University (Florida) (Master's)

About Amy-Terese

I am a professional Tutor/Coach providing private individual or group Tutoring, Coaching and Training Services to Adult Learners. I offer my services (1) on a regular on-going basis; (2) as a predesignated number of sessions toward a targeted proficiency or accomplishment of a goal; and as short term/quick turnaround prep for tests/exams and “refreshers”. I also offer editing services for your written products, essays and web content.

TUTORING:
I specialize in tutoring all aspects of the English language (including: Grammar, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, Writing) and English-as-a- Second Language (ESOL). For those entering secondary school/college, I specialize in SAT and ACT Test Prep (Verbal, English, Reading, Writing), as well as assist in entrance essay and interview preparations. For job seekers, I assist with the preparation of professional cover letters and resumes, teach interview skills, and provide tutoring for pre-employment exams (such as TOEFL, TEAS, FTCE and CJBAT). Please review my individual "Subject Qualifications" for more information.

LIFE COACHING:
I specialize in Next Level/New Direction Life Coaching. I can assist you in achieving your desired next level - personally or professionally - or in moving into a desired new direction in life. I can assist you in reviewing options, devising SMART goals, creating a plan of action, and most importantly, gaining the MOTIVATION and ACCOUNTABILITY needed to see it through to successful completion. I can assist you in moving past fear, procrastination, self-sabotage, lack of self-esteem, and disorganization ...into a better YOU...and a better life!

My rates* for both tutoring and coaching are contingent on your choice of meeting locations:
$30 per hour* - Online/Phone
$35 per hour* - At My Home in Hallandale Beach (Off I-95)
$40 per hour* - At select public libraries**, or Starbucks,
Barnes&Nobles, McDonalds, etc.
$45 per hour* - At Student's Home or Business

*Please note that all tutoring sessions are a minimum of 2 hours in length; coaching sessions are 1 hour in length.

**Libraries: North Dade Regional Library (Miami Gardens, off University Drive); Miramar Branch (off Turnpike); Hallandale Beach Branch (off Biscayne Blvd); Hollywood Branch (off I-95); South Regional BC Library (Hollywood, off 441); South West Regional Library (Pembroke Pines, off I-75); Weston Branch (off Bonaventure); and the NOVA Univ./Alvin Sherman Library (Davie, off 595).

TRAINING:
For professionals, I provide training in English, Business Communications and Public Speaking, on an individual or group basis, or in "Train-the- Trainer" formats. I can provide customized sessions or workshops designed to meet your organization's specific needs. Contact me for more info/rates.

EDITING:
I provide professional editing services - with no tutoring or instruction - for your written products, essays and web content. Please note that I do not write papers from scratch for students. My fees are as follows:

Proofreading (checking for and correcting errors in spelling, grammar and/or punctuation)
$2.00 per page

Embellishing (adding more descriptive language, enhancing word choice, etc)
$3.00 per page (as a single service) OR
$1.50 per page additional (when purchasing with either proof-reading or copy-editing services)

Copy-Editing (revising sentence structure or paragraph sequence for clarity, concision, consistency and improved flow)
$4.00 per page

Combination Package (Proofreading, Embellishing & Copy-Editing)
$8.00 per page


ABOUT AMY:
I hold both Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Florida International University. During my career, I served as a senior level public administrator for the government, excelling in management, team development, and communications. Post-career, in addition to tutoring, I have also served for many years as a life coach, motivational speaker, workshop presenter and trainer for professionals. My native language is English and I also speak Spanish proficiently. I am a published author. My most cherished post-career accomplishment was being selected as the February 2005 Commencement Speaker for Kaiser Career College in Pembroke Pines, FL.

AMY'S METHODOLOGY:
I enjoy tutoring a great deal - the subjects which I tutor are my passions and it shows! I am gifted to be able to spark the student's interest, hold their attention and maintain their focus by presenting the material in a variety of creative and innovative methods. I work to assess and address deficiencies resulting from earlier disconnects in learning, progressing the student at his/her own pace, while simultaneously challenging them to move forward to new vistas. I am a strong proponent of positive feedback and encouragement...building the student's self-esteem and confidence while building skill and proficiency in the subject area. Regular feedback and skill assessment is provided, as well as homework assignments (in most cases) to further hone skills and continue learning through consistent practice. Please read my "Student Feedback" to better assess the effectiveness of my methods!

Contact me today to discuss your needs and begin a tutoring, coaching or training program that will meet your needs, and exceed your expectations!
I am a professional Tutor/Coach providing private individual or group Tutoring, Coaching and Training Services to Adult Learners. I offer my services (1) on a regular on-going basis; (2) as a predesignated number of sessions toward a targeted proficiency or accomplishment of a goal; and as short term/quick turnaround prep for tests/exams and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

2-Hour Minimum per session

Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of Hollywood, FL 33021
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Heaven Sent!"

- Kisha, Opa Locka, FL on 8/17/14

"Amazing person"

- NATHALIE, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 4/29/15

"Excellent and dedicated tutor"

- ALICIA, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 5/27/14

"Wonderful tutor!"

- Sue, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 2/24/14

"Excellent!"

- Marli, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 9/30/13

"SIMPLY THE BEST!!!"

- Elizabeth, New York, NY on 9/20/13

"Will Use Again"

- Mark, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 6/19/13

"Great To Work With"

- Clark, Miami, FL on 6/6/13

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor."

- Lori, Pompano Beach, FL on 6/4/13

"Amazing tutor"

- Linda, Hollywood, FL on 4/22/13

"Great tutor!!!!!"

- Terria, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 4/20/13

"Great Tutor!"

- Ailen, Hialeah, FL on 4/19/13

"The Best of the Best"

- Marty, Hollywood, FL on 4/19/13

"Very helpful and Engaging"

- Rinnelle, Opa Locka, FL on 3/25/13

"Awesome, patient, funny, interesting, and eloquent!"

- Amerik, Hollywood, FL on 2/8/13

"Amazing Tutor"

- Justina, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 1/9/13

"Wonderful tutor"

- SHARNICE, Opa Locka, FL on 1/9/13

"Amazing"

- Cathy, Hollywood, FL on 1/7/13

"Great help and great results"

- Callum, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 12/17/12

"Excellent Tutor Across the board"

- Britney, Pembroke Pines, FL on 7/27/12

"Oh my good, Amy is awesome!!!"

- JAEEUN, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 10/24/11

"2nd Lesson"

- Trell, Miami, FL on 10/20/11

"Tough to reach by phone"

- Elyse, Miami, FL on 10/13/11
Amy-Terese replied on 10/13/2011

Elyse, we are both well aware that you have written this due to my being unable (despite your insistent pleas) to add your sister back into my schedule due to the lack of an available time-slot. I pride myself on being a true professional and an exemplary tutor/coach...and my record reflects that, as I have been providing tutoring and coaching services for the past 5 years and yours is the first and only negative feedback I've received. Nevertheless, I'm glad to hear you found a new tutor...Leah is a delight and I do hope she can get the help she needs to successfully pass her test. Blessings!

"Great tutor! "

- Fred, Pompano Beach, FL on 8/15/11

"English Tutoring for Maget Hig School"

- Rao, Marietta, GA on 8/13/11

"Helped me a lot to have a great start at my new job!"

- Joern, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 5/23/11

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Etta, Miramar, FL on 3/31/11

"Good Tutor "

- Winston, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 11/29/10

"Excellent Tutor"

- Karin, Fort Lauderdale, FL on 10/23/10

"Excellent Tutor"

- Gabriela, Woodstock, GA on 8/31/09
Computer:
Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Speech, TOEFL
History:
Criminal Justice
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Business,
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
SAT Reading,
Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Business,
Criminal Justice, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Microsoft Word, 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.

ACT English

The ACT Test's English section is a very grammar-intensive test, and grammar rules and practices are my specialties! I am able to proficiently teach both the rules and the strategies needed to successfully locate errors and select correct revisions quickly and easily.

ACT Reading

The ACT Test Reading section can be challenging for many students with its lengthy passages and seemingly confusing questions. Nonetheless, I am able to teach how: (1)to locate "clues" in both the questions and the reading; (2)to skim/scan passages effectively in lieu of trying to read full passages unnecessarily; (3)to better comprehend what is read; and (4)to answer questions in a "priority" order, resulting in speedier, easier, and more strategic processing, and much higher scores!

Bible Studies

I believe that I am qualified in this area as I have been a Bible scholar my entire life, beginning with eight years of parochial school education. Since that time, I have had a true passion for the Word of God and have had a life long experience of reading the Bible, receiving personal revelation of its interpretation, receiving teaching (through preaching, ministerial teaching and seminary classes), and helping others understand and apply its lessons in their own daily lives. I have both participated in and conducted one-on-one and group Bible studies and, although I am not an ordained minister, I have regularly been invited to preach or deliver scripture-based messages on numerous occasions in churches and social functions because of my anointing in this area.

Business

Whether in theory (in a classroom) or in the real world situations (as a business owner), Business Management/ Operations can be challenging. I am confident that I will be able to capably assist you in honing your skills in either setting as I am well experienced both academically (master's degree major in administration/ management) and practically (as both an entrepreneur and a small business coach/consultant).

English

The English language is assuredly one of the most complex languages to learn and apply...even for native speakers!
From its extensive grammar rules to its multiple definition vocabulary words to its complex spellings to its illogical pronunciations to its strange idioms and various "exceptions to the rules"...it seems amazing that anyone can learn English, right? Well, despite all of that, you can successfully learn, improve and even master English with my services! I utilize my own expertise in all aspects of English (conversation, public speaking, grammar, reading comprehension, writing) in a tutoring method that is customized to your needs, effective, engaging, practical and relatively painless! Contact me today to begin your journey towards English language mastery!

ESL/ESOL

The only thing I love more than the English language is helping students learn to love it (and master it) as well! English is a crazy language - one word can have multiple meanings, spellings and pronunciations...and forget about slang and idioms - it can all seem rather confusing! Thankfully, I am gifted to make learning English a simple, progressive and FUN process. My methods will vary based on the skill level of the student, but whether just starting to learn vocabulary or needing to speak more professionally, each student moves at their own pace, steadily building proficiency and confidence. I incorporate "real world" activities and homework based upon the student's interests and goals...and insist upon "practice, practice, practice"! I assure you, not only will you enjoy our sessions...you will be speaking English with confidence in no time!

Grammar

GRAMMAR is basically the "set of rules" governing how the English Language is used, verbally or in writing. Because there are quite a number of these "rules", English grammar can be tricky for both native and non-native speakers alike.
I specialize in all aspects of the English Language, and I am able to help you successfully learn, understand and apply these grammar rules appropriately. My methods are fun, fast and pain-free!

Public Speaking

Public Speaking is one of my passions! While some studies have shown that fear of public speaking ranks highly among our greatest fears, it is one of the most importantly valued skills that an individual can possess...it is, therefore, one of my favorite tutoring subjects!
I am an independent professional communicator, experienced as a speaker, presenter, host/MC and moderator. (One of my most cherished achievements was being selected as Commencement Speaker for Kaiser Career College.) I can assist students in overcoming stage fright; gaining confidence; developing a more powerful presence; honing their speaking skills - and in creating effective speeches/presentations that inspire, inform, entertain or positively influence their audience. Contact me today to begin learning how to better "Deliver Your Message"! (And have fun doing it!)

Reading

Reading Comprehension is very often indicated as a "weaker area" for many students. There are several factors about reading comprehension that add to its complexity: vocabulary and word choice, sentence structure, sentence and paragraph length, and the student's ability to "decode" and understand concepts and make relevant connections. In my services, I address each of these factors in a coherent instruction, involving the student in an "active" process of reading in order to develop fundamental strategic comprehension abilities. Best of all, my methods are engaging and motivational!

SAT Reading

The SAT Test Critical Reading and Writing sections are two of my specialization areas. My knowledge and proficiency with the test itself was proven in late 2010 when I personally took the SAT Exam at Huntington Learning Center and scored 800 (with no omissions) in both of these areas. I have tutored these subjects for several years and over that time, have developed my own methodologies for instruction that have proven time and time again to be strategy based, easily understood/applied and highly effective. My personal style is engaging, motivating and results focused. Contact me today as your "best choice" for SAT Test Prep!

SAT Writing

The SAT Test Critical Reading and Writing sections are two of my specialization areas. My knowledge and proficiency with the test itself was proven in late 2010 when I personally took the SAT Exam at Huntington Learning Center and scored 800 (with no omissions) in both of these areas. I have tutored these subjects for several years and over that time, have developed my own methodologies for instruction that have proven time and time again to be strategy based, easily understood/applied and highly effective. My personal style is engaging, motivating and results focused. Contact me today as your "best choice" for SAT Test Prep!

Writing

I have a true penchant for writing and a gift for helping others improve their writing skills! I am not only a published author of two non-fiction books and an extensive collection of poetry, but I have also been a by-line writer for various newspapers, newsletters and professional journals. I have served as an editor and proof-reader, and I specialize in writing skill improvement for pre-college and pre-employment test preparation.
Contact me today to improve your writing skills, succeed in your goals and develop your own love of writing!

Miami Dade College
Business Admin
Florida International University (Florida)
Other
Florida International University (Florida)
Master's

Education

Miami Dade College (Business Admin)

Florida International University (Florida) (Other)

Florida International University (Florida) (Master's)

Heaven Sent! — My daughter is in the 8th grade, and I am very pleased with the progress she has made in reading comprehension and writing. After only three sessions of tutoring, my daughter is able to implement various strategies that Amy has taught her, which has truly built her confidence.A my is very knowledgeable, patient, and very passionate about what she does as a tutor. More importantly, she provides fee ...

— Kisha, Opa Locka, FL on 8/17/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

2-Hour Minimum per session

Travel policy

Amy-Terese will travel within 7 miles of Hollywood, FL 33021.

Background Check Status for Amy-Terese S.

Amy-Terese S. passed a background check on 1/23/15. The check was ordered by Amy-Terese through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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