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TERYL L.

Tampa, FL

$40/hour

State of FL Certified Teacher with Elem, Middle, and High School Exp.

In-person lessons
20+ Hours
5.0 average from 20 ratings
A natural!
— Gayle, Tampa, FL on 3/19/17

$40/Hour


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University of South Florida
Business Admin

Education

University of South Florida (Business Admin)

About TERYL

Thank you for trusting me to help improve your child's academic experience. I am a 16 year educator certified in the state of Florida. My teaching experience includes the areas of elementary education, middle grade math (5-9) inclusive of Algebra I, middle grade ELA, high school intensive reading, and standardized test prep (i.e. FSA, SAT, ACT). I am also eligible to administer standardized tests to homeschool students. I've served in various capacities of the educational system, yet, my most rewarding experiences have been in the classroom with my students. The one on one opportunities I have with students have proven to be valuable in their educational advancement. Yes, I have taught them, but I have also learned from them! I am honored to have had the privilege to impact thousands of young lives of varying familial status and socio-economic backgrounds, and a plethora of ethnicities. I hope to share my expertise with you, as it is my passion to share knowledge and help advance today's youth. It is my destiny to assist our youth in reaching their destiny! Thank you for trusting me to help improve your child's academic experience. I am a 16 year educator certified in the state of Florida. My teaching experience includes the areas of elementary education, middle grade math (5-9) inclusive of Algebra I, middle grade ELA, high school intensive reading, and standardized test prep (i.e. FSA, SAT, ACT). I Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required

Rate includes fuel, tolls, supplies, and prep time. Discount for siblings (first student at regular rate; each sibling thereafter may be discounted).

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Tampa, FL 33617
In-person lessons

"A natural!"

- Gayle, Tampa, FL on 3/19/17
TERYL replied on 3/21/2017

Gayle - My sincere thanks for your feedback! More importantly, thank you for trusting me to help enhance your daughter's learning experience. I am passionate about teaching and the reward of knowing your daughter is progressing as a result of our time together inspires me all the more! I look forward to my next session with her :-)

"Great tutor!"

- Lauri, Gibsonton, FL on 4/19/17

"Excellent tutor"

- Tiffany, Clearwater, FL on 2/3/17
TERYL replied on 2/6/2017

Tiffany - I greatly appreciate you taking the time to post this review! Presently, our society is reflective of more frequently broadcasting the negative and "thank you" is seldom spoken. I am fortunate and honored to have the privilege of working with your son. Thank you for entrusting him to me.

Test Preparation:
ACT Reading,
SAT Reading

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 Reading

ACT Reading primarily consists of relationships of pieces of text i.e. determining how a sentence adds to the meaning of another, comparing and contrasting, and cause & effect. Students must also be able to detect main idea, author's purpose, various literary devices, and the like. My 12 years of classroom experience as a reading instructor and 600+ hours of training in this discipline will allow me guide students to clue words and phrases that will help them find the required 'text based' proof to support or disprove answer choices as they navigate text.

Algebra 1

I am certified in middle grade math grades 5 thru 9, to include Prealgebra and Algebra I. I have taught students in each of these subject areas from elementary students to adult students preparing for a GED certificate.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a 16 year certified teacher in the state of Florida. My certifications include Elementary Education K-6, Math 5-9, the ESOL Endorsement, and the Reading Endorsement. I taught in the elementary grades for 5 years. The remainder of my 16 years have been in both middle and high school settings.

Elementary Math

I am certified in middle grade math grades 5 thru 9, to include Prealgebra and Algebra I. I have four years teaching experience in the elementary classroom, and four additional years of both classroom teaching and tutoring in Algebra I. Prior to becoming an educator, my work experience includes the area of accounting, which allowed me to strengthen my math skills daily.

Grammar

Teaching students to read well - i.e. comprehend text - relies heavily on grammar. I have consistently worked hand in hand with our English teachers to help students see the relationship between understanding the text placed before them and knowing the purpose of punctuation, syntax, and clue words. As well, we work together to help students identify use of literary devices and the role these devices play in developing contextual meaning. My classroom experience in this discipline exceeds 10 years and 600 professional training hours.

Homeschool

I am a 16 year certified teacher in the state of Florida. My certifications include Elementary Education K-6, Math 5-9, the ESOL Endorsement, and the Reading Endorsement. I taught in the elementary grades for 5 years. The remainder of my 16 years have been in both middle and high school settings. As for homeschooling, I have assisted homeschool parents with preparing lessons, choosing curriculum, and mapping out their child's day so as to help achieve balance between academic content and extracurricular activities. Additionally, I am on the school district's Home Educator Evaluator list, rendering me eligible to administer state standardized tests to homeschool students.

Prealgebra

I am certified in middle grade math grades 5 thru 9, to include Prealgebra and Algebra I. My current teaching assignment requires that I tutor students in both Algebra I and Prealgebra from 1-2 hours daily. In previous years, I have tutored students in Algebra I off campus over the course of several years. My teaching experience includes four years in the elementary classroom and four additional years teaching Algebra I to both middle school and high school students.

Reading

I have over 600 hours of professional development training in this discipline and 12 years' classroom experience as a reading instructor. I've also spent four years as a reading coach - a support to other teachers to assist with embedding literacy across the curriculum. Additionally, I have been a part of a team of teachers assigned to help prep our juniors and seniors for standardized tests (i.e., ACT and SAT).

SAT Reading

SAT Reading is heavily dependent upon vocabulary knowledge. Teaching students word parts i.e. affixes and roots - is a helpful strategy to dissect unfamiliar words, thereby unlocking the meaning of the text. I have over 600 hours of professional development training in this discipline and 12 years classroom experience as a reading instructor. Additionally, I have been a part of a team of teachers assigned to help prep our juniors and seniors for standardized tests (i.e. ACT and SAT).

Spelling

Teaching elementary students the fundamentals of spelling required learing particular patterns e.g. CVC, CVVC, rhyming schemes, 'i' before 'e', hard sounds vs. soft sounds, silent letters, phonetic spelling, and much more. These spelling rules also carry over to more complex words for older groups of students. Sight words - those that do not follow any particular pattern but are used often in grade level text - can be taught using associative song lyrces and other strategies to help students improve.

Vocabulary

Teaching students to read well - i.e., comprehend text - relies heavily on vocabulary, grammar, and spelling. With that, my extensive training and many years of experience as a reading instructor and coach lend to my ability to teach students skills and strategies that will guide them toward mastery in each of the aforementioned areas of learning.

University of South Florida
Business Admin

Education

University of South Florida (Business Admin)

A natural!

Teryl is amazing and connected with my daughter immediately. She has given her confidence to start reading and writing on her own. Her strategy of helping my daughter has been unbelievably productive.

— Gayle, Tampa, FL on 3/19/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Rate includes fuel, tolls, supplies, and prep time. Discount for siblings (first student at regular rate; each sibling thereafter may be discounted).

Travel policy

TERYL will travel within 20 miles of Tampa, FL 33617.