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Terry H.

Kaneohe, HI

$40/hour

TV movie critic, former English teacher, reporter

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Kent State University
English
U. of Illinois
Master's
Stanford University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Kent State University (English)

U. of Illinois (Master's)

Stanford University (Graduate Coursework)

About Terry

I am a semi-retired former English teacher living in Hawaii. My B.A. in English is from Kent State University. I also earned an M.A. in English from the University of Illinois. (I finished the coursework for an M.A. in film production at Stanford University but did not make a thesis film.) I spent about seven years teaching writing and literature at universities and a community college, but most of my work has been in television news where, over almost thirty years, I taught dozens of new reporters and camera people how to do their jobs. Those experiences made me realize how much I like teaching one on one instead of in front of a group in a classroom. I enjoy the give and take of working with one person at a time. That way I can answer a person’s specific questions and I can see right away whether what I’m teaching is getting across. I believe that getting to know my students as people really helps me teach them what they need to know.

I like to teach the basics of video production and editing. My goal is to make this vastly complicated art as simple as possible. Once you have a firm grasp of basic video skills, you will be able to learn more on your own.

At a first session, we will chat and get to know a little about each other. I'll ask you to tell me what you need to accomplish, and I'll give you some ideas about how we might proceed. I might ask you to write a sentence for me. And I'll ask you a few questions that will help me understand what level of knowledge and skill you have. I will also answer any questions that you have.
I am a semi-retired former English teacher living in Hawaii. My B.A. in English is from Kent State University. I also earned an M.A. in English from the University of Illinois. (I finished the coursework for an M.A. in film production at Stanford University but did not make a thesis film.) I spent about seven years teaching writing and literature Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Kaneohe, HI 96744
English:
Proofreading, Writing
Computer:
Video Production

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Film

I have been movie critic on local television for 24 years. Plus, I completed the graduate program in film making at Stanford University. I have also taught classes in film appreciation at the University of Hawaii. Films are the major interest in my life.

Video Production

As I wrote in my profile, I shot and edited TV news stories for many years, and I have taught many new camera people how to shoot and edit. I have also taught video production at the University of Hawaii. I still shoot video on a freelance basis, and I edit video for the movie reviews I do every week.

Writing

I am a semi-retired former English teacher and TV news reporter/cameraman-editor, living in Hawaii. My B.A. in English is from Kent State University. I also earned an M.A. in English from the University of Illinois.(I finished the coursework for an M.A. in film production at Stanford University but did not make a thesis film.) I spent about seven years teaching writing and literature at universities and a community college, but most of my work has been in television news where, over almost thirty years, I taught dozens of new reporters and camera people how to do their jobs. Those experiences made me realize how much I like teaching one on one instead of in front of a group in a classroom. I enjoy the give and take of working with one person at a time. That way I can answer a person’s specific questions and I can see right away whether what I’m teaching is getting across. I believe that getting to know my students as people really helps me teach them what they need to know.

Kent State University
English
U. of Illinois
Master's
Stanford University
Graduate Coursework

Education

Kent State University (English)

U. of Illinois (Master's)

Stanford University (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Terry will travel within 20 miles of Kaneohe, HI 96744.