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Terry P.

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Dear Potential Student,

My name is Ms. Terry P. and I have a very strong interest in helping students (such as yourself) to expand their knowledge base in order to perform their best in school. I have always had a passion for helping others succeed beginning as a 7th grade student, when I was chosen to help students in the lower grades with their math and reading assignments. As I matriculated to high school, the same need existed whereby I would help primarily freshman and sophomores with...

Dear Potential Student,

My name is Ms. Terry P. and I have a very strong interest in helping students (such as yourself) to expand their knowledge base in order to perform their best in school. I have always had a passion for helping others succeed beginning as a 7th grade student, when I was chosen to help students in the lower grades with their math and reading assignments. As I matriculated to high school, the same need existed whereby I would help primarily freshman and sophomores with developing good study habits, as well as assist them with their math assignments. As a freshman at Louisiana State University (LSU), I helped the student-athletes improve their persuasive writing skills by proof-reading their work and offering restructuring of their papers. Later, as a career Supervisor in the Blood Bank at DeWitt Army hospital at Fort Belvoir, VA, I became the key instructor in laboratory studies for the military Medical Lab Technicians. This included areas of study such as Chemistry analysis, Hematology/Coagulation, Urinalysis and Microbiology. Oftentimes, they would also need help with math associated with the Medical Laboratory Technician exam for certification.

My style of teaching is very much a free-style, where I relate the material to the students' interest. For example, if they are a basketball enthusiast, I will relate the understanding of percentage to shooting free throws. If you are into gymnastics, the dynamics of flips and aerial somersaults might be related to both geometry and physics. If you like to read, then that same passion is developed as it applies to a particular class, where the reading may be uninteresting. I like to interject humor into my teaching style, to make learning fun and easier to understand. I strongly believe in my ability to help you overcome your learning challenge(s) and look forward to working with you.


Education

LSU Med Ctr/Southern Univ and A&M College
Medical Technology

Policies

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  • Background check passed on 9/8/2018

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I enrolled in a class for Public Speaking at Louisiana State University, 1981; conducted Newcomer's Orientation as a Blood Bank supervisor at Fort Belvoir Community hospital for the better of 5 yrs. I also frequently speak at financial seminars.

Corporate Training

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I enrolled in a class for Public Speaking at Louisiana State University, 1981; conducted Newcomer's Orientation as a Blood Bank supervisor at Fort Belvoir Community hospital for the better of 5 yrs. I also frequently speak at financial seminars.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I served in the capacity of mentor as a 7th grader, to children in the 1st and 3rd grades to help them with reading and vocabulary. I have worked with my own 3 children in the same capacity since they were about the same ages as the students I've mentored. I currently teach biblical studies to kids ages 10-13 yrs. old, relating the principles to their everyday challenges in school. Oftentimes, we use the opportunity to address specific challenges in math they may be having in school. Reading skills are assessed by having the students read certain verses of scripture, usually using an unedited version. I am a member of the drama ministry and on occasion work with the children to learn their lines. This helps them learn to focus on improving their memory, especially when it comes to preparation for tests in school.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have always been very passionate about math, ever since elementary school. I attained A's in most classes and exempted from college level math due to high ACT and SAT scores, instantly earning 5 credit hours. I truly have a strong fondness for math and enjoy teaching its concepts to others.
Reading,

Reading

Consistently assisted fellow classmates with reading and writing skills throughout middle school years. I tutored college freshman athletes while a student at Louisiana State Univ (LSU). Due to high reading/writing ACT scores, I nearly exempted from having to take college entry-level writing course. I have edited the work of engineers and military officers alike. My own three (3) children have excelled through elementary years into college with their writing skills, and my 3rd grader has been recognized for awarded the Principal's Award for academic excellence in each marking period since starting Elementary School.
Elementary Science, Grammar, Vocabulary

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I enrolled in a class for Public Speaking at Louisiana State University, 1981; conducted Newcomer's Orientation as a Blood Bank supervisor at Fort Belvoir Community hospital for the better of 5 yrs. I also frequently speak at financial seminars.
Reading,

Reading

Consistently assisted fellow classmates with reading and writing skills throughout middle school years. I tutored college freshman athletes while a student at Louisiana State Univ (LSU). Due to high reading/writing ACT scores, I nearly exempted from having to take college entry-level writing course. I have edited the work of engineers and military officers alike. My own three (3) children have excelled through elementary years into college with their writing skills, and my 3rd grader has been recognized for awarded the Principal's Award for academic excellence in each marking period since starting Elementary School.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

As a high school senior, I sought help to improve my SAT Reading scores. My instructor happened to be my principal who had experience as an English professor at the prestigious Brown University of the Ivy league. I like to think I was tutored by the best in the field and now endeavor to help others in the same manner.
Writing,

Writing

I had the privilege of recently assisting a young lady with her application to the University of Georgia Law School, whom I have known since she was a middle school student. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from UNC - Greensboro and is now a commissioned officer with the US Air Force in the Judge Advocate Gen. (JAG) Office while stationed in Germany. She apparently trusted enough in my ability to assist her and I am glad I was able to help in a small way. Considering her academic accomplishments, she didn't really need me; however, something I've imparted in her life suggested otherwise.
ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I was an A student in Algebra 1 & 2, a B+ student in Trigonometry, and exempted from college math due to high ACT/SAT scores. I am very fond of math.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I served in the capacity of mentor as a 7th grader, to children in the 1st and 3rd grades to help them with reading and vocabulary. I have worked with my own 3 children in the same capacity since they were about the same ages as the students I've mentored. I currently teach biblical studies to kids ages 10-13 yrs. old, relating the principles to their everyday challenges in school. Oftentimes, we use the opportunity to address specific challenges in math they may be having in school. Reading skills are assessed by having the students read certain verses of scripture, usually using an unedited version. I am a member of the drama ministry and on occasion work with the children to learn their lines. This helps them learn to focus on improving their memory, especially when it comes to preparation for tests in school.
Geometry,

Geometry

I tutored the subject while a high school student, helping a classmate pass to meet graduation requirement. A recent student was failing Geometry while a student at Oxon Hill high school, when her mother reached out for my assistance. That student finished the year with a "B" and is now enrolled at Bowie State University.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

My love for math is the main reason I became involved with this site. I was a very good student who was always called upon by classmates beginning in elementary. If you give me the opportunity, you will be satisfied with the results.
Reading,

Reading

Consistently assisted fellow classmates with reading and writing skills throughout middle school years. I tutored college freshman athletes while a student at Louisiana State Univ (LSU). Due to high reading/writing ACT scores, I nearly exempted from having to take college entry-level writing course. I have edited the work of engineers and military officers alike. My own three (3) children have excelled through elementary years into college with their writing skills, and my 3rd grader has been recognized for awarded the Principal's Award for academic excellence in each marking period since starting Elementary School.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I was always very fond of math as both an elementary school and high school student. Due to high SAT and ACT math scores, I exempted from having to take entry-level college math earning 5 credits towards my degree. I was able to start directly into the College of Engineering at LSU, enrolling in Calculus I.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

As a high school senior, I sought help to improve my SAT Reading scores. My instructor happened to be my principal who had experience as an English professor at the prestigious Brown University of the Ivy league. I like to think I was tutored by the best in the field and now endeavor to help others in the same manner.
Writing,

Writing

I had the privilege of recently assisting a young lady with her application to the University of Georgia Law School, whom I have known since she was a middle school student. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from UNC - Greensboro and is now a commissioned officer with the US Air Force in the Judge Advocate Gen. (JAG) Office while stationed in Germany. She apparently trusted enough in my ability to assist her and I am glad I was able to help in a small way. Considering her academic accomplishments, she didn't really need me; however, something I've imparted in her life suggested otherwise.
English, Precalculus

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I was an A student in Algebra 1 & 2, a B+ student in Trigonometry, and exempted from college math due to high ACT/SAT scores. I am very fond of math.
Geometry,

Geometry

I tutored the subject while a high school student, helping a classmate pass to meet graduation requirement. A recent student was failing Geometry while a student at Oxon Hill high school, when her mother reached out for my assistance. That student finished the year with a "B" and is now enrolled at Bowie State University.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

My love for math is the main reason I became involved with this site. I was a very good student who was always called upon by classmates beginning in elementary. If you give me the opportunity, you will be satisfied with the results.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I was always very fond of math as both an elementary school and high school student. Due to high SAT and ACT math scores, I exempted from having to take entry-level college math earning 5 credits towards my degree. I was able to start directly into the College of Engineering at LSU, enrolling in Calculus I.
Precalculus

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I was an A student in Algebra 1 & 2, a B+ student in Trigonometry, and exempted from college math due to high ACT/SAT scores. I am very fond of math.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I served in the capacity of mentor as a 7th grader, to children in the 1st and 3rd grades to help them with reading and vocabulary. I have worked with my own 3 children in the same capacity since they were about the same ages as the students I've mentored. I currently teach biblical studies to kids ages 10-13 yrs. old, relating the principles to their everyday challenges in school. Oftentimes, we use the opportunity to address specific challenges in math they may be having in school. Reading skills are assessed by having the students read certain verses of scripture, usually using an unedited version. I am a member of the drama ministry and on occasion work with the children to learn their lines. This helps them learn to focus on improving their memory, especially when it comes to preparation for tests in school.
Geometry,

Geometry

I tutored the subject while a high school student, helping a classmate pass to meet graduation requirement. A recent student was failing Geometry while a student at Oxon Hill high school, when her mother reached out for my assistance. That student finished the year with a "B" and is now enrolled at Bowie State University.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

My love for math is the main reason I became involved with this site. I was a very good student who was always called upon by classmates beginning in elementary. If you give me the opportunity, you will be satisfied with the results.
Reading,

Reading

Consistently assisted fellow classmates with reading and writing skills throughout middle school years. I tutored college freshman athletes while a student at Louisiana State Univ (LSU). Due to high reading/writing ACT scores, I nearly exempted from having to take college entry-level writing course. I have edited the work of engineers and military officers alike. My own three (3) children have excelled through elementary years into college with their writing skills, and my 3rd grader has been recognized for awarded the Principal's Award for academic excellence in each marking period since starting Elementary School.
Writing,

Writing

I had the privilege of recently assisting a young lady with her application to the University of Georgia Law School, whom I have known since she was a middle school student. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from UNC - Greensboro and is now a commissioned officer with the US Air Force in the Judge Advocate Gen. (JAG) Office while stationed in Germany. She apparently trusted enough in my ability to assist her and I am glad I was able to help in a small way. Considering her academic accomplishments, she didn't really need me; however, something I've imparted in her life suggested otherwise.
English, Precalculus

Science

Genetics,

Genetics

I have a BS in Medical Technology, where Genetics was a required course of study. I've been a blood banker for the past 12 yrs., and Genetics background is a critical element of the position.
Physiology

Sports/Recreation

Basketball,

Basketball

I've played the game from ages 8-40: 2-time Co-MVP at Wes Unseld's basketball camp 1976, 1977; 4-yr varsity letterman at Academy of the Holy Names, Silver Spring, MD 1976-1980; WCAC All-Star; walk-on with LSU Lady Tigers, 1981; semi-pro league with D.C., Champs 1987-1989; runner-up in WAMAC Championship 1995-1996 at Fort Belvoir; AAU Coach with the Southern Maryland Spartans (2018); a member of Coach Wootten's summer coaching staff, 2017-current (Girls Champion 2017, Boys Champion 2018); a member of the Charles County Rec Winter League coaching staff 2018-current.
Cooking,

Cooking

My mother hails from the New Orleans area and my dad from Cajun country. Everybody knows about Popeye's, which originated in New Orleans. I've been told my Red Beans and Rice are a staple, unparalleled even by Popeye's standards. I have served on the Hospitality team everywhere I have served in ministry, because of my culinary skills.
Poker,

Poker

My dad used to host regular poker parties when I was about 6 or 7 years of age. I used to stand behind the guests at the poker table, silently observing and learning the game. I have a cousin who is a certified poker card dealer, who instructed me on the waging of the game, involving calls, raises, etc. I have been to Vegas, visiting the Bellagio but only to observe.
Softball,

Softball

I started playing softball in middle school and played co-ed slow pitch as an adult and fast pitch with an all female team that became the DC Women's League Champion in 1987 or 1988.
Tennis

Tennis

I picked up my mother's wooden racket at age 9 and began hitting used balls against a concrete wall in a back alley of Washington, DC. Because I was a basketball player at heart, I didn't pursue lessons until later in life. I continued to play casually until about age 13 when a semi-pro player invited me to volley a few balls. He gave me tips on properly holding the racket to improve my backhand and I went on to play intramural sports facing level 3.0's who excelled in college. I was a member of a runner-up Mixed-Doubles team at Ft. Belvoir, where the MEDDAC (hospital employees) were reigning team Champions for several years (2002-2006). I currently am an uncompensated basic skills instructor for an AAU basketball player, whose father wants her introduced to the game.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I was an A student in Algebra 1 & 2, a B+ student in Trigonometry, and exempted from college math due to high ACT/SAT scores. I am very fond of math.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I served in the capacity of mentor as a 7th grader, to children in the 1st and 3rd grades to help them with reading and vocabulary. I have worked with my own 3 children in the same capacity since they were about the same ages as the students I've mentored. I currently teach biblical studies to kids ages 10-13 yrs. old, relating the principles to their everyday challenges in school. Oftentimes, we use the opportunity to address specific challenges in math they may be having in school. Reading skills are assessed by having the students read certain verses of scripture, usually using an unedited version. I am a member of the drama ministry and on occasion work with the children to learn their lines. This helps them learn to focus on improving their memory, especially when it comes to preparation for tests in school.
GED,

GED

Preparing for the GED is much like preparing for any other standardized tests. You've been studying and now it's time to get strategy to do your best! I can help you in that area. I have been working with students since I was a middle school student myself. This is my gifted area and my students have been very successful.
Geometry,

Geometry

I tutored the subject while a high school student, helping a classmate pass to meet graduation requirement. A recent student was failing Geometry while a student at Oxon Hill high school, when her mother reached out for my assistance. That student finished the year with a "B" and is now enrolled at Bowie State University.
Reading,

Reading

Consistently assisted fellow classmates with reading and writing skills throughout middle school years. I tutored college freshman athletes while a student at Louisiana State Univ (LSU). Due to high reading/writing ACT scores, I nearly exempted from having to take college entry-level writing course. I have edited the work of engineers and military officers alike. My own three (3) children have excelled through elementary years into college with their writing skills, and my 3rd grader has been recognized for awarded the Principal's Award for academic excellence in each marking period since starting Elementary School.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I was always very fond of math as both an elementary school and high school student. Due to high SAT and ACT math scores, I exempted from having to take entry-level college math earning 5 credits towards my degree. I was able to start directly into the College of Engineering at LSU, enrolling in Calculus I.
Tennis,

Tennis

I picked up my mother's wooden racket at age 9 and began hitting used balls against a concrete wall in a back alley of Washington, DC. Because I was a basketball player at heart, I didn't pursue lessons until later in life. I continued to play casually until about age 13 when a semi-pro player invited me to volley a few balls. He gave me tips on properly holding the racket to improve my backhand and I went on to play intramural sports facing level 3.0's who excelled in college. I was a member of a runner-up Mixed-Doubles team at Ft. Belvoir, where the MEDDAC (hospital employees) were reigning team Champions for several years (2002-2006). I currently am an uncompensated basic skills instructor for an AAU basketball player, whose father wants her introduced to the game.
Writing

Writing

I had the privilege of recently assisting a young lady with her application to the University of Georgia Law School, whom I have known since she was a middle school student. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from UNC - Greensboro and is now a commissioned officer with the US Air Force in the Judge Advocate Gen. (JAG) Office while stationed in Germany. She apparently trusted enough in my ability to assist her and I am glad I was able to help in a small way. Considering her academic accomplishments, she didn't really need me; however, something I've imparted in her life suggested otherwise.

Test Preparation

Accuplacer,

Accuplacer

One of my students managed to place out of remedial courses with my assistance. A SAT student solicited my assistance with the Alg II portion and increased his score significantly. Still another was able to gain entry to UMUC as a result of high scores while taking the exam once.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

In addition to successfully passing a qualifications exam administered by the site, I have experience working with young military soldiers in preparation for passing licensing exams as medical laboratory technicians. At least three (3) of my trained soldiers are currently employed as shift leaders/supervisors in various states including Washington, Oregon and New Jersey.
GED,

GED

Preparing for the GED is much like preparing for any other standardized tests. You've been studying and now it's time to get strategy to do your best! I can help you in that area. I have been working with students since I was a middle school student myself. This is my gifted area and my students have been very successful.
PSAT,

PSAT

Having been a recipient of prep work, I eventually earned the designation as a National Honor Society student in high school, exempted from college math and have worked with several students to improve their overall scores by at least 100 points. Several of my students are currently in their 1st and 2nd years of college.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I was always very fond of math as both an elementary school and high school student. Due to high SAT and ACT math scores, I exempted from having to take entry-level college math earning 5 credits towards my degree. I was able to start directly into the College of Engineering at LSU, enrolling in Calculus I.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

As a high school senior, I sought help to improve my SAT Reading scores. My instructor happened to be my principal who had experience as an English professor at the prestigious Brown University of the Ivy league. I like to think I was tutored by the best in the field and now endeavor to help others in the same manner.
ACT Reading, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (353 ratings)
5 star
(340)
4 star
(6)
3 star
(2)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(5)

Reviews


Patient, knowledgeable, and effective.

Terry tutored my son for the ASVAB and, not only did she increase his test-taking skills, she gave him confidence and encouragement to apply his knowledge to those skills. From the very first day, she connected her expertise and experience with his learning style and she kept me informed about how he was doing, what he needed to work on, what we could do at home. I appreciated Terry’s team approach and HIGHLY recommend her for any standardized test-taking tutoring.

Stephanie, 5 lessons with Terry

Great Teacher

Terry P. is very helpful and patient with my nine-year-old son. The goal is to help him become comfortable with his reading and we are on the right path.

Renika, 9 lessons with Terry

Knowledgeable and kind

I love the way Terry reaches out to my son using topic that are fun for him. She is engaging him in a way that keeps him interested. Terry is making sure that my son has a proper start to constructing a sentence and paragraph that will make him a better writer. She understands what his issues are and is helping him develop.

david, 4 lessons with Terry

Great Teacher makes learning fun

Makes learning fun, was able to keep student engaged. Organized and provided feedback that was easy to understand. Broke down concepts well during the lesson.

Kaulin , 7 lessons with Terry

Great tutor

Excellent and very patient. Feedback is always so accurate. She takes her time with students and also explains well the process to the parent.

Francine, 6 lessons with Terry

She is incredible and the best out there!

Coach Terry is not just a basketball coach, she superseded that, she is a mentor, a leader, and she loves the game of basketball. Her passion for it makes any student under her leadership excel to greatness. She is a coach to my children this summer and her impression to me and my children has been priceless. She has an incredible heart and having her as your coach will be the best choice ever. She is part of my family now and We love her dearly.

Marie, 11 lessons with Terry

Down to earth and Relatable

I have had various sessions with Terry over the past few week and I am pleased with the results I have received thus far. She specializes in bringing out the old information in you and applying in new ways to make learning more relatable and down to earth. I look forward to my sessions and I am confident that my SAT score will reflect positively after our sessions are over.

Tinisha, 5 lessons with Terry

My Experience with Terry

Terry is assisting my son with Science and she has been exceptional and prompt with her in home appointments! I feel comfortable with her around my child. Did not really know what to expect for In-Home service, was a little skeptical, but I tried it out and I am pleased, and plan to use her for my middle child as well.

LaShawn, 3 lessons with Terry

Knowledgeable, will recommend her to everyone

Terry made the process of learning Pre Algebra easier for me. She has assured me that I can do it and with her guidance I know that I can. It was great to work with someone that makes you think and makes the process easier.

Petronica, 1 lesson with Terry
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