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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) expand their knowledge base in order to perform their best both in and out of the classroom. I have always had a passion for helping others succeed beginning as a 12 year old 7th grader, when I was chosen to help students in the lower grades with math and reading assignments. As I matriculated to high school the same need existed. Although I was a 4-year varsity letter-man...

Dear Potential Student,

My name is Ms. Terry P. and I have a very strong interest in helping students (such as yourself) expand their knowledge base in order to perform their best both in and out of the classroom. I have always had a passion for helping others succeed beginning as a 12 year old 7th grader, when I was chosen to help students in the lower grades with math and reading assignments. As I matriculated to high school the same need existed. Although I was a 4-year varsity letter-man basketball player, I would primarily help freshman and sophomores with developing good study habits while assisting them with their Math, Science and Language Arts 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
Howard University
Other

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Rate details: - Groups of 5 max, same grade/mindset. - Siblings: $10 off - For special situations, please contact me.
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Clinton, MD 20735
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/26/2021

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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.
Homeschool,

Homeschool

I have worked with younger aged children since my own Elementary and Middle School years, over 40 years ago. I currently homeschool a student with physical challenges, hired from Wyzant initially for math help. After being tasked to provide a complete curriculum to include Science, Literature, English, Math and Art, the experience landed me working with other parents choosing to homeschool their children, PRIOR to in-person schooling shutdown. Furthermore, at least one of those previously homeschooled students successfully passed entrance into Southern Maryland College in Waldorf.
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

English

English,

English

I studied the origin of English in high school, took an advance course in English communication prior to entry into high school, successfully passed a Speech course in college and have worked with people from 4 of the 5 main continents.
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, Grammar, Literature, SAT Writing

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.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Please refer to my profile to view my qualifications to help you in Algebra II. I am also currently helping at least two other college students with their classes, both of whom are out-of-town.
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.
English,

English

I studied the origin of English in high school, took an advance course in English communication prior to entry into high school, successfully passed a Speech course in college and have worked with people from 4 of the 5 main continents.
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.
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.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Please refer to my profile to view my qualifications to help you in Algebra II. I am also currently helping at least two other college students with their classes, both of whom are out-of-town.
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.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Please refer to my profile to view my qualifications to help you in Algebra II. I am also currently helping at least two other college students with their classes, both of whom are out-of-town.
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.
English,

English

I studied the origin of English in high school, took an advance course in English communication prior to entry into high school, successfully passed a Speech course in college and have worked with people from 4 of the 5 main continents.
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.
Precalculus

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.

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.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Please refer to my profile to view my qualifications to help you in Algebra II. I am also currently helping at least two other college students with their classes, both of whom are out-of-town.
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.
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.
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.
AFOQT,

AFOQT

AFOQT is basically the ASVAB, for which I have already qualified to tutor. The AFOQT is a streamlined process relative to the ASVAB, with a focal concentration on 4 major areas: Arithmetic Reasoning, Math Knowledge, Word Knowledge and Paragraph Comprehension.
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.
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

Examples of Expertise


Terry has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (470 ratings)
5 star
(455)
4 star
(7)
3 star
(2)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(6)

Reviews


She is great.!

She is teaching my daughter how to read using songs, doing games, she makes learning fun. We see the progress that our daughter is making…………………………..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karla, 12 lessons with Terry
Tutor responded:

I'm elated to hear that Casey is making progress!! That's what learning SHOULD be about and I enjoy being a part of that:)

Knowledgeable, patient and funny tutor

It's only been 1 session so far but I could tell that she's very, very knowledgeable and determined to help in any which way possible. Totally appreciate that about her.

Khalilah, 5 lessons with Terry

Very helpful!

Ms. Terry is an excellent Geometry tutor. She has strong interpersonal skills which allowed her to quickly establish a working relationship with my teenage son.

Sylvia, 5 lessons with Terry
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much Sylvia for the feedback. I will endeavor to use those interpersonal skills with every student who I am blessed to be in contact with.

Asvab tutoring (Detroit)

Terry help me understand AR and MK on the Asvab. She is very helpful and patient, If you are planning to take the asvab and having trouble with it Terry is one of the best tutors out here so I would recommend her.

Deryan, 5 lessons with Terry

Excellent, Versatile, All-Around, Professional Tutor

Ms. Terry is currently tutoring my daughter Ashley to help with her towards doing well on the ASVAB test. The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. She is very professional, very knowledgeable and she understands the entire concept of the ASVAB test as a whole. She also understands the importance of scoring well in regards to having many options available towards a military enlistment. She has a proven track records for helping individuals to pass the ASVAB. She also love sharing the success stories of her clients along with their paths to success. Terry shows extreme confidence in accomplishing the task at hand. My daughter Ashley is now learning so many ways to solving the tough questions on the ASVAB. Especially within the two math sections. So far it’s going very well and I too am confident that Ms. Terry will help my daughter to accomplish her goals with the ASVAB test. Thank you.

Kennard, 10 lessons with Terry
Tutor responded:

Sir, The honor is God's alone, who has equipped me to be a blessing to others, but thank you for your kind words.

Knowledgeable and kind touter

Terry did a wonderful job editing my writing, she gave me many comments to help improve the writing and make it clear and effective. She also corrected the grammar and spelling errors. She is a great touter I highly recommend her!

Anonymous, 2 lessons with Terry
Tutor responded:

Thank you Samah, I really appreciate you. I would have gladly finished editing pro bono, as I really do like to finish what I start:)

Patient, fun and amazing energy.

Mrs. Terry is working with my 5 year old on reading. What was a struggle for me and my daughter is laughter and fun for Mrs. Terry and my daughter! The energy coming from the lessons is so happy and exuberant. Mrs. Terry clearly knows how to connect with her students and engage them in the lesson, and better yet, after just two sessions, my daughter has started to actually read. She doesn’t dread when I say ‘let’s try to read this’ now, and she looks forward to her weekly session with Mrs. Terry. I cannot recommend her enough!!!!

Katie, 25 lessons with Terry
Tutor responded:

Katie, I really appreciate your encouraging words. I was browsing for an appropriate response to post for someone else in need and was pleasantly surprised to read your review. Thank you so much. I endeavor to help everyone in whatever fashion I can and it is always a breath of fresh air to work with Emma.

Great teacher very patience and flexible

Ms. Terry has been a breath of fresh air for me and my husband during these unprecedented times . She is very knowledgeable and can connect with my daughter on all levels of learning whether in math , reading or problem solving . She takes her time to explain to my daughter which makes my daughter very excited to learn. Ms. Terry flexibility helps us to navigate through our schedule to help to accommodate my daughters learning challenges . We are so grateful to have find her . Thanks you Ms. Terry

Dominique, 15 lessons with Terry
Tutor responded:

I am truly humbled by your comment, Dominique. Since a chord of three (3) strands is not easily broken, I simply try to be that third one, behind God and the parents. Continued blessings to all. Coach T

Knowlegeable & Personable

After just one session, my mom feels as though she's known Terry forever. It's great to find a tutor who's skilled, ready to help... and has a great personality. Thank you, Terry!

Terri, 12 lessons with Terry
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much for your kind words. I really do try to walk into a session fully aware of the needs of the students. So glad I can be a blessing.

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