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Terry P.

Clinton, MD

$40/hour

Enthusiastic, Creative and Fun Tutor

500+ Hours
Background check passed as of 10/11/16
5.0 average from 243 ratings
Terry is knowledgeable and energetic!!
— Kya, Clinton, MD on 6/22/17

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

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

About Terry

Dear Potential Student,

My name is 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 freshman 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 athletes improve their persuasive writing skills by proofreading 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 MLT preparatory 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 gymanstics, 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 interject humor into my teaching style, to make whatever concept you have struggles with easier to understand. I strongly believe in my ability to help you conquer your learning challenge(s) and look forward to working with you.
Dear Potential Student,

My name is 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
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If multiple days within a week, rates are adjusted as follows: 2 days or 2 hrs. = $45hr 3 days or 3 hrs. = $35/hr Thank you for your patronage.

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Travels within 37 miles of Clinton, MD 20735
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"Terry is knowledgeable and energetic!!"

- Kya, Clinton, MD on 6/22/17
Terry replied on 6/22/2017

Kya,
I thank you so much for the vote of confidence. I tend to treat my students as my own children and just want to ensure that they are well-rounded to handle the classroom and life itself.

"Great Lesson"

- AJ, Alexandria, VA on 8/7/17

"Very Knowledgeable"

- Deborah, Upper Marlboro, MD on 7/14/17

"Amazing and will help people who are hearing impaired"

- La Kenya, Waldorf, MD on 5/27/17
Terry replied on 6/22/2017

La Kenya, the pleasure was all mine. As a hearing challenged individual myself, it was only God-inspired that we worked together. Glad I could be a blessing in your life.

"Very patient and kowledgable"

- Shelly, Washington, DC on 4/19/17
Terry replied on 4/20/2017

Thank you, Shelly. Relationship is tantamount to the success of my students.

"Excellent Tutor"

- Venessa, Upper Marlboro, MD on 2/27/17
Terry replied on 4/20/2017

Thank you, Venessa. I've found that color is stimulating to the eyes and tends to help with retention.

"Great tutor"

- Monique, Waldorf, MD on 1/24/17
Terry replied on 1/31/2017

Monique,
The pleasure is all mine as I am really enjoying working with your son. He is bright, articulates himself really well and doesn't mind being challenged. He is open-minded to learning newer concepts which is always an edge for students desiring to reach the apex in academics. Thank you for your vote of confidence in my services to assist your son.

"Great Tutor"

- Grace, Fort Washington, MD on 12/10/16

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Laniyah, Oxon Hill, MD on 11/16/16
Terry replied on 6/22/2017

Laniyah is such a dear heart and I am so excited to learn that she earned top honors for reading. Awesome!

"Terrific Tutor"

- Dee, Upper Marlboro, MD on 11/14/16

"Amazing women"

- Morgan, Bowie, MD on 9/11/16

"Ms Terry is the Best!"

- Vera, Fort Washington, MD on 8/31/16

"Very Knowledgeable"

- Monica, Waldorf, MD on 7/26/16

"Awesome SAT Help"

- LaShawn, Fort Washington, MD on 7/22/16
Terry replied on 7/26/2016

Thank you so much for the vote of confidence. I am always endeavoring to use my God-inspired gift to be a blessing to everyone I meet.

"A Teacher with a Caring Heart - Makes All of the Difference"

- Joann, Clinton, MD on 5/2/16

"Patient and Knowledgeable"

- Melissa, Oxon Hill, MD on 2/11/16

"Great Tutor!"

- Tareice, Fort Washington, MD on 2/3/16

"Patient & Caring"

- Kayla, Capitol Heights, MD on 10/4/15

"Dedicated to help her students"

- Bryan, Silver Spring, MD on 9/14/15

"Patient and diligent tutor"

- Alicia, Washington, DC on 7/28/15

"Mrs. Terry is very patient"

- Tonja, Upper Marlboro, MD on 7/21/15

"Committed tutor. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic!!"

- Pam, Upper Marlboro, MD on 6/23/15
Science:
Elementary Science, Genetics,
Physiology, PSAT
English:
ACT Reading, Grammar, Public Speaking,
Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Reading, ASVAB,
GED,
PSAT,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Basketball,
Softball

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.

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.

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.

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; WACA All-Star Sr. yr; walk-on with LSU Tigers, 1981; semi-pro league with D.C., Champs 1987-1989; runner-up in WAMAC Championship 1995-1996 at Fort Belvoir.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Education

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

Terry is knowledgeable and energetic!!

Ms. Terry is tutoring my child about the world of mathematics and how math relates to everything in life. In today's lesson she used the ASVAB as a resource to begin my incoming 9th grade son the importance of algebra, paying bills, and how hard work in school pays off well. She is simply awesome!!

— Kya, Clinton, MD on 6/22/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

If multiple days within a week, rates are adjusted as follows: 2 days or 2 hrs. = $45hr 3 days or 3 hrs. = $35/hr Thank you for your patronage.

Travel policy

Terry will travel within 37 miles of Clinton, MD 20735.