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Teresa W.

Trenton, NJ


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Background check passed as of 12/3/15
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About Teresa

I am two classes short of my Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. I completed my student teaching, and I am currently tutoring three private students in language arts. I enjoy every minute of our time together. We concentrate on reading comprehension, spelling, grammar, and writing.

I taught a class of 15 four-year-old children with my AA in early childhood Education. By the end of the year half of them could read. Although I do not believe children that age should be pushed to read early, believing that play is their work and the way they learn, I had to respect the parents wishes. I knew that my love for children would ensure that I taught them with love and patience. So I decided to take on the challenge.

I am looking forward to meeting with you and discussing how I can help and encourage you to meet your goals. Your future is in your hands. It will be one of happiness, one of pride and productivity if you reach out and grab it. I would like to help you do so.
I am two classes short of my Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. I completed my student teaching, and I am currently tutoring three private students in language arts. I enjoy every minute of our time Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Trenton, NJ 08690
Background Check: Passed
Music History
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
American History,
Geography, Government & Politics, Music History, Political Science, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Grammar, Handwriting, Reading,
Spelling, Vocabulary
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

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American History

I tutor SAT students for American History every year. I can also help High Schools with assignments and testing skills.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am currently taking classes in k through 6 education, I am both taking my classes in Early Childhood Ed/elementary k through 6 I am writing lesson plans based on common core standards on a daily basis. I also tutor language arts to elementary ed students and focus on getting them ready for SAT tests.
I previously student taught both 1st grade and 6th grade in Pa. I am only doing student teaching again to get my NJ certification.


When I was first out of college in my early twenties I had an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. One of the places I taught was a church program, a full day nursery school for babies through kindergarten. Both my children were in the program. In fact my 4 year old was in my class. The parents in this school wanted to see that their children were being taught letters and numbers. I did not really think that children should do anything but play and be read to. But I had to do as the parents wished, so I taught the students, among other things, their letters and the sounds of the letters. Then we moved on to the long and short vowel sounds. To make a long story short, by the end of the year about half the class was reading. Furthermore many of them came at the beginning not speaking English. This school was in Miami Florida.
I believe in phonics, which went out of style in education for a long time. But if you don't teach phonics how are students supposed to be able to sound out words. There are many other reading strategies which you would not know unless you had been teaching for a while and studying the subject. I would love to share those strategies with you.

SAT Reading

I am a test taking wiz. I never met a test I didn't think of as fun. Really it is just a matter of knowing some strategies and tricks. It is also a matter of realizing that the test score, good, bad, or indifferent is not a measure of you as a human being.

SAT Writing

I took the PA Praxis exam in 2004 and received a perfect score. I have always been very good at test taking and a very good writer. In fact I have just started writing my first novel.


Though I am not a member of AEA at the moment I was at one time. I have directed as well as acted in many plays and musicals. I have spent 55 years in the theater. In college, though there was no theater major, there was a theater department and I participated heavily. I have sung a season of professional opera in Fort Lauderdale, Fl.


I have studied creative writing at the college level and I am currently working on my first novel. I find writing very relaxing and creative.
I also find text taking stress free and somewhat fun. There are strategies to taking tests. I tutor two private students in test taking strategies for their upcoming SATs.

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Teresa will travel within 20 miles of Trenton, NJ 08690.