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Terri G.

Albuquerque, NM

$45/hour

"Toot Your Own Horn": Get a Little Tutoring!

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University Southern California
Univ. NM
PhD
Univ. Southern CA.
Master's

Education

University Southern California

Univ. NM (PhD)

Univ. Southern CA. (Master's)

About Terri

I'm a people person and love working with students of all levels and ages.

I am certified in History, Geography, English and have an ESL-TESOL Certificate. I also enjoy teaching certified tutoring in writing, reading, French, and grammar. Essentially, I can help your child with just about anything but math and sciences.

I tailor my tutoring to each student's personality, and guide them to think about the big perspective and where they fit into their world--especially to those in high school who can benefit from college and career counseling.

This is a tough environment, and we want our kids to succeed! You've taken the first step, and I'd love to be part of your team. By the way, as information, I have the following degrees and have taught for nine years at various levels in diverse settings: 2 BA's French and History; MAPhD History and Sociology; and a MA in Education. Thank you!
I'm a people person and love working with students of all levels and ages.

I am certified in History, Geography, English and have an ESL-TESOL Certificate. I also enjoy teaching certified tutoring in writing, reading, French, and grammar. Essentially, I can help your child with just about anything but math and sciences.

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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Albuquerque, NM 87111
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development, College Counseling
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
French, Reading,
Writing
History:
American History,
European History, Social Studies,
World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Career Development, ESL/ESOL,
Marketing,
Public Speaking,
Writing

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.

American History

I am a social historian with specialization in the American urban West, ethnic relations, refugee adaptation, and immigration. But, I love all U.S. History and its many influences and interpretations. I'm able to engage young social studies students by relating the past to current events that interest them and serve as analogous. I help students focus on major themes and continuity. We stay away from irrelevant dates and names, focusing on key cause and effect, as well as change over time. Then, history will come alive.

American History: The Colonial period, 19thc to Reconstruction. This tumultuous period--the 19thc--includes important focus on themes, such as: immigration, women's rights, the Bill of Rights, the establishment of law, social change, Native Americans, the Mexican-American War, medical discovery, and technological invention, and the steps toward the Civil War. 20thc studies begin to focus on variables: ethnicity, race, sex, gender, region, class, status, and culture, along with the linear historical timeline. The 20th century U.S. becomes global, therefore World History and U.S. History begin to merge through war, colonization, global depression, fascism, imperialism, civil rights, technological growth, and great migration.

English

English starts with multi-genre teaching while gauging where each student's knowledge lies.

I use cartoons, movies, comparative drawings, treasure hunts, drama, reading, poetry, music lyrics--any tool that will interest your child.

After covering the basics of phonetics, pronouncing words, and reading, we can add punctuation, grammar, and writing.

I hold an ESL/TESOL Certification from Oxford seminars, and took eight hours of rigorous "Teaching English" at the nationally renowned University of Southern California, MA of Education, program. Let me join you and help your children feel comfortable while tackling this tough subject.

ESL/ESOL

I completed the Oxford Seminar ESL/TESOL Certificate of English instruction to foreign students. I also completed eight units of rigorous training at the University of California's MA of Education program. At least 50% of my current high school students ares non-English proficient. As part of the University of New Mexico's PhD program, one must pass two foreign language proficiency tests: French and Spanish. The MA of Education California Credential demands stringent Teaching English instruction. In researching my dissertation on the resettlement of Southeast Asian refugees, in five western cities, I required extensive ESL program evaluation.

Marketing

I taught at the University of Denver in the MBA Program on Integrated Marketing Communications. I have served on the Marketing Communications Rountable Board at the University of Denver. As a senior marketing executive, I have won numerous national public relations and marketing awards for product launches, philanthropic programs, and public relations. I helped launch a successful online "etail" site. I served on the Board of the Denver Telecommunications Professionals at the marketing representative.

Public Speaking

I completed a high level communications course at the University of Southern California for my BA. I have delivered multiple academic papers, as part of my PhD program, and to generate familiarity with my work, at all the significant historical conferences. I have taught history for nine years, and also lectured at the University of Denver. When launching Fortune 500 products, conducting multiple town meetings and executive informational seminars were obligatory. I have also served as the press contact for several industry publications.

Reading

Reading fluency and comprehension begin with enjoyment when picking up a book one loves. To engage young students, the key is locating a series of paper backs, sports, mysteries, or anything that grabs their attention. Children love collecting and knowing they owned and finished an entire collection. I did it as a child with Dennis the Menace, Nancy Drew, Archie comic books, and then onto the classics. Your child can even begin with reading below his or her course level. They just need to start reading.

Thus, the first step I would take would include assessing the situation and having the students read to me. Then I could begin to experiment with their writing, getting a feel for the incorporation of their vocabulary knowledge, syntax, fluency, and comfort with the written word. Testing their comprehension of what they read will prove crucial.

My job would require making the students feel comfortable; choose enjoyable exercises; and tailoring lessons to their personalities and patience. When tutoring, the students must look forward to it, and the tutor and parents will not see success without garnering the kids' trust and interest.I employ many fun activities that "hide" that they're learning.

I have one rule: no cell phones and no texting. I consider them impolite; and texting, with incorrect writing, a sorrowful evolution in society. I will not permit texting or phone calling. Good manners are always in style.

Social Studies

I recently received a Master's Degree in single subject, secondary social studies. I have a Bachelor's degree in History, a social studies discipline. I also hold a Master's degree in history--social studies--and a PhD in history and sociology, or social studies disciplines in high school. I passed the California education credentialing specialized CSET test in social studies. I teach social studies currently in six classes at Highland High School, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Writing

Writing skills begin with confidence. Every young student can achieve proper punctuation, grammar, syntax, and vocabulary growth with support.

I have worked in this field for many years--editing many papers. For writing, I would begin with an analysis of the young student's writing, and, therefore, assess their fluency and comprehension when reading, which may contribute to the problem.

I treat every student individually,tailored to their needs. I also employ "scaffolding" steps" toward better writing for your child and "behaviorist" educator's approaches to motivate the student with reward.

University Southern California
Univ. NM
PhD
Univ. Southern CA.
Master's

Education

University Southern California

Univ. NM (PhD)

Univ. Southern CA. (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Terri will travel within 30 miles of Albuquerque, NM 87111.