Life Learner Who Teaches
Life Learner Who Teaches
"Patient and Encouraging"
Shamerian, 8 lessons with Terri
Hi parents and students! I am a student of life who is willing to share/teach all that I have learned and can do. I started teaching in summer camps at age 14. In college, my professors thought I was a natural teacher and they invited me to be a teacher's assistant. After college, I moved myself across the country to Miami, Florida for my first job as a textile designer. I knew no one in south Florida except my English professor's college roommate. She and her husband had been long time...
Hi parents and students! I am a student of life who is willing to share/teach all that I have learned and can do. I started teaching in summer camps at age 14. In college, my professors thought I was a natural teacher and they invited me to be a teacher's assistant. After college, I moved myself across the country to Miami, Florida for my first job as a textile designer. I knew no one in south Florida except my English professor's college roommate. She and her husband had been long time residents of the area and they were very helpful in teaching me things about south Florida. After working as a designer for two years, I decided that I wanted to teach in the public school system. I was interested in elementary school, but the job that I took was teaching high school students, 9th through 12th grade. I stayed at this high school for eight years and then transferred to the elementary level where I worked for two years. My husband was transferred out of south Florida and when we relocated to the panhandle of Florida, I began teaching at Pensacola College through the department of Community Education where I worked with both children from ages 5 to 15 and I started teaching adult art classes, also. I now teach through the Community Education department at Santa Fe College.
As a teacher for over 25 years, my students have ranged in age from 4 to 84! I have enjoyed every age group. I am a serious teacher with goals and expectations for my students, but I like to bring humor and fun to learning so students are excited about what they are doing and all the opportunities that are possible with education. While the fine arts have been by main area of expertise, I have helped students with vocabulary, writing, speaking and applying to colleges. I consider myself a versatile teacher who is creative with finding the answers to teach what is necessary for the student. One day in my high school art class, my students were not being realistic about how they could/would live on a minimum wage job, so we did a budget on the chalk board and they quickly realized that unless their parents continued to support them, they would not be able to make a living for themselves without more education or training. Many of my students have become life long friends and would be excellent references if you would desire to get their opinion on my teaching style and what they have learned from me. I am an empathetic and compassionate teacher who has worked with students, not only of all ages, but various backgrounds, economically, socially and culturally. I believe in being and doing my best and bringing the best out in my students!
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Patient and Encouraging
Terri has been working with my elementary aged kids on reading and writing. She established an immediate rapport with them, and they look forward to tutoring sessions with her and leave feeling accomplished and happy. After just a few sessions there has been improvement. I had the opportunity to see a student recognize Terri at our tutoring location and observe that student's gratitude, happiness, pride and in updating Terri on progress made. Terri sends overview and feedback the evening of the session, is prompt, open and clear in communicating and I look forward to continuing to have my children work with her on their reading and writing.Shamerian, 8 lessons with TerriTutor responded:
Shamerian, Thank you for taking time to write such a thorough evaluation of my lessons with your children! I am doing my best, they are doing their best, you are doing your best and that is what it is all about!!!! Play it forward! We each have the power everyday to change the world in a positive way by each of us doing what we are supposed to be doing and doing it to our best ability!
Very good teacher. Knowledgeable, patient, tried innovative approaches to maintain the session's interest and enthusiasm. Would recommend her highly to other students.Janina, 5 lessons with TerriTutor responded:
Thank you Janina for taking the time to write a review for me! I thoroughly enjoyed working with Janina because she has such a bright outlook. She is also a very, hard working and determined student who I have total confidence in her mastering English. Keep up your excellent studies, Janina!
Terri is a good and a serious tutor. She takes her time and tries to find the best for you. She is creative, enthusiastic and funny. During my stay at Gainesville, Terri was happy to help me, trying to find people to help me to improve my English, all days. If you need a tutor, I think that Terri will be the best for you.Steeve, 13 lessons with TerriTutor responded:
Thank you Steeve. I have learned a great deal from you in your area of neuroscience! You are very hardworking and manage to budget your time well with all of your demands. I think you have mastered the "th" and "h" sounds, which are very challenging as they are not sounds that you have in your native language. Keep up the good work!
Terri is a great tutor! She is patient and really cares about my learning. I am improving my English and I am very glad to have meet her.Patricia, 4 lessons with TerriTutor responded:
Thank you, Patricia for taking the time to write such great things about me! I am certainly glad that I met you, also! You are a wonderful student and mother, too.