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My first undergraduate major was History at the University of Virginia, but I returned to school later on and completed an undergraduate math major as well. I enjoy learning and teaching both math and all things verbal! I completed my M.Ed. and most of my math courses online, so I know first-hand how online study opens up learning options.

I homeschooled my own four children through mid-high school. All had excellent standardized testing outcomes throughout. As an extension of my homeschooling experience I then tutored for five years in all subjects from beginning reading through ACT prep and enjoyed this very much. I decided as a result of my that experience to pursue full-time teaching. Though my original degree is in history, I had always wanted to go back and pick up my "mathy" side and continue beyond the differential calculus I had in high school and first year in college, so I decided to pursue a teaching credential.

I enjoy helping people who think they can't do something discover that they can. I love finding the intersections between a student's skills and confidence levels, my "backwards and forwards" grasp of content, and the teaching tools I have at my disposal. I love using my teaching repertoire (content and skills) to help students build bridges and move forward toward their goals. I am a great tutor because I love learning myself, because I have a wide range of experience in teaching and in life, because I listen well, am thorough, and prepare carefully, and because I have depth of teaching and content skill that enables me to "turn on a dime," so to speak--to adapt my teaching quickly to whatever need a student evidences in the moment. I am amazingly good at figuring out quickly where a student's gaps and misconceptions are and finding the place to which we need to "back up," address gaps and misconceptions, and then work our way forward again. Finally, I am a great tutor because I am friendly and funny and enjoy getting to know my students.I enjoy finding the intersections between a student's needs and interests, the content or skills involved, and my teaching skills. All of us are always learning!

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Terry’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Univeristy of Virginia - Bachelor in Arts, History

Graduate Degree: Wright State University-Main Campus - Masters in Education, Educational Leadership


Reading "the classics." Keeping up with current events. Working out at the Y. Handbell ringing!

Tutoring Subjects

ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Prep

ACCUPLACER College-Level Math Prep

ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra Prep

ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension Prep

ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills Prep

ACCUPLACER WritePlacer Prep

ACT Prep

ACT English

ACT Math

ACT Reading

ACT Science

ACT Writing


Algebra 2

Algebra 3/4

AP English Language and Composition


College Algebra

College English

College Essays

College Level American History

Comparative Literature

COMPASS Mathematics Prep

COMPASS Reading Prep

COMPASS Writing Skills Prep

Elementary Math

Elementary School Math


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

GED Prep


High School English

High School Level American History




Middle School Math




Social studies

Test Prep


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