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Terry

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My commitment to teaching has been evidenced by a rich, long history of helping students reach their fullest educational potential. I am experienced at teaching English, Literature, and writing at the high school level. I have also taught composition and speech communications at the community college and University levels, including six years at Penn State University. In addition, I taught gifted education at the elementary and middle school levels and have actively helped students develop their critical and creative thinking skills in a variety of ways.

Since I have written and published five books, (including two works of non-fiction) and wrote for two newspapers (The Cape May County Herald, and The Mercury) I can share with students the techniques of writing clear and concise essays and term papers.

My educational background includes a Master's Degree and two Bachelor's Degrees from Villanova University. This classical educational foundation has given me the tools necessary to help others achieve their full writing potential.

Terry’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Villanova University - Bachelors, Education

Graduate Degree: Villanova University - Masters, Theatre

Hobbies

writing, traveling, art, theater and film

Tutoring Subjects

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature

Creative Writing

English

English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

French

French 2

French 3

Gifted

High School English

Journalism

Languages

Latin 1

Latin 2

Literature

Other

Public Speaking

Writing


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Helping students actualize their fullest educational and creative potential.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

If I were helping a student with a term paper for example, I would ask them to send it to me for review and critically analyze. I would then review their writing techniques and offer suggestions.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I would give them a list of books to read that I found helpful and provide the foundation for their intellectual advancement.