Amy-Terese S.


Amy-Terese S.

Tutor

Hollywood, FL 33021

Will travel 5 miles

$50 per hour.

4.94 271 ratings

Experienced Professional Tutor/Coach for Adult Learners and TestTakers

I am a professional Tutor/Coach providing private individual or group Tutoring, Coaching and Training Services to Adult Learners. I enjoy the work I do a great deal; the services which I provide are my passions and it shows...both in the process and the results. (Please read my "Student Feedback" to better assess the effectiveness of my methods.) As a tutor, I am gifted to be able to spark the student's interest, hold their attention and maintain their focus by presenting the material in a... [more]


Vocabulary


Grammar

GRAMMAR is basically the "set of rules" governing how the English Language is used, verbally or in writing. Because there are quite a number of these "rules", English grammar can be tricky for both native and non-native speakers alike. I specialize in all aspects of the English Language, and I am able to help you successfully learn, understand and apply these grammar rules appropriately. My methods are fun, fast and pain-free!


Reading

Reading Comprehension is very often indicated as a "weaker area" for many students. There are several factors about reading comprehension that add to its complexity: vocabulary and word choice, sentence structure, sentence and paragraph length, and the student's ability to "decode" and understand concepts and make relevant connections. In my services, I address each of these factors in a coherent instruction, involving the student in an "active" process of reading in order to develop fundamental strategic comprehension abilities. Best of all, my methods are engaging and motivational!


Writing

I have a true penchant for writing and a gift for helping others improve their writing skills! I am not only a published author of two non-fiction books and an extensive collection of poetry, but I have also been a by-line writer for various newspapers, newsletters and professional journals. I have served as an editor and proof-reader, and I specialize in writing skill improvement for pre-college and pre-employment test preparation. Contact me today to improve your writing skills, succeed in your goals and develop your own love of writing!


English

The English language is assuredly one of the most complex languages to learn and apply...even for native speakers! From its extensive grammar rules to its multiple definition vocabulary words to its complex spellings to its illogical pronunciations to its strange idioms and various "exceptions to the rules"...it seems amazing that anyone can learn English, right? Well, despite all of that, you can successfully learn, improve and even master English with my services! I utilize my own expertise in all aspects of English (conversation, public speaking, grammar, reading comprehension, writing) in a tutoring method that is customized to your needs, effective, engaging, practical and relatively painless! Contact me today to begin your journey towards English language mastery!


ESL/ESOL

The only thing I love more than the English language is helping students learn to love it (and master it) as well! English is a crazy language - one word can have multiple meanings, spellings and pronunciations...and forget about slang and idioms - it can all seem rather confusing! Thankfully, I am gifted to make learning English a simple, progressive and FUN process. My methods will vary based on the skill level of the student, but whether just starting to learn vocabulary or needing to speak more professionally, each student moves at their own pace, steadily building proficiency and confidence. I incorporate "real world" activities and homework based upon the student's interests and goals...and insist upon "practice, practice, practice"! I assure you, not only will you enjoy our sessions...you will be speaking English with confidence in no time!


Literature


SAT Reading

The SAT Test Critical Reading and Writing sections are two of my specialization areas. My knowledge and proficiency with the test itself was proven in late 2010 when I personally took the SAT Exam at Huntington Learning Center and scored 800 (with no omissions) in both of these areas. I have tutored these subjects for several years and over that time, have developed my own methodologies for instruction that have proven time and time again to be strategy based, easily understood/applied and highly effective. My personal style is engaging, motivating and results focused. Contact me today as your "best choice" for SAT Test Prep!


SAT Writing

The SAT Test Critical Reading and Writing sections are two of my specialization areas. My knowledge and proficiency with the test itself was proven in late 2010 when I personally took the SAT Exam at Huntington Learning Center and scored 800 (with no omissions) in both of these areas. I have tutored these subjects for several years and over that time, have developed my own methodologies for instruction that have proven time and time again to be strategy based, easily understood/applied and highly effective. My personal style is engaging, motivating and results focused. Contact me today as your "best choice" for SAT Test Prep!


TOEFL


ACT Reading

The ACT Test Reading section can be challenging for many students with its lengthy passages and seemingly confusing questions. Nonetheless, I am able to teach how: (1)to locate "clues" in both the questions and the reading; (2)to skim/scan passages effectively in lieu of trying to read full passages unnecessarily; (3)to better comprehend what is read; and (4)to answer questions in a "priority" order, resulting in speedier, easier, and more strategic processing, and much higher scores!


ACT English

The ACT Test's English section is a very grammar-intensive test, and grammar rules and practices are my specialties! I am able to proficiently teach both the rules and the strategies needed to successfully locate errors and select correct revisions quickly and easily.


Business

Whether in theory (in a classroom) or in the real world situations (as a business owner), Business Management/ Operations can be challenging. I am confident that I will be able to capably assist you in honing your skills in either setting as I am well experienced both academically (master's degree major in administration/ management) and practically (as both an entrepreneur and a small business coach/consultant).