Thuy P. Truong
English Instructor &
Executive Function Coach
"Even though she is so good at professionalism, she does not forget to humanize it and connects with students at a personal level to help them further and make them more comfortable. I remember when I was going through a difficult situation academically and emotionally, she encouraged me not to drop courses and work harder. She tried to talk to me and understand me like a friend, helped me understand what I needed to correct and genuinely showed care and concern."
Transitioned to online services in 2020, but Thuy has been teaching and coaching students in-person for 16 years starting in 2005 (from middle school to university level). Thuy was inspired by one student. She was tutoring "Elena" on writing in 2019. Elena had writing anxiety. As an experienced, certified classroom teacher, Thuy has a special read on each student. After getting to know Elena for a few months, Thuy noticed something deeper. Though a strong reader with a large vocabulary bank, Elena one day said: "But I don't want to be wrong." It was then that Thuy realized that Elena's writing struggle really came from her fear of being wrong. Thuy then created tailored lessons to boost Elena's writing skills and confidence. Two essay practices later, Elena's writing anxiety was cured. During the pandemic, Thuy imagined many students struggle like Elena for various reasons. Thus, she started TPT Teaching And Coaching so all students can learn with a compassionate and expert teacher who gets them inside and out.
Thuy holds a Bachelor degree in Secondary Education and English as well as a Master's in Educational Administration both from Arizona State University with a full academic scholarship. She graduated with honors while taking care of both of her parents. She is a certified teacher and coach with over 16 years of experience. She values students' natural strengths while giving them skills to soar even higher and boosts their confidence. She is also a former college English instructor and had worked with domestic and international college students from 26 different countries. In fact, she built Wheelock College's international office from scratch and wrote its first international student services website while teaching there. Thuy also had won first place for her personal essay "Memories Under The Moon." Thuy enjoys cooking, reading, creative writing, and volunteering.
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Arizona Department of Education
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
National Tutoring Association
THAT I AM
I am one who notices when the student’s voice seems different. I see the sparkle of light in the students’ eyes when their confidence goes up. I like to remember what my students said yesterday because that might be the cool idea for my next lesson. I love igniting students' imagination and passion for learning. My favorite part is helping students find themselves because that moment is magic.
I look forward to unlocking the magic within all students!