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Judith T.

Mountainair, NM

$40/hr

Bright and Funny, Lots of Experience with Kids & Teens

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Bright and Funny, Lots of Experience with Kids & Teens

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I am a bright and enthusiastic 55-year-old wife and mother living in the Tysons Corner area of Northern Virginia. Through the years I have acquired direct experience teaching and motivating kids. I have taught "Hands-On Science" to elementary school kids, served as a Girl Scout leader for 5 years, taught comparative religion classes at my church, and worked as a substitute teacher for FCPS, primarily with middle school children.

My college degree is in geography with a minor in psychology. A personal fascination with biology and history have lead to a broad general knowledge in these areas, as well. I studied Spanish for 5 years, and could tutor a first year student very well.

I am personable, outgoing, funny and smart. I can explain things well to people of all ages. I don't have a specific method for tutoring that I would use with every kid. I know that each child has a unique learning style and attention span, and I will tailor my approach accordingly. In general, I will focus on current assignments and review fundamental concepts. I may also engage in discussion, have the student read aloud, use outside materials that apply to the subject, have the student make and work with flashcards. I will always provide constructive feedback focusing on accomplishments rather than failures. I look forward to working with your child to enhance their academic performance.

English:
English, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Biology,
Ecology,
Physiology
Language:
Spanish
History:
American History,
Geography, Government & Politics, Religion,
Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science,
Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Biology,
Elementary (K-6th),
English, Reading, Spanish, Writing
Corporate Training:
Proofreading, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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American History

I am qualified to tutor American History for students K-12. I have taken a number of American History courses at both the high school and college level and have also read hundreds of books on the subject. I would be able to make the characters and concepts come alive and seem pertinent.

Biology

I studied pre-med in college for 3 years and this included 2 very challenging Biology classes. Even though I eventually switched majors to study Geography, my love of the field of Biology has continued and I have read dozens of books on the subject during my adult years. I have also taught biology in middle school and high school as a substitute teacher for FCPS.

Ecology

My BA is in Geography, which is a broad subject and included classes in soils, climate, geology, vegetation patterns and many other subjects that pertain to Ecology. I also took two Biology courses that included aspects of plant and animal ecology. As a professional, I worked on contract to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as both a air photo analyst and as a consultant to the Office of Water, specializing in non-point source water pollution mitigation. Throughout my adult life I have been interested in ecology, biology and conservation, and have read many dozens of books on the subject for my own edification. I feel certain that I could do a good job tutoring a student in this subject.

Elementary (K-6th)

I enjoy working with elementary school aged children and my broad knowledge base would allow me to tutor in any subject at this level. I have experience teaching "Hands On Science," an after school science program for 1st graders. I lead a Brownie and Junior Girl Scout troop for 5 years, which included many instructional opportunities. I have also taught an elementary school level course in comparative religions for the youth at my church. I understand that different children have different learning styles and will tailor my instruction to each individual child. I believe in positive reinforcement to steer a child towards better focus and study habits. I will sometimes employ non-traditional methods such as puzzles, music, art, games, and reading aloud to reinforce key concepts. I also feel it is important to have a sound working relationship with the child's parent(s) to better understand the child's needs and to enlist their cooperation in establishing good study habits.

Elementary Science

I enjoy working with elementary school aged children and my broad knowledge base would allow me to tutor science at this level. I have experience teaching "Hands On Science," an after school science program for 1st graders. I led a Brownie and Junior Girl Scout troop for 5 years, which included many instructional opportunities in nature and ecology. I have also taught an elementary school level course in the interconnected web of life and how to protect our environment. I understand that different children have different learning styles and will tailor my instruction to each individual child. I believe in positive reinforcement to steer a child toward better focus and study habits. I will sometimes employ non-traditional methods such as puzzles, music, art, games, and reading aloud to reinforce key concepts. I also feel it is important to have a sound working relationship with the child's parent(s) to better understand the child's needs and to enlist their cooperation in establishing good study habits.

Religion

As a Unitarian-Universalist, I have taught comparative religion courses for our congregational youth. I was raised as a Baptist, so I have a working understanding of Judeo-Christian principles and parables. I would have to evaluate my ability to tutor someone in this area on a case by case basis.

Social Studies

Social Studies at the elementary and secondary school levels can include aspects of the following topics: political science, history, economics, religious studies, geography, psychology, anthropology, and civics. I am very well qualified to tutor in these areas. My BA is in Geography (both Physical Geography and Social Geography) with a minor in Psychology. I have pursued a lifelong passion of studying history, politics and anthropology. I have taught youth classes in comparative religions at my church.

Many aspects of social studies are basically stories, with interesting characters, mystery, intrigue, problem solving and action. I have a flare for making a sometimes dry and boring subject more interesting and relevant to a young student. I am also aware that the basic facts and dates must be acquired for the sake of consistency and, of course, test taking. My basic strategy would be to have the student read to me, have me read to them (perhaps from sources outside the assigned text,) produce artwork that illustrates a particular point, make and work with date flashcards to solidify a timeline for events, play relevant music or use other unconventional teaching aids and methods to bring the material to life.

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My daughter is finishing up her Master's degree in Secondary ESL education and she referred me to this tutoring website. I am very excited to have an opportunity to work with kids and teens to help them improve their academic performance and, with luck, their enjoyment of learning. I loved school as a kid, but my son did not. Aside from the other experiences I have had working with and educating... read more

BA
Geography

Education

BA (Geography)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Judith will travel within 30 miles of Mountainair, NM 87036.


About Judith

I am a bright and enthusiastic 55-year-old wife and mother living in the Tysons Corner area of Northern Virginia. Through the years I have acquired direct experience teaching and motivating kids. I have taught "Hands-On Science" to elementary school kids, served as a Girl Scout leader for 5 years, taught comparative religion classes at my church, and worked as a substitute teacher for FCPS, primarily with middle school children.

My college degree is in geography with a minor in psychology. A personal fascination with biology and history have lead to a broad general knowledge in these areas, as well. I studied Spanish for 5 years, and could tutor a first year student very well.

I am personable, outgoing, funny and smart. I can explain things well to people of all ages. I don't have a specific method for tutoring that I would use with every kid. I know that each child has a unique learning style and attention span, and I will tailor my approach accordingly. In general, I will focus on current assignments and review fundamental concepts. I may also engage in discussion, have the student read aloud, use outside materials that apply to the subject, have the student make and work with flashcards. I will always provide constructive feedback focusing on accomplishments rather than failures. I look forward to working with your child to enhance their academic performance.

Education

BA
Geography

Education

BA (Geography)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Mountainair, NM 87036

Judith’s Subjects

English:
English, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Biology,
Ecology,
Physiology
Language:
Spanish
History:
American History,
Geography, Government & Politics, Religion,
Social Studies,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science,
Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Biology,
Elementary (K-6th),
English, Reading, Spanish, Writing
Corporate Training:
Proofreading, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Judith’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Judith. View all of Judith’s resources

My daughter is finishing up her Master's degree in Secondary ESL education and she referred me to this tutoring website. I am very excited to have an opportunity to work with kids and teens to help them improve their academic performance and, with luck, their enjoyment of learning. I loved school as a kid, but my son did not. Aside from the other experiences I have had working with and educating... read more


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