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Judy C.

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GET A STRONG START IN SCHOOL - I'M YOUR HELPER!

$40/hour

  • 66 hours tutoring

  • Peoria, IL 61614

About Judy


Bio

DON'T WAIT TO GET HELP! Let me help you review and brush up on the basics, dig a little deeper while reading and learn how to write fantastic sentences. CALL ME. END OF THE YEAR TESTING IS HERE.

EDUCATION I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. My experience at Bradley University was stellar and it has given me many rewards. While teaching high school my department chair nominated me for Illinois Teacher of the Year. I really enjoy working with grade school students and have been...

DON'T WAIT TO GET HELP! Let me help you review and brush up on the basics, dig a little deeper while reading and learn how to write fantastic sentences. CALL ME. END OF THE YEAR TESTING IS HERE.

EDUCATION I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. My experience at Bradley University was stellar and it has given me many rewards. While teaching high school my department chair nominated me for Illinois Teacher of the Year. I really enjoy working with grade school students and have been consistently successful sparking their interest and imagination. I am a fan of music and art and enjoy creative approachs to learning.

THREE IMPORTANT THINGS TO ME Teaching students one on one is especially rewarding. My strengths include using interesting topics, creative approaches, and a positive attitude.

INTERESTING TOPICS I see your child as an individual. I want to learn what your child’s interests are. I then use these when we work together. An example might be: computer games. I can use what a child tells me about their computer games to create spelling words, vocabulary, math examples, cognitive thinking, descriptive writing and punctuation. When teaching writing, I can pull great sentences out of students who don't think they have anything to say. I walk them through one sentence at a time. Two local grade schools have hired me to teach floundering third and fifth graders how to write a composition which greatly increased their scores. I welcome phone calls if you have questions and will be as flexible as I can with your scheduling needs.

CREATIVE APPROACHES Even though tutoring requires some structure, no subject needs to be a dull activity. I make things as creative and thought-provoking as possible. Learning is a journey. It should be fun.

POSITIVE ATTITUDE I believe praise makes children try harder. I firmly believe that no child is a failure. I can almost always energize a student if he is not excited about an assignment or a concept. If one approach doesn't work, we'll try something different. Encouragement helps.

FINAL REMARKS I teach with my heart and my head. I put passion into my teaching as well as knowledge. This is a recipe for growth and understanding. I would love to help your child be successful.

ADULT SPEAKING I am interested in working with adults as well as children. I have been very successful improving conversational spoken English. I can show you how to read aloud with voice inflection that shows meaning. I also help adults with writing and comprehension.


Education

Bradley University
English and Education

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $40
  • Travel policy: Within 8 miles of Peoria, IL 61614
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 6/20/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Publisher,

Microsoft Publisher

I love Microsoft Publisher. I have used Publisher for fifteen years creating programs, business cards, newsletters, bookmarks, invitations, fliers, brochures, and posters. I’ve prepared materials for schools, churches, nursing homes, and performing groups.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I took an advanced speech course during college. While teaching high school English, I regularly gave auditorium lectures to 100-plus sophomores as well as in the classroom. I have been keynote speaker at Lutheran Women’s conferences and synod gatherings as well as private groups and women's retreats. Part of my job as a nursing home activity coordinator was speaking to groups of people every day.

Computer

Microsoft Publisher

Microsoft Publisher

I love Microsoft Publisher. I have used Publisher for fifteen years creating programs, business cards, newsletters, bookmarks, invitations, fliers, brochures, and posters. I’ve prepared materials for schools, churches, nursing homes, and performing groups.

Corporate Training

Microsoft Publisher,

Microsoft Publisher

I love Microsoft Publisher. I have used Publisher for fifteen years creating programs, business cards, newsletters, bookmarks, invitations, fliers, brochures, and posters. I’ve prepared materials for schools, churches, nursing homes, and performing groups.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I took an advanced speech course during college. While teaching high school English, I regularly gave auditorium lectures to 100-plus sophomores as well as in the classroom. I have been keynote speaker at Lutheran Women’s conferences and synod gatherings as well as private groups and women's retreats. Part of my job as a nursing home activity coordinator was speaking to groups of people every day.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a BA degree from Bradley University with a major in English and a minor in Education and I am certified by the State of Illinois to teach grades 6-12. I taught English and Writing at Bergan High School (now Notre Dame). I have also taken these skills into home tutoring for District #150. I have broadened my skills by voluntarily training with a Special Ed teacher who taught at Bradley and supervised student teachers for Bradley. I learned a great deal from her. She claims I successfully helped teach students to read and write in her Lutheran Social Services’ After School Tutoring Program. These children were first to fourth graders. She states that I was “creative and enthusiastic and gave young children the confidence to be able to write.” I have confidence that I am successful teaching young students. Peoria's District #150 frequently assigned me to home tutor first to third graders because of my effectiveness in this area.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My experience includes teaching high school English in the classroom as well as private tutoring in grades 1-12 including Special Ed. Time management is important. We’ll make a chart together showing the student’s daily routine for the week including a list of things he does or has planned each day. This includes TV time, talking on the phone, listening to music or playing with the dog. I then suggest pockets of time that would allow the student to keep doing the things he likes but shave off time here and there to create a niche of time for doing an assignment. For example, ask the student where he can find 15-20 minutes in the day to review vocabulary words or write an introductory paragraph to an upcoming assignment. The chart is helpful because it is good to see priorities in print. Memorization is a part of testing but is difficult for many. We can come up with rhymes, catch phrases and acronymns to help. Some facts can be sung to a familiar melody. This is a creative thing to do together. Note taking is an important thing to learn for the upper grades. We can practice. It is impossible to write down everything a teacher says while lecturing! Your child will learn how to listen and write down key points as I “lecture” on a topic. For practice, topics can be amusing. As I go along, I will repeat the most important words to write down. Reviewing before tests includes material in the students’ notes. Organization is important. We will discuss what materials the student needs to have in front of him before we begin. This could be a text, paper and pencil but also include notes taken from our previous study. I welcome questions at the beginning and end of each session if the student is unclear about the content in general or what is expected of him. The wonderful advantage of tutoring is to focus on the specific needs of each student and compliment each effort. Praise and encouragement is essential.
Grammar, Vocabulary

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I took an advanced speech course during college. While teaching high school English, I regularly gave auditorium lectures to 100-plus sophomores as well as in the classroom. I have been keynote speaker at Lutheran Women’s conferences and synod gatherings as well as private groups and women's retreats. Part of my job as a nursing home activity coordinator was speaking to groups of people every day.
Writing,

Writing

WRITING AND CREATIVE WRITING FOR ALL AGES — I HAVE A DESIRE TO INSPIRE ! I have my bachelor’s degree in English and have been teaching English, Writing and Creative Writing in both grade school and high school for thirty years. I use humor, props and praise to engage students. My students write independently and in pairs. As Public Relations Director at a social services agency, I interviewed people, wrote newsletters and did public speaking. Creativity with words defined this job. I am now a part time Title One tutor in a low test scoring grade school. Most students find learning boring and “too hard”. It is difficult to motivate apathy. Consequently, I rely on creative ways to hold a student’s attention and build self esteem. I use my warmth and intriguing approaches to reach out and gain his interest.
English, Grammar, Vocabulary

History

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I am a life long Lutheran and I have led Bible Studies in my church for over 20 years. I have also written and presented day long retreats for the women of my church. I belong to a monthly Bible Study group. I feel strongly that if you provide me with materials appropriate for the student, I can communicate the study well.
Classics,

Classics

I have a BA degree from Bradley University with a major in English and a minor in Education, and I am certified by the State of Illinois to teach grades 6-12. I taught English and Writing at Bergan (Notre Dame) High School in Peoria. I taught Survey of early and late English Literature for juniors and seniors which included Chaucer, Shakespeare, Victorian and Romantic Poetry. I taught sophomores genres of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, novel, short story, journalism, and drama (including Shakespeare).
Social Studies

Social Studies

I have a BA degree from Bradley University. My major was English plus I minored in education. I did home and hospital tutoring for District #150 for over twenty years. During this time I tutored children of all ages, from first to twelfth grade. Often Social Studies was one of the subjects that required my help. Last semester I was a fourth grade Teacher’s Aide for six Special Ed. students. I attended their daily Social Study classes with them and helped them with their homework. I used hands on objects and pictures whenever possible. I lead them into right answers by asking open ended questions that allowed them to imagine, guess and deduce. I believe my enthusiasm contributed to their understanding of the material. I called each homework answer a “discovery.” We noted major chapter topics. Then we saw the importance of the bold print headings and how to discover answers there. Social Studies fascinates me. Depending on their grade level, students compare themselves with how other groups of people eat, dress, and work. I may draw a river near a town and ask why that could be important. It’s about asking the right questions and guiding them into the answers.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a BA degree from Bradley University with a major in English and a minor in Education and I am certified by the State of Illinois to teach grades 6-12. I taught English and Writing at Bergan High School (now Notre Dame). I have also taken these skills into home tutoring for District #150. I have broadened my skills by voluntarily training with a Special Ed teacher who taught at Bradley and supervised student teachers for Bradley. I learned a great deal from her. She claims I successfully helped teach students to read and write in her Lutheran Social Services’ After School Tutoring Program. These children were first to fourth graders. She states that I was “creative and enthusiastic and gave young children the confidence to be able to write.” I have confidence that I am successful teaching young students. Peoria's District #150 frequently assigned me to home tutor first to third graders because of my effectiveness in this area.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My experience includes teaching high school English in the classroom as well as private tutoring in grades 1-12 including Special Ed. Time management is important. We’ll make a chart together showing the student’s daily routine for the week including a list of things he does or has planned each day. This includes TV time, talking on the phone, listening to music or playing with the dog. I then suggest pockets of time that would allow the student to keep doing the things he likes but shave off time here and there to create a niche of time for doing an assignment. For example, ask the student where he can find 15-20 minutes in the day to review vocabulary words or write an introductory paragraph to an upcoming assignment. The chart is helpful because it is good to see priorities in print. Memorization is a part of testing but is difficult for many. We can come up with rhymes, catch phrases and acronymns to help. Some facts can be sung to a familiar melody. This is a creative thing to do together. Note taking is an important thing to learn for the upper grades. We can practice. It is impossible to write down everything a teacher says while lecturing! Your child will learn how to listen and write down key points as I “lecture” on a topic. For practice, topics can be amusing. As I go along, I will repeat the most important words to write down. Reviewing before tests includes material in the students’ notes. Organization is important. We will discuss what materials the student needs to have in front of him before we begin. This could be a text, paper and pencil but also include notes taken from our previous study. I welcome questions at the beginning and end of each session if the student is unclear about the content in general or what is expected of him. The wonderful advantage of tutoring is to focus on the specific needs of each student and compliment each effort. Praise and encouragement is essential.
Writing,

Writing

WRITING AND CREATIVE WRITING FOR ALL AGES — I HAVE A DESIRE TO INSPIRE ! I have my bachelor’s degree in English and have been teaching English, Writing and Creative Writing in both grade school and high school for thirty years. I use humor, props and praise to engage students. My students write independently and in pairs. As Public Relations Director at a social services agency, I interviewed people, wrote newsletters and did public speaking. Creativity with words defined this job. I am now a part time Title One tutor in a low test scoring grade school. Most students find learning boring and “too hard”. It is difficult to motivate apathy. Consequently, I rely on creative ways to hold a student’s attention and build self esteem. I use my warmth and intriguing approaches to reach out and gain his interest.
English

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a BA degree from Bradley University with a major in English and a minor in Education and I am certified by the State of Illinois to teach grades 6-12. I taught English and Writing at Bergan High School (now Notre Dame). I have also taken these skills into home tutoring for District #150. I have broadened my skills by voluntarily training with a Special Ed teacher who taught at Bradley and supervised student teachers for Bradley. I learned a great deal from her. She claims I successfully helped teach students to read and write in her Lutheran Social Services’ After School Tutoring Program. These children were first to fourth graders. She states that I was “creative and enthusiastic and gave young children the confidence to be able to write.” I have confidence that I am successful teaching young students. Peoria's District #150 frequently assigned me to home tutor first to third graders because of my effectiveness in this area.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My experience includes teaching high school English in the classroom as well as private tutoring in grades 1-12 including Special Ed. Time management is important. We’ll make a chart together showing the student’s daily routine for the week including a list of things he does or has planned each day. This includes TV time, talking on the phone, listening to music or playing with the dog. I then suggest pockets of time that would allow the student to keep doing the things he likes but shave off time here and there to create a niche of time for doing an assignment. For example, ask the student where he can find 15-20 minutes in the day to review vocabulary words or write an introductory paragraph to an upcoming assignment. The chart is helpful because it is good to see priorities in print. Memorization is a part of testing but is difficult for many. We can come up with rhymes, catch phrases and acronymns to help. Some facts can be sung to a familiar melody. This is a creative thing to do together. Note taking is an important thing to learn for the upper grades. We can practice. It is impossible to write down everything a teacher says while lecturing! Your child will learn how to listen and write down key points as I “lecture” on a topic. For practice, topics can be amusing. As I go along, I will repeat the most important words to write down. Reviewing before tests includes material in the students’ notes. Organization is important. We will discuss what materials the student needs to have in front of him before we begin. This could be a text, paper and pencil but also include notes taken from our previous study. I welcome questions at the beginning and end of each session if the student is unclear about the content in general or what is expected of him. The wonderful advantage of tutoring is to focus on the specific needs of each student and compliment each effort. Praise and encouragement is essential.
Writing,

Writing

WRITING AND CREATIVE WRITING FOR ALL AGES — I HAVE A DESIRE TO INSPIRE ! I have my bachelor’s degree in English and have been teaching English, Writing and Creative Writing in both grade school and high school for thirty years. I use humor, props and praise to engage students. My students write independently and in pairs. As Public Relations Director at a social services agency, I interviewed people, wrote newsletters and did public speaking. Creativity with words defined this job. I am now a part time Title One tutor in a low test scoring grade school. Most students find learning boring and “too hard”. It is difficult to motivate apathy. Consequently, I rely on creative ways to hold a student’s attention and build self esteem. I use my warmth and intriguing approaches to reach out and gain his interest.
English

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I am a life long Lutheran and I have led Bible Studies in my church for over 20 years. I have also written and presented day long retreats for the women of my church. I belong to a monthly Bible Study group. I feel strongly that if you provide me with materials appropriate for the student, I can communicate the study well.
Study Skills

Study Skills

My experience includes teaching high school English in the classroom as well as private tutoring in grades 1-12 including Special Ed. Time management is important. We’ll make a chart together showing the student’s daily routine for the week including a list of things he does or has planned each day. This includes TV time, talking on the phone, listening to music or playing with the dog. I then suggest pockets of time that would allow the student to keep doing the things he likes but shave off time here and there to create a niche of time for doing an assignment. For example, ask the student where he can find 15-20 minutes in the day to review vocabulary words or write an introductory paragraph to an upcoming assignment. The chart is helpful because it is good to see priorities in print. Memorization is a part of testing but is difficult for many. We can come up with rhymes, catch phrases and acronymns to help. Some facts can be sung to a familiar melody. This is a creative thing to do together. Note taking is an important thing to learn for the upper grades. We can practice. It is impossible to write down everything a teacher says while lecturing! Your child will learn how to listen and write down key points as I “lecture” on a topic. For practice, topics can be amusing. As I go along, I will repeat the most important words to write down. Reviewing before tests includes material in the students’ notes. Organization is important. We will discuss what materials the student needs to have in front of him before we begin. This could be a text, paper and pencil but also include notes taken from our previous study. I welcome questions at the beginning and end of each session if the student is unclear about the content in general or what is expected of him. The wonderful advantage of tutoring is to focus on the specific needs of each student and compliment each effort. Praise and encouragement is essential.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

My experience includes teaching high school English in the classroom as well as private tutoring in grades 1-12 including Special Ed. Time management is important. We’ll make a chart together showing the student’s daily routine for the week including a list of things he does or has planned each day. This includes TV time, talking on the phone, listening to music or playing with the dog. I then suggest pockets of time that would allow the student to keep doing the things he likes but shave off time here and there to create a niche of time for doing an assignment. For example, ask the student where he can find 15-20 minutes in the day to review vocabulary words or write an introductory paragraph to an upcoming assignment. The chart is helpful because it is good to see priorities in print. Memorization is a part of testing but is difficult for many. We can come up with rhymes, catch phrases and acronymns to help. Some facts can be sung to a familiar melody. This is a creative thing to do together. Note taking is an important thing to learn for the upper grades. We can practice. It is impossible to write down everything a teacher says while lecturing! Your child will learn how to listen and write down key points as I “lecture” on a topic. For practice, topics can be amusing. As I go along, I will repeat the most important words to write down. Reviewing before tests includes material in the students’ notes. Organization is important. We will discuss what materials the student needs to have in front of him before we begin. This could be a text, paper and pencil but also include notes taken from our previous study. I welcome questions at the beginning and end of each session if the student is unclear about the content in general or what is expected of him. The wonderful advantage of tutoring is to focus on the specific needs of each student and compliment each effort. Praise and encouragement is essential.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have a BA degree from Bradley University with a major in English and a minor in Education and I am certified by the State of Illinois to teach grades 6-12. I taught English and Writing at Bergan High School (now Notre Dame). I have also taken these skills into home tutoring for District #150. I have broadened my skills by voluntarily training with a Special Ed teacher who taught at Bradley and supervised student teachers for Bradley. I learned a great deal from her. She claims I successfully helped teach students to read and write in her Lutheran Social Services’ After School Tutoring Program. These children were first to fourth graders. She states that I was “creative and enthusiastic and gave young children the confidence to be able to write.” I have confidence that I am successful teaching young students. Peoria's District #150 frequently assigned me to home tutor first to third graders because of my effectiveness in this area.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

My experience includes teaching high school English in the classroom as well as private tutoring in grades 1-12 including Special Ed. Time management is important. We’ll make a chart together showing the student’s daily routine for the week including a list of things he does or has planned each day. This includes TV time, talking on the phone, listening to music or playing with the dog. I then suggest pockets of time that would allow the student to keep doing the things he likes but shave off time here and there to create a niche of time for doing an assignment. For example, ask the student where he can find 15-20 minutes in the day to review vocabulary words or write an introductory paragraph to an upcoming assignment. The chart is helpful because it is good to see priorities in print. Memorization is a part of testing but is difficult for many. We can come up with rhymes, catch phrases and acronymns to help. Some facts can be sung to a familiar melody. This is a creative thing to do together. Note taking is an important thing to learn for the upper grades. We can practice. It is impossible to write down everything a teacher says while lecturing! Your child will learn how to listen and write down key points as I “lecture” on a topic. For practice, topics can be amusing. As I go along, I will repeat the most important words to write down. Reviewing before tests includes material in the students’ notes. Organization is important. We will discuss what materials the student needs to have in front of him before we begin. This could be a text, paper and pencil but also include notes taken from our previous study. I welcome questions at the beginning and end of each session if the student is unclear about the content in general or what is expected of him. The wonderful advantage of tutoring is to focus on the specific needs of each student and compliment each effort. Praise and encouragement is essential.
Writing

Writing

WRITING AND CREATIVE WRITING FOR ALL AGES — I HAVE A DESIRE TO INSPIRE ! I have my bachelor’s degree in English and have been teaching English, Writing and Creative Writing in both grade school and high school for thirty years. I use humor, props and praise to engage students. My students write independently and in pairs. As Public Relations Director at a social services agency, I interviewed people, wrote newsletters and did public speaking. Creativity with words defined this job. I am now a part time Title One tutor in a low test scoring grade school. Most students find learning boring and “too hard”. It is difficult to motivate apathy. Consequently, I rely on creative ways to hold a student’s attention and build self esteem. I use my warmth and intriguing approaches to reach out and gain his interest.

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Great Teacher

A great Teacher!! Judy C. is a patient, intervening and vastly knowledgeable person. I can't thank her enough for all the help that she gave us. Extremely helpful! Clearly is very knowledgeable when it comes to writing. I'd highly recommend.

Vineetha, 4 lessons with Judy

She should be your #1 choice!

Very awesome, knowledgeable, and patient, I love her and so does my son. Wish I could give her more stars.

Ashley, 1 lesson with Judy
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Judy C.

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