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Judy P.

Shreveport, LA

$45/hour

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ULMonroe
English Education
LSUS
MEd
McNeese
Graduate Coursework

Education

ULMonroe (English Education)

LSUS (MEd)

McNeese (Graduate Coursework)

About Judy

After 20 years of teaching English, I spent one summer looking for another job, anything besides teaching (It's called burn-out and happens even to the best.) I was offered a job and discovered to my utter shock that I could not leave teaching. The thought made me ill. I was called to teach.

My goal as a teacher was to make English relevant across the classes. I based my vacations and educational enrichment around what I taught. Two examples: (1) I taught architecture in Fine Arts Survey. One trip to France included visits to several chateaux and creating video and slides of each one (pre-White Board) to emphasize various aspects of their architecture, and (2) a visit to Stonehenge and other prehistoric, monolithic structures to accompany pre-historic and early historic literature. In other words, how could I enhance my units on literature?

As for tutoring, it's just a mirror image in reduction of teaching an entire class with the absolute outcome of one-on-one intensity. In fact, that's how I finally learned to teach writing improvements. One-on-one was infinitely better and more effective than whole-class instruction. Instead of writing remarks on paper that sometimes needed interpretation, I spoke those suggestions. Ah, so much better.

Have you ever wondered how a mechanic can look under a hood and soon diagnose a problem? Or, how a business manager can look at schematics and soon determine a better way to organize merchandise? That's how I am concerning an essay (or any other written document). In a very short time I can advise how to improve writing.

With my many years experience in teaching, I can aptly parlay tips to the various areas of English. Unlike these choppy sentences, your own writing production, your reading comprehension, your grasp of grammar, your ability to dissect vocabulary will greatly expand.

A local university professor once told me that she could recognize my students by the quality of their writing. I accept that as one of my greatest compliments. My reputation also preceded me in the classroom. Early on, students asked when I would jump off walls. I pretended innocence. When I did jump off those walls, the surprise element made the wait worth it!! Point: What will I think of next to enliven a lesson?

If any of what I've written intrigues you, if you feel we might be a good match, then call or email me concerning your needs in English. Then let's see what we can accomplish together.
After 20 years of teaching English, I spent one summer looking for another job, anything besides teaching (It's called burn-out and happens even to the best.) I was offered a job and discovered to my utter shock that I could not leave teaching. The thought made me ill. I was called to teach.

My goal as a teacher was to make English
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Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Shreveport, LA 71104
English:
Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary
Computer:
Photography
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

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.

Photography

I taught a unit on photography in Fine Arts Survey. I included practical information that would make photography as a life skill. For example, we did intensive work in composition, ending with a project showing knowledge and artful and practical skills in composition.

ULMonroe
English Education
LSUS
MEd
McNeese
Graduate Coursework

Education

ULMonroe (English Education)

LSUS (MEd)

McNeese (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Travel policy

Judy will travel within 15 miles of Shreveport, LA 71104.