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Judith W.

Reno, NV

$45/hour

Retired Prof. tutors Spanish, English as a Second Language, writing.

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/22/14
4.9 average from 72 ratings
Outstanding teacher!
— Kensy, Reno, NV on 12/4/14

$45/Hour


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University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Spanish, English, ESL
University of Wisconsin, Madison
PhD

Education

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (Spanish, English, ESL)

University of Wisconsin, Madison (PhD)

About Judith

I am a recently retired professor (University of Nevada, Reno) with many years of teaching experience in various areas and age levels. At present I am looking to use my knowledge and skills to help students who might need some extra assistance, while earning some supplementary retirement income for myself.

I have a PhD in Spanish literature (with a minor in Latin) plus
an M.A. in Spanish and English, and
a certificate in English as a Second Language (ESL)
At the university level I have taught Spanish language, literature and culture, Core Humanities (including writing in English), and various world literature courses, particularly Spanish, Latin American, English, American, and European literatures.
At the adult level I have taught English as a Second Language (ESL), both in the U.S. and abroad, to speakers of a variety of foreign languages.
Before graduate school I also taught Spanish at the high school level.
I do not normally work with young children.

My primary interests would be helping individuals, 16 and over, to improve their writing, grammar, and vocabulary in both languages (Spanish or English).
My special interest is in teaching ESL, particularly conversation and accent reduction.
I also tutor Core Humanities 201 and 202. as well as English (writing, grammar, and vocabulary), especially English conversation.

I am also qualified to teach basic music notation and beginning piano (I am a performing jazz/Latin vocalist and former church organist).

In terms of location, my policy is to work with students at the UNR library, public libraries, or coffee shops. I do not normally come to students' homes or workplaces. I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you!

Judith
I am a recently retired professor (University of Nevada, Reno) with many years of teaching experience in various areas and age levels. At present I am looking to use my knowledge and skills to help students who might need some extra assistance, while earning some supplementary retirement income for myself.

I have a PhD in Spanish
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Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

The following tutoring fees for any of my subject areas: 1 hour: $45 Cancellation fee: $45 if under 12 hours in advance. Mileage/driving time might also be assessed, depending upon the situation.

Travel Radius
Travels within 7 miles of Reno, NV 89503
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Outstanding teacher!"

- Kensy, Reno, NV on 12/4/14

"Enjoyed This Class So Much"

- LEI, Reno, NV on 1/27/17

"Advanced Spanish Tutor"

- John, Reno, NV on 2/17/16

"Excellent"

- Maureen, Reno, NV on 11/14/11
English:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, Spanish,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL,
Writing

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.

English

My undergraduate minor is in English (advanced degrees in Spanish, English, and Latin), and I have taught many courses in which literature was the key component, including Core Humanities and the English versions of Don Quixote and other literature originally written in other languages. I also have extensive experience in many kinds of writing: graduate papers, scholarly articles, newspaper stories, and publicity. I have worked extensively with students of various levels, helping them to improve their writing, as well as their comprehension of literature.

ESL/ESOL

I have an excellent English grammar, writing, and vocabulary background, along with experience teaching English as a Second Language in the U.S. and abroad. My specialty within ESL would be teaching Spanish speakers.

General Music

I am a trained classical musician and jazz singer. I can teach basic music notation and how to write simple jazz or pop charts with chords (for example, charts for a vocalist to give to his/her accompanist). Or I can teach anyone how to read notes and play basic piano.

Literature

My PhD is in Spanish literature, with minors in Latin and English, and I have much experience (teaching and research) in the literatures of the Spanish-speaking world (including Spain and Latin America) and of Western Europe (particularly Spain, Britain, France, and Italy). I also have taught Core Humanities with a literature emphasis for many years.

Piano

I am a trained classical musician (piano and organ) and jazz singer. I can teach anyone how to read notes and play basic piano. I can also teach basic music notation and how to write simple jazz or pop charts with chords (for example, charts for a vocalist to give to his/her piano or guitar accompanist).

Spanish

For the majority of my adult life I have taught Spanish and Latin American literature, Spanish language, and Spanish culture, in both Spanish and English. My experience is primarily at the college/university level, although I also have taught and tutored high school Spanish students and have worked on the AP Spanish literature exams with the Educational Testing Service.
I also have many years of experience interpreting and translating (Spanish-English-Spanish), in both business and social services contexts.

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Spanish, English, ESL
University of Wisconsin, Madison
PhD

Education

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (Spanish, English, ESL)

University of Wisconsin, Madison (PhD)

Outstanding teacher!

From reading Spanish poems to tweets to songs, Judith makes learning the Spanish language truly enjoyable. She goes above and beyond with researching various assignments that specifically help me excel as a student. Additionally, no two days are alike as she prepares different educational activities each session. Her vast knowledge of the language, patience and love of teaching has changed my pers

— Kensy, Reno, NV on 12/4/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

The following tutoring fees for any of my subject areas: 1 hour: $45 Cancellation fee: $45 if under 12 hours in advance. Mileage/driving time might also be assessed, depending upon the situation.

Travel policy

Judith will travel within 7 miles of Reno, NV 89503.