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Judy S.

Tutor w/MA for Spanish, ESL/English, German, QuickBooks, Computers

Tutor w/MA for Spanish, ESL/English, German, QuickBooks, Computers

$60/hour

  • 2,443 hours tutoring

  • Eastmoreland Portland, OR 97202

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About Judy


Bio

Hello! My name is Judy, and I love both teaching and learning languages. I majored in German as an undergraduate, and I lived in Germany for more than three years, both in the North (in the city of Kiel) and in the South (in Munich/Muenchen). I returned from Germany to the United States to earn my master's degree in teaching English as a second/foreign language. Over all, I have taught ESL (English as a Second Language) and German more than 10 years, in Germany, Central America, and the...

Hello! My name is Judy, and I love both teaching and learning languages. I majored in German as an undergraduate, and I lived in Germany for more than three years, both in the North (in the city of Kiel) and in the South (in Munich/Muenchen). I returned from Germany to the United States to earn my master's degree in teaching English as a second/foreign language. Over all, I have taught ESL (English as a Second Language) and German more than 10 years, in Germany, Central America, and the United States. I have taught and tutored students/clients ranging in ages from 16-80+, in a variety of settings: one-on-one, in small groups, at private universities, public universities, and refugee centers. In addition, I am also fluent in Spanish, after living more than two years with local families in Panama and Nicaragua.

I enjoy breaking down a language into easily understood chunks or blocks of information, so that my students/clients can solidly build on this information.

Probably the best story I can share regarding my language teaching/tutoring is the following:

While in Nicaragua, I adopted a nine-year-old boy, who moved back to the US with me. He didn't know a word of English before entering the third grade in the American school system. He was in a bilingual program for only one semester, when I enrolled him into an English-only classroom later that fall. His principal was against my transitioning him so soon, but I was confident about the work he and I were doing together at home. His fourth grade teacher said she had never seen a student transition so smoothly before, after only six months in a bilingual program. The hard work my son, Carlos, and I put into his mastering the English language "paid off," and it can for you too!

Finally, I am a public speaker and trainer and have a great deal of computer-related experience, including PowerPoint and Quickbooks. I have references for very satisfied bookkeeping clients that I would be happy to share with you.

I look forward to working with you and/or your son or daughter, whether it's in German, English, English as a second language, public speaking, computers, and/or QuickBooksPro.


Education

University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire
undergrad
Saint Michael's College
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $60
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of Portland, OR 97202
  • Lesson cancellation: 36 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 10/27/2010

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I am able to show students the beginning level of Excel, including teaching the basics of spreadsheet terminology, navigating the various tabs, formatting - both on-screen and in printed form, summation, and simple formulas. After building, correcting and expanding databases that literally contained millions of cells of data, I am especially strong at pointing out advantages and disadvantages to collecting data in various formats, according to how the database will be used.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have a master's degree in how to teach English as a second/foreign language (ESL/EFL). One of the skill sets includes, of course, speaking. During my five+ years of teaching advanced ESL/EFL courses, particularly at the university level, I had to prepare students for their coursework, and this included public speaking. In addition, I was the training manager at a large public school district (70,000+ students) for the employees who maintained the schools. These employees trained the custodial staff on an on-going basis. In order for the employees to instruct the courses I helped develop, they had to complete a "Train-the-Trainer" program which I developed and taught. This course was an elementary public speaking class, which proved to be highly successful. Many of the employees stated that it my public speaking class was the most helpful part of the process of becoming an instructor.
QuickBooks,

QuickBooks

I have a bachelor's degree in business administration, and I have been working part-time as a book keeper using QuickBooks Pro for the last three years. I have kept the books for individuals, as well as for small business owners. I would be happy to share a list of satisfied customers as references if you are interested. I have also been an educator for almost 20 years, and I bring a patient approach to my instruction/tutoring, even if it is to a topic that often causes people to "pull their hair out," namely,book keeping! :)
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I am able to show students the beginning level of Excel, including teaching the basics of spreadsheet terminology, navigating the various tabs, formatting - both on-screen and in printed form, summation, and simple formulas. After building, correcting and expanding databases that literally contained millions of cells of data, I am especially strong at pointing out advantages and disadvantages to collecting data in various formats, according to how the database will be used.
QuickBooks,

QuickBooks

I have a bachelor's degree in business administration, and I have been working part-time as a book keeper using QuickBooks Pro for the last three years. I have kept the books for individuals, as well as for small business owners. I would be happy to share a list of satisfied customers as references if you are interested. I have also been an educator for almost 20 years, and I bring a patient approach to my instruction/tutoring, even if it is to a topic that often causes people to "pull their hair out," namely,book keeping! :)
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have earned a master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from St. Michael's College in Winooski, Vermont, earning a 4.0 and graduating with honors. For more than ten years, I have taught English to speakers of other languages in Munich, Germany; Panama City, Panama; Managua, Nicaragua; and in Winooski, Vermont, and Denver, Colorado. I have taught individuals in one-on-one settings, small groups, and larger classes. My students/clients have ranged in age from 16 to 80+. I love teaching complete beginners; however, I'm also experienced teaching advanced students preparing to take the TOEFL exam.
German,

German

I majored in German as an undergraduate and lived and worked in Germany--both North and South--for almost three years. I have tutored several students over the years and am currently tutoring a former student of the German American school in Beaverton.
Microsoft Excel,

Microsoft Excel

I am able to show students the beginning level of Excel, including teaching the basics of spreadsheet terminology, navigating the various tabs, formatting - both on-screen and in printed form, summation, and simple formulas. After building, correcting and expanding databases that literally contained millions of cells of data, I am especially strong at pointing out advantages and disadvantages to collecting data in various formats, according to how the database will be used.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have a master's degree in how to teach English as a second/foreign language (ESL/EFL). One of the skill sets includes, of course, speaking. During my five+ years of teaching advanced ESL/EFL courses, particularly at the university level, I had to prepare students for their coursework, and this included public speaking. In addition, I was the training manager at a large public school district (70,000+ students) for the employees who maintained the schools. These employees trained the custodial staff on an on-going basis. In order for the employees to instruct the courses I helped develop, they had to complete a "Train-the-Trainer" program which I developed and taught. This course was an elementary public speaking class, which proved to be highly successful. Many of the employees stated that it my public speaking class was the most helpful part of the process of becoming an instructor.
Spanish,

Spanish

In addition to being fluent in German, I am also fluent in Spanish, after living more than two years with local families in Panama and Nicaragua in the mid-90s. I was hired in these two countries to open a language school and run the language department of a private university, since I have a master's degree in teaching English as a second language. I enjoy breaking down a language into easily understood chunks or blocks of information, so that my students/clients can solidly build on this information. I believe that people can only learn a language successfully if they feel comfortable enough to ask questions and make mistakes, without fear of judgement. Thus, establishing a warm, welcoming rapport is of utmost importance to me, regardless of the subject matter.
Grammar, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have earned a master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from St. Michael's College in Winooski, Vermont, earning a 4.0 and graduating with honors. For more than ten years, I have taught English to speakers of other languages in Munich, Germany; Panama City, Panama; Managua, Nicaragua; and in Winooski, Vermont, and Denver, Colorado. I have taught individuals in one-on-one settings, small groups, and larger classes. My students/clients have ranged in age from 16 to 80+. I love teaching complete beginners; however, I'm also experienced teaching advanced students preparing to take the TOEFL exam.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have a master's degree in how to teach English as a second/foreign language (ESL/EFL). One of the skill sets includes, of course, speaking. During my five+ years of teaching advanced ESL/EFL courses, particularly at the university level, I had to prepare students for their coursework, and this included public speaking. In addition, I was the training manager at a large public school district (70,000+ students) for the employees who maintained the schools. These employees trained the custodial staff on an on-going basis. In order for the employees to instruct the courses I helped develop, they had to complete a "Train-the-Trainer" program which I developed and taught. This course was an elementary public speaking class, which proved to be highly successful. Many of the employees stated that it my public speaking class was the most helpful part of the process of becoming an instructor.
English, Grammar, Proofreading

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have earned a master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from St. Michael's College in Winooski, Vermont, earning a 4.0 and graduating with honors. For more than ten years, I have taught English to speakers of other languages in Munich, Germany; Panama City, Panama; Managua, Nicaragua; and in Winooski, Vermont, and Denver, Colorado. I have taught individuals in one-on-one settings, small groups, and larger classes. My students/clients have ranged in age from 16 to 80+. I love teaching complete beginners; however, I'm also experienced teaching advanced students preparing to take the TOEFL exam.
Spanish,

Spanish

In addition to being fluent in German, I am also fluent in Spanish, after living more than two years with local families in Panama and Nicaragua in the mid-90s. I was hired in these two countries to open a language school and run the language department of a private university, since I have a master's degree in teaching English as a second language. I enjoy breaking down a language into easily understood chunks or blocks of information, so that my students/clients can solidly build on this information. I believe that people can only learn a language successfully if they feel comfortable enough to ask questions and make mistakes, without fear of judgement. Thus, establishing a warm, welcoming rapport is of utmost importance to me, regardless of the subject matter.
English

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have earned a master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from St. Michael's College in Winooski, Vermont, earning a 4.0 and graduating with honors. For more than ten years, I have taught English to speakers of other languages in Munich, Germany; Panama City, Panama; Managua, Nicaragua; and in Winooski, Vermont, and Denver, Colorado. I have taught individuals in one-on-one settings, small groups, and larger classes. My students/clients have ranged in age from 16 to 80+. I love teaching complete beginners; however, I'm also experienced teaching advanced students preparing to take the TOEFL exam.
German,

German

I majored in German as an undergraduate and lived and worked in Germany--both North and South--for almost three years. I have tutored several students over the years and am currently tutoring a former student of the German American school in Beaverton.
Spanish

Spanish

In addition to being fluent in German, I am also fluent in Spanish, after living more than two years with local families in Panama and Nicaragua in the mid-90s. I was hired in these two countries to open a language school and run the language department of a private university, since I have a master's degree in teaching English as a second language. I enjoy breaking down a language into easily understood chunks or blocks of information, so that my students/clients can solidly build on this information. I believe that people can only learn a language successfully if they feel comfortable enough to ask questions and make mistakes, without fear of judgement. Thus, establishing a warm, welcoming rapport is of utmost importance to me, regardless of the subject matter.

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have earned a master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from St. Michael's College in Winooski, Vermont, earning a 4.0 and graduating with honors. For more than ten years, I have taught English to speakers of other languages in Munich, Germany; Panama City, Panama; Managua, Nicaragua; and in Winooski, Vermont, and Denver, Colorado. I have taught individuals in one-on-one settings, small groups, and larger classes. My students/clients have ranged in age from 16 to 80+. I love teaching complete beginners; however, I'm also experienced teaching advanced students preparing to take the TOEFL exam.
Spanish,

Spanish

In addition to being fluent in German, I am also fluent in Spanish, after living more than two years with local families in Panama and Nicaragua in the mid-90s. I was hired in these two countries to open a language school and run the language department of a private university, since I have a master's degree in teaching English as a second language. I enjoy breaking down a language into easily understood chunks or blocks of information, so that my students/clients can solidly build on this information. I believe that people can only learn a language successfully if they feel comfortable enough to ask questions and make mistakes, without fear of judgement. Thus, establishing a warm, welcoming rapport is of utmost importance to me, regardless of the subject matter.
English

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have earned a master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from St. Michael's College in Winooski, Vermont, earning a 4.0 and graduating with honors. For more than ten years, I have taught English to speakers of other languages in Munich, Germany; Panama City, Panama; Managua, Nicaragua; and in Winooski, Vermont, and Denver, Colorado. I have taught individuals in one-on-one settings, small groups, and larger classes. My students/clients have ranged in age from 16 to 80+. I love teaching complete beginners; however, I'm also experienced teaching advanced students preparing to take the TOEFL exam.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have earned a master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from St. Michael's College in Winooski, Vermont, earning a 4.0 and graduating with honors. For more than ten years, I have taught English to speakers of other languages in Munich, Germany; Panama City, Panama; Managua, Nicaragua; and in Winooski, Vermont, and Denver, Colorado. I have taught individuals in one-on-one settings, small groups, and larger classes. My students/clients have ranged in age from 16 to 80+. I love teaching complete beginners; however, I'm also experienced teaching advanced students preparing to take the TOEFL exam.
German,

German

I majored in German as an undergraduate and lived and worked in Germany--both North and South--for almost three years. I have tutored several students over the years and am currently tutoring a former student of the German American school in Beaverton.
Spanish

Spanish

In addition to being fluent in German, I am also fluent in Spanish, after living more than two years with local families in Panama and Nicaragua in the mid-90s. I was hired in these two countries to open a language school and run the language department of a private university, since I have a master's degree in teaching English as a second language. I enjoy breaking down a language into easily understood chunks or blocks of information, so that my students/clients can solidly build on this information. I believe that people can only learn a language successfully if they feel comfortable enough to ask questions and make mistakes, without fear of judgement. Thus, establishing a warm, welcoming rapport is of utmost importance to me, regardless of the subject matter.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Helpful Spanish Tutoring

Our daughter has had tutoring sessions with Judy for the past two months and her overall grade has risen from a C to a B-. We are very pleased with the progress she is making working with Judy. It has made a big difference!

Linda, 20 lessons with Judy

Great tutor

Judy has been perfect in understanding my needs (I am an advanced student, but we have just moved to work in the US) and preparing amazing, challenging, motivating classes.

Beatriz, 60 lessons with Judy

Judy is a great English conversation tutor

Judy helps me to improve my conversation skills in English. She is a very patient and gentle person, knows how to handle an online session and I also have a lot of fun with her. I'm enjoying my lessons with Judy and look forward to learning from her! Thanks Judy and see you soon!

Carina, 43 lessons with Judy

Success!

My son's grade has already improved with Judy's help after only a few lessons. She is both patient and knowledgeable and we really appreciate having the lessons on-line.

Suzi, 54 lessons with Judy

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

Great introduction to teaching and learning styles. Had a technology glitch at the beginning but came up with a plan b quickly!

Nancy, 6 lessons with Judy

Fantastic teacher!

Worked with my personal learning style to help me gain and retain the language. I would recommend Judy to everyone.

Kyler, 31 lessons with Judy

good first impression

We just started lessons with Judy. My first impression is she is knowledgeable and eager to help my kid. I think they are heading to a good start

Jenny, 9 lessons with Judy

Knowledgeable German and Spanish tutor.

Judy has a great sense of humor and will meet any student on their level. She has helped me upgrade my German and Spanish. Very good tutor.

Lee, 124 lessons with Judy

Great Spanish Tutor

I really enjoy my lessons with Judy - she is a great teacher adding fun and learning. Thanks Judy.

Susan, 13 lessons with Judy

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Judy S.

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