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I taught AP Calculus at a private high school designated by the College Board in 2006 as #1 in the world for Advanced Placement scores. I sponsored JETS (Junior Engineering Technical Society) teams that placed #1 in California and #1 in the nation in engineering competitions. In a recommendation, the department chair stated, "I could always tell which of my students had Judy the previous year. They were generally the students who were the more independent learners and who were, without a doubt, well prepared. . . What makes Judy a terrific teacher and tutor is her approach to students and her caring. Judy can make something mundane seem fun."
I also spent 15 years writing and managing software for satellite mission control. I was nominated by Rockwell as subcontract manager of the year and was treated to a VIP viewing of a shuttle launch. My combination of academic and industrial experience makes me uniquely qualified to bring real-world applications to math and physics education. I am well acquainted with current teaching texts and methods, including the use of calculators and computers for computation, graphing, analysis, and exploration.
I volunteer at a Youth Counseling Center in Pittsburgh. The program manager wrote of me, "She's one of those exceptional teachers who can explain concepts in ways that even the most math-challenged students are able to comprehend." In the classroom and in tutoring I have taught all high school math subjects, as well as physics and computer science. Every student thinks and learns in individual ways. My greatest success in working with students is when I can help them identify approaches that will bring them success and self-confidence. I taught AP Calculus at a private high school designated by the College Board in 2006 as #1 in the world for Advanced Placement scores. I sponsored JETS (Junior Engineering Technical Society) teams that placed #1 in California and #1 in the nation in engineering competitions. In a
Judy is very patient and knowledgeable, she was everything we expected from her profile and my daughter really enjoyed working with her.
My son really enjoyed his tutoring with Judy and that is hard to do with pre-calc. She was very patient and explained concepts in a manner which he understood. He left feeling confident about the lessons that they reviewed.
Judy tutored me in AP Calculus and Honors Physics. She is very knowledgeable and friendly. Judy helped me with derivatives, Newton Laws, and many other concepts for both of these classes.
Judy understands Geometry very well and how to apply it. She was excellent in identifying my son's strengths and weaknesses after just one tutoring session.
My daughter was very happy to understand well. She is impressed how you taught her. She look forward to lesson in the next week. Thank you.
Judy was a blessing to our Geometry year! Her understanding of the way my children learn was amazing. She is enthusiastic, organized and loves to teach the kids. Judy received an A+ in our house!
We are very happy with Judy's lessons. She is working on a very difficult subject and making it easier to understand.
Judy is very knowledgeable, professional and works hard to make sure that the material is covered completely.
She cares about her students and really wants to help them learn the material and to be successful.
I highly recommend her as a tutor.
Judy is a kind and patient tutor. She truly cares if I succeed. She always spent more time with me and never watched the clock. She explains concepts well.
Judy explains the material very well and my son is really starting to understand the concepts. His grade in Advanced Calculus is improving and I am very pleased with his progress after only a few tutoring sessions. She has a strong background in Calculus and has taught it for many years. Judy is an excellent tutor who is both friendly and reliable. I would highly recommend her!
We can't begin to describe how excited and pleased we are with the tutoring services that Judy has been providing to our daughter. Although she does very well in math, she seemed to be struggling with new concepts, as well as forgetting the basics that she learned prior to this year's Algebra I class. We enlisted Judy's services after reading her information here, and meeting with her in person. She has been a fantastic tutor and an immeasurable help to our daughter thus far. Judy has a sense of what the student is "missing" in their basic understanding of mathematical concepts, and not only helps with the current lessons, but re-teaches and reinforces what is needed to continue progression in the subject.
Additionally, Judy's love of math is contagious, and she has actually helped my daughter with "feeling" what the answers should be, which has made the computation much easier. Judy not only uses my daughter's own text books and worksheets, but she always has additional materials available to use, making the sessions more fun and helping to fully immerse her in the concepts that Judy is teaching her.
We could not be more happy with our choice of a tutor for our daughter, and feel truly blessed. We know that she feels much more confident in her classroom, and she looks forward to her tutoring sessions weekly so she can stay ahead of the "eight ball"!
Judy J. is an excellent tutor. She was able to quickly identify the weak point of my son, and fix the problem. She breaks down the concepts very well, and teaches how something works very well. She also is a very friendly and kind person, and is always on time for lessons. I strongly recommend her.
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I have tutored calculus students from high schools in North Allegheny and South Butler counties for the past 5 years. I have become familiar with expectations and approaches of many of the teachers and can often give students hints as to how to be successful in a particular class. I have the textbooks for the AP Calculus AB/BC and College in High School Business Calculus courses. I work along with the students as I tutor. I am proficient in the use of calculators for studying the behavior of functions as well as for computation.
I taught AP Calculus for many years in the classroom. In 2006, I taught calculus at a private school in California that was designated, by the College Board, as #1 in the world for the success rate of AP Calculus students. I do not primarily teach to the test. I teach good calculus and the good scores follow. Calculus is more than differentiation and integration techniques. I strive to help students understand the uniqueness of calculus as compared to previous math courses.
I spent 15 years in the 80's and 90's writing and managing software for satellite ground control. I applied calculus/physics principles for telemetry and orbit control. I have a math major and physics minor. I learned calculus applications from a physical science perspective. I have enjoyed learning business applications more recently. Current calculus books include business applications and the College in High School Business Calculus (PITT) book emphasizes these.
I have years of experience teaching Geometry as a tutor as well as a classroom teacher. Geometry for many students is a change of pace from previous math courses. Good visual and word skills, as well as computational skills, are required for success in geometry. Courses in geometry have two main focuses. One is to calculate measurements in geometric figures and on a coordinate plane. The second is to build a logical system with definitions, postulates, and theorems.
I have taught, in the classroom, all math subjects from algebra through calculus, plus physics and computer science. I understand the math thread that develops through the various courses. Measurement concepts learned in geometry are widely applied in science courses. Learning to write proofs using principles of logic supports logical thinking for essays, laboratory write-ups, and computer programs. The coordinate geometry learned in this course will be extended next year in Algebra 2 to other plane figures such ellipses and hyperbolas.
I have a math major and physics minor. I spent 15 years in the 80's and 90's writing and managing software for satellite ground control. I applied geometry concepts to telemetry analysis and orbit control. I have used geometry in construction and craft projects. This experience allows me to bring math to life for students interested in studying geometry on their way to other math, science, and engineering courses.
I have tutored Pre-calculus students from high schools in North Allegheny and South Butler counties for the past 5 years. I have become familiar with expectations and approaches of many of the teachers and can often give students hints as to how to be successful in a particular class. I have some of the textbooks used in the classrooms as well as others for additional resources. I work along with the students as I tutor to understand how they are thinking and any pitfalls they are encountering. I am proficient in the use of calculators for studying the behavior of functions as well as for computation.
I have taught, in the classroom, all math subjects from algebra through calculus, plus physics and computer science. I understand the math thread that develops through the various courses. As the name indicates, the pre-calculus course is directed toward preparing students to take calculus. The skills learned in this course will also be applied in science courses. The course content focuses on gaining a better understanding of functional behavior and in learning circular as well as triangular trigonometry. These concepts extend the math learned in Algebra 2 and Geometry.
I spent 15 years in the 80's and 90's writing and managing software for satellite ground control. I applied math/physics/computer science principles to telemetry analysis and orbit control. This experience allows me to bring math to life for students interested in studying science and engineering. I have a math major and physics minor.
I taught trigonometry in the classroom at three different high schools. I have tutored trigonometry students through WyzAnt for the past 5 years. I have a math major and physics minor. I spent 15 years writing software for satellite attitude control using geometry and trigonometry. I keep my eye out in my daily activities for examples of sinusoidal behavior that I can present to the student. Examples are changing seasons or piston motion. I understand that different students learn differently. Trig offers a lot of graphical analysis of functions for the visual students. I built a machine out of cardboard that converts circular to linear behavior and allows the student to do a hands-on generation of the sine curve.
Having taught calculus, physics and computer science, I know the trig concepts that need to be stressed for future math and science courses. Students are usually introduced to right-triangle trigonometry in geometry. This course extends the concept to other geometric figures. Most significantly this course develops concepts of circular trig that can be applied to any periodic behavior. Examples are current, sound, light, vibrations, and certain business and social behaviors. The skills learned in this course will be crucial for success in science courses involving periodic motion.
I am familiar with the courses taught at North Allegheny and South Butler county high schools. Most of these schools teach trigonometry as a part of a course named pre-calculus. The course called trigonometry at Pine-Richland High School covers all the material of a typical pre-calculus course. In addition to trigonometry, the course includes a more in-depth study of functional behavior, thus extending Algebra 2 concepts.