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I am a professional educator with 20 years experience teaching high-school English. I have taught all grade levels and sections including honors, Pre-IB, and AP, but the majority of my career has been spent teaching college-bound 11th and 12th graders. I also worked for five years as an adjunct English instructor at a two-year college where I taught English 111, GED courses, and Pre-College English, was a Homebound Teacher who served the educational needs of students who were unable to attend school due to health issues, and have worked as a private test-prep tutor.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in English from UNC at Greensboro, a Master of Liberal Studies in English Education from Stony Brook University, and an Education Specialist in Higher Education from Appalachian State University. I have held professional teaching licenses in Ohio, North Carolina, and New York, and have a current Florida license in English 6-12. I was a National Board Certified Teacher from 2006-2016, have worked in two International Baccalaureate schools where I received extensive training in IB philosophy and instruction, and attended Advanced Placement Summer Institutes at Florida International University for English Language and Composition and English Literature and Composition. I have helped students successfully prepare for various standardized tests including state end-of-the-year exams and assessments, the Pre-ACT, PSAT, ACT, and SAT by teaching unique test-taking strategies, critical reading skills, and vocabulary. Since the implementation of Common Core Standards I have consistently been rated as a Highly Effective teacher and several times met the highest level of Exceeded Growth for the gains made by my students on state tests.

I have a strong foundation in the teaching of writing and can help your student become a stronger writer no matter their current level. Whether preparing for the writing section of a standardized test, composing college entrance essays, mastering the mechanics of a five paragraph essay, or writing an in-depth research paper, I possess the experience and skills necessary to help your student become a more fluent, college-ready writer.

I believe that intellectual curiosity is innate and deserves to be cultivated. As a tutor, my goal is to build on present skills, increase academic confidence, and prepare students for success both inside and out of the classroom.

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Jude’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Bachelor in Arts, English

Graduate Degree: Stony Brook University - Master of Arts, English


Reading, golf, tennis, boating, the water, being outside, travel

Tutoring Subjects

ACT English

ACT Writing

Adult Literacy

American Literature

College English

College Level American Literature


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

Florida EOC Assessment Prep

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Analytical Writing

High School English

High School Level American History

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

IB Extended Essay


ISEE- Middle Level

ISEE-Middle Level Reading Comprehension

ISEE-Upper Level Reading Comprehension

ISEE-Upper Level Verbal Reasoning

Social Studies

Test Prep


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