Questions and Answers about Private Tutoring

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What is private tutoring?

It is working 1:1 with a master teacher who helps you study effectively and who can make complex concepts easy to understand. 

It is working with an expert in testing who can help you become better at doing well when taking tests.

What happens during private tutoring?

First, I do an assessment to see what your strengths and “not so strengths” are. Together we develop a plan to reach your goal. I ask you to review specific content and may ask you to work with a study guide. I do ask you to make a “Judy List”. You will write down questions that arise during your study. If the answers/concepts become clear you cross off those items. We start with the remaining items at our next session. I will ask you questions about important concepts and explain them if they aren’t clear to you.  You will answer some exam style questions during the session.  

How long is tutoring?

We usually meet for 1-2 hours via Zoom or possibly in person.  The number of sessions is different for each student.  If you want help with a specific area one or two sessions may be all you need.  If you need generalized help covering many areas of nursing more sessions will be necessary.  

My friend and I both need help. Can we see you together?

Yes. We can arrange for more than one person to be on a zoom call.  All persons will be expected to do the preparation needed.  

Tutoring help is available for you.  Often it takes only a few sessions to get you understanding and thinking the way item writers want you to think. Tutoring is useful as you are going through nursing school. It is also very valuable as you prepare for NCLEX.

 

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Volunteering at a Mass Vaccination Site

I recently volunteered at a mass Covid-19 vaccination site at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH.  

Mass Vaccination at NHMS in March - Judy Miller, RN, MSN

 

The approval and availability of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine prompted the state to set up a mass vaccination site at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway with the goal of vaccinating 12,000 people.  The whole event was put together in one week. There were over 350 volunteers – nurses, doctors, pharmacists, EMTs, social workers, interpreters, and so many others registering and screening both volunteers and vaccine recipients. 

I am not sure that anyone looked at the weather forecast – cold and windy.  But then again, maybe they did. Hand Warmers (used by skiers) were given out freely to us. I still thought I would freeze to death in spite of layers and layers of winter clothing.  We were definitely not a fashion show.

Vaccinators administered prefilled syringes with the vaccine.  They had to be kept close to the chest – literally – to keep the vaccine from freezing. 

Cars with their screened occupants were sent through the nine vaccination lanes in a steady fashion.  Each lane had 4 vaccination sites.  Four cars would enter the lane and the eligible and screened occupants received their vaccines and the appropriate paperwork was done. Then all four cars were directed to the observation area to be observed for side effects and four more cars took their place and the same thing happened over and over again.  At one point when I checked our timings, we were doing a carful of people every 3-4 minutes. Some cars had one person to be vaccinated and some had two or three or even four.

It was well organized, in spite of the short plan time, and when a few glitches happened, adjustments were made and things smoothed out.  

I am not sure of the exact final total, but the three-day total (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) was about 12,000 people. Congratulations and a hearty thank you to all those health care workers and others who volunteered to work on their time off to keep others safe and healthy.

I know some of you have probably done this too. Thank you. And to those who may be given the opportunity to volunteer in such a role – go for it.  It is very fulfilling to do your small part in helping keep people safer and healthier. 

 


 

NEWS FLASH!!!

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing and Pearson VUE Testing Centers have opened 60 testing centers near large cities so that newly graduated nurses can take NCLEX and get licensed in this great time of need.

Any of you who have your ATT please check to see if a testing center near you is open. CDC guidelines for distancing will be followed.

I was recently reviewing a class of RN students about to graduate and I know they wanted to be able to help with the nursing care needs of the public. Please check to see if there is a center near you that is open. Make your test date and get into the workforce STAT! We need you.
Do you need help in preparing for your exams? Judy Miller is available for 1:1 tutoring. Call 1-800 US -TUTOR  or email [email protected] to schedule an appointment via Skype or FaceTime or just plain phone.