Thank God for Tutors (TGFT)

FREE help with Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, and Trigonometry
Wednesdays, 7-8 pm

Let Us Know You Are Coming

Please fill out the form below prior to 5 pm of the day of the session you wish to attend, as it will facilitate assignments and assure a timely start with your tutor.  We also request you ‘arrive’ in our waiting room by 7:05 pm to ensure your reservation is honored.

“Walk-ins” are welcome, but will be assigned after those who have completed this form by 5 pm.   We however cannot guarantee placement for walk-ins.

**Once you RSVP below, if a conflict arises that prevents you from attending, a quick email to tgft@herndonumc.org advising us of the change of status would be appreciated.**

Sign in for Tutoring at bit.ly/TGFT_21-22

The link above will take you into the weekly Zoom meeting.  If you prefer the Meeting ID is 860 6987 5657 and the password is HUMCTGFT. 

Attendees will be asked to sign in with the student’s name showing as the screen name.  This can be done by signing in and then opening “participants” at the bottom of the screen.  When the list of participants comes up, choose your own name and select the option for “more”.  You should see the option to change the screen name.

You will enter a waiting room and be admitted by the greeter.  The greeter will welcome the student and ask for what subject help is needed.  Students will then be assigned to a breakout room to work with a tutor.  Please note that Chromebooks and Chrome OS Zoom Rooms will not work for tutoring in Zoom breakout rooms.  

While we are happy to help as many students as we are able, please understand that this program is in partnership with Herndon HS and Herndon HS students will be given priority.

All rooms are recorded for the protection of both the participant and the tutors.

About TGFT

TGFT developed in conjunction with the founding of Herndon UMC’s partnership with Herndon High School in September 2001. As we move into our 20th year, we are adapting to offer tutoring online over Zoom.  Learn more here about specific subjects, tutor qualifications and where to go if you have other questions about the program.

What subjects are available?

We offer tutoring for math and sciences.

Math subjects include Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus and Calculus.

Science offerings include Chemistry, and Physics.

When is tutoring available?

TGFT follows the FCPS schedule. Tutoring is available every Wednesday from 7-8 pm except the following dates:

  • November 24 (Thanksgiving)
  • December 22 & 29 (Winter break)
  • April 6 (Spring break).

The start date for the 2021-22 school year is September 8.

How are tutors qualified?

Our volunteer tutors are engineers, math teachers, business people and scientists from our community who care about helping students understand math and sciences.  Many have been doing this for years and cumulatively they have over 50 years of tutoring experience through TGFT. 

All are cleared through criminal background checks and given introductory training.

Where to get information?

Updates will always be posted here to the website, but TGFT also uses Facebook to share updates and information. 

We’d love to hear how TGFT is helping students succeed.  Please share your successes to any of the accounts linked above.  #HUMC_TGFT

Other questions?

Contact tgft@herndonumc.org with your questions and one of our greeters will reply to you.  They are happy to answer any questions that you have.  

 A huge thank you to the tutor who worked with my daughter in Chemistry last night. My daughter loved working with her and found it extremely helpful. She said that she now understands both topics they covered, which I don’t think she has been able to say once yet this year. My daughter will definitely be back for more help. Thank you for offering such a valuable service to our HHS students!

Beth, TGFT parent

Meet the Tutors and Greeters

Tutor availability varies from week to week, so greeters help match students with the tutor best suited for their need.  If needed, students may be grouped by subject with a tutor.

Lorraine

Lorraine

Greeter

Co-director

Lorri

Lorri

Greeter

Co-director

Kelly

Kelly

Greeter

Kathy

Kathy

Greeter

Al

Al

Tutor

math, physics

Chris

Chris

Tutor

math, chemistry, physics

Dave

Dave

Tutor

math

Joe

Joe

Tutor

math, chemistry

Judy

Judy

Tutor

math

Kevin

Kevin

Tutor

math, physics

Lisa

Lisa

Tutor

chemistry

Matt

Matt

Tutor

math

Interested in Becoming a Tutor?

Contact tgft@herndonumc.org and you will be started on the path to becoming a tutor.  You will need a background check and a greeter or experienced tutor will do some initial training with you to help get you started.

I have tutored chemistry and math off and on for over 50 years. I was a founding member of TGFT; and things kind of ballooned when the church got seriously involved enough to want a real program. I love the subjects, and I’ve used all of my math and chemistry to have a well-paying, successful career.  My love for the subjects, and tutoring, is the direct result of a few very special professors who: took the time to teach me and show me how simple and logical the subjects are, knew that you learn best yourself by teaching others, believed that a bit of work is worth more than a high IQ, recognized that the best professionals help each other all the time and help develop new professionals in all fields.
Joe, founding member TGFT