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  Judith Kaster

Judith Kaster is in her fifth year at Palaestra. Her homeschool adventure started 18ish years ago, when her twins were ready for first grade. Both she and her husband (Bob Kaster, the electronics teacher) graduated with engineering Masters degrees from the University of Michigan, where they also first encountered homeschooling families and thus, not afraid of math and science and oblivious to unforeseen challenges, they embarked on the journey. Both volunteered and taught/tutored off and on through the years, Judith mostly Math, Chemistry (undergraduate major) German (native language) and Guitar (hobby). Bob has worked as an Electrical Engineer for 25+ years. We graduated three homeschool students: twins in 2013 and the youngest in 2016. With Judith as their math teacher, all three of her children have achieved a solid understanding of Algebra 1 and 2 and ACT scores in the low 30s and 29 and have thus won valuable college scholarships. Her oldest two students have been employed as Math tutors at Oakland University starting their freshman year,…., have just graduated from OU and are both pursuing PhD’s in Chemistry (UIUC and Northwestern U). Her youngest has just finished her freshman year at Cedarville University. The Kasters are members of Woodside Church in White Lake.

  Judith Kaster is teaching the following classes for the 2017 / Winter Session.
  • J.Wile Physics 10th-12th