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Julius D.

Randallstown, MD

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Julius D., Certified English/Writing, Math, and Science Tutor

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Julius D., Certified English/Writing, Math, and Science Tutor

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After undergraduate majors in Economics and Psychology, graduate studies in Law and Languages and an all important Master of Arts in Teaching English Language Arts and Social Sciences (Economics, Psychology, Law, History,and Political Science), post-graduate work in Electronic Engineering Technology grounded me further in Math and the Physical Sciences.

Along with teaching, coaching, and tutoring at the middle school through graduate school level for more than 20 years, I have also served as a Counselor, Financial Analyst, Business Consultant,and Immigration, Contracts and Medical Malpractice Attorney. Several years as a Medical and Personal Injury Attorney and Investigator reinforced my education in Biology and Physiology.

After all of that, my first love remains teaching/tutoring and coaching. Over the years, I have acquired many methods to elevate student performance in math, reading speed and comprehension, and writing. It is emphasized that optimum performance on standardized exams requires understanding of exam taking techniques as well as knowledge of subject matter.

My profile details the subjects I am certified in. In English, Language Arts, Forensic Science and the Social Sciences (Economics, Psychology, History, Law, etc.) my students range from PhD candidates to 6th grade. In mathematics, ASVAB, PRAXIS, and TEAS students comprise the majority. In Biology, Physical Science, and Earth Science, most of my students range from middle school through and including the senior high level.

I am enjoying being part of the turn-around in education that has begun in America, without which we will not remain a competitive people in the world. Imparting confidence and improving focus are the mainstays of my methods. With younger students, physical education and music may be employed as learning aids.

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- Quinn, Baltimore, MD on 11/11/12
Language:
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Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Business,
Career Development, Economics,
Law,
Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
ASVAB,
Career Development, GED,
LSAT,
Praxis,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TEAS,
TOEFL
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Business,
Career Development, Criminal Justice,
Economics,
Grammar,
Law,
Proofreading,
Public Speaking

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Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is usually taught in middle schools, although today elements of it are offered at the late elementary school level. My five years’ experience teaching in the Anne Arundel County Maryland System and 10 years with the D.C. System have yielded many techniques and methods that make this usually hated subject fun.

Young students have dreaded the word algebra for more than 100 years. When they are introduced to it, one would think they were obliged to learn Chinese. With our methods, they quickly learn that even Chinese is easy once we learn the language.

Learning the language of algebra is merely learning a simple new vocabulary and then practicing the rules of basic numerical logic, already learned by the student while studying arithmetic. The light that turns on when the student realizes he/she can do algebra is as bright as a full moon.

Many Maryland schools are employing a relatively new method of teaching known as "Saxon Math." It has confused thousands of students with its "immersion in numbers" approach. It is not a good method for students who have become accustomed to a more step by step subject matter subject matter specific method of learning math. Our solution is to employ the "old school" methods of acquiring algebra, to demonstrate by analogy how the Saxon Math is the same animal with fancy clothes on. The meaning of terms like coefficient, variable, constant, polynomial, integer, and axiom have not changed in centuries. The student practices the translation of language, and the light turns on.

Algebra is the means for understanding all technology. We cannot do without it.

American History

I have been fascinated with American History since my time in Law School. History is the most important part of the evolution of our legal system. Since the civil War, our history is the most fascinating in the world, and I enjoyed teaching it in two different school systems. My method is to relate the events of our past to their effects in the present, as it is really true that "he who fails to heed the lessons of history is doomed to repeat it." Many of the seemingly extraordinary conditions of today have been present before. Learning history is most fun when we see that it is really learning about ourselves.

Anatomy

My Grandmother's ambition for me was to be a physician. Consequently, I had two years of Biology in High School and another year of anatomy and physiology in undergraduate school. Later, as a practicing attorney (after I changed my mind), I was extensively involved in personal injury and medical malpractice cases, and my background served me well. In order to cross-examine expert physicians in different fields of Biology, the attorney is obliged to learn the subject area as well.

When I returned to my first love, teaching, in the D.C. School system, my knowledge of Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology was discovered by a school principal, and I have been tutoring students with it ever since. Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology are the bases for understanding good health. Consequently, I often combine Health, Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology and sports to show students the relevance of knowing our bodies in order to be the best we can be.

ASVAB

I have prepared more than 30 students for the ASVAB in the last 6 years. It is comparable to the ACT, but covers subjects such as automotive mechanics and electronics that non-vocational students are not familiar with. My academic and work background in Electronic Engineering Technology, coupled with my beloved profession as a teacher/tutor in Math/Science and the Language Arts has given me unique experience to assist students in excelling.

Our goal is always the highest possible score so that the student can choose her/his branch of service with no restriction. So far, we have had great success and no failures (except for two students who changed their minds).

I also come from a military family and hold a special place in my heart for those who sincerely desire to serve. The military services provide a unique blend of discipline and skill acquisition along with virtually unlimited educational opportunity. I am honored to prepare my students for an exam that now is in level of difficulty, very near to the SAT for which I also provide teaching/tutoring.

Baseball

I played baseball, football, and basketball from elementary school through high school and college, after which I have continued to play and coach in recreational leagues and physical education programs. These sports are excellent tools for reinforcing students' focus in a way that carries over to academic subjects.

My personal baseball career began with playing in high school in Atlanta, Georgia, where I hit .448 my junior year and was offered a contract by the Atlanta Braves. Unfortunately, I was only 17 and my Mother refused to approve out of concern that I would not go to college.

I started playing at my undergraduate school but they were so sorry I could not stand it. I quit after one year.

I played semi-pro ball with the Atlanta Cardinals during two summers. By this time, my career had already begun with what I do now, teaching, so that was the end of that.

I also coached two recreational teams in Washington, D.C. during the Summers of 93-95.
Today, I play pickup games in Parkville, Maryland on occasion, but mainly use baseball as a teaching tool for athletic middle through senior high schoolers, as well as to augment the aspirations of young baseball players of all ages.

I can still hit, run, field, and throw. Try me.

Basketball

I have played basketball from elementary school through high school and college. I have continued the past 20 years playing and coaching in recreational leagues and physical education programs.

The zenith of my basketball career was a series of championships with a Washington, D.C. recreational league during the '90's. I was also blessed with coaching one of my sons to a starting guard position at a small college in the Baltimore area.

I still play today, as I am perhaps addicted to the game. Even today, I accept any challenge to meet on the court. I also have personal contact with two professional players from the Baltimore area, and one from the D.C. area.

More importantly, Basketball is an excellent tool for reinforcing students' focus in a way that carries over to academic subjects. I have also studied kinesiology as an elective.There are many studies that demonstrate that students who are physically fit find focus and concentration to be easier than when they are not.

Finally, basketball is one of the sports in which team interdependence is the only reliable way of winning. Students who learn team play in the basketball arena gain experience that establishes greater understanding of the dynamics of group cooperation and collaboration, resulting in their becoming superior business, company and community members.

Bible Studies

Both of my grandfathers were ministers, one methodist, the other baptist. I have had strong knowledge of the Bible since I was about 10. I have continued my study with the assistance of two religious scholars and a brother who is also a minister.

I have counseled many people on moral/spiritual matters for almost 20 years. I have the computerized capacity to find any subject or person in the Book. I am available to counsel and teach/tutor those who need it, as well as those taking up theological courses of study. I have no formal education in this area. I simply care about the souls of my fellow man/woman as I care about my own.

Biology

1ST-2ND YEAR UNDERGRADUATE-SENIOR HIGH THROUGH MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY. My Grandmother's ambition for me was to be a physician. Consequently, I had two years of Biology in High School and another year of anatomy and physiology in undergraduate school. Later, as a practicing attorney (after I changed my mind), I was extensively involved in personal injury and medical malpractice cases, and my background served me well. In order to cross-examine expert physicians in different fields of Biology, the attorney is obliged to learn the subject area as well.

When I returned to my first love, teaching, in the D.C. School system, my knowledge of Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology was discovered by a school principal, and I have been tutoring students with it ever since. Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology are the bases for understanding good health. Consequently, I often combine Health, Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology and sports to show students the relevance of knowing our bodies in order to be the best we can be.

Bodybuilding

Excellence in sports requires strong and consistent conditioning. Body building is also an excellent tool for reinforcing students' focus in a way that carries over to academic subjects. My methods build strength and speed, and are not designed to provide beauty, although that is usually an incidental result.

Business

A significant portion of my career as an attorney has entailed domestic and international business development. I am a former adjunct Professor of Business Law and Contracts at the Antioch University School of Law in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

One of my undergraduate majors was economics, and I have been a financial analyst for the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission and a business development attorney for the U.S. Department of Commerce.

I also served as a business development consultant for two community development corporations in Baltimore. I have also been a business owner from 1988 until 2008, managing a successful immigration, business consulting, and real estate practice.

I no am longer active in the business field, preferring to focus upon teaching and tutoring. I enjoying assisting students in understanding the sometimes complex and mathematical concepts involved in the microeconomic analysis required by undergraduate and advanced senior high school curricula.

Criminal Justice

I entered the practice of law as a criminal prosecutor, winning the appeal against the murderer of Dr. M.L. King's Mother. After that I became a criminal defense attorney for almost 20 years, and was an adjunct professor of criminal law at Antioch University and Coppin State University. I am an expert in the areas of Criminal and Constitutional Procedure, Court Administration, and System Interface with the Forensic Sciences.

Economics

After an undergraduate major in Economics, a significant portion of my career as an attorney has entailed domestic and international business development. This means that I have been instrumental in assisting many businesses of Commerce achieve success. I have been a financial analyst for the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission and a Business Development Attorney for the U.S. Department of Commerce.

I have also worked as a Budget Analyst for the Mayor of the District of Columbia. The main areas where students have trouble in Economics are the mathematical modeling and statistics. I can help. Tutoring is for senior high and undergraduate students only.

English

The mainstay of my teaching and tutoring career is English and the Language arts. In order to make a high score on the Law school Admissions Test, I undertook elective courses in Greek and Latin Roots of the English Language, Literature, Composition, and Style. This extra coursework, along with more than 15 years of teaching experience and continuing education has served me well in helping others.

Today, Standard English is a foreign language in most urban and suburban areas of America. However, it remains critical for endeavors in Law, Government, Economics and even the Sciences. Reading Comprehension is bedeviling our American students the past 20 years. The primary deficiency is lack of vocabulary, but sight methods are often problematic as well.

By teaching aspects of Standard English as a foreign language I make it fun, but the student must be ready to acquire lots of vocabulary and to do some serious reading and writing. The way to learn Standard English is practice as with most subjects. I offer tutoring in English at all levels.

For students who require more specialized instruction in writing, speed reading, public speaking, and linguistic analysis, we employ both traditional methods and the most up-to-date techniques. The English language is in a state of flux today, because of a proliferation of incompetent use in the mass media, an accelerating introduction of foreign elements, and more radical changes in cultural preferences on the part of the younger generations than seen in the past. Specialists face a more complex challenge, but learning about the effects of the changes in the language is more interesting than ever before.

Today, Standard English is the international language of technology and money. Students from overseas are scoring higher than our students on standardized exams. By laying a foundation in grammar, vocabulary, syntax, and understanding of the forms and elements of our language, we aim to catch our students up soon as possible. The consequences of failing to catch up can be a strange society where our standard language is taken over by people of other cultures, and we speak only the colloquial.

We conclude here with the admonition that the aspiring managers, supervisors, and employers who are proficient in standard written and spoken English will always have an advantage over those who are not. Although Standard English may sound "stuffy" or pompous to our everyday ears, learning it as "a second language" is fun and fascinating, as well as rewarding to career objectives.

Football

I played baseball, football, and basketball from elementary school through high school and college, after which I have continued to play and coach in recreational leagues and physical education programs. These sports are excellent tools for reinforcing students' focus in a way that carries over to academic subjects.

GED

The GED contains exam questions at a lower level than my usual teaching, but I have helped many students pass including one of my own sons. I am happy to help.

By teaching all aspects of Standard English as a foreign language I make it fun, but the student must be ready to acquire lots of vocabulary. I offer tutoring in English at all levels above elementary school. Our focus is proficiency in comprehension through the acquisition of vocabulary. This is crucial to making high scores on standardized exams.

Algebra 1 is the highest level of math on the GED. My five years’ experience teaching in the Anne Arundel County system and 10 years with the D.C. System have yielded many techniques and methods that make this usually hated subject fun. Otherwise, the math is actually very basic arithmetic reasoning.

The main difference we make is to help students develop patience with themselves. Once self patience is inculcated, confidence always follows. We have great success in assisting students with high scores on the SAT, ACT, ASVAB, Praxis, and other standardized exams, including the GED.

Geology

Geology is a fascinating subject that lets us know the condition and probable fate of the physical earth. I have no formal education in this subject except a high school course in which I made an "A." I am willing to help any student who has difficulty with the concepts, as they are easy to teach and learn with a little patience. I have assisted about a dozen students in Anne Arundel County with making at least a "B" in their Geology courses.

Government & Politics

Having been an attorney for 20 years, worked in government for some 15 years, politics and government is a subject area that I became an expert in incidentally. I do not care for politicans in general, but the dynamics of politics is quite interesting, and can be somewhat complex at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Conceptualization in this area is largely a matter of good reading comprehension, one of my main subjects. This is a subject area where I have had frequent experience in using it to shore up reading deficiencies in students who usually lack instruction in vocabulary and diction.

Grammar

The mainstay of my teaching and tutoring career is English and the Language arts. In order to make a high score on the Law school Admissions Test, I undertook elective courses in Greek and Latin Roots of the English Language, Literature, Composition, and Style. This extra coursework along with more than 15 years of teaching experience has served me well in helping others.

Today, Standard English is a foreign language in many urban and suburban areas of America. Grammar has become a lost art even in the mass media. However, it remains critical for endeavors in Law, Government, Economics and even the Sciences. By teaching all aspects of Standard English as a foreign language I make it fun, but the student must be ready to have fun speaking and writing the "King's English." I offer tutoring in English grammar at all levels.

Law

I have been a successful trial lawyer for more than 20 years in the areas of Immigration, Criminal Law, Medical malpractice, Contracts, and Real Estate Development. I have also been a Professor of Criminal Justice, Immigration, and Commercial Contracts. The bottom line is I love teaching it more than practicing it. Students are far more interesting than lawyers, judges, and most clients.

LSAT

I have been a successful trial attorney for more than 20 years in the areas of Immigration, Criminal Law, Medical Cases, Contracts, Real Estate Development, basic negligence, and intentional tort cases. The bottom line is I love teaching law and legal reasoning more than practicing it.

The LSAT is a test of logic and reasoning aptitude, English proficiency and Reading Comprehension. It does not test knowledge of law, government, or politics. We utilize actual LSAT exams to prepare students for maximum performance.

There are three different question types. They are labeled READING COMPREHENSION, Analytical Reasoning,and Logical Reasoning. The most important is READING COMPREHENSION, because it is also the key to success with the Analytical Reasoning, and Logical Reasoning.

The specific scenarios associated with these questions are usually unrelated to law, since they are intended to be accessible to a wide range of test takers. However, the skills tested parallel those involved in determining what could or must be the case given a set of regulations, the terms of a contract, or the facts of a legal case in relation to the law.

Students will also be asked to write a sample essay. The Law Schools Admission Council does not score the writing sample, but copies are sent to all law schools to which you apply. According to a 2006 survey of 157 United States and Canadian law schools, almost all use the writing sample in evaluating applications for admission. Failure to respond to writing sample prompts and frivolous responses have been used by law schools as grounds for rejection of applications for admission.

Students must have excellent reading speed and comprehension. Solid grounding in English syntax and vocabulary is absolutely required for success.

Philosophy

In undergraduate school, I was Blessed with courses in Principles of Reasoning, Advanced Logic, Great Thinkers such as Socrates, Euripides, Kant, and Locke, and Major Religions. I loved these courses, and helped a number of peer students with them. As a veteran attorney, modern Philosophy is a major part of establishing bases of legislation and methods of evidence production. I am simply willing to help anyone who needs it.

Phonics

In undergraduate school, one of my majors was psychology. In connection with my studies, I took courses in "Educational Psychology," and these included Speech and the teaching of Phonics.

My teaching experience in the Public Schools, detailed in my profile, required me to learn instruction in remedial phonics in order to effectively teach "Public Speaking" and "Writing Expository Prose." I also have often taught remedial English classes and was obliged to, through continuing education courses, develop an extensive understanding of phonics and the diagnosis of difficulties in acquiring phonetic competence.

If the student is dyslexic, I can help on a selective basis. If upon diagnosis, we find any severe form of dyslexia, we get students with the right experts.

My methods employ music, rhythm, and some ESL techniques. My students enjoy the use of humor and a natural ability for mimicry I am blessed with as well. My program in phonics works effectively with adults and children, including early childhood learners.

Physical Science

My five years’ experience teaching in the Anne Arundel County, Maryland Public School System and 10 years with the D.C. Public School System have yielded many techniques and methods that teach my students that Physical Science is simply the knowledge of our physical world and how it works.

Being a serious academic overcome with curiosity about modern technology, I successfully undertook a curriculum in Electronics Engineering Technology in the 80's. Electronics is a Physical Science field, that, on the technology level, encompasses understanding the fundamental laws of gravity, simple machines, basic chemistry, and knowledge of physical phenomena such as light, radioactivity, other energy forms, and their interaction. Because I also teach math, the mathematical concepts that students encounter are kept simple and fun to understand.

Physiology

My Grandmother's ambition for me was to be a physician. Consequently, I had two years of Biology in High School and another year of anatomy and physiology in undergraduate school. Later, as a practicing attorney (after I changed my mind), I was extensively involved in personal injury and medical malpractice cases, and my background served me well. In order to cross-examine expert physicians in different fields of Biology, the attorney is obliged to learn the subject area as well.

When I returned to my first love, teaching, in the D.C. School system, my knowledge of Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology was discovered by a school principal, and I have been tutoring students with it ever since. Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology are the bases for understanding good health. Consequently, I often combine Health, Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology and sports to show students the relevance of knowing our bodies in order to be the best we can be

Praxis

I have tutored many Maryland students for the Praxis exam since I worked for the Anne Arundel County School System from 1999-2005. My 20+ years of overall experience in teaching math, reading comprehension technique and writing make the Praxis an easy fit.

The Praxis entails the following (stated in different and more intimidating form in the ETS exam information materials):

READING COMPREHENSION

Literal Comprehension - Identification of Main ideas, Supporting ideas, and Organization of topic.

Critical and Inferential Comprehension - Analysis, Evaluation, and Synthesis of ideas, based upon discernment of expressed ideas vs. implied ideas, and pursuit of logical conclusions using logic that is no more difficult than arithmetic reasoning.

MATH REASONING
Order
• Equivalence
• Numeration and Place Value
• Number Properties
• Operation Properties
• Estimation
• Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
• Arithmetic Reasoning

Praxis students have invariably been taught the above operations in middle and high school, but usually need significant refreshment of recollection because of not using these skills in college education curricula.

ALGEBRAIC REASONING
• Equations and Inequalities
• Algorithmic Thinking
• Patterns
• Algebraic Representations
• Algebraic Reasoning

"Algorithmic Thinking" is simply the technique of arithmetic calculation students have used throughout their schooling. So we see that intimidating terminology never means really difficult subject matter at this level.

Some students require a complete re-laying of their English and reading comprehension technique, and mathematical and algebraic reasoning foundation. We demonstrate that this requires only patience with self which we teach, "putting in the time." All of my Praxis students have fun as do my others.

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is usually an elementary-middle school subject, but is also encountered in high school and college. Algebra 1 is often taught in middle schools, but today, elements of it are offered at the late elementary school level. My five years experience teaching in the Anne Arundel County System and 10 years with the D.C. System have yielded many techniques and methods that make this subject fun.

I have been happy to share my math skills with many students who, unfortunately, have often never been provided thorough instruction in even arithmetical reasoning. We have great success in assisting students with high scores on the SAT, ACT, ASVAB, Praxis, and other standardized exams.

However, I am also happy to help provide the background required to grasp algebra that gives the student a bit of a head start today. Pre-algebra provides that background.

My methods prepare students for algebra by breaking down the language of numbers and feeding them the techniques for understanding the wonderful logic of algebraic reasoning. My students are already performing algebraic operations when we finish, and that good start engenders the confidence necessary for them to be successful with any mathematics.

Proofreading

Writing is what I do. However, no matter how good one is as a writer, proofreading will always be a critical skill necessary to assure the perfection of any manuscript. Moreover, proofreading requires a thorough understanding of grammar, syntax, diction and style, the same skills required for good writing. The mainstay of my teaching and tutoring career is English and the Language Arts.

Today, Standard English is a foreign language in most urban and suburban areas of America. However, it remains critical for endeavors in Law, Government, Economics and even the Sciences. Writing, becoming a lost art, is what I have done most in life besides teaching, and it provides a clear advantage over all peers in moving up the management ladder to the administrator, medical worker, engineer, or even entertainment career.

I offer writing methods at all academic levels from middle school through Phd. and J.D. students. The keys to good writing are excellence in grammar, vocabulary, and diction, along with the development of an individual style that fosters confidence. Good Proofreading "seals the deal."

Psychology

Psychology was my other undergraduate major. I have always been fascinated with the science of the individual human mind, and have retained a fascination with the relatively new science of bio-psychology. Because I also teach math, I can assist students with statistics as well as the concepts and constructs of perception, learning, motivation, abnormal behavior, etc.

Public Speaking

Today, Standard English is a foreign language in most urban and suburban areas of America. However, it remains critical for endeavors in Law, Government, Economics and even the Sciences. Effective oral expression enhances all careers at all levels.

My public speaking experience, spanning more than 20 years, includes presentations before Congress representing the former Mayor of the District of Columbia and later the Secretary of United States Commerce, and more than 150 oral arguments before the United States Court of Appeals, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, and D.C. and Georgia Superior Courts. I have also given speeches at many community civic meetings and organizational events.

I offer speaking methods at all academic levels from middle school through Phd. and J.D. students. The keys to good speaking are excellence in grammar, vocabulary, and diction, along with the development of the student's individual style in a manner that fosters confidence, the main ingredient required for effectiveness.

Reading

The mainstay of my teaching and tutoring career is English and the Language arts. In order to make a high score on the Law school Admissions Test, I undertook elective courses in Greek and Latin Roots of the English Language, Literature, Composition, and Style. This extra coursework has served me well in helping others.

Today, Standard English is a foreign language in most urban and suburban areas of America. However, it remains critical for endeavors in Law, Government, Economics and even the Sciences. Reading Comprehension is bedeviling our American students the past 20 years. The primary deficiency is lack of vocabulary, but sight methods are often problematic as well.

By teaching all aspects of Standard English as a foreign language I make it fun, but the student must be ready to acquire lots of vocabulary. I offer tutoring in English at all levels above elementary school. Our focus is proficiency in comprension through the acquisition of vocabulary. This is crucial to making high scores on standardized exams.

SAT Math

Once we learn the "language of math," it can be mastered by almost all students who are willing to have patience with themselves. We utilize lots of real world examples, and sometimes music, rap, and rythm to make the learning fun. The subject matter terms outlined below sound complex and difficult to many students, but they quickly find that the big words disguise easily acquired, largely common sense operations. In otherwords, we break it down and make it real.

The main mathematics component of the SAT is comprised of arithmetic word problems emphasizing percent, ratio, and proportion, properties of integers and rational numbers, sets, and counting techniques; basic and intermediate algebra including polynomial equations (emphasizing linear and quadratic equations), slope and distance formula problems, functions, algebraic variation, sequences, series, exponent operations, and elementary number theory.

In addition, we must master concepts of basic geometry and measurement (using but not proving axioms and theorems), data analysis, elementary statistics, and elementary probability. We wrap up with distance, rate and time, and rate of work problems.

We establish high expectations and meet them. Yet, we make the process fun and comfortable, instilling the confidence necessary for success.

SAT Reading

The mainstay of my teaching and tutoring career is English and the Language arts. In order to make a high score on the Law school Admissions Test, I undertook elective courses in Greek and Latin Roots of the English Language, Literature, Composition, and Style. This extra coursework has served me well in helping others.

Today, Standard English is a foreign language in most urban and suburban areas of America. However, it remains critical for endeavors in Law, Government, Economics and even the Sciences. Reading Comprehension is bedeviling our American students the past 20 years. The primary deficiency is lack of vocabulary, but sight methods are often problematic as well.

By teaching all aspects of Standard English as a foreign language I make it fun, but the student must be ready to acquire lots of vocabulary. I offer tutoring in English at all levels above elementary school. Our focus is proficiency in comprehension through the acquisition of vocabulary. This is crucial to making high scores on standardized exams. The SAT Reading component of the exam is called Critical Reading.

CRITICAL READING

The critical reading questions are all multiple choice. They can have one of two formats: Sentence completion and passage-based reading with long and short excerpts from works in natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, and literary fiction
The questions assess students' reading skills, such as identifying main and supporting ideas, determining the meaning of words in context, understanding authors' purposes, and understanding the structure and function of sentences.

For students who do not posses a strong background in reading from exposure to natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, and literary fiction curricula, we supplement where necessary, but have the capability of improving the student's reading skills with strong vocabulary building and "English as a second language" techniques.

SAT Writing

SAT Writing is largely a matter of grammar, diction, breadth of vocabulary, and practice. Writing is what I do. The mainstay of my teaching and tutoring career is English and the Language Arts. In order to make a high score on the Law school Admissions Test, I undertook elective courses in Greek and Latin Roots of the English Language, Literature, Composition, and Style. This extra coursework began my proficiency as a writer. More than 15 years of teaching and continuing education have given me the methods that work for amost all students.

Today, Standard English is a foreign language in most urban and suburban areas of America. However, it remains critical for endeavors in Law, Government, Economics and even the Sciences. Writing, becoming a lost art, is what I have done most in life besides teaching, and it provides a clear advantage over all peers in moving up the management ladder to the administrator, medical worker, engineer, or even entertainment career.

I offer writing methods at all academic levels from middle school through Phd. and J.D. students. The keys to good writing are excellence in grammar, vocabulary, and diction, along with the development of an individual style that fosters confidence.

Softball

Softball is fun. I have played softball all my life and am very good at it. I have also coached it at the middle school level. However, my greatest asset is having been a student of the game for more than 20 years.

TEAS

Most of my tutoring for tests has involved the SAT, ACT, and ASVAB. However, because of legal-medical training I received, and a nurse I represented some years ago, I discovered that I could also boost test scores for nurses who were taking the TEAS. Except for its emphasis on science for nurses, contrary to popular belief and rumor, the TEAS is not more difficult than the SAT and is less difficult than the GRE in the medical fields.

Since 1995, I have successfully assisted only about two dozen students with the TEAS, mainly because most have not heard about my tutoring for this exam, and I have not tried to advertise; being preoccupied with my total load. Because of the increasing demand for medical training and supply of jobs in these fields, requests for TEAS are growing noticeably here at Wyzant. I can help.

TOEFL

My extensive experience with the TOEFL examination of English usage proficiency resulted from the interface between Immigration Practice and English teaching. Many of my student clients needed to pass the TOEFL to be admitted to American Colleges. I was in a position to help and so I did. I have now been assisting TOEFL students from the senior high level to the Phd level for almost 20 years.

Vocabulary

The current pop culture has largely rejected the American English dictionary. However, for those who aspire to professional endeavors, Standard English is indispensable. For some reason, senior high curricula no longer require vocabulary study. Successful Reading Comprehension is not going to happen without vocabulary building.

I teach vocabulary as if it is part of a foreign language and my students have a ball laughing at the shenanigans involved in "translating" our spoken English and Standard English. My career as a writer and attorney have made a large vocabulary an integral part of everything I do. My background as an English and Language Arts teacher makes vocabulary building a mainstay of my tutoring.

World History

World History is an avocational love of mine because it has such a dramatic impact on conditions of today. Other than an undergraduate course I have no formal training, but have taught this subject over a period of three year in the D.C. Public Schools and two years with Anne Arundel County Schools. I love the subject and because I am an English teacher can assist students with their reading comprehension which is one of the only two problems students have with this course. The other is boring presentation. My presentation goes beyond what is usually offered in the classroom and relates history with current events in a manner that students find enjoyable.

Writing

Writing is what I do. The mainstay of my teaching and tutoring career is English and the Language Arts. In order to make a high score on the Law school Admissions Test, I undertook elective courses in Greek and Latin Roots of the English Language, Literature, Composition, and Style. This extra coursework has served me well in helping others.

Today, Standard English is a foreign language in many urban and suburban areas of America. However, it remains critical for endeavors in Law, Government, Economics and even the Sciences. Writing, becoming a lost art, is what I have done most in life besides teaching, and it provides a clear advantage over all peers in moving up the management ladder to the administrator, medical worker, engineer, or even entertainment career.

I offer writing methods at all academic levels from middle school through Phd. and J.D. students. The keys to good writing are excellence in grammar, vocabulary, and diction, along with the development of an individual style that fosters confidence.

Howard University, Washington, D.C.
Econ. Psych.
Antioch University Yellow Springs, Ohio
Master's
George Washington University Law School
J.D.

Education

Howard University, Washington, D.C. (Econ. Psych.)

Antioch University Yellow Springs, Ohio (Master's)

George Washington University Law School (J.D.)

A pleasure — Mr. Julius was a pleasure to work with. He helped me grasp the material in a way that makes me feel very confident about my chance for success with the LSAT in December 2012. I hope that I can work with him in the future for other legal subject matter. I highly recommend him for any student seeking LSAT preparation. Your financial investment in his services are well worth it. ...

— Quinn, Baltimore, MD on 11/11/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Travel policy

Julius will travel within 5 miles of Randallstown, MD 21133.


About Julius

After undergraduate majors in Economics and Psychology, graduate studies in Law and Languages and an all important Master of Arts in Teaching English Language Arts and Social Sciences (Economics, Psychology, Law, History,and Political Science), post-graduate work in Electronic Engineering Technology grounded me further in Math and the Physical Sciences.

Along with teaching, coaching, and tutoring at the middle school through graduate school level for more than 20 years, I have also served as a Counselor, Financial Analyst, Business Consultant,and Immigration, Contracts and Medical Malpractice Attorney. Several years as a Medical and Personal Injury Attorney and Investigator reinforced my education in Biology and Physiology.

After all of that, my first love remains teaching/tutoring and coaching. Over the years, I have acquired many methods to elevate student performance in math, reading speed and comprehension, and writing. It is emphasized that optimum performance on standardized exams requires understanding of exam taking techniques as well as knowledge of subject matter.

My profile details the subjects I am certified in. In English, Language Arts, Forensic Science and the Social Sciences (Economics, Psychology, History, Law, etc.) my students range from PhD candidates to 6th grade. In mathematics, ASVAB, PRAXIS, and TEAS students comprise the majority. In Biology, Physical Science, and Earth Science, most of my students range from middle school through and including the senior high level.

I am enjoying being part of the turn-around in education that has begun in America, without which we will not remain a competitive people in the world. Imparting confidence and improving focus are the mainstays of my methods. With younger students, physical education and music may be employed as learning aids.

Testimonials

"A pleasure"

- Quinn, Baltimore, MD on 11/11/12

Education

Howard University, Washington, D.C.
Econ. Psych.
Antioch University Yellow Springs, Ohio
Master's
George Washington University Law School
J.D.

Education

Howard University, Washington, D.C. (Econ. Psych.)

Antioch University Yellow Springs, Ohio (Master's)

George Washington University Law School (J.D.)


Tutor Policies

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Randallstown, MD 21133

Julius’s Subjects

Language:
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Business,
Career Development, Economics,
Law,
Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
ASVAB,
Career Development, GED,
LSAT,
Praxis,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TEAS,
TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Business,
Career Development, Criminal Justice,
Economics,
Grammar,
Law,
Proofreading,
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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