My name is Julia. I have an undergraduate degree in history from Reed College - I spent a year abroad at the University of Warwick. I have two masters' degrees, one in Library and Information Science and one in Business with a specialty in Human Resources.
I have worked extensively with students from the age of 8 to 18 in both America and the United Kingdom. I have educated students in successful research techniques and helped them understand the concepts of information literacy as well as assisting them in essay writing, making public presentations and introducing them to the sheer fun of books and reading. When I left Great Britain to return to America, one of the headmasters that I worked closely with said "Julia left our students with the feeling that if this is reading....it isn't half bad!"
At this time, I am working children from the ages of 3 to 12. I present educational, entertaining after school science programs, summer camps and workshops. I work with 5th graders to assist in science bench mark preparations and high school students who are working on AP History essays. I have also tutored pre-high school students in reading enrichment programs. My volunteer time is spent working with Gateway to college students. I focus on helping them to research employment, create resumes, write letters of application and practice for interviews. I have conducted reading programs for young children and taught them to swim and dance.
I am patient, creative and flexible and I really enjoy what I do! As an educator, I am above all approachable. Students are not afraid to take risks and experiment - they learn to love what we are studying!
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