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Julia W.

Quakertown, PA

$40/hr

Retired 6th grade teacher who specializes in school age children K-7th

Background check passed as of 9/18/11
Usually responds in about 8 hours

Retired 6th grade teacher who specializes in school age children K-7th

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I am a retired 6th grade teacher of 35 years. I enjoy working with elementary or middle level learners. I am a positive, but firm leader. I encourage students to share about themselves so that I may better meet their needs. I work with the student's current teachers and curriculum so that their feeling of success is raised in the classroom setting. I promote the importance of learning in all areas of life so that we all become lifetime learners.

Testimonials

"Great sewing tutor!"

- Danielle, Quakertown, PA on 10/21/14

"Great Reading Tutor"

- Matthew, Richlandtown, PA on 3/25/14

"Wow!"

- Lori, Quakertown, PA on 3/9/13

"Positive results"

- Joyce, Kintnersville, PA on 12/21/11
English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Ecology, Physical Science
History:
Geography, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
Handwriting,
Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Sewing
Corporate Training:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Elementary (K-6th)

I was a sixth grade teacher in the Upper Perkiomen School District for 35 years. I am able to tutor students successfully in all subject areas. I observe student needs and weaknesses and tailor my instruction to improve study skills and subject area knowledge. I have improved student standardized testing results in reading and math. I love working with the older elementary level students. When necessary, I will contact classroom teachers so that my instruction will help the student in their classroom situation.

Handwriting

I am a retired sixth grade teacher of 35 years in the Upper Perkiomen School District. I believe that handwriting is an essential skill for children of any age. A child's ability to write affects a child's sight word recognition, literacy, creative writing, note taking skills, and subject comprehension. Legible handwriting affects school achievement and student self-esteem. I am able to improve a child's manual or cursive handwriting which will accelerate overall learning.

Phonics

I am a retired sixth grade teacher of 35 years. I taught sixth grade reading and, after school, tutored 5th graders in reading in order to improve their state test scores. Phonics is an important part of reading instruction. Knowing the sounds of letters, enable students to decode words as they read and write sentences. Phonics allows reading and spelling to be smooth and automatic. I teach phonics as the first step in reading instruction. Strong word recognition skills enable me to broaden my reading instruction to include reading fluency, vocabulary development, and text comprehension.

Sewing

I have a sewing machine and have been sewing since I was 12 years old. I grew up in Lancaster County, where sewing was a necessary female skill. I am able to sew clothes or home textiles by following a pattern. I am also able to sew curtains, table coverings, and assorted home textiles by doing measurements or by creating my own pattern. I enjoy sewing and, with my teaching experience, would be able to teach and demonstrate the skills needed to complete a sewing project.

Social Studies

I am a retired sixth grade teacher of 35 years. For each of my 35 years, I taught three classes of social studies instruction. I was often involved in the district level development of curriculum. I have experienced the teaching of and researching of a variety of social and political issues that affected my students, our country , and the world at large.

Today, I emphasize the importance of the history, geography, politics, and the economics of any social issue. I believe that a general knowledge of social studies will increase a student's social awareness and will encourage their own social development.

Study Skills

I am a retired sixth grade teacher. After 35 years of teaching with the Upper Perkiomen School District, in Pennsburg, PA, I have learned that study skills are the most important skill for student success. Parent and teacher conferences helped me understand the needs of my students. My experience has taught me that a clean locker, well organized notebook and bookbag, a detailed assignment book, a daily studying pattern, and specific study strategies for each subject, will enable a student to succeed.

Kutztown University of PA, Teacher's Certification

Education

Kutztown University of PA, Teacher's Certification

Great sewing tutor! — Julie is a wonderful tutor. We went through the entire process for me to learn to sew, from knowing what pattern and fabric to buy to completing the project. I was completely clueless and now feel quite confident in my learned skills. Julie was fun, patient, and worked at a great pace for me to keep up. ...

— Danielle, Quakertown, PA on 10/21/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Julia will travel within 15 miles of Quakertown, PA 18951.


About Julia

I am a retired 6th grade teacher of 35 years. I enjoy working with elementary or middle level learners. I am a positive, but firm leader. I encourage students to share about themselves so that I may better meet their needs. I work with the student's current teachers and curriculum so that their feeling of success is raised in the classroom setting. I promote the importance of learning in all areas of life so that we all become lifetime learners.

Testimonials

"Great sewing tutor!"

- Danielle, Quakertown, PA on 10/21/14

"Great Reading Tutor"

- Matthew, Richlandtown, PA on 3/25/14

"Wow!"

- Lori, Quakertown, PA on 3/9/13

"Positive results"

- Joyce, Kintnersville, PA on 12/21/11

Education

Kutztown University of PA, Teacher's Certification

Education

Kutztown University of PA, Teacher's Certification


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Quakertown, PA 18951

Julia’s Subjects

English:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
Ecology, Physical Science
History:
Geography, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting,
Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th),
Handwriting,
Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Sewing
Corporate Training:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Julia W.

Julia W. passed a background check on 9/18/11. The check was ordered by Julia through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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