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I, Julie, am an experienced English teacher with a Bachelor's degree in English and French and a Master's degree in English. I have superb grammar, writing, vocabulary, and proofreading and editing skills! I love teaching all subjects within my field. I am passionate about grammar, literature, writing, research, and vocabulary.
I recently retired from NEISD, where I taught both English and French.I have taught all secondary levels and also taught a college remedial class. In addition, I have done many hours of TAKS and SAT preparation. I can guarantee that I will work diligently with students to achieve their goals.
I have successfully tutored my grandchildren in middle school,a second grade student practicing for STAAR writing, and two kindergarten students learning to read. I am currently tutoring a ninth grader in expository writing, especially helping him to brainstorm, outline, draft, proofread, edit, and redraft.
I have taught French and can tutor in that language. I also speak Spanish fluently and am able to tutor in that language also though I do not have a degree in Spanish.
I have assisted numerous students with college entrance essays, and they have gained admission. I have also helped students prepare for SAT and ACT tests on the Verbal section. I have also taught writing on the high school level for thirty plus years. I have even taught writing on the junior college level. I am also an expert proofreader and editor, with superior vocabulary and grammar skills.
I am a linguist as well as an English major. I have a strong background in both linguistics and phonetics. I use an approach to reading that employs both phonetics and sight words. I consider it important for students to be able to sound out words using phonetics as well as recognize common words.
Although my undergraduate major was English and French, I earned 24 hours in sociology, one of my favorite subjects. My master's degree was in Interdisciplinary Studies, and my three fields were English, Sociology, and Psychology. When I worked on my thesis, which was to show the sociological and psychological ramifications of code-switching, I used my sociology background to develop survey questions and then analyze and apply statistics to my results. After that I had to apply sociological principles to determine if my study was valid and reliable. I have also tutored students working on sociology papers using APA. I have frequently helped students develop a research question and then develop the question into an hypothesis or thesis. I have then helped them use relevant research materials to organize a paper, after which I have aided them in editing and revising the essay and citing their sources, using APA style.
While in North East ISD, I taught a study skills class for sophomores. I have helped numerous students to develop a system that works for them and still achieves results. I suggest they tackle more difficult subjects first and save the ones they enjoy most for last. In addition, I encourage them to use strategies such as reading over the material several times before using mnemonics and other such techniques, stressing learning the material rather than just trying to memorize for a particular task. Those who have taken my advice have been quite successful.
Great tutor! Very understanding! — Julie was always patient and easy to work with. She always offered her opinion and didn't mind if you wanted to keep your work the way you did it as long as it was correct. She was always on time and easy to reach by email and phone. I would definitely use her again! ...
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