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Julie H.

Pasadena, CA

$100/hour

Science and Math Demystified!

200+ Hours
4.9 average from 89 ratings
Excellent Tutor!!
— Bernadette, South Pasadena, CA on 10/5/16

$100/Hour


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Wartburg College
Physics
Iowa State University
Master's
Iowa State University
PhD

Education

Wartburg College (Physics)

Iowa State University (Master's)

Iowa State University (PhD)

About Julie

I remember what it was like to struggle with science and math subjects, and I hope to remove the anxiety and frustration from these topics. I don't just tutor Science and Math skills, I try to also teach a Science and Math confidence mindset!

I've been tutoring College and High School students for over 20 years - since my college work-study days! I've also taught classes at the University level, but I prefer working one-on-one so that I can really directly address individual questions and confusions. I take the material as slowly and patiently as needed to find your inner science or math Super Star! =)

I have a wide science background across biology, chemistry, and physics. I have a PhD in Biophysics and have worked as a research scientist and lecturer at Caltech, one of the top technical schools in the world.

I also tutor other topics, including history, English, and writing. I enjoy working with student to learn how to use a structured writing process to produce excellent papers and essays.

Everyone has a hidden Einstein in them! Contact me for tutoring and let me help you discover yours! ;)
I remember what it was like to struggle with science and math subjects, and I hope to remove the anxiety and frustration from these topics. I don't just tutor Science and Math skills, I try to also teach a Science and Math confidence mindset!

I've been tutoring College and High School students for over 20 years - since my college
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 4 miles of Pasadena, CA 91106
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent Tutor!!"

- Bernadette, South Pasadena, CA on 10/5/16

"Patient and easy-going!"

- Michael, South Pasadena, CA on 9/23/16

"Knowledgeable and kind!"

- Laurie, Pasadena, CA on 7/21/16

"Julie is patient and understanding."

- Paige, Pasadena, CA on 4/4/16

"Great Tutor Experience"

- Cheryl, Pasadena, CA on 2/22/16

"Excellent"

- Kate, San Marino, CA on 1/11/16
Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
English:
Proofreading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
GRE, SAT Math
History:
American History
Elementary Education:
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE

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.

ACT Math

As a research scientist, I actually use this math on a regular basis! ;) I've been tutoring high school, college, and graduate students for 23 years in various levels of math. I like to help people move from "Math Anxiety," to "It's only math!"

American History

It hadn't occurred to me to offer tutoring in American History, until called in for emergency help by a friend. I was able to help her 11th grade son raise his grade from a low F to a C-. He received the "Most Improved" award at the end of the semester!

Biochemistry

As a research scientist in biophysics at Caltech, I actually use biochemistry on a regular basis! ;) I can help you understand how the concepts you are learning in class are used on practical basis. I've been tutoring high school, college, and graduate students for 23 years, and I like to focus on building confidence as well as knowledge and skills.

Biology

As a research scientist in biophysics at Caltech, I actually use biology on a regular basis! ;) I can help you understand how the concepts you are learning in class are used on practical basis. I've been tutoring high school, college, and graduate students for 23 years, and I like to focus on building confidence as well as knowledge and skills.

Chemistry

As a research scientist in biophysics at Caltech, I actually use chemistry on a regular basis! ;) I can help you understand how the concepts you are learning in chemistry might be used on a practical basis. I've been tutoring high school, college, and graduate students for 23 years, and I like to help students gain confidence in their ability to learn new science related materials!

Microbiology

The biochemical work that I've done during and since getting my PhD has required extensive use of bacteria. We use strains of bacteria in the lab for techniques such as cloning and over-expression of protein. Thus, it is necessary to have a solid microbiology background.

Physics

As a research scientist in biophysics at Caltech, I use physics to solve biological problems! ;) I've been tutoring high school, college, and graduate students for 23 years, including many years of teaching physics classes at various levels. I think physics is a great way to learn math, because you see directly how it's useful!

SAT Math

As a research scientist, I actually use this math on a regular basis, so I can help you see how it's relevant to practical life! ;) I've been tutoring high school, college, and graduate students for 23 years, and nearly every subject requires some math refreshing. I don't think math classes are usually taught well in school, so getting some extra personal help is a great idea!

Writing

As a scientist, I do extensive technical writing. I enjoy helping students learn the process of developing a thesis statement, outlining the structure of the paper, composing well ordered paragraphs, and maintaining flow and interest in the entire paper.

Wartburg College
Physics
Iowa State University
Master's
Iowa State University
PhD

Education

Wartburg College (Physics)

Iowa State University (Master's)

Iowa State University (PhD)

Excellent Tutor!!

Julie has been a great "find" as far as tutors go! She has a way of listening and then relating to my daughter in a way that works. My daughter was struggling with AP Physics, but, Julie has been able to explain things clearly and has given my daughter confidence again. Julie has been very responsive to our "emergency" requests for help. She goes out of her way to try to meet our scheduling c

— Bernadette, South Pasadena, CA on 10/5/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $100.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Julie will travel within 4 miles of Pasadena, CA 91106.