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Julie H.

Science and Math Demystified!

Science and Math Demystified!

$120/hour

  • 392 hours tutoring

  • Pasadena, CA 91106

About Julie


Bio

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 think all students can understand these topics... IF they have someone who will teach them the way they learn best. Not all students learn or are motivated the same way, and I adapt my approach for each student's needs.

When students don't understand the material due to the pace and style of the classroom, they often take this to mean there is a...

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 think all students can understand these topics... IF they have someone who will teach them the way they learn best. Not all students learn or are motivated the same way, and I adapt my approach for each student's needs.

When students don't understand the material due to the pace and style of the classroom, they often take this to mean there is a problem with them -- they can't understand or get math and science. I want to help students see this isn't true, that they CAN understand with the right help. 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.

In addition, I have experience working with students with IEPs and learning differences. Specifically, I have worked with kids on the autism spectrum and with ADD/ADHD.

Everyone has a hidden Einstein in them! Contact me for tutoring and let me help you discover yours! ;)


Education

Wartburg College
Physics
Iowa State University
Masters
Iowa State University
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $120
  • Tutor’s lessons: Online
  • Travel policy: Within 3 miles of Pasadena, CA 91106
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/3/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading

Elementary Education

Vocabulary

English

Writing,

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.
Proofreading, Vocabulary

History

American History

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!

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

It seems like the people who end up teaching math are the ones who just "got it" themselves, so they can't understand why others struggle. I had to work hard to figure out math concepts, so I can relate. It's great when I can help a young person get their bearing right from the start with Algebra 1.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Often when students have trouble in Algebra 2, it's due to a poor foundation in Algebra 1. I help my students review the material they need to know in order to work problems at this stage.
Biology,

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,

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!
Geometry,

Geometry

I've tutored students in math subjects from pre-algebra to calculus, including geometry. I'm familiar with the Common Core geometry teaching method.
Physics,

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,

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,

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.
Calculus, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Math

ACT Math,

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!"
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

It seems like the people who end up teaching math are the ones who just "got it" themselves, so they can't understand why others struggle. I had to work hard to figure out math concepts, so I can relate. It's great when I can help a young person get their bearing right from the start with Algebra 1.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Often when students have trouble in Algebra 2, it's due to a poor foundation in Algebra 1. I help my students review the material they need to know in order to work problems at this stage.
Geometry,

Geometry

I've tutored students in math subjects from pre-algebra to calculus, including geometry. I'm familiar with the Common Core geometry teaching method.
Physics,

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,

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!
Trigonometry,

Trigonometry

I have a PhD in Biophysics, an MS in Physics, and BAs in Physics and Humanities. I've been tutoring high school, college, and graduate students for 23 years in various levels of math. I like to help students move from "Math Anxiety," to "It's only math!"
Calculus, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

It seems like the people who end up teaching math are the ones who just "got it" themselves, so they can't understand why others struggle. I had to work hard to figure out math concepts, so I can relate. It's great when I can help a young person get their bearing right from the start with Algebra 1.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Often when students have trouble in Algebra 2, it's due to a poor foundation in Algebra 1. I help my students review the material they need to know in order to work problems at this stage.
Biology,

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,

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!
Geometry,

Geometry

I've tutored students in math subjects from pre-algebra to calculus, including geometry. I'm familiar with the Common Core geometry teaching method.
Physics,

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!
Writing,

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.
Calculus, Prealgebra, Precalculus

Science

Biochemistry,

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,

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,

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,

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

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!

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

It seems like the people who end up teaching math are the ones who just "got it" themselves, so they can't understand why others struggle. I had to work hard to figure out math concepts, so I can relate. It's great when I can help a young person get their bearing right from the start with Algebra 1.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Often when students have trouble in Algebra 2, it's due to a poor foundation in Algebra 1. I help my students review the material they need to know in order to work problems at this stage.
Biology,

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,

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!
Geometry,

Geometry

I've tutored students in math subjects from pre-algebra to calculus, including geometry. I'm familiar with the Common Core geometry teaching method.
Physics,

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,

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,

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.
Calculus

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

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!"
SAT Math

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!

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Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Magical tutor!

Julie quickly responded to my request and we set up a lesson time for the next day. She helped my daughter who was feeling anxious and overwhelmed after her first week of high school. My daughter stayed focused for the entire 3 hour lesson and even continued to study after the session ended. Julie is gold!!!

Jennifer, 1 lesson with Julie

Knowledable and patient

Julie was extremely helpful, it was clear that she was trying very hard to help me understand the concepts in physical chemistry. She provided me alternative readings that were much easier to understand than the textbook. Moreover, when doing problems with her, she guided me and showed me her process of thinking and how I could apply it to solving these problems.

Alex, 5 lessons with Julie

Patient and easy-going!

She vas very patient and understanding! Her vast understanding of Math and Science shows, as she was able to identify the variety of topics we covered in a heartbeat!

Michael, 6 lessons with Julie

Knowledgeable and kind!

My 15 y/o daughter was reluctant to have a tutor, but agreed to try one lesson. Julie won her over with her kind and approachable manner. My daughter requested to see her again the next day because Julie's teaching was so helpful!

Laurie, 5 lessons with Julie

Julie is patient and understanding.

Julie saw that the method used in my son's chemistry class was confusing. She re-taught the material in a more linear manner which made all the difference for him.

Paige, 13 lessons with Julie

Great Tutor Experience

Julie was great. My daughter needed some help with both Trigonometry and AP Chem and Julie was able to assist with both subjects. She responded quickly to my inquiry and was able to meet at a time that worked for us. My daughter enjoyed working with her and said Julie was able to help with all her questions

Cheryl, 4 lessons with Julie

Excellent

Julie provided excellent communication and is a very thoughtful tutor. It is clear that she wants to see her students succeed.

Kate, 10 lessons with Julie
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