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Julius D.

Washington, DC

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English/Writing/Reading Comprehension/Math/Law School Tutor

300+ Hours
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Howard University, Washington, D.C.
Economics, Psychology
Antioch University Yellow Springs, Ohio
Master's
George Washington University Law School
J.D.

Education

Howard University, Washington, D.C. (Economics, Psychology)

Antioch University Yellow Springs, Ohio (Master's)

George Washington University Law School (J.D.)

About Julius

I have been blessed with successful teaching experience for more than 25 years. I do love it. I stress the laying of a solid foundation in Reading Comprehension and speed in all subjects.

In English, Writing and Speaking, and Legal Studies my students have ranged from PhD and JD candidates to high school juniors. In Mathematics, ASVAB, and Middle School students are the focus. In Biology, Physical Science, and Earth Science, my students range from middle school to 10th grade.

Over the years, I have acquired many methods to elevate student performance in math, reading speed and comprehension, and writing. Certified in more than 30 subjects, cross disciplinary versatility perspectives enhance ease of learning. With Middle School students, physical education and music may be employed as learning aids. All of my students have fun learning.
I have been blessed with successful teaching experience for more than 25 years. I do love it. I stress the laying of a solid foundation in Reading Comprehension and speed in all subjects.

In English, Writing and Speaking, and Legal Studies my students have ranged from PhD and JD candidates to high school juniors. In Mathematics, ASVAB,
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"Very knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Monique, Washington, DC on 10/11/17

"Knowledgeable and Efficient"

- Patrice, Baltimore, MD on 11/4/15

"A pleasure"

- Quinn, Baltimore, MD on 11/11/12
Test Preparation:
ASVAB,
Career Development, GED,
LSAT,
Praxis,
SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing
Language:
Reading,
Writing
Special Needs:
Phonics,
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading,
Vocabulary,
Writing
Business:
Career Development, Law,
Public Speaking,
Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Baseball,
Basketball,
Football,
Softball

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.

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is usually taught in middle schools, although today elements of it are offered at the elementary school level. My many years’ experience teaching has yielded many techniques and methods that make this usually hated subject fun. It's just another language.

Young students have dreaded the word algebra for more than 700 years. When they are introduced to it, one would think they were being forced to learn Chinese. With our methods, they quickly learn that even Chinese is easy once we learn the language.

Algebra is the primary language for understanding all technology. We cannot do without it. We also make it fun.

American History

I have been fascinated with American History since my time in Law School. History is the most important part of the evolution of our legal system. Since the civil War, our history is the most fascinating in the world, and I enjoyed teaching it in two different school systems. My method is to relate the events of our past to their effects in the present, as it is really true that "he who fails to heed the lessons of history is doomed to repeat it." Many of the seemingly extraordinary conditions of today have been present before. Learning history is most fun when we see that it is really learning about ourselves.

ASVAB

I have prepared more than 50 students for the ASVAB in the last nine years. It is comparable to the SAT, but covers subjects such as automotive mechanics and electronics that non-vocational students are not familiar with. My academic and work background in Electronic Engineering Technology, coupled with my beloved profession as a teacher/tutor in Math/Science and the Language Arts has given me unique experience to assist students in excelling.

Our goal is always the highest possible score so that the student can choose her/his branch of service with no restriction. So far, we have had great success and no failures (except for two students who changed their minds before completing the program).

I am from a military family and hold a special place in my heart for those who sincerely desire to serve. The military services provide a unique blend of discipline and skill acquisition along with virtually unlimited educational opportunity. As an attorney, I also assist my students with understanding of the nation's politics and the role of the soldier.

Baseball

I played baseball, football, and basketball from elementary school through high school and college, after which I have continued to play and coach in recreational leagues and physical education programs. These sports are excellent tools for reinforcing students' focus in a way that carries over to academic subjects.

My personal baseball career began with playing in high school in Atlanta, Georgia, where I hit .448 my junior year and was offered a contract by the Atlanta Braves. Unfortunately, I was only 17 and my Mother refused to approve out of concern that I would not go to college.

I started playing at my undergraduate school but they were so sorry I could not stand it. I quit after one year.

I played semi-pro ball with the Atlanta Cardinals during two summers. By this time, my career had already begun with what I do now, teaching, so that was the end of that.

I also coached two recreational teams in Washington, D.C. during the Summers of 93-95.
Today, I play pickup games in Parkville, Maryland on occasion, but mainly use baseball as a teaching tool for athletic middle through senior high schoolers, as well as to augment the aspirations of young baseball players of all ages.

I can still hit, run, field, and throw. Try me.

Basketball

I have played basketball from elementary school through high school and college. I have continued the past 20 years playing and coaching in recreational leagues and physical education programs.

The zenith of my basketball career was a series of championships with a Washington, D.C. recreational league during the '90's. I was also blessed with coaching one of my sons to a starting guard position at a small college in the Baltimore area.

I still play today, as I am perhaps addicted to the game. Even today, I accept any challenge to meet on the court. I also have personal contact with two professional players from the Baltimore area, and one from the D.C. area.

More importantly, Basketball is an excellent tool for reinforcing students' focus in a way that carries over to academic subjects. I have also studied kinesiology as an elective.There are many studies that demonstrate that students who are physically fit find focus and concentration to be easier than when they are not.

Finally, basketball is one of the sports in which team interdependence is the only reliable way of winning. Students who learn team play in the basketball arena gain experience that establishes greater understanding of the dynamics of group cooperation and collaboration, resulting in their becoming superior business, company and community members.

Bible Studies

Both of my grandfathers were ministers, one methodist, the other baptist. I have had strong knowledge of the Bible since I was about 10. I have continued my study with the assistance of two religious scholars and a brother who is also a minister.

I have counseled many people on moral/spiritual matters for almost 20 years. I have the computerized capacity to find any subject or person in the Book. I am available to counsel and teach/tutor those who need it, as well as those taking up theological courses of study. I have no formal education in this area. I simply care about the souls of my fellow man/woman as I care about my own.

Criminal Justice

I entered the practice of law as a criminal prosecutor, winning the appeal against the murderer of Dr. M.L. King's Mother. After that I became a criminal defense attorney for almost 20 years, and was an adjunct professor of criminal law at Antioch University and Coppin State University. I am an expert in the areas of Criminal and Constitutional Procedure, Court Administration, and System Interface with the Forensic Sciences.

English

The mainstay of my teaching and tutoring career is English and the Language arts. In order to make a high score on the Law school Admissions Test, I undertook elective courses in Greek and Latin Roots of the English Language, Literature, Composition, and Style. This extra coursework, along with more than 15 years of teaching experience and continuing education has served me well in helping others.

Today, Standard English is a foreign language in most urban and suburban areas of America. However, it remains critical for endeavors in Law, Government, Economics and even the Sciences. Reading Comprehension is bedeviling our American students the past 20 years. The primary deficiency is lack of vocabulary, but sight methods are often problematic as well.

By teaching aspects of Standard English as a foreign language I make it fun, but the student must be ready to acquire lots of vocabulary and to do some serious reading and writing. The way to learn Standard English is practice as with most subjects. I offer tutoring in English at all levels.

For students who require more specialized instruction in writing, speed reading, public speaking, and linguistic analysis, we employ both traditional methods and the most up-to-date techniques. The English language is in a state of flux today, because of a proliferation of incompetent use in the mass media, an accelerating introduction of foreign elements, and more radical changes in cultural preferences on the part of the younger generations than seen in the past. Specialists face a more complex challenge, but learning about the effects of the changes in the language is more interesting than ever before.

Today, Standard English is the international language of technology and money. Students from overseas are scoring higher than our students on standardized exams. By laying a foundation in grammar, vocabulary, syntax, and understanding of the forms and elements of our language, we aim to catch our students up soon as possible. The consequences of failing to catch up can be a strange society where our standard language is taken over by people of other cultures, and we speak only the colloquial.

We conclude here with the admonition that the aspiring managers, supervisors, and employers who are proficient in standard written and spoken English will always have an advantage over those who are not. Although Standard English may sound "stuffy" or pompous to our everyday ears, learning it as "a second language" is fun and fascinating, as well as rewarding to career objectives.

Football

I played baseball, football, and basketball from elementary school through high school and college, after which I have continued to play and coach in recreational leagues and physical education programs. These sports are excellent tools for reinforcing students' focus in a way that carries over to academic subjects.

GED

The GED contains exam questions at a lower level than my usual teaching, but I have helped many students pass including one of my own sons. I am happy to help.

By teaching all aspects of Standard English as a foreign language I make it fun, but the student must be ready to acquire lots of vocabulary. I offer tutoring in English at all levels above elementary school. Our focus is proficiency in comprehension through the acquisition of vocabulary. This is crucial to making high scores on standardized exams.

Algebra 1 is the highest level of math on the GED. My five years’ experience teaching in the Anne Arundel County system and 10 years with the D.C. System have yielded many techniques and methods that make this usually hated subject fun. Otherwise, the math is actually very basic arithmetic reasoning.

The main difference we make is to help students develop patience with themselves. Once self patience is inculcated, confidence always follows. We have great success in assisting students with high scores on the SAT, ACT, ASVAB, Praxis, and other standardized exams, including the GED.

Government & Politics

Having been an attorney for 20 years, worked in government for some 15 years, politics and government is a subject area that I became an expert in incidentally. I do not care for politicans in general, but the dynamics of politics is quite interesting, and can be somewhat complex at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Conceptualization in this area is largely a matter of good reading comprehension, one of my main subjects. This is a subject area where I have had frequent experience in using it to shore up reading deficiencies in students who usually lack instruction in vocabulary and diction.

Grammar

The mainstay of my teaching and tutoring career is English and the Language arts. In order to make a high score on the Law school Admissions Test, I undertook elective courses in Greek and Latin Roots of the English Language, Literature, Composition, and Style. This extra coursework along with more than 15 years of teaching experience has served me well in helping others.

Today, Standard English is a foreign language in many urban and suburban areas of America. Grammar has become a lost art even in the mass media. However, it remains critical for endeavors in Law, Government, Economics and even the Sciences. By teaching all aspects of Standard English as a foreign language I make it fun, but the student must be ready to have fun speaking and writing the "King's English." I offer tutoring in English grammar at all levels.

Law

I have been a successful trial lawyer for more than 20 years in the areas of Immigration, Criminal Law, Medical malpractice, Contracts, and Real Estate Development. I have also been a Professor of Criminal Justice, Immigration, and Commercial Contracts. The bottom line is I love teaching it more than practicing it. Students are far more interesting than lawyers, judges, and most clients.

LSAT

I have been a successful trial attorney for more than 20 years. I love teaching law and legal reasoning more than practicing it.

The LSAT is a test of logic and reasoning aptitude, English proficiency and Reading Comprehension. It does not test knowledge of law, government, or politics. We utilize actual LSAT exams to prepare students for maximum performance. We don't play around although we have fun. We may use as many a six full practice exams to assure the student is ready.

Students must have excellent reading speed and comprehension. Solid grounding in English syntax and vocabulary is absolutely required for success. We also help students increase their grounding in these skills, but this may take as much as an entire semester of concentrated study.

Phonics

In undergraduate school, one of my majors was psychology. In connection with my studies, I took courses in "Educational Psychology," and these included Speech and the teaching of Phonics.

My teaching experience in the Public Schools, detailed in my profile, required me to learn instruction in remedial phonics in order to effectively teach "Public Speaking" and "Writing Expository Prose." I also have often taught remedial English classes and was obliged to, through continuing education courses, develop an extensive understanding of phonics and the diagnosis of difficulties in acquiring phonetic competence.

If the student is dyslexic, I can help on a selective basis. If upon diagnosis, we find any severe form of dyslexia, we get students with the right experts.

My methods employ music, rhythm, and some ESL techniques. My students enjoy the use of humor and a natural ability for mimicry I am blessed with as well. My program in phonics works effectively with adults and children, including early childhood learners.

Physical Science

My five years’ experience teaching in the Anne Arundel County, Maryland Public School System and 10 years with the D.C. Public School System has yielded many techniques and methods to show my students that Physical Science is simply the knowledge of our physical world and how it works. I do love it.

Being a serious academic overcome with curiosity about modern technology, I successfully undertook a curriculum in Electronics Engineering Technology in the 80's after already being a successful attorney. Electronics is a Physical Science field that on the technology level encompasses understanding the fundamental laws of gravity, simple machines, basic chemistry, and knowledge of physical phenomena such as light, radioactivity, other energy forms, and their interaction. Because I also teach math, the mathematical concepts that students encounter are kept simple and fun to understand.

Praxis

I have tutored many students for the Praxis exam since I taught in the Anne Arundel County School System from 1999-2005. My 20+ years of overall experience in teaching math, reading comprehension technique and writing make the Praxis an easy fit.

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is usually an elementary-middle school subject, but is also encountered in high school and college. Algebra 1 is often taught in middle schools, but today, elements of it are offered at the late elementary school level. My five years experience teaching in the Anne Arundel County System and 10 years with the D.C. System have yielded many techniques and methods that make this subject fun.

I have been happy to share my math skills with many students who, unfortunately, have often never been provided thorough instruction in even arithmetical reasoning. We have great success in assisting students with high scores on the SAT, ACT, ASVAB, Praxis, and other standardized exams.

However, I am also happy to help provide the background required to grasp algebra that gives the student a bit of a head start today. Pre-algebra provides that background.

My methods prepare students for algebra by breaking down the language of numbers and feeding them the techniques for understanding the wonderful logic of algebraic reasoning. My students are already performing algebraic operations when we finish, and that good start engenders the confidence necessary for them to be successful with any mathematics.

Proofreading

Writing is what I do. However, no matter how good one is as a writer, proofreading will always be a critical skill necessary to assure the perfection of any manuscript. Moreover, proofreading requires a thorough understanding of grammar, syntax, diction and style, the same skills required for good writing. The mainstay of my teaching and tutoring career is English and the Language Arts.

Today, Standard English is a foreign language in most urban and suburban areas of America. However, it remains critical for endeavors in Law, Government, Economics and even the Sciences. Writing, becoming a lost art, is what I have done most in life besides teaching, and it provides a clear advantage over all peers in moving up the management ladder to the administrator, medical worker, engineer, or even entertainment career.

I offer writing methods at all academic levels from middle school through Phd. and J.D. students. The keys to good writing are excellence in grammar, vocabulary, and diction, along with the development of an individual style that fosters confidence. Good Proofreading "seals the deal."

Public Speaking

Today, Standard English is a foreign language in most urban and suburban areas of America. However, it remains critical for endeavors in Law, Government, Economics and even the Sciences. Effective oral expression enhances all careers at all levels.

My public speaking experience, spanning more than 20 years, includes presentations before Congress representing the former Mayor of the District of Columbia and later the Secretary of United States Commerce, and more than 150 oral arguments before the United States Court of Appeals, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, and D.C. and Georgia Superior Courts. I have also given speeches at many community civic meetings and organizational events.

I offer speaking methods at all academic levels from middle school through Phd. and J.D. students. The keys to good speaking are excellence in grammar, vocabulary, and diction, along with the development of the student's individual style in a manner that fosters confidence, the main ingredient required for effectiveness.

Reading

The mainstay of my teaching and tutoring career is English and the Language arts. In order to make a high score on the Law school Admissions Test, I undertook elective courses in Greek and Latin Roots of the English Language, Literature, Composition, and Style. This extra coursework has served me well in helping others.

Today, Standard English is a foreign language in most urban and suburban areas of America. However, it remains critical for endeavors in Law, Government, Economics and even the Sciences. Reading Comprehension is bedeviling our American students the past 20 years. The primary deficiency is lack of vocabulary, but sight methods are often problematic as well.

By teaching all aspects of Standard English as a foreign language I make it fun, but the student must be ready to acquire lots of vocabulary. I offer tutoring in English at all levels above elementary school. Our focus is proficiency in comprension through the acquisition of vocabulary. This is crucial to making high scores on standardized exams.

SAT Math

Once we learn the "language of math," it can be mastered by almost all students who are willing to have patience with themselves. We utilize lots of real world examples, and sometimes music, rap, and rythm to make the learning fun. The subject matter terms outlined below sound complex and difficult to many students, but they quickly find that the big words disguise easily acquired, largely common sense operations. In otherwords, we break it down and make it real.

The main mathematics component of the SAT is comprised of arithmetic word problems emphasizing percent, ratio, and proportion, properties of integers and rational numbers, sets, and counting techniques; basic and intermediate algebra including polynomial equations (emphasizing linear and quadratic equations), slope and distance formula problems, functions, algebraic variation, sequences, series, exponent operations, and elementary number theory.

In addition, we must master concepts of basic geometry and measurement (using but not proving axioms and theorems), data analysis, elementary statistics, and elementary probability. We wrap up with distance, rate and time, and rate of work problems.

We establish high expectations and meet them. Yet, we make the process fun and comfortable, instilling the confidence necessary for success.

SAT Reading

A mainstay of my teaching and tutoring career is English and the Language Arts. I undertook elective courses in Greek and Latin Roots in the English Language, Literature, Composition, and Style. This extra coursework served me well in helping others with Reading Comprehension and Writing.

SAT Writing

SAT Writing is largely a matter of grammar, diction, breadth of vocabulary, and practice. Writing is what I do. The mainstay of my teaching and tutoring career is English and the Language Arts. In order to make a high score on the Law school Admissions Test, I undertook elective courses in Greek and Latin Roots of the English Language, Literature, Composition, and Style. This extra coursework began my proficiency as a writer. More than 15 years of teaching and continuing education have given me the methods that work for amost all students.

Today, Standard English is a foreign language in most urban and suburban areas of America. However, it remains critical for endeavors in Law, Government, Economics and even the Sciences. Writing, becoming a lost art, is what I have done most in life besides teaching, and it provides a clear advantage over all peers in moving up the management ladder to the administrator, medical worker, engineer, or even entertainment career.

I offer writing methods at all academic levels from middle school through Phd. and J.D. students. The keys to good writing are excellence in grammar, vocabulary, and diction, along with the development of an individual style that fosters confidence.

Softball

Softball is fun. I have played softball all my life and am very good at it. I have also coached it at the middle school level. However, my greatest asset is having been a student of the game for more than 20 years.

Vocabulary

The current pop culture has largely rejected the American English dictionary. However, for those who aspire to professional endeavors, Standard English is indispensable. For some reason, senior high curricula no longer require vocabulary study. Successful Reading Comprehension is not going to happen without vocabulary building.

I teach vocabulary as if it is part of a foreign language and my students have a ball laughing at the shenanigans involved in "translating" our spoken English and Standard English. My career as a writer and attorney have made a large vocabulary an integral part of everything I do. My background as an English and Language Arts teacher makes vocabulary building a mainstay of my tutoring.

World History

World History is an avocational love of mine because it has such a dramatic impact on conditions of today. Other than an undergraduate course I have no formal training, but have taught this subject over a period of three year in the D.C. Public Schools and two years with Anne Arundel County Schools. I love the subject and because I am an English teacher can assist students with their reading comprehension which is one of the only two problems students have with this course. The other is boring presentation. My presentation goes beyond what is usually offered in the classroom and relates history with current events in a manner that students find enjoyable.

Writing

Writing is what I do. Attorneys do more writing than anything else. Good writing provides a clear advantage over all peers in moving up the management.

I offer writing methods at all academic levels from middle school through Phd and J.D. students. The keys to good writing are excellence in grammar, vocabulary, and logic, along with the development of an individual style that fosters confidence.

Howard University, Washington, D.C.
Economics, Psychology
Antioch University Yellow Springs, Ohio
Master's
George Washington University Law School
J.D.

Education

Howard University, Washington, D.C. (Economics, Psychology)

Antioch University Yellow Springs, Ohio (Master's)

George Washington University Law School (J.D.)

Very knowledgeable and patient tutor

My son had his first session with Julius yesterday. He immediately made me feel at ease about my son's issue with grammar. Julius is very professional. He is also very thoughtful and accommodating. Julius identified my son's problem right away and told him that it would be an easy fix. He said "you will be getting A's in English by the end of the year."

— Monique, Washington, DC on 10/11/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Travel policy

Julius will travel within 3 miles of Washington, DC 20018.