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Julius D.

25+ Year Grammar/Writing/Reading Comprehension/Algebra Teacher/Tutor

25+ Year Grammar/Writing/Reading Comprehension/Algebra Teacher/Tutor

$50/hour

  • 356 hours tutoring

  • Tenleytown Washington, DC 20008

About Julius


Bio

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 reading speed in all subjects. This means developing a strong vocabulary and lots of practice.

Because I have been a law professor and attorney, in English, Writing, and Speaking my students have ranged from PhD and JD candidates to high school juniors. In Reading Comprehension and Mathematics, Senior High and Middle School...

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 reading speed in all subjects. This means developing a strong vocabulary and lots of practice.

Because I have been a law professor and attorney, in English, Writing, and Speaking my students have ranged from PhD and JD candidates to high school juniors. In Reading Comprehension and Mathematics, Senior High and Middle School students have comprised most of my clientele.

Over the years, I have acquired many methods to elevate student performance in math, reading speed and comprehension, and writing. Because I have been certified in more than 30 subjects, my cross disciplinary versatility enhances ease of learning. With Middle School students, physical education and/or music may be employed as learning aids. All of my students have a lot of fun learning.


Education

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

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $50 for in-person / $50 for online
  • Travel policy: Within 3 miles of Washington, DC 20008
  • Background check passed on 1/8/2014

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Criminal Justice,

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.
Law,

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.
Public Speaking,

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.
Career Development

Corporate Training

Grammar,

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,

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.
Proofreading,

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,

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.
Career Development

Elementary Education

Grammar,

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.
Phonics,

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.
Reading,

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.
Vocabulary

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.

English

English,

English

The mainstay of my teaching and tutoring career is English and the Language arts, ESPECIALLY READING COMPREHENSION, VOCABULARY, AND WRITING. More than 25 years experience in teaching and tutoring has endowed me with multiple tactics to meet the needs of students from middle school through law and graduate curricula. The English language is in a state of flux today. Teachers face a more complex challenge, but learning about the effects of the changes in the language is more interesting than ever before. We make learning English fun. Today, Standard English is the international language of technology and money. By laying a solid foundation in grammar, vocabulary, syntax, and understanding of the forms and elements of our language, we will keep our students competitive in the international reality.
Grammar,

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.
Proofreading,

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,

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,

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 Reading,

SAT Reading

The mainstay of my teaching and tutoring career is English, Law, and the Language Arts. The two most important skills are reading comprehension and writing. The SAT Verbal section requires that the student have a sufficient functional vocabulary to understand (comprehend) both prose and a little poetry in any context. Reading comprehension can only be mastered with what we also teach, patience and perfect practice.
SAT 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.
Vocabulary,

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.
Writing

Writing

Writing is what I do and love to teach. As a practicing attorney I have done more writing than anything else. Good writing provides a clear advantage over all peers in moving up the management ladder. I offer writing methods at all academic levels from middle school through Phd and J.D. student programs. The keys to good writing are excellence in grammar, vocabulary, logic, and practice.

History

American History,

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.
Bible Studies,

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.
Government & Politics,

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.
World History

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.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is now begun at the elementary school level. My many years’ experience teaching has yielded many techniques and methods that make this 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 that they were being forced into child labor. With our methods, the horror quickly turns to smiles. Algebra is the primary language for understanding all technology. We cannot do without it. Excelling at it does not require genius. Let's have some fun learning the logic of the universe.
English,

English

The mainstay of my teaching and tutoring career is English and the Language arts, ESPECIALLY READING COMPREHENSION, VOCABULARY, AND WRITING. More than 25 years experience in teaching and tutoring has endowed me with multiple tactics to meet the needs of students from middle school through law and graduate curricula. The English language is in a state of flux today. Teachers face a more complex challenge, but learning about the effects of the changes in the language is more interesting than ever before. We make learning English fun. Today, Standard English is the international language of technology and money. By laying a solid foundation in grammar, vocabulary, syntax, and understanding of the forms and elements of our language, we will keep our students competitive in the international reality.
Prealgebra,

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.
Reading,

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,

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,

SAT Reading

The mainstay of my teaching and tutoring career is English, Law, and the Language Arts. The two most important skills are reading comprehension and writing. The SAT Verbal section requires that the student have a sufficient functional vocabulary to understand (comprehend) both prose and a little poetry in any context. Reading comprehension can only be mastered with what we also teach, patience and perfect practice.
Writing

Writing

Writing is what I do and love to teach. As a practicing attorney I have done more writing than anything else. Good writing provides a clear advantage over all peers in moving up the management ladder. I offer writing methods at all academic levels from middle school through Phd and J.D. student programs. The keys to good writing are excellence in grammar, vocabulary, logic, and practice.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is now begun at the elementary school level. My many years’ experience teaching has yielded many techniques and methods that make this 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 that they were being forced into child labor. With our methods, the horror quickly turns to smiles. Algebra is the primary language for understanding all technology. We cannot do without it. Excelling at it does not require genius. Let's have some fun learning the logic of the universe.
Prealgebra,

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.
SAT Math

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.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is now begun at the elementary school level. My many years’ experience teaching has yielded many techniques and methods that make this 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 that they were being forced into child labor. With our methods, the horror quickly turns to smiles. Algebra is the primary language for understanding all technology. We cannot do without it. Excelling at it does not require genius. Let's have some fun learning the logic of the universe.
English,

English

The mainstay of my teaching and tutoring career is English and the Language arts, ESPECIALLY READING COMPREHENSION, VOCABULARY, AND WRITING. More than 25 years experience in teaching and tutoring has endowed me with multiple tactics to meet the needs of students from middle school through law and graduate curricula. The English language is in a state of flux today. Teachers face a more complex challenge, but learning about the effects of the changes in the language is more interesting than ever before. We make learning English fun. Today, Standard English is the international language of technology and money. By laying a solid foundation in grammar, vocabulary, syntax, and understanding of the forms and elements of our language, we will keep our students competitive in the international reality.
Prealgebra,

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.
Reading,

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.
Writing

Writing

Writing is what I do and love to teach. As a practicing attorney I have done more writing than anything else. Good writing provides a clear advantage over all peers in moving up the management ladder. I offer writing methods at all academic levels from middle school through Phd and J.D. student programs. The keys to good writing are excellence in grammar, vocabulary, logic, and practice.

Other

Bible Studies,

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.
Government & Politics,

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.
Law

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.

Science

Physical Science

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.

Special Needs

Phonics

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.

Sports/Recreation

Baseball,

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,

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.
Football,

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.
Softball

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.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Algebra 1 is now begun at the elementary school level. My many years’ experience teaching has yielded many techniques and methods that make this 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 that they were being forced into child labor. With our methods, the horror quickly turns to smiles. Algebra is the primary language for understanding all technology. We cannot do without it. Excelling at it does not require genius. Let's have some fun learning the logic of the universe.
GED,

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.
Reading,

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,

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.
Writing

Writing

Writing is what I do and love to teach. As a practicing attorney I have done more writing than anything else. Good writing provides a clear advantage over all peers in moving up the management ladder. I offer writing methods at all academic levels from middle school through Phd and J.D. student programs. The keys to good writing are excellence in grammar, vocabulary, logic, and practice.

Test Preparation

ASVAB,

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.
GED,

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.
Praxis,

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.
SAT Math,

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,

SAT Reading

The mainstay of my teaching and tutoring career is English, Law, and the Language Arts. The two most important skills are reading comprehension and writing. The SAT Verbal section requires that the student have a sufficient functional vocabulary to understand (comprehend) both prose and a little poetry in any context. Reading comprehension can only be mastered with what we also teach, patience and perfect practice.
SAT 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.
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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, 40 lessons with Julius

Knowledgeable and Efficient

My first lesson with Mr. D. went excellent. He was able to go over the problems with me and already had assignments prepared as homework. Additionally he did a great job of being thorough with each problem given and asked. If for some reason I couldn't recall the formula or step because the math had been so long ago, he was extremely patient with me and went over the problem step by step so that I can feel confident doing it next time. Lastly, he knew the areas of math I lacked based off of his diagnostic test and put together a packet to ensure that the area of weakness became my strength. He's an excellent tutor so far!

Patrice , 10 lessons with Julius

A pleasure

Mr. Julius was a pleasure to work with. He helped me grasp the material in a way that makes me feel very confident about my chance for success with the LSAT in December 2012. I hope that I can work with him in the future for other legal subject matter. I highly recommend him for any student seeking LSAT preparation. Your financial investment in his services are well worth it.

Quinn, 17 lessons with Julius
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