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Julie S.

English Tutor Specializing in Reading and Writing Success

English Tutor Specializing in Reading and Writing Success

$40/hour

  • 1,826 hours tutoring

About Julie


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Hi! My name is Julie. I believe strong reading and writing skills are a necessary foundation for educational success. I have worked as a professional writer for many years after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. I used my skills to teach students to write as an instructor and tutor at a small, private academy. Working one-on-one and in small groups, I have helped dozens of students in elementary and middle school learn and master the fundamentals of good writing. Using a...

Hi! My name is Julie. I believe strong reading and writing skills are a necessary foundation for educational success. I have worked as a professional writer for many years after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. I used my skills to teach students to write as an instructor and tutor at a small, private academy. Working one-on-one and in small groups, I have helped dozens of students in elementary and middle school learn and master the fundamentals of good writing. Using a classic method known as copy work, my students practice writing well constructed sentences by re-writing sentences presented to them, using their own words. Over time, students become strong composition writers while also improving their skills of handwriting, grammar, and punctuation. In my experience, both boys and girls like the method because it is fun and easy to understand. I work with elementary students to understand and complete their homework assignments and all English related work from school.

My first experience as a reading tutor was working with my daughter when she was in Pre-K. Using a method called alpha phonics, which involves flash cards and memorization games, she rapidly grew her reading vocabulary at a very young age. Her solid foundation of strong reading skills helped her build strong writing skills as well. She earned a perfect score on the writing portion of the SAT and is on a full academic scholarship at college today. I believe her educational success was built on her strong reading and writing foundation. Other students I've tutored enjoy the alpha phonics method because it allows them to quickly make progress in their reading ability. Before they know it, they are reading wonderful children's books on their own. If you would like me to tutor you, I believe you can become a stronger reader and writer too. I think you might be surprised how much fun you'll have as you build new skills. I am happy to customize my instruction for each student's individual needs. My goal is for you to be successful! P


Education

University of South Carolina
Journalism--BA

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading

Elementary Education

Homeschool,

Homeschool

Using the accredited Calvert School curriculum, I homeschooled my daughter through 8th grade. She graduated with honors from high school and Magna Cum Laude from college with a degree in science. In addition to ELA, I taught her math using the highly challenging Singapore Math curriculum, science, history, and art.
Reading,

Reading

My first experience tutoring in reading was with my own daughter about 16 years ago. I used a highly effective method called alpha phonics which allows the student to build reading vocabulary rapidly. I've tutored many students since, tailoring my techniques for each pupil. I have a warm, encouraging manner and can bring out the best in each child's abilities.
Elementary Math, Phonics, Vocabulary

English

Reading,

Reading

My first experience tutoring in reading was with my own daughter about 16 years ago. I used a highly effective method called alpha phonics which allows the student to build reading vocabulary rapidly. I've tutored many students since, tailoring my techniques for each pupil. I have a warm, encouraging manner and can bring out the best in each child's abilities.
Writing,

Writing

I am a professional journalist and writer with many years of experience. I taught my daughter to write and have taught and tutored dozens of other students in the subject. Many parents have expressed great appreciation for their child's new confidence and ability after working with me. My first pupil, my daughter, earned a perfect score on the writing portion of the SAT and is on full scholarship today as a science major at college.
English, Literature, Proofreading, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Reading,

Reading

My first experience tutoring in reading was with my own daughter about 16 years ago. I used a highly effective method called alpha phonics which allows the student to build reading vocabulary rapidly. I've tutored many students since, tailoring my techniques for each pupil. I have a warm, encouraging manner and can bring out the best in each child's abilities.
Writing,

Writing

I am a professional journalist and writer with many years of experience. I taught my daughter to write and have taught and tutored dozens of other students in the subject. Many parents have expressed great appreciation for their child's new confidence and ability after working with me. My first pupil, my daughter, earned a perfect score on the writing portion of the SAT and is on full scholarship today as a science major at college.
English

Most Popular

Reading,

Reading

My first experience tutoring in reading was with my own daughter about 16 years ago. I used a highly effective method called alpha phonics which allows the student to build reading vocabulary rapidly. I've tutored many students since, tailoring my techniques for each pupil. I have a warm, encouraging manner and can bring out the best in each child's abilities.
Writing,

Writing

I am a professional journalist and writer with many years of experience. I taught my daughter to write and have taught and tutored dozens of other students in the subject. Many parents have expressed great appreciation for their child's new confidence and ability after working with me. My first pupil, my daughter, earned a perfect score on the writing portion of the SAT and is on full scholarship today as a science major at college.
English

Special Needs

Phonics

Summer

Reading,

Reading

My first experience tutoring in reading was with my own daughter about 16 years ago. I used a highly effective method called alpha phonics which allows the student to build reading vocabulary rapidly. I've tutored many students since, tailoring my techniques for each pupil. I have a warm, encouraging manner and can bring out the best in each child's abilities.
Writing

Writing

I am a professional journalist and writer with many years of experience. I taught my daughter to write and have taught and tutored dozens of other students in the subject. Many parents have expressed great appreciation for their child's new confidence and ability after working with me. My first pupil, my daughter, earned a perfect score on the writing portion of the SAT and is on full scholarship today as a science major at college.

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Great reading teacher

Julie has been teaching for son for phonics , decoding , and other reading essential skill . She is a great teacher , my son’s reading skill had great progress after working with her.

Julie, 44 lessons with Julie

Great tutor for homeschool

My 8 y/o son has been tutored by Julie for 15 sessions since we decided to homeschool this fall. Julie is fantastic with teaching descriptive and figurative language, then having him incorporate these concepts in weekly writing assignments. We have seen a good progression in our son’s writing so far.

Vanna, 31 lessons with Julie

excellent progress

After multiple weeks of working with my daughter she continues to improve on her reading skill. Julie is awesome and patient working with my daughter focusing on all the aspects of reading. Can not recommend more highly for a reading teacher.

Matthew, 45 lessons with Julie

Passionate tutor

Julie is very patient and encouraging. My second grade son needs lots of encourage to speak out. Julie is definitely very good at encouraging kids to think and speak while reading. I really like the way how she pauses and raise questions.

Aiwei, 25 lessons with Julie

Patient and well planned out sessions

My son has been having writing tutoring sessions with Julie for the last few months and has really enjoyed all the sessions. Julie is patient and makes the session fun and engaging for my 9 year old boy. In addition, what sets Julie apart from other tutors is that Julie has a well planned out agenda in advance of each session so each session is covering a specific topic. And then after each session Julie would summarize the topics covered plus assigning homework for the next session. My son has learned a lot over the last few months and we would definitely recommend Julie to anyone that is looking for a writing tutor!

Sharon, 29 lessons with Julie

Excellent !

Julie has been an excellent tutor To my 3rd graders. She is patient, extremely knowledgeable, confident, and clear in her directions. She makes very efficient use of the time, but also keeps it fun and engaging for the kids. We feel very fortunate to have found her and intend to continue seeing her through these Covid Homeschooling times for us ...and hopefully beyond. No need to look elsewhere If you are on her page now.

Steven, 30 lessons with Julie

Excellent reading tutor. Very Knowledgeable and very patient

Our 9 year old grandson really enjoys his lessons with Julie. She has worked with him for over 6 months and he has improved greatly in reading and comprehension. Julie is an excellent tutor and we are happy to have found her.

Jaqueland, 45 lessons with Julie

excellent progress

After multiple weeks of working with my daughter she continues to improve on her reading skill. Julie is awesome and patient working with my daughter focusing on all the aspects of reading. Can not recommend more highly for a reading teacher.

Matthew, 45 lessons with Julie

excellent teacher

Julie was great at helping my daughter who is in 3rd grade with her writing. She was very patient and kept my daughter fully engaged by using interesting reading materials and asking good questions. My daughter really enjoyed the lesson and wanted to work with her more.

Chao, 17 lessons with Julie

Wonderful tutor!

Julie is working with my 9 year old son. In only a couple of sessions he has made significant progress and truly enjoys working with Julie. I can't recommend her highly enough.

Agnieszka, 18 lessons with Julie
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$40/hour

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Julie S.

$40/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Julie

Response time: 3 hours