Julie T.

Troy, IL


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Psychology, B.A.


UCLA (Psychology, B.A.)

About Julie

I have a B.A. from UCLA and many years experience teaching ongoing science, history, philosophy, and literature classes to private groups. I enjoy helping students make a plan for success and help them carry it out. My writing is more than proficient and I love to help students with their writing. I received an unsolicited invitation to write for SWIC's college newspaper. As a student, I have been on the Dean's list at SWIC, and have earned perfect 4.0 there.

I have a wide range of experience, from my psychology degree from UCLA to a certification as a Physical Therapy Assistant with the APTA in California. I am available for weekly tutoring throughout the semester or just an intensive few visits for planning, finals prep, or to help with a difficulty understanding your material.

Additionally, I have experience with elementary education and middle school education. I have home educated my own children from Kindergarten through 12th grade. My children have been well prepared in our school for college and for real world, receiving full scholarships to college. I know how to tailor the material to your child's needs to they can keep up in the classroom. I understand math well and and able to explain it in different ways until your student understands the material

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I have a B.A. from UCLA and many years experience teaching ongoing science, history, philosophy, and literature classes to private groups. I enjoy helping students make a plan for success and help them carry it out. My writing is more than proficient and I love to help students with their writing. I received an unsolicited invitation to write for Read more

8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 6 miles of Troy, IL 62294
In-person lessons
American History, Geography, World History
Special Needs:
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Elementary Science, Grammar,
Phonics, Reading,
Study Skills,
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have helped Alg 1 students one-on-one for the last few years, teaching them to understand concepts and how they relate to different kinds of problems. I work towards helping students know how to approach new problems, knowing that many students lack the tools to be able to identify what approach or formula to use with which problem. Each textbook teaches differently, so I like to give students a placement test and look over their textbook in the first meeting so I can best help them.


I have a BA in Psychology from UCLA, which heavily focused on physiology. Most recently I helped high school and college students with understanding physiological processes and how one organ system affects another. I help students by personalizing study techniques to their strengths and weaknesses. Together, we will create study pages for each chapter or section, practice repetition techniques, and make sure the student understands all the details of any system.


I love biology! I have taught biology to my two home schooled students; I have also just re-taken college biology and excelled. Additionally, I just finished teaching a class of high school students high school biology labs. I am happy to help high school or college students by teaching them anything they are not grasping in their text. I can give them study tools and help by reviewing material together if needed. My favorite tool for students is to help them make study pages for each chapter.

Elementary Math

I help students understand numbers, quantities, measurements, graphs, comparisons, all four operations, and all other aspects of elementary math. I have worked with students and helped them become proficient. I can help your student as well.


I have experience helping high school and college students in English classes. I can help with with writing, grammar, vocabulary, literature and with classwork assignments. I can help with MLA format, presentations, critical analysis, and with I have experience helping students to plan and organize their coursework and assignments. I give useful help in beginning projects and keeping up with the work on a weekly basis. I am qualified because I excelled in my college English classes, I have been asked to write for a local college paper, have led Literature classes high school students and have even taught my own four kids in K-12 home school.


I have not yet specifically tutored anyone is grammar, but have significant experience in correcting K-12 grammar and correcting technical aspects of high school and college writing. I have a BA from UCLA (in Psychology). I have a firm grasp on basic grammar and an ability to help students with grammar.


I have home educated my four children for fifteen years successfully. I taught them each to read, write and perform arithmetic problems. I taught them history, literature, science and basic art. I can help with elementary, middle and high school. I can help determine a courseload and to help make sure high school classes are up to college standards and records are kept. I can help make transcripts and help plan for transcripts.

My oldest successfully earned a 100% scholarship to a private university and got a 31 on the ACT, and has greater than a 3.5. GPA after her sophomore year. My second is thriving in theater and undergraduate studies. My third child successfully shifted into the local public high school as a freshman without any deficits. I still home educate my fourth child.


I have a wide range of literature experience. I have taught literature for more 15 years and am well read in classics and humanities as well as modern lit. I have experience in literature analysis and in understanding literary terms and literary tool usage. I love to help students with literature!


Philosophy is a challenging and fascinating subject, one I have taught for the last four years as a survey course for high school students who are home educated. From the early Greeks to the modern movements, I can help students identify movements in philosophy and understand some of the most difficult ideas. With my tutoring help, students will be better able to succeed in their classroom.


I have excelled in Physiology college classes, and used the subject in the field in a hospital setting. I have helped college and high school students in understanding the concepts as well as teaching them study skills in physiology. I can help you understand the processes and remember the terms. I can help you with lots of online study helps as well.


I am qualified to tutor Pre-algebra. I have helped students in this subject, preparing them well for Algebra 1. I also enjoy tutoring Algebra 1. Math makes sense to me and I help students to understand it. I scored very high on my SAT test in high school in math.


Over the last few years, I have proofread many people's papers, essays and even novels. One published author used my proofreading skills and one who is yet to be published. I can proofread for technical errors, and check for MLA mistakes. I excel at offering advice on word choice as well.


I have a degree in Psychology from UCLA. I recently helped college students in an introductory Psychology to understand the material, to study for tests, and to succeed in the class. I have experience with students one-on-one as well as study groups.

Public Speaking

I have a B.A. in Psychology from UCLA. I have taken Speech at the college level and earned at high A. I have tutored other college students in speech classes and given them feedback and instruction. I understand the different types of speeches taught at the college level and am comfortable giving instruction and encouragement even to reluctant Speech students.

Additionally, I have stood up before numerous classes and taught them, in both lecture style and Socratic discussion style. I have spoken publicly in other settings many times as well.


I have experience teaching reading, and love to help students improve their ability. I am able to use a great variety of approaches and strategies to keep the students interest and build confidence.


I have experience in teaching elementary students spelling techniques and tricks. Although I have never tutored in this subject, I have taught my own four kids spelling in our home school. I love words and look forward to helping your student learn to spell.

Study Skills

I completed a week-long 40-hour Study Skills intensive at Santa Barbara City College. I have proficiency from that seminar and also skills I have used with 5-12 grade and college students. I can show students how to study material from a textbook, breaking it down into tasks. I can teach how to take notes, how to study from notes, writing and rewriting as necessary. I can teach students how to make a note-page of important information to study from. I can teach how to listen and take notes from aural media. I can help students tailor their approach to time management, choosing one of several different ways to organize time depending on their learning style, making the effort and time most efficient for them.


I have an excellent vocabulary and have found ways to pass it on to students. I will utilize oral readings (student and tutor) and word root methods. Words have such power and I enjoy equipping students with greater vocabulary.

World History

I studied World History for several years and taught students from elementary through high school in the classroom and also one-on-one. I am able to help students understand events and how they relate to other events and time periods. I can help students with textbook study, recommend outside readings, and to make study pages. I have a BA (in Psychology) from UCLA.


I have excelled at college-level writing and am truly eager to help students with a piece of writing as well as improving the overall quality of their writing. Last month, I was asked to be an ongoing writer for my local community college newspaper. My last English professor repeatedly expressed how much I helped the other students in our class.

Psychology, B.A.


UCLA (Psychology, B.A.)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Julie will travel within 6 miles of Troy, IL 62294.