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Julie W.

Harvard Alum Specializing in Math, Reading, and Test prep

Harvard Alum Specializing in Math, Reading, and Test prep

$300/hour

  • 120 hours tutoring

About Julie


Bio

Hello everyone! I'm Julie. I'm a NYC-based professional tutor, specializing in test prep, math instruction through multivariable calculus, and reading comprehension.

For the past 6 years, I have helped students excel in their math courses and achieve higher scores than they had previously thought possible on the SAT, ACT and graduate admissions exams. I see test prep as an opportunity for intellectual growth, and my work as a teacher is fundamentally about empowering my students.

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Hello everyone! I'm Julie. I'm a NYC-based professional tutor, specializing in test prep, math instruction through multivariable calculus, and reading comprehension.

For the past 6 years, I have helped students excel in their math courses and achieve higher scores than they had previously thought possible on the SAT, ACT and graduate admissions exams. I see test prep as an opportunity for intellectual growth, and my work as a teacher is fundamentally about empowering my students.

To achieve those life-changing score increases that enable students to get into highly selective universities, you need a tutor who deeply understands the psychology of test-taking and can reshape a student’s entire approach to standardized tests. This is the type of test prep I have been trained in and am excited to show you.

My background:

I was handpicked and trained by the owner of a major Manhattan test prep company to tutor the SAT. Training with this company has taken various forms over the past few years, including:
• a two-year mentorship with a veteran tutor who bills over $1000/hr
• an intensive, six-week program for improving reading comprehension
• monthly meetings with other tutors to critique videos of each other’s sessions

I have also taken on several leadership roles for the company. Last year, I led a seminar on the best math materials to improve SAT scores—and will lead another one in a couple weeks on GRE tutoring—and I have taught SAT classes at Chapin’s, Saint Ann’s School, Packer, and Grace Church.

At this company, I have become known for my work with high school students who have severe math anxiety. I am well aware of the way that high school math instruction can alienate and create a life-long fear of numbers and quantitative thinking. One of my greatest joys as a tutor is enabling students to overcome this fear and feel inspired by their ability to learn math and become better problem-solvers.

I see my role as tutor as a blend of teacher, trainer, and coach, which means I care as much about mindset, anxiety level, and productivity as I do about knowledge. I believe that students often need to learn how to talk to themselves about standardized tests—kids are so accustomed to the idea of the SAT as judge and jury of their intelligence that they rarely think of it as testing skills that they can learn. All of my students improve their reading comprehension, become grammar experts, and master the fundamentals of algebra, arithmetic and geometry. Done right, standardized tests are excellent opportunities to train people to think and read at a much higher level than they have before.

What to expect:

• A homework tracker that organizes assignments
• Custom lesson plans for sessions
• Varied and engaging homework, tailored to each student
• Regular session recaps and progress summaries

As for the sessions, I find that one 90-minute lesson per week, and 2-3 hours of homework, is usually the best way to improve scores significantly within a few months.

I want the student to be engaged at all times and avoid lectures at all costs. My first goal when working with a new student is to figure out their reading comprehension level and their knowledge of arithmetic and basic algebra. Eventually, I teach a variety of creative approaches to solving test problems, but in the beginning I want to make sure that the fundamentals are firm and that they are reading at the right level.

I believe that communication is key to effective test prep, and I develop strong relationships with my students and their families. Working with me means having someone who is relentlessly on your team, who believes that you or your child can score higher than previously thought possible and will do whatever it takes to make that outcome a reality.

Recent score results:

• An undergrad at Dartmouth to improve her GRE score from a 316 to a 327.
• An undergrad at NYU raised his math score on the GRE from 164 to 170.
• A Brown alum increased her GRE score from a 311 to a 329.
• A Saint Ann’s junior took her SAT score from a 1220 to a 1410.
• A junior at Packer with a PSAT score of 1250 now has a 1550 on the SAT.
• Another high school student improved her ACT score by 8 points from a 22 to a 30.
• I have tutored 14 students in the past 3 years for the Math 2 SAT Subject, and 12 of them received an 800 (the other two scored a 770 and a 790).

A bit more about me:

With two mathematicians for parents, I learned to embrace numbers and critical thinking at a young age. I grew up enjoying math games and logic puzzles and bring this excitement and energy to my work as a teacher. I started tutoring Calculus when I was 16 years old and have since then taught a wide variety of subjects to students of all ages and backgrounds. Because I have worked with college students, high school students, and middle school students, I have developed teaching strategies to address knowledge gaps at a range of levels.

I have a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University in studio art and art history and have a painting studio in Gowanus. I love breaking stereotypes and showing my creative students that making art does not mean you have to dislike math!


Education

Harvard University
undergrad

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $300
  • Rate details: I take some students every semester at a lower rate, so please contact me if you think we'd be a good fit!
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Julie hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Art

Art History

Business

GRE,

GRE

The GRE is my favorite test to tutor! I love helping adults reach their academic and/or career goals by doing well on the GRE. Preparing students for the test involves extensive vocabulary review, advanced reading comprehension exercises, and lessons in creative problem solving. I also emphasize process: skipping and coming back, using scrap paper effectively, etc. When I took the test, I received scores of 168 on the verbal and 170 on the math.
GMAT

Corporate Training

Statistics,

Statistics

I believe statistics is one of the most important subjects for every student and working professional to learn at some point. While in high school, I taught myself the material on the AP statistics and received the highest possible score on the exam. I then went on to study statistics for a year at Harvard and have since tutored it to both high school and college students in New York and Boston.
GMAT

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have been preparing NYC students for the SAT and ACT for the past 5 years, including the English section. In addition to tutoring through Wyzant's platform, I received extensive training from one of the most rigorous companies in Manhattan. Through this company, I have taught SAT/ACT classes at private schools in Manhattan including Chapin and Saint Ann's and written instructional materials for both tests. I see test prep as an opportunity for intellectual growth and have seen score increases of greater than 200 cumulative points on the SAT and 8 cumulative points on the ACT.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have been preparing NYC students for the SAT and ACT for the past 5 years, including the Reading section. In addition to tutoring through Wyzant's platform, I received extensive training from one of the most rigorous companies in Manhattan. Through this company, I have taught SAT/ACT classes at private schools in Manhattan including Chapin and Saint Ann's and written instructional materials for both tests. I see test prep as an opportunity for intellectual growth and have seen score increases of greater than 200 cumulative points on the SAT and 8 cumulative points on the ACT.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have been preparing NYC students for the SAT and ACT for the past 5 years, including the Reading section. In addition to tutoring through Wyzant's platform, I received extensive training from one of the most rigorous companies in Manhattan. Through this company, I have taught SAT/ACT classes at private schools in Manhattan including Chapin and Saint Ann's and written instructional materials for both tests. I see test prep as an opportunity for intellectual growth and have seen score increases of greater than 200 cumulative points on the SAT and 8 cumulative points on the ACT.
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I have been preparing NYC students for the SAT and ACT for the past 5 years, including the Writing section. In addition to tutoring through Wyzant's platform, I received extensive training from one of the most rigorous companies in Manhattan. Through this company, I have taught SAT/ACT classes at private schools in Manhattan including Chapin and Saint Ann's and written instructional materials for both tests. I see test prep as an opportunity for intellectual growth and have seen score increases of greater than 200 cumulative points on the SAT and 8 cumulative points on the ACT.

History

Art History

Homeschool

Calculus,

Calculus

I first tutored calculus when I was 16 years old and enrolled in a course at the local university. While a student at Harvard, I completed their calculus sequence and tutored other undergrads. Since moving to New York I have taught the subject to college students at NYU and CUNY and to many high school students. I find it be such an intellectually satisfying subject to teach—it weaves together the notions of infinity and incremental change to give students a new understanding of the world.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

This course is often jarring for high school students—trig is very different from Algebra 2 and these courses sometime jump from topic to topic erratically. I love to give kids a narrative or big picture that helps them tie it all together. I have tutored precalculus students at many different schools (Trinity, Saint Ann’s, Packer, Poly Prep, etc.) and am very comfortable with the variety of approaches to the material that teachers at these schools take. Done right, this course can be fun and exciting!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been preparing NYC students for the SAT and ACT for the past 5 years. I received extensive training from one of the most rigorous companies in Manhattan. Through this company, I have taught SAT/ACT classes at private schools including Chapin and Saint Ann's and written instructional materials for both tests. I see test prep as an opportunity for intellectual growth and have seen score increases of greater than 200 cumulative points on the SAT and 8 cumulative points on the ACT.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have been preparing NYC students for the SAT and ACT for the past 5 years, including the Reading section. In addition to tutoring through Wyzant's platform, I received extensive training from one of the most rigorous companies in Manhattan. Through this company, I have taught SAT/ACT classes at private schools in Manhattan including Chapin and Saint Ann's and written instructional materials for both tests. I see test prep as an opportunity for intellectual growth and have seen score increases of greater than 200 cumulative points on the SAT and 8 cumulative points on the ACT.
Statistics

Statistics

I believe statistics is one of the most important subjects for every student and working professional to learn at some point. While in high school, I taught myself the material on the AP statistics and received the highest possible score on the exam. I then went on to study statistics for a year at Harvard and have since tutored it to both high school and college students in New York and Boston.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have been preparing NYC students for the SAT and ACT for the past 5 years, including the Math section. In addition to tutoring through Wyzant's platform, I received extensive training from one of the most rigorous companies in Manhattan. Through this company, I have taught SAT/ACT classes at private schools in Manhattan including Chapin and Saint Ann's and written instructional materials for both tests. I see test prep as an opportunity for intellectual growth and have seen score increases of greater than 200 cumulative points on the SAT and 8 cumulative points on the ACT.
Calculus,

Calculus

I first tutored calculus when I was 16 years old and enrolled in a course at the local university. While a student at Harvard, I completed their calculus sequence and tutored other undergrads. Since moving to New York I have taught the subject to college students at NYU and CUNY and to many high school students. I find it be such an intellectually satisfying subject to teach—it weaves together the notions of infinity and incremental change to give students a new understanding of the world.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

This course is often jarring for high school students—trig is very different from Algebra 2 and these courses sometime jump from topic to topic erratically. I love to give kids a narrative or big picture that helps them tie it all together. I have tutored precalculus students at many different schools (Trinity, Saint Ann’s, Packer, Poly Prep, etc.) and am very comfortable with the variety of approaches to the material that teachers at these schools take. Done right, this course can be fun and exciting!
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been preparing NYC students for the SAT and ACT for the past 5 years. I received extensive training from one of the most rigorous companies in Manhattan. Through this company, I have taught SAT/ACT classes at private schools including Chapin and Saint Ann's and written instructional materials for both tests. I see test prep as an opportunity for intellectual growth and have seen score increases of greater than 200 cumulative points on the SAT and 8 cumulative points on the ACT.
Statistics,

Statistics

I believe statistics is one of the most important subjects for every student and working professional to learn at some point. While in high school, I taught myself the material on the AP statistics and received the highest possible score on the exam. I then went on to study statistics for a year at Harvard and have since tutored it to both high school and college students in New York and Boston.
Trigonometry

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Calculus,

Calculus

I first tutored calculus when I was 16 years old and enrolled in a course at the local university. While a student at Harvard, I completed their calculus sequence and tutored other undergrads. Since moving to New York I have taught the subject to college students at NYU and CUNY and to many high school students. I find it be such an intellectually satisfying subject to teach—it weaves together the notions of infinity and incremental change to give students a new understanding of the world.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

This course is often jarring for high school students—trig is very different from Algebra 2 and these courses sometime jump from topic to topic erratically. I love to give kids a narrative or big picture that helps them tie it all together. I have tutored precalculus students at many different schools (Trinity, Saint Ann’s, Packer, Poly Prep, etc.) and am very comfortable with the variety of approaches to the material that teachers at these schools take. Done right, this course can be fun and exciting!
Statistics

Statistics

I believe statistics is one of the most important subjects for every student and working professional to learn at some point. While in high school, I taught myself the material on the AP statistics and received the highest possible score on the exam. I then went on to study statistics for a year at Harvard and have since tutored it to both high school and college students in New York and Boston.

Science

ACT Science

ACT Science

I have been preparing NYC students for the SAT and ACT for the past 5 years, including the Science section. In addition to tutoring through Wyzant's platform, I received extensive training from one of the most rigorous companies in Manhattan. Through this company, I have taught SAT/ACT classes at private schools in Manhattan including Chapin and Saint Ann's and written instructional materials for both tests. I see test prep as an opportunity for intellectual growth and have seen score increases of greater than 200 cumulative points on the SAT and 8 cumulative points on the ACT.

Summer

Calculus,

Calculus

I first tutored calculus when I was 16 years old and enrolled in a course at the local university. While a student at Harvard, I completed their calculus sequence and tutored other undergrads. Since moving to New York I have taught the subject to college students at NYU and CUNY and to many high school students. I find it be such an intellectually satisfying subject to teach—it weaves together the notions of infinity and incremental change to give students a new understanding of the world.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been preparing NYC students for the SAT and ACT for the past 5 years. I received extensive training from one of the most rigorous companies in Manhattan. Through this company, I have taught SAT/ACT classes at private schools including Chapin and Saint Ann's and written instructional materials for both tests. I see test prep as an opportunity for intellectual growth and have seen score increases of greater than 200 cumulative points on the SAT and 8 cumulative points on the ACT.
Statistics

Statistics

I believe statistics is one of the most important subjects for every student and working professional to learn at some point. While in high school, I taught myself the material on the AP statistics and received the highest possible score on the exam. I then went on to study statistics for a year at Harvard and have since tutored it to both high school and college students in New York and Boston.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have been preparing NYC students for the SAT and ACT for the past 5 years, including the English section. In addition to tutoring through Wyzant's platform, I received extensive training from one of the most rigorous companies in Manhattan. Through this company, I have taught SAT/ACT classes at private schools in Manhattan including Chapin and Saint Ann's and written instructional materials for both tests. I see test prep as an opportunity for intellectual growth and have seen score increases of greater than 200 cumulative points on the SAT and 8 cumulative points on the ACT.
ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have been preparing NYC students for the SAT and ACT for the past 5 years, including the Math section. In addition to tutoring through Wyzant's platform, I received extensive training from one of the most rigorous companies in Manhattan. Through this company, I have taught SAT/ACT classes at private schools in Manhattan including Chapin and Saint Ann's and written instructional materials for both tests. I see test prep as an opportunity for intellectual growth and have seen score increases of greater than 200 cumulative points on the SAT and 8 cumulative points on the ACT.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have been preparing NYC students for the SAT and ACT for the past 5 years, including the Reading section. In addition to tutoring through Wyzant's platform, I received extensive training from one of the most rigorous companies in Manhattan. Through this company, I have taught SAT/ACT classes at private schools in Manhattan including Chapin and Saint Ann's and written instructional materials for both tests. I see test prep as an opportunity for intellectual growth and have seen score increases of greater than 200 cumulative points on the SAT and 8 cumulative points on the ACT.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I have been preparing NYC students for the SAT and ACT for the past 5 years, including the Science section. In addition to tutoring through Wyzant's platform, I received extensive training from one of the most rigorous companies in Manhattan. Through this company, I have taught SAT/ACT classes at private schools in Manhattan including Chapin and Saint Ann's and written instructional materials for both tests. I see test prep as an opportunity for intellectual growth and have seen score increases of greater than 200 cumulative points on the SAT and 8 cumulative points on the ACT.
GRE,

GRE

The GRE is my favorite test to tutor! I love helping adults reach their academic and/or career goals by doing well on the GRE. Preparing students for the test involves extensive vocabulary review, advanced reading comprehension exercises, and lessons in creative problem solving. I also emphasize process: skipping and coming back, using scrap paper effectively, etc. When I took the test, I received scores of 168 on the verbal and 170 on the math.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I have been preparing NYC students for the SAT and ACT for the past 5 years. I received extensive training from one of the most rigorous companies in Manhattan. Through this company, I have taught SAT/ACT classes at private schools including Chapin and Saint Ann's and written instructional materials for both tests. I see test prep as an opportunity for intellectual growth and have seen score increases of greater than 200 cumulative points on the SAT and 8 cumulative points on the ACT.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have been preparing NYC students for the SAT and ACT for the past 5 years, including the Reading section. In addition to tutoring through Wyzant's platform, I received extensive training from one of the most rigorous companies in Manhattan. Through this company, I have taught SAT/ACT classes at private schools in Manhattan including Chapin and Saint Ann's and written instructional materials for both tests. I see test prep as an opportunity for intellectual growth and have seen score increases of greater than 200 cumulative points on the SAT and 8 cumulative points on the ACT.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have been preparing NYC students for the SAT and ACT for the past 5 years, including the Writing section. In addition to tutoring through Wyzant's platform, I received extensive training from one of the most rigorous companies in Manhattan. Through this company, I have taught SAT/ACT classes at private schools in Manhattan including Chapin and Saint Ann's and written instructional materials for both tests. I see test prep as an opportunity for intellectual growth and have seen score increases of greater than 200 cumulative points on the SAT and 8 cumulative points on the ACT.
GMAT, PSAT

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Reviews

Amazing Teacher!

Julie really cares and helps walk you through plenty of problems. She is intelligent, patient, and adapts to how you think to help you effectively. Couldn’t pass Calc without her!

Jessica, 17 lessons with Julie

Julie is ridiculously effective and incredibly smart

She is someone you definitely want on your team. She knows the material deeply and is able to teach it very well, in addition to diagnosing and understand where you're at. She also helps build up your confidence and pulls out what you already know vs. what you need to know. So grateful to have her in my life.

Maria, 11 lessons with Julie

A tutor with a plan

Julie is very patient and easy to converse with. Right away I knew she had my best interest by the way she started assessing my problem solving abilities. She mentioned her approach and how we will meet my goal by planning and setting a schedule. I am excited to continue working with her.

Sanjay, 1 lesson with Julie

Knowledgeable

Julie is a very patient tutor. She was very knowledgeable and has a knack for teaching. I'm unfamiliar with Excel and she has able to provide some helpful tips.

Stephanie, 1 lesson with Julie
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