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Julie C.

Forest Hills, NY

$100/hour

Yale & MIT grad, College Essay expert, Life & career coach

20+ Hours
5.0 average from 16 ratings
A Great Tutor!
— Chin, New York, NY on 12/13/16

$100/Hour


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Yale University
Economics, Amer.Stud
MIT
Master's

Education

Yale University (Economics, Amer.Stud)

MIT (Master's)

About Julie

I have extensive experience in the college and Master's degree admissions process with degrees from Yale University (Economics and American Studies double-major, Honors, Early Decision, Gates Millennium Scholar) and Master's degree in City Planning from MIT focusing on economic development (graduated top of my class with a 5.0).

I have helped students write and edit successful college essays that have gotten them into Yale, Northwestern, Boston University, Harvard, Columbia, NYU, and Fordham Law. I have also interviewed pre-selected candidates for Yale University as an alumni interviewer in my region.

My background is in marketing, storytelling and communications, as well as life and career coaching. I offer a keen eye for detail to help you communicate your passion, sense of curiosity and achievements in your college essay. My specialty is in guiding you to bring out your inner voice so that the college admissions reviewers see the unique values and characteristics that you or your child will bring to their campus.

I love empowering students, including those from disadvantaged and immigrant backgrounds, to share your unique story and vision for how you will contribute to the world.

I have extensive experience in the corporate and nonprofit sectors writing and proofreading, and apply that to helping students tell their story. I have a perfect score in SAT Writing.

I have over 15 years' experience mentoring people, from high school students to professionals and executives. I have first-hand experience in the admissions process as well as the hiring process in firms in the corporate, nonprofit, and public sectors.

I'm happy to talk with you about your college essay, college counseling, and career development needs. Whether you are a high school student applying to college or a college or graduate student applying for jobs, I can help. I'm happy to share my experience with life coaching and career mentoring for people interested in learning and connecting with professionals who are already working in a variety of industries in New York City.

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Cancellation policy is listed as providing 6 hours notice in advance of the lesson via email or phone.

In addition to in-person or on-line face-to-face tutoring time, I will also be counting the amount of time spent on reviewing you or your student's materials.

For example, this may include but is not limited to, assessing current writing ability based on reviewing past essays and teacher comments, reviewing previous resumes, cover letters and job descriptions, responding to emails, providing feedback and edits on-line, etc.
I have extensive experience in the college and Master's degree admissions process with degrees from Yale University (Economics and American Studies double-major, Honors, Early Decision, Gates Millennium Scholar) and Master's degree in City Planning from MIT focusing on economic development (graduated top of my class with a 5.0).

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Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Forest Hills, NY 11375

"A Great Tutor!"

- Chin, New York, NY on 12/13/16

"Excellent tutor!"

- Sara, Brooklyn, NY on 4/15/16
English:
Proofreading,
Writing
Business:
Career Development

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Career Development

I am a graduate of Yale University (Economics and American Studies double-major), a Gates Millennium Scholar, and a graduate of MIT with a Master's degree in City Planning focusing on economic development.

I led a 10-year career in urban planning and economic development in New York City and have worked in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, Most recently, I developed initiatives to support entrepreneurs in a variety of industries, from biotech and healthcare tech to media tech, education and nonprofits to grow their businesses.

I have extensive experiencing mentoring adults on their career so that they lead creative and inspired, happy lives. I have counseled high school students informally so that they are motivated to keep learning, learn how to professionally network, be a leader, and contribute to society.

I'm currently a life purpose coach, helping people both adults and youth explore their passions and live fulfilled lives.

College Counseling

I have advised high school students in applying to top-tier universities and graduate schools. I take into consideration a student's academic achievement, extracurricular activities, leadership experience, unique family or personal history in overcoming challenges, passions, and preferences in my counseling.

I have also served as an alumni interviewer for pre-selected students applying to Yale University, so I am familiar with the interview process in my region.

I am committed to empowering you or your student because my own guidance counselors in high school didn't believe I should apply to my "reach" schools. I ended up showing them my abilities by getting into Yale University via Early Decision. It is very important for you and your student to reach high, no matter what anyone says.

Through my own first-hand experience of being accepted into college and graduate schools at Yale, MIT, Harvard, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) and NYU, I am knowledgeable about how a student can think about what colleges or graduate schools to pursue. I informally helped relatives, friends and colleagues think through colleges / graduate schools and the factors for consideration, including culture, academics, student life, location, alumni network, financial aid, extracurricular activities and prestige. Students I've worked with have been accepted into schools like the Ivy League universities, Fordham Law School, and graduate programs at MIT, Columbia, NYU, and UPenn.

My strengths are in helping a student identify what their ideal scenario is, helping them to highlight their strengths and unique story particularly through the college essay, and presenting themselves positively and memorably during an interview.

For students who are earlier in their high school career, I advise students on how they can pursue leadership experiences in extracurricular activities, including volunteering, internships and school activities. I can help introverted students in particular see their strengths and build confidence.

I'm currently a life purpose coach, helping people, both adults and youth, explore their passions and live fulfilled lives.

Proofreading

I am a graduate of Yale University (Economics and American Studies double-major), a Gates Millennium Scholar, and a graduate of MIT with a Master's degree in City Planning focusing on economic development.

I have over 15 years experience in editing and proofreading in both the university and corporate setting. The key to proofreading is not just to catch and fix grammar errors and typos, but also to identify how to tell the story better.

Writing is all about masterful storytelling and creating connections with the intended reader or audience.

Writing

I am a graduate of Yale University (Economics and American Studies double-major), a Gates Millennium Scholar, and a graduate of MIT with a Master's degree in City Planning focusing on economic development. I used to focus heavily on the sciences in high school and my first two years of college, so I've taken biology.

I have over 15 years experience in writing for university and corporate settings. I have provided detailed guidance, comments and recommendations for improvement on college essays, resumes, and cover letters.

I am committed to empowering you or your child to write with clarity, confidence and resonance with your audience. Writing is all about masterful storytelling and creating connections with the intended reader. With college essays, it is about making you stand out as a unique individual and showcasing your passions, values and achievements that separate you from the crowd.

Yale University
Economics, Amer.Stud
MIT
Master's

Education

Yale University (Economics, Amer.Stud)

MIT (Master's)

A Great Tutor!

Julie helped me with my personal statement and her advice has been excellent! For instance, she asked me the right questions to draw out my experience and expertise which made my application much stronger. She also helped me to frame my responses. I realized how much I have accomplished by working with Julie and I can highly recommend working with her!

— Chin, New York, NY on 12/13/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $100.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Julie will travel within 15 miles of Forest Hills, NY 11375.