Julian B.

New York, NY


Experienced English and French Tutor (Columbia Grad)

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Columbia University
Film Studies


Columbia University (Film Studies)

About Julian

I've tutoring writing, English, and French on-and-off for the past 7 years. After graduating from Columbia University with a B.A in Film Studies, I worked with the agency Genius Prep as the writing specialist. I worked on nearly all essays for the agency—everything from high school and college application essays to essays on feminism, immigration, Romeo and Juliet, computer coding, Catcher in the Rye, adoption, Roman Polanski, To Kill a Mockingbird, gun control, ballet, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Jewish history.

Before working at Genius Prep, I taught English to refugees (Bosnian, Somali, Vietnamese) at the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees. I understand learning processes and language acquisition from a global perspective. I lived in France for five years and studied philosophy for the French Baccalaureat. I also spent four months on a French language arts program in Senegal. I love tutoring French as well as English!

I also tutor standardized tests such as the SAT/ACT reading sections, SAT subject tests in literature, French, and history, SHSAT, Regents, and A.P. tests.

I believe in bringing out my students' inner creativity. I love making the subjects I'm passionate about interesting and relatable. This isn't just a job for me, it's my life! When I'm not tutoring, I spend my time writing a novel. I'd love the opportunity to bring my knowledge and enthusiasm to you or your student.
I've tutoring writing, English, and French on-and-off for the past 7 years. After graduating from Columbia University with a B.A in Read more

12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of New York, NY 10031
In-person lessons
Algebra 1, Geometry, Logic
Art History, Art Theory, Film,
Photography, Video Production
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Common Core,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Photography, Video Production
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies
Elementary Education:
Common Core,
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Common Core

For the past year I worked at Genius Prep and tutored dozens of Common Core tests. I worked with students on both Math and ELA in grades 3-8. I'm very comfortable with the material and test format.


I graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Film Studies. I've taught film classes to high schoolers as part of Columbia's SPLASH program. I've directed several short films and have been cinematography on several as well.


I studied formal logic at Columbia and got an A in the class. I ended up having to tutor my classmates who were struggling with the material. I also took a class in set theory which uses logic as its base.


I spent the past school year at the tutoring center Genius Prep. I tutored dozens of Regents exams in many grades and subjects--ELA, U.S History, Algebra etc. I'm fluent in both the material and the test format.

Social Studies

At Columbia University I took various classes relating to social studies: ethnomusicology, African history, contemporary civilization, western philosophy etc. I tutored students this past school year in Social Studies at the agency Genius Prep. I helped students write essays on topics ranging from immigration to Jewish history towards the history of feminism.

Video Production

I've worked as a videographer and editor for the Columbia School of Continuing Education for five years and as a freelance videographer for clients such as MHI, Pound 2 Penthouse, and Break Thru.

Columbia University
Film Studies


Columbia University (Film Studies)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Julian will travel within 20 miles of New York, NY 10031.