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Julie D.

San Antonio, TX


Experienced English Teacher with Excellent Grammar/Writing Skills

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4.8 average from 96 ratings
Julie Is a Great Tutor
— Leonarda, San Antonio, TX on 11/12/14

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University of North Texas
English and French
Laredo State University


University of North Texas (English and French)

Laredo State University (Master's)

About Julie

I, Julie, am an experienced English teacher with a Bachelor's degree in English and French and a Master's degree in English. I have superb grammar, writing, vocabulary, and proofreading and editing skills! I love teaching all subjects within my field. I am passionate about grammar, literature, writing, research, and vocabulary.

I recently retired from NEISD, where I taught both English and French.I have taught all secondary levels and also taught a college remedial class. In addition, I have done many hours of TAKS and SAT preparation. I can guarantee that I will work diligently with students to achieve their goals.

I have successfully tutored my grandchildren in middle school,a second grade student practicing for STAAR writing, and two kindergarten students learning to read. I am currently tutoring a ninth grader in expository writing, especially helping him to brainstorm, outline, draft, proofread, edit, and redraft.

I have taught French and can tutor in that language. I also speak Spanish fluently and am able to tutor in that language also though I do not have a degree in Spanish.
I, Julie, am an experienced English teacher with a Bachelor's degree in English and French and a Master's degree in English. I have superb grammar, Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of San Antonio, TX 78250
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Julie Is a Great Tutor"

- Leonarda, San Antonio, TX on 11/12/14
Julie replied on 11/15/2014

Thank you so much for the nice review, Leonarda. It is a pleasure to work with such a smart, dedicated, and positive student as your daughter!

"Wonderfully Calm Teaching Style!"

- Lisa, San Antonio, TX on 11/5/14

"Great Tutor"

- Megan, San Antonio, TX on 10/25/14
Julie replied on 10/25/2014

Thank you so much for the beautiful review! I enjoyed working with your daughter on her interesting projects, but I especially appreciated her skill and dedication as a writer...not to mention that lovely smile and positive attitude!

"Very good in grammar and writing"

- Garry, San Antonio, TX on 9/23/14
Julie replied on 9/23/2014

Thank you so much for the positive feedback. It was so kind of you to take the time to evaluate our session. It is a joy to work with your daughter!

"Great tutor! Very understanding!"

- Dave, San Antonio, TX on 7/24/14

"Fun and patient tutor for kids and adults"

- Amanda, San Antonio, TX on 5/12/14
Julie replied on 5/12/2014

Thank you, Amanda, for the kind review. Ironically, after our session, I remarked to my family that it had been a long time since I had enjoyed a lesson so much and raved about Pierce's ability to pronounce French words so well! It was a pleasure for me, also.

"Very Patient"

- Margret, San Antonio, TX on 2/21/14
Julie replied on 2/21/2014

Thank you so much for your kind words. I love working with him because he is sharp and creative. He has also become very proactive in his work!

"Great English Tutor"

- VERONICA, San Antonio, TX on 11/15/13
Julie replied on 11/15/2013

Thank you for the wonderful review! It is such a pleasure to work with such a motivated and talented student!


- Jennifer, San Antonio, TX on 9/26/13
Julie replied on 10/17/2013

How kind of you to write such a wonderful review, Jen! I, too, found it pleasant and rewarding working with you and your daughter!

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ASVAB, College Counseling,
GED, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, STAAR, TAKS,
ESL/ESOL, French, Spanish, TOEFL
Special Needs:
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,

Approved subjects are in bold.

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College Counseling

I have assisted numerous students with college entrance essays, and they have gained admission. I have also helped students prepare for SAT and ACT tests on the Verbal section. I have also taught writing on the high school level for thirty plus years. I have even taught writing on the junior college level. I am also an expert proofreader and editor, with superior vocabulary and grammar skills.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored elementary students in reading, spelling, and writing, from Kindergarten through fifth grade. I have an MA in English and have done extensive test preparation for all grade levels.


I am a linguist as well as an English major. I have a strong background in both linguistics and phonetics. I use an approach to reading that employs both phonetics and sight words. I consider it important for students to be able to sound out words using phonetics as well as recognize common words.


Although my undergraduate major was English and French, I earned 24 hours in sociology, one of my favorite subjects. My master's degree was in Interdisciplinary Studies, and my three fields were English, Sociology, and Psychology. When I worked on my thesis, which was to show the sociological and psychological ramifications of code-switching, I used my sociology background to develop survey questions and then analyze and apply statistics to my results. After that I had to apply sociological principles to determine if my study was valid and reliable. I have also tutored students working on sociology papers using APA. I have frequently helped students develop a research question and then develop the question into an hypothesis or thesis. I have then helped them use relevant research materials to organize a paper, after which I have aided them in editing and revising the essay and citing their sources, using APA style.

Study Skills

While in North East ISD, I taught a study skills class for sophomores. I have helped numerous students to develop a system that works for them and still achieves results. I suggest they tackle more difficult subjects first and save the ones they enjoy most for last. In addition, I encourage them to use strategies such as reading over the material several times before using mnemonics and other such techniques, stressing learning the material rather than just trying to memorize for a particular task. Those who have taken my advice have been quite successful.


I taught secondary English for thirty-three years. My students were always successful on the TAKS test, and I provided extra tutoring for the test for many hours each year. I taught TAKS writing and and objective skills each year that I taught.


I am highly qualified to tutor the English and reading related sections of the TEAS. I have taken numerous math portion practice tests and scored well.

University of North Texas
English and French
Laredo State University


University of North Texas (English and French)

Laredo State University (Master's)

Julie Is a Great Tutor — Julie has been working with my daughter for 2 hours a week. She is doing a great job in helping my daughter improve her English and Reading scores on the ACT. Julie is very patient and positive. She explains concepts and strategies that will help now and into the future. ...

— Leonarda, San Antonio, TX on 11/12/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Julie will travel within 20 miles of San Antonio, TX 78250.