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Julie F.

English - writing/reading/speaking. All ages. Learning is FUN!

English - writing/reading/speaking. All ages. Learning is FUN!

$70/hour

  • 894 hours tutoring

About Julie


Bio

I specialize in working with teens and adults to improve writing and speaking skills, especially where creativity meets clarity. I'm a certified coach and have an MA in Composition and Rhetoric, so my teaching style is not only rooted in mechanics, but also in understanding students' unique learning styles and passions. We learn best when we can enjoy our work. For those who experience writing anxiety, this is a must.
I enjoy moving students from frustration and angst to confidence and...

I specialize in working with teens and adults to improve writing and speaking skills, especially where creativity meets clarity. I'm a certified coach and have an MA in Composition and Rhetoric, so my teaching style is not only rooted in mechanics, but also in understanding students' unique learning styles and passions. We learn best when we can enjoy our work. For those who experience writing anxiety, this is a must.
I enjoy moving students from frustration and angst to confidence and triumph. Laughter plays a large part in learning, so having fun is also a key element in my teaching style. I love hearing stories and helping my students tell them in compelling ways. I'm exhilarated by witnessing thoughts flow into speech, then drafted to the page, and then out in the world via polished written or spoken word.
I'm skilled at helping students with all types of writing - everything from college essays, entrance essays, scholarship applications, technical writing, resumes, creative writing, speech writing, and writing for problem-solving, and even message writing for the purposes of job search and networking. Conversational English, public speaking, and live business communication (presentations, negotiations, interviews) are all topics in which I'm qualified and that come naturally to me.
When I work with younger students on improving reading, I have many techniques to make the process more fun. Reading should be a source of enjoyment and empowerment, not a chore.
Writing students won't find a red-penned revision with harsh criticisms scrawled on a page, we'll discuss the pieces and how to make each element fit together with a purpose. We'll talk about repeatable patterns and structures that work but don't stifle creativity. Writing must bring thought to life with a variety of words, so I encourage expanding one's vocabulary (by seeking meaning for unknown words) daily.
My experiences as a speaker, online trainer, and podcaster allow me to help students bring a literal voice to their written


Education

University of Illinois
BA Rhetoric
Northern Illinois University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $70
  • Rate details: Fit Guarantee applies, so no free intro calls. Cancellation charges apply to lessons not joined within 20 mins of scheduled start.
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
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Subjects

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

Career exploration can be both an exciting and daunting task. While I have an MA in Composition and Rhetoric, my professional background (20+ years of life/career coaching combined with 10+ years resume work) is most helpful in guiding candidates as they explore and apply for career opportunities. My coaching style helps candidates to sift their experiences in order to glean the best of who they are. Together, we discover their transferrable skills that often open their eyes to possibilities that have been previously unexplored. From there, we highlight the candidate in writing. I've helped over 350 clients with crafting accomplishment-based resumes and/or LinkedIn profiles. I'm energized by working with clients to develop unique and authentic representations of themselves and what they may offer to any employer lucky enough to have them.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have spoken to large and small groups since I was 18. In that time I have written and presented on over 50 topics first in sales and corporate events, then as a life coach and motivational/educational speaker, and most recently online via digital courses, podcasts, and internet radio. I also have experience with both scripted and improv presentations given to passengers on holiday cruises.
Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

Career exploration can be both an exciting and daunting task. While I have an MA in Composition and Rhetoric, my professional background (20+ years of life/career coaching combined with 10+ years resume work) is most helpful in guiding candidates as they explore and apply for career opportunities. My coaching style helps candidates to sift their experiences in order to glean the best of who they are. Together, we discover their transferrable skills that often open their eyes to possibilities that have been previously unexplored. From there, we highlight the candidate in writing. I've helped over 350 clients with crafting accomplishment-based resumes and/or LinkedIn profiles. I'm energized by working with clients to develop unique and authentic representations of themselves and what they may offer to any employer lucky enough to have them.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have spoken to large and small groups since I was 18. In that time I have written and presented on over 50 topics first in sales and corporate events, then as a life coach and motivational/educational speaker, and most recently online via digital courses, podcasts, and internet radio. I also have experience with both scripted and improv presentations given to passengers on holiday cruises.
Microsoft Word

Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

Reading comprehension is tricky these days for readers of all ages. There's a tremendous amount of distraction in our lives that can prevent us from digesting what we read the first time through. I use several techniques to increase not only speed and comprehension but also interest in reading.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Finding the right word is about painting pictures, composing verbal music, and even smelling and tasting the description on the page. The process involves an imperfect conversation with yourself or with others that explores a menu of what might fit. I ask many questions of my students that have them digging deeper than just a thesaurus page. We learn new words. We find new ways to use old ones. By the end, we can see each other's mental pictures and neither of us is at all bored. This is the point of well-stocked vocabulary.

English

English,

English

I have both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in English (specifically in Rhetoric and Composition). I have enjoyed the power and freedom of written and spoken communication since I was a child. I have written formally for business purposes, have created marketing copy, short stories and speeches, and have helped over 350 clients craft their job search documentation. My most impressive qualification is that I have moved non-writers to be writing LOVERS.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have spoken to large and small groups since I was 18. In that time I have written and presented on over 50 topics first in sales and corporate events, then as a life coach and motivational/educational speaker, and most recently online via digital courses, podcasts, and internet radio. I also have experience with both scripted and improv presentations given to passengers on holiday cruises.
Reading,

Reading

Reading comprehension is tricky these days for readers of all ages. There's a tremendous amount of distraction in our lives that can prevent us from digesting what we read the first time through. I use several techniques to increase not only speed and comprehension but also interest in reading.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

Finding the right word is about painting pictures, composing verbal music, and even smelling and tasting the description on the page. The process involves an imperfect conversation with yourself or with others that explores a menu of what might fit. I ask many questions of my students that have them digging deeper than just a thesaurus page. We learn new words. We find new ways to use old ones. By the end, we can see each other's mental pictures and neither of us is at all bored. This is the point of well-stocked vocabulary.
Writing

Writing

I have a Master’s degree in Composition and Rhetoric. I enjoy working with others to efficiently and creatively communicate in various genres of writing - creative, academic, professional, marketing, expository, memoir, and even job search documentation. My decades of life coaching experience help to glean from my students the topics that they find worth exploring. When a subject ignites us, the writing flows with ease.

Homeschool

English,

English

I have both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in English (specifically in Rhetoric and Composition). I have enjoyed the power and freedom of written and spoken communication since I was a child. I have written formally for business purposes, have created marketing copy, short stories and speeches, and have helped over 350 clients craft their job search documentation. My most impressive qualification is that I have moved non-writers to be writing LOVERS.
Reading,

Reading

Reading comprehension is tricky these days for readers of all ages. There's a tremendous amount of distraction in our lives that can prevent us from digesting what we read the first time through. I use several techniques to increase not only speed and comprehension but also interest in reading.
Writing

Writing

I have a Master’s degree in Composition and Rhetoric. I enjoy working with others to efficiently and creatively communicate in various genres of writing - creative, academic, professional, marketing, expository, memoir, and even job search documentation. My decades of life coaching experience help to glean from my students the topics that they find worth exploring. When a subject ignites us, the writing flows with ease.

Most Popular

English,

English

I have both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in English (specifically in Rhetoric and Composition). I have enjoyed the power and freedom of written and spoken communication since I was a child. I have written formally for business purposes, have created marketing copy, short stories and speeches, and have helped over 350 clients craft their job search documentation. My most impressive qualification is that I have moved non-writers to be writing LOVERS.
Reading,

Reading

Reading comprehension is tricky these days for readers of all ages. There's a tremendous amount of distraction in our lives that can prevent us from digesting what we read the first time through. I use several techniques to increase not only speed and comprehension but also interest in reading.
Writing

Writing

I have a Master’s degree in Composition and Rhetoric. I enjoy working with others to efficiently and creatively communicate in various genres of writing - creative, academic, professional, marketing, expository, memoir, and even job search documentation. My decades of life coaching experience help to glean from my students the topics that they find worth exploring. When a subject ignites us, the writing flows with ease.

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

Preparing entrance essays and sifting through college choices can be both an exciting and daunting task. While I have an MA in Composition and Rhetoric, my professional background (20+ years of life coaching combined with 10+ years of career counseling and resume work) is most helpful in guiding students as they explore and apply for post-secondary opportunities. I've helped over 350 clients with crafting accomplishment-based resumes and/or LinkedIn profiles. I have also helped dozens of students as they sift their experiences to glean the best of who they are. I'm energized by working with students to develop unique and authentic representations of themselves and what they may offer to any university lucky enough to have them.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

Reading comprehension is tricky these days for readers of all ages. There's a tremendous amount of distraction in our lives that can prevent us from digesting what we read the first time through. I use several techniques to increase not only speed and comprehension but also interest in reading.
Writing

Writing

I have a Master’s degree in Composition and Rhetoric. I enjoy working with others to efficiently and creatively communicate in various genres of writing - creative, academic, professional, marketing, expository, memoir, and even job search documentation. My decades of life coaching experience help to glean from my students the topics that they find worth exploring. When a subject ignites us, the writing flows with ease.

Test Preparation

Career Development,

Career Development

Career exploration can be both an exciting and daunting task. While I have an MA in Composition and Rhetoric, my professional background (20+ years of life/career coaching combined with 10+ years resume work) is most helpful in guiding candidates as they explore and apply for career opportunities. My coaching style helps candidates to sift their experiences in order to glean the best of who they are. Together, we discover their transferrable skills that often open their eyes to possibilities that have been previously unexplored. From there, we highlight the candidate in writing. I've helped over 350 clients with crafting accomplishment-based resumes and/or LinkedIn profiles. I'm energized by working with clients to develop unique and authentic representations of themselves and what they may offer to any employer lucky enough to have them.
College Counseling

College Counseling

Preparing entrance essays and sifting through college choices can be both an exciting and daunting task. While I have an MA in Composition and Rhetoric, my professional background (20+ years of life coaching combined with 10+ years of career counseling and resume work) is most helpful in guiding students as they explore and apply for post-secondary opportunities. I've helped over 350 clients with crafting accomplishment-based resumes and/or LinkedIn profiles. I have also helped dozens of students as they sift their experiences to glean the best of who they are. I'm energized by working with students to develop unique and authentic representations of themselves and what they may offer to any university lucky enough to have them.

Examples of Expertise


Julie has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Truly the best!!

Julie helped me review my graduate school application essay and was such a big help!! She was able to accommodate me on the same day and made me feel 1000x more confident about my essay! Overall a really kind, funny, patient, and proficient tutor. I would 100% recommend her to anyone who needs help with their writing!!

melina, 1 lesson with Julie

Mentoring for public speaking

She is great energetic mentor and can help you in different projects. I have learned a lot from her. She not only helped me in public speaking but also gave me lots of important tips for my career. She is really good in consulting about project managing too. I am so happy that I talked with her and could get very effective advice.

Setareh, 9 lessons with Julie

This is a wonderful and smart tutor

I highly recommend her. I had a long writing homework and I was completely overwhelmed but she made it easy and fun for me every time. She is a lifesaver. I love her and she got a great personality. She literally deserves every penny she gets.

Fatima, 3 lessons with Julie

Julie is The BEST!

Julie has taught my son for 18 sessions and we cannot thank her enough. My son's writing and communication skill improved a lot during the time. I really recommend for anyone who wants to improve their English in a fun way.

Sha, 18 lessons with Julie
Tutor responded:

Sha, thank you so much for the opportunity to work with your son. I've enjoyed watching him improve and seeing his confidence grow with each lesson! Julie

Energetic and Informative!

Julie has been helping me for a long time with different english assignments, cover letters, and resumes. She is knowledgeable and does her best putting you on the right track. Julie is always energetic and makes writing a lot more enjoyable. Whenever I’m stuck with no direction, she asks good questions that get my brain thinking and reveal a way forward.

Sky, 11 lessons with Julie
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Sky! You arrive prepared with great questions so it's a joy to work with you. Let me know when you need more brainstorming! Julie

knowledgeable and great teacher

great understanding of the student needs, very attentive to details. made it easy to see and learn from mistake done in the past. She interact with student very well ait seem been a classroom.

Kenneth, 6 lessons with Julie
Tutor responded:

Kenneth - Thanks for the feedback! Your son was so receptive to improving his writing that it made the lessons fly. Best of luck to him in college (he'll do great!) Let me know if he needs a hand again! Julie

Great Insight

Julie helped me improve my LinkedIn profile overall. She gave me helpful resume building tips beyond what most people usually put, making my profile more engaging. Julie also told me about features I've never had experience with. She is super friendly and easy to talk to. She made me realize things about myself that I have not realized before.

Thea, 3 lessons with Julie
Tutor responded:

Thea - It was an absolute pleasure to work with you on your career documentation. You are so driven at a young age that I have hope for our future generation! Reach out any time you need assistance. Best to you for your senior year! Julie

Julie is the best!

Julie is so positive, patient, kind, supportive and very knowledgeable. I really enjoy our sessions. I’m so happy to find her and Looking forward to learning more from her.

Donya, 7 lessons with Julie

Julie is the best!

Julie is so positive, patient, kind, supportive and very knowledgeable. I really enjoy our sessions. I’m so happy to find her and Looking forward to learning more from her.

Donya, 7 lessons with Julie
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$70/hour

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Response time: 58 minutes