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

1,544 hours tutoring

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

1,544 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

1,544 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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

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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

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.
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.
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.

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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.
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

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.

Ratings and Reviews


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Inspiring and patient

Julie is very inspiring, patient, and caring. She helped me with editing my resume and I learned a lot. I would definitely recommend her to those who need help with resumes!

Xiangming, 2 lessons with Julie
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Xiangming! I appreciate the feedback and wish you the best in your next adventures!

Julie is the best

I keep Julie on my “Wyzant Speed Dial”. She is very professional and always happy to help. I look forward to working with Julie.

Steven, 2 lessons with Julie
Tutor responded:

Steven, Thank you for this beautiful compliment. I look forward to connecting again soon! Julie

Knowledgeable and Friendly

Julie helped my daughter cut down and clean up her college entrance resume. She was quick and efficient. The resume looks very professional now. Julie will help my daughter clean up her LinkedIn account.

Jenny, 1 lesson with Julie
Tutor responded:

Thank you for this review, Jenny. It was a pleasure working with your daughter as she highlights her accomplishments. Julie

Amazing Tutor

She is an amazing tutor. She can ascertain quickly the assignments and jumps right to pull all the pieces together and make it read beautifully. We go over the projects thoroughly to ensure we've captured the goals of the assignments.

Audrey, 5 lessons with Julie

Fantastic tutor

She did great connecting the dots together! 👍 great instruction and excellent positive feedback. Nice attitude and honest. She did great connecting the dots together! 👍 great instruction and excellent positive feedback. Nice attitude and honest

Mohammed, 1 lesson with Julie

Very knowledgeable and patient tutor

Julie is always very patient and helpful throughout every lesson! She is able to help me with my exhibition paper and speech very well and bring it to the next level!

Melody, 28 lessons with Julie
Tutor responded:

Melody, It's been a great honor to work with you through so many projects and to watch your growth now that you're in college! Looking forward to seeing more of you next semester! Julie

Patient Tutor

Julie knows her stuff! Such a kind and personable spirit, Julie helped me recraft my speech and shared helpful tips for me to implement. Cannot wait to work with you again!

Jaleesa, 1 lesson with Julie
Tutor responded:

Thanks for the feedback, Jaleesa. I'm so glad that you found immediate use in the tips we discussed. I'm excited to see what you do next! Julie

Very pleasant and understanding

Julie is so nice to work work with! She immediately understands what you need and helps you improve it. I am very comfortable with her and confident that she will help me achieve my goals.

Rali, 26 lessons with Julie
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Rali! It has been a joy working with you because you are great at identifying challenges so we can jump right to work. Your courage is amazing. Julie

Wonderful advisor and very accommodating

I’m beyond happy I reached out to Julie for support in improving my résumé and cover letter. She made the best recommendations, and I felt even more confident about myself professionally at the end of each session than I did the one before. Julie managed to turn something as intimidating as updating a résumé into something rather pleasant and motivating. Plus her dog Norman paid us a quick visit during each session, and seeing his sweet face was a reminder for me to smile. Thank you, Julie! (And Norman)

Natalie, 3 lessons with Julie
Tutor responded:

Natalie, Norman was so excited for the mention! He does his utmost to contribute. You have fantastic qualifications and great stories to match with them. You're headed for wonderful new adventures in serving others. Glad I could be a part of it! Julie

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