Julie A.


Julie A.

Tutor

Silverton, OR 97381

Will travel 10 miles

$25 per hour.

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Specialized tutoring for language arts, ESL, and atypical learners

I specialize in tutoring atypical learners, especially students who struggle with reading comprehension and recall. I've worked as an educational therapist helping students overcome obstacles to academic success. While I have worked with students of all ages and backgrounds, I currently have many adult learners as students. These include English as Second Language students and other adult learners seeking support for their reading, writing, and grammar skills. Teaching strategies for indivi... [more]


Biology


Vocabulary

My career as an educator includes directing a children's literacy program for Seattle University, homeschooling my own two children from 1st -4th grade, participating in a vibrant homeschooling community on Vashon Island, working with learners of all ages as an educational therapist, substitute teaching at a local private school and tutoring adult learners seeking to improve their writing, vocabulary and grammar skills. I enjoy helping people of all ages expand their vocabulary skills.


Grammar

As an educational therapist, I worked in an organization dedicated to helping people of all ages learn strategies to become better writers. Currently I am the head grammar tutor at a local community college. I also work with many English As Second Language students supporting their understanding of English grammar through visual cues and easy to remember strategies. I enjoy working with learners of all ages, including schoolage children to adult learners.


Reading

I specialize in tutoring atypical learners, especially students who struggle with reading comprehension and recall. I've worked for the past 4 years as an educational therapist helping students overcome obstacles to academic success. While I have worked with students of all ages and backgrounds, I currently prefer working with elementary students. Teaching strategies for individual success by building on learning strengths and understanding learning weaknesses helps students increase confidence, become better self-advocates, and know their path to learning. Elementary years are an important time for students to create their identity as learners. Just because a student learns differently, does not make them deficient learners! My goal is to help each student see their route to academic achievement.


Writing

My career as an educator includes directing a children's literacy program for Seattle University, homeschooling my own two children from 1st -4th grade, participating in a vibrant homeschooling community on Vashon Island, working with learners of all ages as an educational therapist, substitute teaching at a local private school and tutoring adult learners seeking to improve their writing, vocabulary and grammar skills. I enjoy helping people of all ages improve their writing and editing abilities.


Geology


Ecology


Spelling


Elementary Science


Elementary (K-6th)

For 10 years I served as the director of a literacy project for at-risk elementary students. For the past 4 years I have taught K-6th graders (as well as older students) strategies for overcoming academic obstacles to school achievement. As an certified Educational Therapist, I have extensive training in developmentally appropriate techniques for helping youngsters find their path to learning success.


Study Skills

I have led several seminars for students on developing study skills. In my work as an educational therapist, many of my students benefitted greatly from explicit instruction in study skill techniques. The recent explorations into brain function, especially executive function, have provided a greater understanding of the importance of teaching students awareness of and strategies for improving these skills.


Dyslexia

I have extensive training and experience professionally in helping dyslexic students. Personally, several family members are dyslexic so I have a real understanding of the challenges and gifts that a dyslexic brain presents with processing information. While this is not a subject area, dyslexia presents a different way of learning, making it imperative that teachers are fluent in strategies for helping dyslexics.