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I am hoping to gain many new teaching skills as I work on becoming a fully licensed teacher. I enjoy substituting K-12 and Special Education for Teachers on Call. I have two daughters, a dog, and a Siamese cat.

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Julie’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Wisconsin-Madison - Bachelors, Biological Anthropology



Tutoring Subjects

ACCUPLACER WritePlacer Prep

ACT Writing


Adult Literacy

African History

African-American History

Agricultural Science

American Literature

Ancient and Medieval Heritage


AP Music Theory

AP Seminar

AP Studio Art: Drawing

Applied Mathematics



Business Writing


CLEP College Composition Modular

CLEP College Mathematics

CLEP English Literature

CLEP History of the United States II: 1865 to the Present

CLEP Introduction to Business Law

CLEP Introduction to Educational Psychology

CLEP Introductory Psychology

CLEP Introductory Sociology

CLEP Natural Sciences

CLEP Social Sciences and History

CLEP Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648

CLEP Western Civilization II: 1648 to the Present

College Application Essays

Comparative Literature

COMPASS Mathematics Prep

COMPASS Reading Prep

COMPASS Writing Skills Prep

Creative Writing

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing


Essay Editing

Expository Writing

Fiction Writing

Finite Mathematics

Graduate Test Prep


High School Business

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing

Human Resources

IB Further Mathematics

IB Information Technology in a Global Society

IB Mathematical Studies

IB Music

IB Philosophy

IB Social and Cultural Anthropology

IB Sports, Exercise and Health Science

IB Theatre

IB Theory of Knowledge

IB Visual Arts

IB World Religions

Introduction to Poetry



Mac Basic Computer Skills


Medical Terminology


Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Office

Middle School

Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Science

Middle School Writing


Music Theory

Non-Euclidean Geometry



OAT Reading Comprehension


PC Basic Computer Skills

PCAT Verbal Ability


Philosophical Ethics




Public Speaking

SAT Writing and Language




Social Networking

Social Sciences

Social studies

Social Work



Special & General Relativity

Special Education

Special Relativity

Spelling Bee

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Technical Writing

Technology and Computer Science

Test Prep

Tort Law

Urban Design and Development

US Constitutional History


World Civilization

World Literature

World Religions




Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I try to focus on positive aspects of learning in order to encourage the motivation to learn the material.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Get to know each other with some activities. Find out the strengths and areas in which the student wants to improve.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Teach him or her how to focus on one idea at a time and how ideas are interconnected in our world and universe.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

I would use positive reinforcement with a rewards system.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

I would try to break it up into smaller portions and teach it on smaller parts.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

I try to use more pictures. I might encourage artistic activities related to the reading.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Keeping a progress journal.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

Try to give some real-world examples of how this subject relates to an area of their interest.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

I would ask questions about the material and use different quizzes and writing assignments to assess progress.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

Reward correct answers and compliment their knowledge about a subject when they explain something.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

An assessment test, a student's report card, and asking the student what they know about a subject.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

I try to learn their strengths and weaknesses, identify what type of learning needs they have and implement appropriate lessons.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

Visual aids like flashcards and books, depending on the age and skill level of the student.

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