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Julia Choi

M.A. Applied Linguistics

Ohio University

B.A. Psychology and Anthropology

University of Evansville

jchoi@esmprep.com

Julia is a passionate educator who specializes in mentoring writing, history, and test prep. She discovered her love for mentorship over thirteen years ago as one of the founding members of her high school’s peer tutoring team. Since her work as a peer tutor, Julia has sought out opportunities to mentor scholars at every turn. She has created individualized study plans for struggling high school students, started a high school level tutoring program, and mentored undergraduate and graduate students in reading and academic writing. Julia’s mentorship philosophy involves teaching students to become active problem-solvers and find joy in learning.

Julia completed an undergraduate degree in psychology with an emphasis on child development and educational psychology. Following her graduation, she was accepted into the competitive Japan Exchange and Teaching Program and spent four years teaching high school in Japan. Recognizing an unmet need at confidence and independence, she partners with her mentees to create a pattern of learning that lasts beyond each tutoring session.

When she is not working with students, Julia can be found cooking new recipes from as many cuisines as possible. She has an enviable collection of national geographic magazines and enjoys exploring new perspectives on history and linguistics. She also loves teaching her dog Link new tricks and completing movie marathons with her husband, Seungwoo.

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