For two decades, Juliet has vigorously pursued a diverse professional repertoire as a San Diego independent college counselor, educator, non-profit manager, and freelance writer:
- Credentialed public classroom teacher
- High school administrator as a principal and college admissions counselor
- Private college admissions consulting
- Public and private SAT Tutor
- Individual and small group tutoring, incl. college essay consulting
- Small business ownership
- Poetry, short story, newspaper op ed, and memoir publication
Her aggregate background has enhanced her abilities to convey complex subject matter, teach a host of test taking strategies and academic skills, and offer expert college consulting and essay writing, both for admissions and in the classroom.
Juliet: Experience and Education
During the early 2000’s, Juliet earned a Bachelor’s degree at SDSU followed by a Master’s degree at George Mason University while serving as a multi-subject elementary, middle and high school substitute teacher. After graduation, she relocated to Washington DC where she served Covenant House Washington as a Youth Leadership Development Trainer where she worked with at-risk youth as an English, math enrichment, and vocal performance coach. Her passion for students and for teaching is the foundation of her expertise as an independent college counselor.
In addition, Juliet waded into the Washington DC’s non-profit sector in 2006 when she worked for the Emergency Preparedness Initiate for the National Organization on Disability in efforts to prepare people with disabilities for natural disasters and medical emergencies.
In 2007, Juliet returned to “the front lines” of education and relocated to Taipei, Taiwan where she joined the Berlitz International team as an ESL teacher, TOEFL test prep instructor and business English course curriculum designer — grounding students with test-taking skills, essay writing, and essay editing.
After returning to the United States in 2009, Juliet attended San Diego State’s CA teaching credential program. In addition to a rigorous course load, she was employed in several capacities; Juliet served as a student teacher who taught diverse inner city teens at San Diego High School, coached special needs students with ADHD, autism, processing disorders and learning disabilities with Club Xcite, and worked as an SAT/ACT test prep, general literacy and writing instructor for C2 Education, including help with essays for college admissions
Since graduating in 2010, Juliet has supported a diverse student demographic as a middle school biology and physical science teacher at Logan K-8 in San Diego, and an Honors English Language Arts teacher, college counselor and high school principal in Oakland, CA.
Juliet returned home to San Diego in 2014 and started her educational consulting business, Hawk Educational Solutions Inc, which provides students with academic individually tailored tutoring, test prep, essay consulting, and other college counseling services.
Beyond the classroom, Juliet also published original short stories and poetry in San Diego Community College’s City Works Journal, contributed several editorial pieces to Oakland’s East Bay Express, and composed and performed original folk songs
Years of writing, editing and revising her own personal body of work as well as her students’ essays, articles and academic research papers have all developed Juliet’s knack for meticulous grammar, attention to detail and passion for her students’ achievement.