Julie Goodman


Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles
Online, Phone and Skype Worldwide


Welcome! I look forward to hearing about your writing needs.

A highly skilled and experienced instructor, I offer writing support for individual projects and constructive coaching in writing skills. I’ve been a mentor to students at all levels, from middle school through postgraduate studies, and specialize in personal essays for college and graduate school admissions.

In tutorial sessions, I accompany the student through the process of writing an essay, from outline and organization through drafts and revision to final grammar and spelling reviews. We begin with a discussion of the goals, assignment or essay topic, work on creative and appropriate solutions. My approach is warm and supportive, with a focus on discovering hidden skills and building confidence. Through the tutoring process, I also aim to convey my own love of writing and literature to offer an experience of lasting value.

Privacy and confidentiality are assured.


Phone: +1 310.453.8070
Email: info@writingtutorjulie.com


We are so pleased with Julie’s tutoring of our son, Kurt. She helped him focus, organize and write succinctly — all of which, in a very short time, resulted in raising his grade to an ‘A.’  Thank you!  — Richard and Shirley Kirschner

Julie Goodman has worked with our daughter and son on their college essays.  She is a thoughtful professional who creates a warm and trusting environment for her students; had a clear grasp of the different approaches each one needed; and encouraged an appreciation, not just of writing, but of writing well.” — Susan Baskin and Richard Gerwitz, Santa Monica

Julie Goodman offers students precise direction while giving them the confidence and freedom to explore their creativity and candor.” — Rana Kirkland, Wellness Coach for Kids


For information on my writing, editing and rewriting services for individuals and companies, please visit: https://juliegoodman.com


As an Instructor at Cornell University, I taught courses in English Composition, Writing from Experience, Practical Prose Composition and Academic Skills, as well as intensive tutorials in a Writing Workshop setting. I co-designed and taught an award-winning writing course that was adopted as a permanent course offering in both Cornell’s Department of English and Women’s Studies Program; trained and supervised graduate teaching assistants; and developed curriculum for pre-college students. I went on to teach English Composition at Stanford University.  I’ve also worked successfully as teacher and editor with writers for whom English is a second language.


New York State Teacher Certification  # 057445248, K-12, English and French
California Community College Instructor, Credential #211574
RSA Certificate in Teaching of English as a Second Language


B.A., Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
M.A.T., Education/English, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Certification, International TEFL Training & Certification Program in English as a Second Language, London, UK