How We Help

We customize

We understand that no two students are the same. We provide customized learning for each student to fit their individual learning styles.

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We Maximize

We maximize learning gains with research based techniques.

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We Improve

We improve student outcomes.

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Our Process

How does it work?

We start with a consultation with our program founder and director, Julia Mahowald, a veteran teacher with over 13 years experience.  You will be able to share your child’s history and challenges as well as your desired outcomes.

She will develop a plan of support for your child based on their individual needs.  It will include outcomes and a plan of support to get there!


What makes us different?

We utilize innovative, individualized and whole learner approaches and maximize results. We are different from other programs that focus on skills in isolation. We believe that every child is unique and therefore their support plan to be catered to their unique needs!

We review student progress regularly to ensure that our approaches are creating the desired outcomes. If the student is not responding to our interventions and techniques, we revise our plan to better suit the child’s needs and learning style.

We communicate with families to share student progress and track student gains. We are confident that the biggest gains will be visible to you in your child. You will see their confidence will improve and witness their empowerment to access learning in ways you have never seen!

Sessions Include:

  • In Person
  • Online
  • 1:1
  • Small Group
  • In Home Consultations
  • School Consultation

What’s the process?

Consultation

Share, talk, discuss, learn

Determine outcomes

Customize plan for your learner

Why us?

We are innovative

We customize and individualize

We consider your child as a whole learner

We communicate

We are reflective

We collaborate

We motivate children to learn

Hi, I'm Julia.

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Tutoring Team

Julia Mahowald

Founder

  • National Board Certified Teacher
  • Masters in Reading
  • Masters Learning Behavior Specialist
  • Orton Gillingham Trained 
  • Executive Functioning Trained
  • Elementary Education Trained
  • Special Education Trained


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Mr. Nick

Hi! I'm Nick and I graduated with a Bachelors in History from West Virginia University in Spring 2015. I am currently pursuing my Masters in History at Loyola University Chicago, and hope to be a teacher upon graduating!

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Mr. Brendan

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Ms. Elizabeth

Hi! My name is Elizabeth and I am a recent graduate from DePauw University. After working with children for over seven years, I believe children often teach adults as much as we teach them. I have worked in schools, daycares and spent multiple summers volunteering as a camp counselor. Through each experience, I have enjoyed watching children grow in a variety of environments.

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Ms. Macy

My name is Macy Geyer! I'm from Rockton, IL and moved to Chicago for school about 5 years ago.  I graduated with honors from UIC's College of Education program with a degree in Elementary Education and an endorsement in Middle Grades Social Science.  

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Ms. Laine

  • Graduated with Magna Cum Laude from Marquette University in 2019
  • Big East All-Academic Team
  • IWLCA Academic Honor Roll
  • Chi Alpha Sigma Student-Athlete National Honors Society
  • Marquette Women’s Lacrosse Captain 2018-2019
  • Marquette Women’s Lacrosse Most Improved Player 2017
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    Ms. Elaine

    A veteran homeschooler of twenty years, this tutor has also worked with students in small group sessions, one-on-one, both in person and online.  The flexibility to tailor a program to each student's interests and abilities has been invaluable in helping them thrive in their unique learning environment.  Moreover, she has successfully transitioned several of her homeschooled students into a rigorous academic program in high school and college.  This tutor has extensive experience tutoring elementary grade students in all areas, including Reading using the Wilson Reading System. She has also worked with students to increase cognitive skills such as working memory, processing speed, visual and auditory processing. A lifelong Chicago area native, this tutor has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.



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    Testimonials

    Julia is a remarkable teacher. She has immense patience and great insight. Without Julia’s guidance we would not have managed school and home successfully for the past few years. Her assistance with the IEP process made us confident to advocate for our son. You can tell she really cares for each one of her students. We are very lucky to have her as a tutor for our son!
    Marie M.
    Lead Developer, Flowbase
    Julia is an asset to any student's academic team! She’s approachable and easy going but direct and firm when working with our boy. She has helped us continue to identify and progress his literacy areas that need growth. She is able to help interpret certain school district and state level documents if needed for learning differences. Our boy always finishes feeling accomplished and positive despite his areas of struggle! When asked who he prefers to work on difficult tasks with he answers “Julia!” I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Julia for any type of student.
    Laurie C.
    Lead Developer, Flowbase
    Julia has been such a gift to our son and our family! We hired her to tutor our 1st grade son, who was in a mainstream class but has some special needs and was really struggling with the remote learning during the shutdown. Julia engaged and motivated him immediately. I have never seen someone able to work with him so well. She is energetic, warm, and kind, while also being firm and structured in order to keep my son on task. She goes above and beyond in terms of both prepping for their sessions and in terms of follow-up and collaborative planning. I cannot recommend her highly enough for any student - special needs or not. We love Julia!
    Kate and Michael
    Lead Developer, Flowbase
    Julia has had such a positive impact on our son. She understands his personality and learning characteristics, which helped develop a strong working relationship. We are so happy to see his growth a person, beyond schoolwork, thanks to all of her help!
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    Lead Developer, Flowbase

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