I am a classically trained and inspired humanities teacher with an expertise in Lost Tools of Writing.
Looking for middle and high school classes or tutoring in grammar, writing, and literature? Read on!
SMALL CLASS SIZES
No more than 12 students per section.
Revision requests are clear and individually tailored to student’s level and abilities.
The cultivation of wisdom and virtue is my perennial quest.
Because learning happens best in relationship.
Truth, goodness, and beauty are neither easy nor accidental.
My Roman Catholic faith undergirds everything I do, but all Nicene Christians will feel at home in my classes.
The Lost Tools of Writing is a high school-level classical rhetoric curriculum that teaches the art of the persuasive essay. But it is more than a writing program; it is at heart a thinking program. Its skills can be applied to every other kind of writing (and decision-making) students will ever have to do.
Take a journey to Middle-Earth in this yearlong in-person class, where we’ll read and discuss the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien. We’ll find out how Tolkien’s deeply Christian vision of an ordered cosmos suffused with grace can give us new eyes with which to perceive God’s glory in all of creation.
“Julie teaches with the perfect blend of kindness, encouragement, and firmness. I know my son respected her high standards, and was motivated to meet them because she was so encouraging. I never felt he was lost when it came to making corrections. She was always there to explain things thoroughly.”
“Mrs. Flick’s classes are very professional and thoroughly done. She has also been open to sitting with my child one on one when he has struggled.”
“Our children have greatly benefited from Mrs. Flick's teaching--not only her literary expertise, but her passion for teaching proper writing skills.”
"Julie is a wonderful teacher! She is creative and attentive and answers my daughter's questions thoroughly."
“Both of my children can develop and support a written argument in a persuasive essay. Mrs. Flick turns writing into a science and makes it accessible for children who previously feared writing essays.”