Hawk Educational Solutions

San Diego, CA

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How does your service stand out?

As one of San Diego's committed educators and owner of Hawk Educational Solutions, I have worked diligently to earn a Bachelor's, Master's, and CA Teaching Credential while pursuing two decades of experience as a private tutor, test prep instructor, classroom teacher, college counselor, and high school principal. Passionate and dedicated, I have mastered a compelling instructional style, cogent and personalized curricula, and effective teaching methods that promote tangible results and enduring academic progress. Given the evolution of K-12 academic standards, assessments and the increasingly competitive college admissions process, my mission is to offer a personalized approach to educational serves that accommodate a diversity of students with custom and comprehensive test prep, college admissions counseling, and tutoring in a variety of subject areas. Hawk Educational Solutions strives to advance every student's unique odyssey toward academic excellence! Hawk Education offers the following professional services: The Test Expert: SAT/ ACT / GRE / EPT/ ELM Exam Test Preparation The College Planning Pioneer: College Counseling, Essay Coaching, and College Application, Resume, Financial Aid and Scholarship Assistance The Stellar Scholar: Private Tutoring in English, ESL, Math, the Sciences, and History The Literary Master: Reading Comprehension, Writing and Grammar Instruction The Sensei: Literacy, Classroom Management and Test Prep Training for Professional Educators With passionate persistence, every student is capable of "soaring toward success!"

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

It is truly gratifying to hear back from former students who are now pursuing their chosen educational paths and professions. With some supplemental support, words of encouragement and disciplined focus, many of my students are attending top tier universities. Some have already graduated, in many cases debt free because they earned outstanding GPA's, notable test scores, and scholarships and grants. Of course, my students and their vested families do the hard work, but it inspires me to know that in some small way, I have been there to facilitate their success!
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Location

San Diego, CA 92116

Background check

Complete

Years in business

3

Times hired on Thumbtack

67

Reviews

47 Reviews
  • Carmen O. May 5, 2017
    SAT Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Juliet worked with my son last year during the summer time with SAT prep. She did an awesome job my son took the SAT's in October. He did very well. He said that Juliet helped him understand how to take the SAT and he was very confident while taking it. I would definitely recommend her to friends and family. Juliet was very professional and easy going and always punctual. Thanks!
  • Mariah S. Mar 29, 2017
    ACT Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Highly Recommend!!!
    We are trilled with the instruction Juliette is providing for our daughter.
  • Danielle M. Feb 20, 2017
    ACT Tutoring
    Verified Review
    ACT / SAT preparation
    My daughter met with Juliet for ACT prep to narrow down areas to focus on. Juliet took complicated mathematics and made them easier to understand while also teaching test taking strategies. We will definitely use Juliet again in the future to prepare for SAT and ACT exams
  • Albert A. Jan 24, 2017
    SAT Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Knowledgable and punctual SAT instruction
    She is very professional and very punctual. She's also very knowledgable and recognizes the area of studies that need to be undertaken. She was very dedicated to my daughter to help her study for the SAT test as well as very flexible in her schedule. Overall good investment if you are preparing your child for the SATs.
  • Alyson P. Oct 25, 2016
    SAT Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Amazing!
    Amazing!! Very helpful and willing to work with our crazy schedule and make it work!!
  • Susanne R. Sep 20, 2016
    SAT Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Could not have been happier.
    I hired Juliet to tutor my daughter for her final SAT. We initially hired her for 6 sessions. After the 6 sessions, she was so helpful that we hired her for an additional 6 sessions. My daughter who was initially reticent about using a tutor was sold. Juliet is not only experienced as an educator, but she is knowledgable about the test and provided the education in a supportive and non-threatening way. She was also flexible, reasonably priced and communicated with me regularly about my daughter's progress. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Juliet and with another daughter getting ready to start the whole college process, we will use her again.
  • Marc M. Sep 11, 2016
    ACT Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Very Happy
    Juliette is very knowledgeable, teaches well and provides excellent tips and strategies. She interacts very well with teenagers - they enjoy her. She has a pleasant demeanor. She communicates well, is easy to contact, and very responsive. We will be using her again.
  • Cathy L. Sep 8, 2016
    SAT Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Excellent teacher
    We've referred Ms. Hawk to several friends and colleagues for many forms of instruction: math, English, SAT prep, college counseling. She's a wonderful educator!
  • Adella L. Aug 15, 2016
    Our family was referred to Hawk Educational Solutions for college counseling for our twins. Both are applying to UC Schools. Juliet is up to date on the recent changes on the UC application, she is an excellent writing instructor and she's really motivated our girls to stay organized, apply for college scholarships and maintain their GPA's. Also, after working with her on the SAT essay, both of our girls scored a perfect 8 on the June 2016 SAT essay. We highly recommend her to any family.
  • Katherine S. Jul 21, 2016
    ACT Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Juliet is a wonderful tutor. I'm so glad I found her. She's tutoring for ACT and SAT, but I would definitely use her for other school subjects if needed.
  • Maya H. Jul 20, 2016
    SAT Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Outstanding test prep-Juliet was a great coach and my ACT score jumped after working with her for several months. I really appreciate her hard work.
  • Kate Y. Jul 8, 2016
    Ms. Hawk has been working with my two twins for over a year now on a variety of subjects; history, English and science. She's also preparing them for the upper level private school ISEE exam for Francis Parker. She is an excellent communicator and keeps us up to date on my children's progress, and the kids really look forward to their time with her. She's well worth the investment!
  • Marissa K. Jul 8, 2016
    We hired Juliet through one of her previous Thumbtack clients (referral) for AP English test prep and Integrated math support for our 11th grader, and quickly discovered her versatility. She also provided SAT instruction and college counseling services- our student's SAT score jumped 250 points and he's now enrolled at UCSD. We are so thankful for her professionalism and diligence.
  • Weina T. Apr 22, 2016
    SAT Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Juliet is an excellent tutor. She is very professional and experienced in SAT tutoring. My daughter has used several SAT tutors and she feels Juliet is the best among all the tutors she has met.
  • Mike S. Apr 16, 2016
    ACT Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Juliet Hawk exceeded our expectations as a tutor for our daughter. In preparing for the ACT, Juliet helped her increase her scores by thoroughly explaining questions. My daughter appreciated her patience and her attention to detail. From a parent's standpoint, we feel Juliet went above and beyond to accommodate our daughter's busy schedule and she was always precisely on time. We recommend her tutoring services to other families
  • David S. Apr 16, 2016
    ACT Tutoring
    Verified Review
    "We cannot say enough about Hawk Educational Solutions, Juliet was very professional and very patient. We were very impressed with how she was able to get through to our teenage son. He now feels less anxious about reading and math and we are confident he will be a better student. We find Juliet's technique very effective and we would highly recommend her services to anyone."
  • Jean-Pierre A. Mar 26, 2016
    SAT Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Juliet tutored my younger sister for her SATs. From the first exchange of emails, Juliet was very responsive and professional. She was able to help my sister drill down on her weaknesses and address them head on. She was very patient with her- just what my sister needed to understand and effectively learn new techniques. I would highly recommend Juliet for SAT prep!
  • Kumar A. Mar 18, 2016
    Reading and Writing Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Juliet has been a very good tutor to our son on his high school English. She is very friendly and professional to work with and is always well prepared for her tutoring sessions. She is also incredible in scheduling and always on time!
  • Lijun L. Mar 14, 2016
    Reading and Writing Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Ms Juliet Hawk has been our daughter's tutor for more than a year. My daughter has improved significantly in English language art. Her Lexile reading level jumped from 500 to 900. We really appreciate Ms Juliet's effort and tutoring skills.
  • Patti M. Jan 23, 2016
    ACT Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Juliet is awesome. She is professional and so knowledgable. She gave my 17 year old son confidence and the tools he will need to improve his ACT score. We booked several more sessions immediately. Thank you Juliet!!
  • Jake G. Jan 7, 2016
    SAT Tutoring
    Verified Review
  • NEXUS F. Dec 12, 2015
    ESL (English as a Second Language) Lessons
    Verified Review
  • Nancy S. Dec 5, 2015
    SAT Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Juliet did a great job in preparing my daughter for the SAT testing. Her scores improved significantly.
  • Tom G. Nov 29, 2015
    ACT Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Juliet arrived as promised and ready to go. We are looking forward to her help in preparing our son for the ACT.
  • Felicity L. Oct 30, 2015
    My daughter is currently using Juliet to help her prepare her for the SAT test and college application essays. My daughter has seen a significant improvement on her test. Juliet is very professional and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend her for school work and college preparation. Well worth the investment!
  • Natasha P. Oct 22, 2015
    Reading and Writing Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Ms. is an excellent teacher!! Absolutely wonderful!!
  • Sabrina Z. Oct 12, 2015
    SAT Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Juliet was extremely professional and did an terrific job tutoring our son over the summer prior to taking the ACT and SAT exams. She did an excellent job working with him on the grammar, reading and writing portions of these exams. We definitely noticed quite an improvement and will continue to use Juliet in the future for AP Exams and College applications. We would highly recommend Juliet!
  • Vicki H. Sep 8, 2015
    SAT Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Juliet is very professional and organized. She quickly gets down to work and presents the information effectively.
  • Meena P. Jul 26, 2015
    Multi-Subject Tutoring
    Verified Review
  • Karla V. Jul 21, 2015
    SAT Tutoring
    Verified Review
  • Elsa C. Jul 11, 2015
    Juliet is fabulous! She tutors both my children, son (15) and daughter (13). One for SAT prep and the other for basic writing skills. The child that requires the "basics" has been identified with an Individual Education Plan (IEP). The children have completely different personalities and learning styles yet she is able to adapt and personalize the curriculum for their needs. She is very personable, dependable and extremely professional. My children absolutely love her. My daughter says, "she should get a million stars - she is exquisite". I highly recommend her services.
  • Karla S. Jun 23, 2015
    Reading and Writing Tutoring
    Verified Review
  • Tina S. Jun 9, 2015
    Juliet Hawke is an amazing educator. She helped my daughter prepare for the SAT and both her instruction and encouragement were invaluable to my daughter!! She felt that her time spent tutoring with Juliet was very beneficial and she was confident going into the test. Juliet is very organized, professional, knowledgeable and personable! I would highly recommend her to any of my friends that have a need for English or test prep tutoring. We’ll be calling her again when it’s time to prepare for the AP Lit test!! Thank you Juliet for your help!!!
  • Will R. Jun 8, 2015
    SAT Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Our 17 year old son, Jared, has great grades and a sports background. He was interested in getting into a higher level college or university than his SAT scores would permit, we called Juliet and her tutoring and insight really strengthen his chances. Jared took the SAT a second time and he flew through the English half with confidence and ease. Thanks Juliet.
  • Renee M. Jun 7, 2015
    I was extremely impressed with the way Juliet instructed my daughter with strategies for the SAT. She is knowledgeable and dependable. I highly recommend her for anyone looking for an excellent tutor.
  • Randy S. Jun 7, 2015
    SAT Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Juliet did a great job helping our son Jason prepare for the SAT. She was detailed and our son responded well to her instruction. Her methods built Jason's confidence and helped him see what he is capable of.
  • Monica G. Jun 4, 2015
    Her SAT instruction was so good, I hired Juliet again to prepare my daughter for her AP Literature exam! She passed with a 5! Juliet really goes above and beyond and she keeps the lines of communication open with me as a parent. We really appreciate all that she's done for our family!
  • Lauren G. Jun 4, 2015
    Juliet's teacher preparation at San Diego State really shines. She's in the know about Common Core, college guidelines, and test prep. Our kids love working with her- she's always prepared, enthusiastic, and challenges them with materials they're interested in! Our oldest son's writing in particular has really blossomed since he's started lessons with her six months ago. She's the best!
  • Patricia M. May 20, 2015
    SAT Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Thank you very much. She is very knowledgeble with the subject we need help on.
  • Wesley W. May 18, 2015
    Juliet is a superb educator. She's been working with my 3rd grader for some months now and he has greatly improved in reading and writing. Ms. Hawk is very professional, and always prompt. I Highly recommend her for all your tutoring needs.WJW
  • Urooj G. May 6, 2015
    Reading and Writing Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Juliet is an excellent college prep coach. She's on top of relevant information and instruction for the changing SAT, college applications, and Common Core expectations. We trust her with our daughter's future as she enters the 12th grade next year.
  • Deepali T. Apr 21, 2015
    SAT Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Juliet is working with my 11th grader and 8th grader on essay writing, APEL multiple choice, SAT critical reading, reading comprehension and writing responses. She is simply wonderful. Both kids are very happy with her teaching and love her energy. As a parent, I admire her breadth and truly appreciate her willingness to adapt to our requirements from week to week, her timeliness and post-lesson de-briefing. A great tutor!
  • Cheryl R. Apr 19, 2015
    SAT Tutoring
    Verified Review
    I highly recommend Juliet! She is highly professional, organized, and truly cares about her students. She has helped my daughter with SAT and now is helping her with her AP English. Juliet listens to her students and tailors her lessons to their particular need. Very happy with Juliet!
  • Susan R. Apr 11, 2015
    Reading and Writing Tutoring
    Verified Review
    I highly recommend Juliet Hawk to anyone looking for a reading/writing tutor. She is working with two of my children, one to achieve the highest possible SAT results, and the other to improve reading comprehension and writing skills. Juliet is smart, genuine, and professional. She clearly loves her work and her enthusiasm is contagious.
  • Petra K. Feb 28, 2015
    ESL (English as a Second Language) Lessons
    Verified Review
    Juliet is very reliable, always on time, very clever and intelligent, very nice and interesting, and so she was the right choice for my ESL conversation lessons.
  • Tiffany S. Feb 10, 2015
    ESL (English as a Second Language) Lessons
    Verified Review
    Haven't meet her yet, but looking forward to it. I believe she can help me sound more educated. I would grade her 5 stars because since our last contact she seem very professional and friendly.
  • Cael D. Nov 22, 2014
    SAT Tutoring
    Verified Review
    Juliet has raised the bar for me in terms of what a tutor can be. I'm an avarage high school senior who needed some help learn the basics of reading and writing for the SAT and help getting orginized for college applications. Since the day I met her she had an orginized efficient plan of exactly what we'd and the work we've done has significantly brought up my SAT score, orginization, and confidence by a landslide. I haven't gotten the value I get from sessions with Juliet from anyone else. I get coaching at my own (slower than normal) pace yet stay engaged with what we're doing. Couldn't recommend anyone more for any type or English help, SAT help, or just help organizing! Learning more and more every session from a tutor who is very patient with me and keeps me on track.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Hawk Educational Solutions offers a complimentary consultation to determine parent, student and teacher needs and objectives. In addition, I gather data regarding every student's strengths in order to build a program that fortifies areas of growth and improvement. I have an "open door" policy; should my clients have questions or concerns, I am at their service at no added cost.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
In addition to earning a BA, MA, and CA teaching credential, I have served as an educator in both the pubic and private sectors for over 16 years as a classroom teacher, high school principal and college advisor, and test prep instructor.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I work with customers who are currently in need of the following services: 1 PSAT/ SAT/ ACT Test Prep 2. College Counseling and Essay Advisory Services 3. Grades 8-12 Multiple Subject Tutoring 4. Parent, Teacher and Other Educator Consultations, Guidance and Training 5. Complimentary educational articles are available on LinkedIn!
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Recently, one of my senior students, who unfortunately has a GPA that is under a 3.0, has been accepted to several notable universities. Her counselors and classroom teachers insisted she shouldn't bother to apply to four year colleges even though she had shown tremendous academic and athletic improvement since her freshmen year. Regardless of her school's negative feedback, after working with me for over six months on SAT/ ACT test prep, and on the Common Application and California State Applications in addition to scholarship and financial aid opportunities, she has since been accepted to four colleges including Hawaii Manoa and has secured grants, scholarships and loans. I have simply served as a guide to both mother and student, and in combination with their hard work and dedication, my student has a vibrant future!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Consider your priorities. Is the right educator for your student's success worth a meal out, a football ticket, a high end vacation? Consider the cost of "a tutor," typically younger and employed by large firms that overcharge versus "a teacher" who is trained, experienced and successful. Do you want a large class lecture style cram class in which instructors are trained to provide a one size fits all strategy or a personalized skill-based and strategic curriculum with a versatile expert that adapts to your unique student's needs? Selecting the apt learning environment and qualified professional will make a tremendous impact on your student's success.