About Us.

We are dedicated to individualized, relevant instruction in a safe learning environment. Our team establishes effective learning relationships with students and meaningful communication with students, parents, teachers, and counselors.

DJ Glusker & Julie Glusker

Julie Glusker, M.A. – Owner/Educator

Julie is a lifelong educator and coach with 30 years of experience across teaching, tutoring, coaching, consulting, team building, strategic planning, non-profit leadership, and client service. As the Director of Athlete Career & Education and athlete development specialist for U.S. Ski & Snowboard, Julie mentors elite national team athletes and Olympians on education and career pursuits. Julie specializes in whole person development, academic advising, English and writing, test preparation (ACT, SAT, and Advanced Placement), college coaching, and college applications and essays. She earned her B.A. in English from Dartmouth College and M.A. in English from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English.

Julie has served the community as a Park City Education Foundation board member, founding member of the Park Record Spelling Bee, and lacrosse coach with Park City Lacrosse Organization and Utah Mamaci. Julie currently advises to Live Like Sam and Community Sport Coalition in Park City, Great Coach in Salt Lake City, and The Tenacity Project in Oakland, CA.

DJ Glusker, M.B.A. – Owner/Educator

DJ leads Aptitude’s curricula, programming, advising and scheduling, specializing in teaching math, biology, chemistry, physics, and test preparation.

He taught in secondary schools, led academic advisories and community service, and coached soccer, wrestling, and golf. DJ also directed Harvard Education designed PLUS Sports Camp, designed to enhance cognitive, strategic, athletic and academic skills, and responsibility, and worked with education leaders Dr. Thomas Lickona and Dr. Robert Coles in Applied Programs, Paradigms, and Learning Experiences, addressing moral and character development in education. DJ studied pre-med, earned a B.S. in Biology from University of Southern Maine, and completed a M.B.A. from Westminster College’s Gore School of Business. He is certified as a level 3 soccer, level 2 hockey, and level 2 ski coach, having coached youth sports within the Park City community since 2000.

DJ uses his science, teaching, management, and organizational skills as the Regional Operations and Sales Manager at Roam Robotics, a start-up with a cutting-edge, exoskeleton product built to keep aging recreational skiers on the slopes and adapt the core technology to serve other recreational, military and medical uses.