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Janet M.

Los Angeles, CA

$75/hr

A background in Education and Psychology plus experience in CC Math!

Background check passed as of 8/26/13
Usually responds in about 10 hours

A background in Education and Psychology plus experience in CC Math!

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Having an MA in Clinical Psychology, and working as a Marriage and Family therapist intern, has allowed me to gain better insight and understanding into my students' roadblocks to success.

I have experience with Common Core Math K-6, which is now being implemented in California.

I have been trained in collaborative problem solving, to prevent homework meltdowns, and behavior modification to create good homework habits. Many times, it is the frustration a student experiences when they do not understand a concept that causes them to shut down; I enjoy breaking concepts into parts and making learning interactive.

I have experience with students who have Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Specific Learning Disability, Processing Disorders, as well as students in Gifted or Advanced classes.

Before training as a psychotherapist, I worked with-in the Special Ed department of Los Angeles Unified School District for thirteen years, including gifted classes.

One of my strengths is knowing how to pull apart complex subjects into simple ideas. I enjoy hands on projects and individualize lessons for a successful and creative learning experience.

My students learn the skills they need to tackle homework, and gain confidence in their abilities.

Most of all, I love what I do and watching a student grow. I believe parent feedback is vital to the tutoring process.

Please contact me for a free consultation.

Sincerely,

Janet

Testimonials

"A great teacher, very patient and knowladgeable"

- Ziba, Pacific Palisades, CA on 8/12/14

"Insightful"

- Amy, Santa Monica, CA on 4/21/12
Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
English:
ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Geology, Physical Science, Psychology, Sociology
Language:
Spanish, TOEFL
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Religion,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Biology, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Science, College Counseling,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
Grammar, Proofreading, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I have worked in the special ed department of LAUSD for 13 years. I helped to create and implement individualized lesson plans, worked one to one with students, assisted teachers in maintaining discipline, worked with behavioral and emotional modification plans, reinforced learning situations and supervised groups of students. Students have ranged in age from 4 to 21. Have worked with students with various diagnoses, including ADD/ADHD.

I have had the privilege of assisting the Special Ed. Department Chair and Coordinator; additional duties as their assistant included: memo writing, organizing meetings, and scheduling general ed. Teachers for I.E.P. mtgs., interfacing between special ed. and general ed. departments. I was also trained in and administered the K-TEA, which provides academic assessment to Special Ed. Students. Translated for many I.E.P. meetings (English/Spanish).

Aspergers

I have worked in the special ed department of LAUSD for 13 years. I helped to create and implement individualized lesson plans, worked one to one with students, assisted teachers in maintaining discipline, worked with behavioral and emotional modification plans, reinforced learning situations and supervised groups of students. Students have ranged in age from 4 to 21. Have worked with students with various diagnoses, including those on the Aspergers spectrum.

I have had the privilege of assisting the Special Ed. Department Chair and Coordinator; additional duties as their assistant included: memo writing, organizing meetings, and scheduling general ed. Teachers for I.E.P. mtgs., interfacing between special ed. and general ed. departments. I was also trained in and administered the K-TEA, which provides academic assessment to Special Ed. Students. Translated for many I.E.P. meetings (English/Spanish).

Autism

I have worked in the special ed department of LAUSD for 13 years. During that time, I have had the opportunity to work with many students with Autism and their one-to-one assistants. I have also worked in a classroom serving autistic students for a summer. Outside of the school district I worked 2 years with an boy diagnosed with Autism. I worked as a care assistant and tutor: Helping with homework, meal times, driving to karate, supervising play dates, and parties.

College Counseling

I have a MA in Clinical Psychology. I have counseled many High School students over the years on what they are looking for in a college (experience, area, studies). I have proofread many university essays, helping students to showcase the unique qualities they have to offer in a way that will stand out.

Elementary (K-6th)

I worked in the special education department of LAUSD for 13 years. Five of those years were in an elementary school. I lead small groups in math, science, English, vocabulary, and helped students with open court assignments. I also assisted in coordinating an after school mentoring program.

Religion

I have taken many theology classes in my Graduate program from a Christian perspective. I have also taken classes in undergrad in World Religions, Sociology, Cultural Psychology, Art History, and World Civilization were we discussed major world religions. I am familiar with Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism, and have a basic understanding of Islam.

Special Needs

I have worked in the special ed department of LAUSD for 13 years. I helped to create and implement individualized lesson plans, worked one to one with students, assisted teachers in maintaining discipline, worked with behavioral and emotional modification plans, reinforced learning situations and supervised groups of students. Students have ranged in age from 4 to 21. Have worked with students with various diagnoses.

I have had the privilege of assisting the Special Ed. Department Chair and Coordinator; additional duties as their assistant included: memo writing, organizing meetings, and scheduling general ed. Teachers for I.E.P. mtgs., interfacing between special ed. and general ed. departments. I was also trained in and administered the K-TEA, which provides academic assessment to Special Ed. Students. Translated for many I.E.P. meetings (English/Spanish).

Study Skills

During my 13 years with the Los Angeles Unified School District, I have: taught students how to read, then reread and take notes and outlines,skim, have used the KWL chart, worked with time management issues, helped plan organizers, explore reasons for procrastination, develop healthy homework habits, and explore ways to help self motivate. I believe I have a great deal of experience to offer.

Cal State, Northridge
Azusa Pacific University
Master's
Psychology
Graduate Coursework

Education

Cal State, Northridge

Azusa Pacific University (Master's)

Psychology (Graduate Coursework)

A great teacher, very patient and knowladgeable — Since working with Janet, my son has been completely transformed. Before working with her, he would dread his classes, now he enjoys his homework and has fun doing it. His grades have improved so much that he has been nominated for Honors-level classes. Janet has worked with him a complete school year. In that time, I have seen his self-esteem and confidence grow. I believe this is due to Janet’s ...

— Ziba, Pacific Palisades, CA on 8/12/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Group rates may differ. I am open to negotiate price depending on services needed.

Travel policy

Janet will travel within 5 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90025.


About Janet

Having an MA in Clinical Psychology, and working as a Marriage and Family therapist intern, has allowed me to gain better insight and understanding into my students' roadblocks to success.

I have experience with Common Core Math K-6, which is now being implemented in California.

I have been trained in collaborative problem solving, to prevent homework meltdowns, and behavior modification to create good homework habits. Many times, it is the frustration a student experiences when they do not understand a concept that causes them to shut down; I enjoy breaking concepts into parts and making learning interactive.

I have experience with students who have Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Specific Learning Disability, Processing Disorders, as well as students in Gifted or Advanced classes.

Before training as a psychotherapist, I worked with-in the Special Ed department of Los Angeles Unified School District for thirteen years, including gifted classes.

One of my strengths is knowing how to pull apart complex subjects into simple ideas. I enjoy hands on projects and individualize lessons for a successful and creative learning experience.

My students learn the skills they need to tackle homework, and gain confidence in their abilities.

Most of all, I love what I do and watching a student grow. I believe parent feedback is vital to the tutoring process.

Please contact me for a free consultation.

Sincerely,

Janet

Testimonials

"A great teacher, very patient and knowladgeable"

- Ziba, Pacific Palisades, CA on 8/12/14

"Insightful"

- Amy, Santa Monica, CA on 4/21/12
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Education

Cal State, Northridge
Azusa Pacific University
Master's
Psychology
Graduate Coursework

Education

Cal State, Northridge

Azusa Pacific University (Master's)

Psychology (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
3 hours notice required

Group rates may differ. I am open to negotiate price depending on services needed.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90025

Janet’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1, Prealgebra
English:
ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Geology, Physical Science, Psychology, Sociology
Language:
Spanish, TOEFL
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Religion,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Biology, Elementary (K-6th),
English, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Reading, Spanish, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Science, College Counseling,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
College Counseling,
Grammar, Proofreading, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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