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My experience as a tutor is extensive. I have worked as a tutor for several years, tutoring most subjects, including mathematics, English and science, all ages. I am also a published author and have excellent writing, spelling and grammar skills. I have a way of taking difficult material and explaining it clearly.
I am hardworking and believe in doing my best.
Because I have owned and operated college preparatory schools for several years, I have been able to accept and help students with ADD and ADHD. I have found that, with one-on-one instruction and clear explanations, students with ADD and ADHD are able to achieve in line with their innate intelligent and talents. The extra attention assures that these students are able to remain in the main stream, rather than be shunted off to special classes.
My California teaching credential is in mathematics, English and science. I have found that combination to be extremely helpful with Aspergers students. They usually need help in English, and often math, but have a profound interest in science. So, I am able to connect with these students and keep them interested while tutoring the subject needed. I have been working successfully with students of special needs for years now. I run my own school and have often enrolled students with special needs and teach them right along with everyone else. I approach each student as if as normal as the rest of us and have found this positive attitude really helps.
I am a credentialed teacher and, therefore, have qualified to pass the CBEST. My credential is in mathematics, science and English, so I have a broad base of knowledge in most academic subjects. I have been tutoring students to prepare to take other tests, such as the SATs, the GRE and the GMAT.
After 25 years of teaching K-12 all grades and all subjects, I believe I am qualified to tutor any subject in the kindergarten through sixth grade level. My credential is in English, math and science, but I believe I am qualified to tutor any subject. I have a way of figuring out if a student is stuck and get him or her past that place. I have a way of explaining a difficult subject on a simple level. I am patient.
Thank you for your interest.
My experience teaching ESL is as follows: I worked as an English teacher at The Discovery Center American School, Taiwan. 2007-2008. I also taught math and science there. From 1983 on, I have taught ESL in Redwood City at Wherry Academy. At one time I had a class with students from Taiwan, Mexico and South Korea. My English skills are strong. I am a published writer of young adult science fiction. I am currently enrolled in a doctoral program at the University of Phoenix. My grades in writing there are always A level. I have a way of explaining things clearly, which helps when speaking with a student with English as a second language.
I administer the ISEE for students wishing to enter private school in the Bay Area, so I am very familiar with the test. I also tutor and teach how to take the test, giving students tips on how to approach the test and familiarize them with test questions. In addition, I am credentialed to teach the subjects covered in the test because my credential is in math, English and science. My experience as a published writer is valuable on grammar and writing.
University of San Francisco (chemistry)
University of San Francisco (Master's)
University of Phoenix (PhD)
Chem Tutor — Janet has a calm demeanor and uses great analogies to help you grasp difficult concepts. Our lesson was brief, but most likely will call again. I appreciated that she made herself available on such short notice - very professional! ...
Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00
Cancellation: 12 hours notice required
Janet will travel within 35 miles of Redwood City, CA 94063.
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