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Janet D.

Decatur, GA

$50/hr

Dedicated Tutor - English, Reading, Writing, Special Needs Certified

Background check passed as of 10/12/12
Usually responds in about 3 hours

Dedicated Tutor - English, Reading, Writing, Special Needs Certified

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I look forward to an opportunity to tutor you or your child in reading, writing, English, test preparation, or math through algebra. I am a certified teacher with 20+ years' experience teaching and tutoring children and adults, including regular and special education students, gifted students, and ESOL students. I hold a Master's Degree in Education and have had extensive postgraduate training in the teaching of English as a Second Language and Reading.

I believe one of my greatest strengths as a tutor is my individualized approach to instruction, whereby I assess my student's current abilities, target specific areas of instruction, and develop lessons that specifically address individual needs and interests. I select or create materials that are appropriately leveled for each student and use techniques of guided instruction and independent practice that are effective in meeting their individual needs.

I believe that learning best occurs when students are challenged with tasks that refer to skills and knowledge just beyond their current level of mastery. This philosophy guides my planning and instructional delivery, and keeps my students interested, challenged, confident, and learning.

Testimonials

"Patient and knowledgable."

- Denice, Atlanta, GA on 8/1/13

"Great disposition and manner with our child"

- Reid, Decatur, GA on 8/21/14

"Great all around!"

- Ashley, Avondale Estates, GA on 7/2/14
Janet replied on 7/2/2014

Thanks so much for providing this feedback. It was a pleasure to work with your daughter!

"Top-notch tutor!"

- Charlina, Stone Mountain, GA on 6/29/14

"Exceptional Experience"

- Najah, Decatur, GA on 5/1/14
Janet replied on 5/2/2014

Thank you, Najah. It has been a privilege to work with your son. I have really enjoyed watching him develop as a reader during this school year!

"Created a rich learning experience, individualized and right on target."

- Cindy, Atlanta, GA on 7/30/13
Janet replied on 7/30/2013

Thank you so much for submitting your positive comments. It has been a pleasure working with your son and watching him mature so much, both academically and socially, over the years!

"Making a difference"

- Renee, Decatur, GA on 11/29/12
Math:
Algebra 1
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading,
Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Speech
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ASVAB,
GED, GRE,
PSAT,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading

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.

ADD/ADHD

I am certified to teach Special Education in the State of Georgia, and have worked as as a teacher in regular and special education for over 20 years with a variety of students, including those diagnosed as ADD / ADHD. I am well-versed at adapting instruction to meet the needs of children and adults with attentional issues and use and teach a variety of strategies to help compensate for attentional deficits.

Aspergers

My background includes 10 years of experience and certification in the field of Special Education. I have worked with students diagnosed on the Asperger's-autism spectrum both in the classroom and in one-on-one tutorial sessions. My ability to adapt instruction to best meet the individual needs of my students is one of my greatest strengths as a tutor with this population.

ASVAB

I am very familiar with the subject matter that is required to do well on the ASVAB and can help you be successful on the AFQT portion of this test. Higher scores will give you more options in regards to which branch of the military and job classifications you will qualify for.

I am a certified teacher with a master's degree and over 20 years teaching and tutoring experience. I am patient and can teach you the content and test-taking strategies that will help you do well on this exam.

Autism

I hold a Master's Degree with a major in Special Education. I have worked with autistic students for over 10 years. I am familiar with implementation of behavioral and instructional modifications that facilitate instruction for autistic students.

Dyslexia

I am certified to teach Special Education and have taught in this field for 10 years, including working with dyslexic and other learning disabled students. I am very familiar with providing instruction and adapting assignments to benefit dyslexic individuals.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught and tutored elementary students for over 20 years and am familiar with the curriculum and content in grades K-5. I have a record of success in teaching students the content necessary to pass standardized tests,

English

I am certified in the field of English as a foreign language by the State of Georgia and have complete a 150 hour TESOL course. I have taught English language arts courses for over 20 years and have 10 years of experience working with children and adults learning English as a Second Language. I can tailor a program of study to meet your learning objectives, whether it be improving your conversational English or assisting with writing for college courses.

ESL/ESOL

I am endorsed in the field of ESOL/ESL by the State of Georgia and have completed a 150 hour TESOL certification course. I have over nine years of experience teaching Reading, Writing, and spoken English to speakers of other languages. I have taught English to school children, business professionals, and graduate students. I work hard to develop lessons tailored to the unique learning needs and goals of each student.

GRE

I am familiar with the content of the GRE, and can help you to prepare for the test. I specialize in the areas of Reading and Writing, as a certified ESL teacher and Reading Specialist with many years of experience. Let me know if I can help!

Phonics

As a reading specialist and teacher of special needs students, I have training and experience in teaching students this valuable basis to reading fluency. I have diverse techniques and materials to use to assist the beginning reader.

Proofreading

As an avid writer and experienced teacher of English Language Arts, I have the skills necessary to competently edit and proofread your documents. I have experience with corporate communications, research papers and theses in both MLA and APA formats. I pay close attention to detail and am diligent about following up with any questions I may encounter. My turn around time is typically within a day or two, depending on length, but I will be glad to try to accommodate your deadlines whenever possible. I can send you samples of my writing at your request.

PSAT

To prepare for the PSAT, students need to gain confidence by becoming familiar with the test content and structure, as well as brushing up on test-taking strategies, such as time management and knowing when to guess or pass.

I am experienced in teaching test preparation skills. I will quickly assess the student's current level of performance, then tailor instruction to remediate any content deficits and to accelerate test-taking proficiency.

Reading

I am certified as a Reading Specialist at the Masters level, and have many years of experience teaching reading to students of all ages. I specialize in early literacy, but can tailor a program of study for all ages, including test-prep skills and ESL students.

Special Needs

I am an experienced tutor and teacher of special needs students, and have worked in both self-contained and resource models to serve students with autism, developmental delays, mild mental handicaps, language delays, and attentional issues. I hold a Master's Degree in Education, with a major in teaching children in grades Pre K-12 with Mild to Moderate Disabilities. I was a Special Education teacher in public and private schools for over ten years, and I continue to hold certification to teach exceptional children. One of my strengths as a tutor is assessing students' current abilities and developing an individual program of instruction to meet their individual needs and interests. I look forward to an opportunity to discuss working with your special needs child.

Study Skills

I am an experienced teacher and tutor who has many strategies I can share to help you learn to be an effective learner. Whatever subject area you are studying, I can help you learn to better organize your studying and learn ways to help master the material. I have worked with typical and special needs students for over 20 years, and have knowledge of techniques you can learn to make your study time more effective.

Writing

I am a semi-retired English / Language Arts teacher. I am glad to help students of all ages improve their writing skills. I have worked with students from elementary school through college and beyond to improve their written language. In addition, I have worked with college undergrads and grad students on proofreading and editing papers in a variety of subjects. I am very familiar with writing in APA format.

Michigan State University
B. S. - Psychology
Georgia State University
MEd
Georgia State Universuty
Graduate Coursework

Education

Michigan State University ( B. S. - Psychology)

Georgia State University (MEd)

Georgia State Universuty (Graduate Coursework)

Patient and knowledgable. — We have had Janet for over a month now, and our sessions have all been very productive. My child looks forward to meeting with her, for she is very patient and thorough. Janet present her tutorial instructions with ease and reading is becoming more enjoyable for us. After each tutorial session, we receive a summary of what the lesson incorporated and the effort which our child put forth. We are lo ...

— Denice, Atlanta, GA on 8/1/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

*Please inquire about discounts for multiple hour lessons or multiple lessons per week.

Travel policy

Janet will travel within 15 miles of Decatur, GA 30030.


About Janet

I look forward to an opportunity to tutor you or your child in reading, writing, English, test preparation, or math through algebra. I am a certified teacher with 20+ years' experience teaching and tutoring children and adults, including regular and special education students, gifted students, and ESOL students. I hold a Master's Degree in Education and have had extensive postgraduate training in the teaching of English as a Second Language and Reading.

I believe one of my greatest strengths as a tutor is my individualized approach to instruction, whereby I assess my student's current abilities, target specific areas of instruction, and develop lessons that specifically address individual needs and interests. I select or create materials that are appropriately leveled for each student and use techniques of guided instruction and independent practice that are effective in meeting their individual needs.

I believe that learning best occurs when students are challenged with tasks that refer to skills and knowledge just beyond their current level of mastery. This philosophy guides my planning and instructional delivery, and keeps my students interested, challenged, confident, and learning.

Testimonials

"Patient and knowledgable."

- Denice, Atlanta, GA on 8/1/13

"Great disposition and manner with our child"

- Reid, Decatur, GA on 8/21/14

"Great all around!"

- Ashley, Avondale Estates, GA on 7/2/14
Janet replied on 7/2/2014

Thanks so much for providing this feedback. It was a pleasure to work with your daughter!

"Top-notch tutor!"

- Charlina, Stone Mountain, GA on 6/29/14

"Exceptional Experience"

- Najah, Decatur, GA on 5/1/14
Janet replied on 5/2/2014

Thank you, Najah. It has been a privilege to work with your son. I have really enjoyed watching him develop as a reader during this school year!

"Created a rich learning experience, individualized and right on target."

- Cindy, Atlanta, GA on 7/30/13
Janet replied on 7/30/2013

Thank you so much for submitting your positive comments. It has been a pleasure working with your son and watching him mature so much, both academically and socially, over the years!

"Making a difference"

- Renee, Decatur, GA on 11/29/12
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Education

Michigan State University
B. S. - Psychology
Georgia State University
MEd
Georgia State Universuty
Graduate Coursework

Education

Michigan State University ( B. S. - Psychology)

Georgia State University (MEd)

Georgia State Universuty (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
1 hour notice required

*Please inquire about discounts for multiple hour lessons or multiple lessons per week.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Decatur, GA 30030

Janet’s Subjects

Math:
Algebra 1
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading,
Reading,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Speech
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading,
Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th),
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ASVAB,
GED, GRE,
PSAT,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading

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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Janet D. passed a background check on 10/12/12. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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