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Jeanette B.

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Quincy, MA (02170)

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Excellent, patient, knowledgeable and experienced tutor available to help students in multiple disciplines including, but not limited to: English, grammar, writing, study skills, spelling, reading, public speaking, history, and related subjects, as well as general homework and organization skills. I am particularly gifted in subjects that require critical and original thinking and I have developed strategies to help foster and develop this ability in others.

I have over 10 years of experience tutoring people of all ages (young children to older adults returning to school) and capabilities. As an undergraduate, I helped to develop and run a tutoring and mentorship program for children in grades K-5, during which time I witnessed tremendous academic growth in my students. I have also prepared high school students for their Advanced Placement (AP) and college entrance exams (SAT, SAT II. PSAT, and TOEFL), and worked with college students on their math and writing skills, as well as test preparation (LSAT, GRE).

I provide 1-on-1 instruction in all aspects of English (including, but not limited to, reading comprehension, essay writing, grammar, spelling, or proofreading), history, social studies, and a variety of math/science courses; as well as test preparation (SAT, LSAT, GRE, SAT II, SSAT, PSAT, TOEFL, and Advanced Placement (AP) exams).

Other subjects I tutor include: Law, Spanish language, Philosophy, Psychology, and computer knowledge (Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Word).

Elementary education tutoring in math and English is also available (reading comprehension, writing, vocabulary, grammar, pre-algebra, etc.).

When I tutor you, you will get proven results which come with graduating from excellent universities and years of one-on-one successful instruction.

I attended Boston College, and graduated with a BA in Political Science and Psychology, in 2002. I then attended Northeastern University School of Law, and graduated with a JD in 2005. Currently, I am a candidate for a Masters of Education in Middle/Secondary Education at the University of Massachusetts Boston (expected, June 2013) and working towards professional certification. I plan on teaching Middle/High School History and/or English. I recently passed one of the MTELs required to receive my teaching licensure and am taking my other tests very soon.

I am also an experienced attorney and am available to assist law/college students with their legal studies, and as well as bar prep. I have over 7 years as a practicing lawyer in both the private and public sectors. My concentration in law was administrative law, insurance law and business and corporate litigation. I am an active member of the Massachusetts bar.

I am available to provide law tutoring at your home, or your law/college library, as well as provide e-mail feedback on your written projects.

I believe that if a student doesn't understand a problem, it is my responsibility to find another way to explain it. As a result, I've picked up a myriad of techniques over the years to explain and help students work through problems. I work with the student to make sure that when I leave for the day, he or she thoroughly understands the lesson of that day. I follow up with difficult problems during the next lesson to reiterate major points.

I love tutoring and I look forward to working with you!

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Jeanette’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Ballet, Soccer
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Bar Exam, Career Development, College Counseling, ISEE, LSAT, MCAT, Praxis, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Phonics, Special Needs
Career Development, Law, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking, Tax Preparation
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
American History, Criminal Justice, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Religion, Social Studies, World History
ESL/ESOL, Spanish, Speech, TOEFL
General Computer, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing


I have a BA degree in Psychology from Boston College (2002), so I understand the learning process and how different people learn differently. I have personal experience working with students with attention difficulties, ranging from mild to severe. While there are some tried-and-true methods that are helpful to most students, each child is unique, and will need to develop his or her own strategies to keep on track. The key to success is first, getting to know the student and what he or she finds most distracting, then working to mitigate those distractions as much as possible. While teachers in large classroom settings do their best, there is no substitute for one-on-one time where the student learns to understand his or her own disability and strengths, then learns to use the strengths to manage the disability alone, without the need for constant teacher and parent intervention.


As a graduate of Boston College with a B.A. degree in Psychology, I have a great deal of experience working with individuals with Asperger's Syndrome. I have done so clinically, professionally, and academically, working on everything from behavior modification to social skills to academics. I also have a younger brother with Asperger's Syndrome, and I have tutored students with the diagnosis as well, so I am always interested in working with individuals with AS. When working with these students, I have created lessons focused on social relationships (pragmatics), and high level language skills such as idioms, etc. When working with these students, my focus also emphasized the importance of social and conversational cues.


As a graduate of Boston College with a B.A. degree in Psychology, I have spent a great deal of time working on academic and social skills with individuals on the spectrum. I also have multiple years of experience with Autistic children, because I have several close relatives with severe to moderate Autism. Therefore, over the years I have participated in a variety of programs with children all across the spectrum. During undergrad, I provided at home tutoring to several students with severe Autism.

Bar Exam

I am an active member of the Massachusetts Bar (admitted November 2005). I passed the Massachusetts on my first try.

Career Development

As a graduate of Boston College and Northeastern University School of Law, as well as a current candidate for a M.Ed. in Middle/Secondary Education at UMASS Boston, I can assist with all stages of college and graduate school planning, and career development. I've advised individuals from high school students to Master’s students and Law students in how best to pursue their career goals. This advising has included how to be strategic about choosing courses and networking as well as how to best frame their interests to match the desired positions.

College Counseling

A graduate of Boston College and Northeastern University School of Law, as well as a current candidate for a M.Ed. in Middle/Secondary Education from UMASS Boston (expected, May 2014), I can assist with all stages of college and graduate school planning, including: test prep, essay writing, school applications, and interviewing. I have tutored and mentored high school and college students for more than 10 years in areas ranging from SAT, LSAT, and GRE prep to general writing and reading comprehension.

Criminal Justice

I trained in criminal law at Northeastern University School of Law. I'm an active member of the bar in Massachusetts. I'm familiar with criminal justice issues and the history of jurisprudence in this area.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have tutored students from 1st-6th grade in phonics, spelling, social studies, science, reading and writing. I can assess where weaknesses are to improve study habits and performance.

Government & Politics

I have a BA degree in Political Science and Psychology from Boston College as well as a JD from Northeastern University School of Law. I have always had an interest in government and politics. Students should learn to appreciate how our government works and how the decisions of the government affect our everyday life. I would enjoy bringing current events and history into the study of government and politics with all students I work with.


My grammatical teaching skills include parts of speech, pronouns, diagramming sentences, sentence structure, understanding several grammatical rules (ex. who/whom, that/which), and punctuation.


The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE), geared towards elementary school students, tests reading comprehension and math, as well as verbal and quantitative reasoning skills. The essay is not scored, and is sent only to the schools requested by the students. The purpose of the exam is to provide schools with information about the students' strengths and weaknesses in math and English, and to assess their capacities for learning academic subjects. I have previously tutored students in the lower, middle, and upper grades to achieve success in this exam.


I teach Administrative Law, Business and Corporate Litigation, Insurance Law, Contracts, Corporate Law, SSI/SSDI, Employment Law, Medical Malpractice, and Personal Injury.


I have tutored high school students in American/English literature (all levels, including AP) with excellent results. I find that one of the most difficult parts of English is reading comprehension. At certain points in school, students need to learn to go beyond the basic story elements of plot and character and work towards understanding symbolism, themes, connections to history, etc. I love to help students find out the inner components of classic literature.


My proofreading skills include teaching editing skills, how to reread and rewrite for clarity, and teaching how to write concisely.

Public Speaking

I have a strong background as a public speaker. I have previously worked as a practicing attorney and had several positions in government (state and federal), during which I was regularly required to speak before audiences. I have also had to run many public hearings during which I had to speak to citizen groups and other members of the general public.


My reading skills include teaching reading comprehension, teaching how to sound out words, phonics, teaching expressions in the English language, and teaching how to analyze a text.

SAT Reading

I have over 10 years of experience preparing students for the SAT Reading section, both individually and with national test prep companies. I have helped many students prepare for their SATs and I know that I can help you improve your score. The key to improving in this section is learning how to talk and think about passages like an expert reader: the greatest challenge my students face (especially those who haven't taken AP English) is not knowing what to DO with a passage -- how to take it apart, how to skim it, how to describe the relations between its parts, how to describe what it does rather than what it says. I focus on giving my students the concrete tools they need to do a sophisticated rhetorical analysis, which not only allows them to get questions right, but also boosts their confidence -- because they can finally explain what makes the best answer better than all the others.

SAT Writing

I have over ten years of experience preparing students for the SAT Writing section, both individually and with national test prep companies. I have helped many students prepare for their SATs and I know that I can help you improve your score. The good news is that it's actually VERY EASY to improve your writing score! My students start out reviewing the essential grammar basics (from elementary topics like subject-verb agreement to more advanced topics like comparative constructions and parallelism) and write their own SAT-style questions for each major type of error (to help them better understand what to look for, and how the questions were designed). Then we focus on improving the essay by doing short, targeted practice exercises that provide them with a clear framework they can use to write their answer on the actual test day, no matter what the prompt turns out to be.

Social Studies

The study of history and society is one of my greatest passions. In addition, I hold a BA in Political Science from Boston College, and also took a number of courses in history, economics, sociology, and world religions. I have strong geography skills and designed my own program for teaching map skills to young children. I am currently working towards obtaining my M.Ed. in Middle/Secondary Education. I plan on teaching High School History/Social Studies. I also recently passed one of the MTELs required to receive my teaching licensure and am taking my other tests very soon.


I am fluent in Spanish (speaking, reading and writing.) My parents immigrated to the U.S. from Cuba before I was born and I was raised in a bilingual home, so I have been speaking Spanish my whole life. I have also taken Spanish 3, Spanish 4, and AP Spanish in high school.

Study Skills

I have a lot of experience working one-on-one with students to improve their study skills. I have worked after school with students who were in my class, as well as with tutoring students at their homes. I have developed a toolbox of strategies to work with students who struggle with studying, but typically study skills should be tailored to what works for each child. I also teach organizational skills and categorization skills to help students better understand how to study effectively and efficiently.

Tax Preparation

I trained in tax law at Northeastern University School of Law. I'm an active member of the bar in Massachusetts. During law school I worked at the MA Department of Revenue where I researched and drafted letters of determination and settlement recommendations for a wide variety of issues related to corporate and personal income taxation. I am also well-informed on tax policy issues and have helped draft legislation related to variety of tax-related issues.


I am an extremely proficient writer and editor, and for many years I have helped students of all ages with writing assignments, including punctuation, grammar and essay writing. For many students, writing is scary. This is because students do not know how to express themselves or gather their thoughts. My writing teaching skills include teaching how to brainstorm, outline, and write essays of varying lengths. I also teach to write in a concise, clear manner. Planning is instrumental when writing and I try to make that important to all of my students. Proofreading is also a common theme in my tutoring assignments.

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Boston College

Northeastern University School of Law (J.D.)

UMASS Boston, Education (MEd) (Enrolled)

Excellent Tutor! We engaged Jeanette as a Spanish and critical writing tutor for our 7th grader 2 months ago, and we have been thrilled with the results. She has been very effective getting our child to speak Spanish, thus building confidence, and she also leverages the materials being used in the classroom. We are absolutely thrilled with the results and wish we had done this sooner. While we have yet to focus o ...

— John from Marblehead, MA on 5/24/13);

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