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Jana P.

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Minneapolis, MN (55423)

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Looking for an experienced, results-oriented Test Prep Tutor? You've come to the right place! Recognized as one of WyzAnt's Top Tutors nationwide!

You want to feel well-prepared and confident come test day. To help you get there, you and I will develop an individualized plan based on your previous test results, personal strengths, and academic goals.

During our sessions, we'll work on content knowledge, subject-specific strategies, and your unique challenges to maximize your test score. My test prep students have earned point increases that have paved the way to better schools, college scholarships, and improved self-confidence.

* Remember, you can receive a 5% to 15% discount if you purchase tutoring hours in advance! *

Tutoring sessions are held in my Richfield home tutoring center, typically 2 hours for test prep, 1-2 hours for preK-12 and other subjects, and customizable to fit your needs. Group sessions are available at a special rate: standard rate for the first student, half rate for each additional student.

Tutoring hours --
Sat/Sun 10am-8pm
• Weekdays 7pm-9pm
• Other times by request

Since 1997, I have been enjoying tutoring students of all ages and abilities in a wide range of subjects, specializing in standardized test prep. I am very patient and can help you develop the skills necessary to reach your goals.

Students of any age will benefit from my extensive tutoring experience, diverse subject knowledge, and ability to customize tutoring sessions to meet their specific needs. To help make the tutoring experience inspiring as well as productive, I employ a variety of strategies and resources. My students report they find me friendly, motivating, and non-judgmental.

Sept 2014 -- "I just wanted to let you know how grateful we are that we found you! Thank you so much for the exceptional tutoring services you provided for [our daughter]. The drive was well worth it! Also, thank you for the wonderful, professional yet personable communication you sent to me. Furthermore, I was extremely impressed and thankful for the help and editing of [our daughter]'s essay! It still maintains her content and accurately reflects her voice. We are very pleased and proud of her final draft! Today is a very busy day, so I plan on writing a more detailed review on your excellent services. If we are in need of tutoring services, I will not hesitate to contact you! Thanks again!"
Angela, parent of 12th grader (ACT)

Sept 2014 -- "Just wanted to let you know [my daughter's] ASVAB score increased by 12 points as a result from the tutoring sessions with you. You not only helped her on the basic skills but it also gave her a boost in her confidence to take the test and do better. As you can see from the picture, she enlisted and just swore into the Air Force today."
Dean, parent of young adult (ASVAB)

MORE TESTIMONIALS: Please see my blog under WyzAnt Resources for additional testimonials!

SUCCESS STORIES: Please see my blog under WyzAnt Resources for stats on my students' score increases!

- Individualized sessions
- Flexible scheduling
- Prompt email replies
- Detailed session summaries
- A tutor who loves teaching others what they want to know!

- Standardized tests, college-/career-entrance exams
- Admissions essays, personal statements, resumes
- Special needs, ADHD, cognitive processing challenges
- K-12, college coursework, term papers, corporate training, study skills

- Professional tutor since 1997
- Test Prep Lessons writer: WyzAnt
- SAT essay scorer: Pearson Education
- Manuscript evaluator: Barron's ACT, GMAT, GRE, GED manuals
- MLIS degree: 3.94 GPA

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Jana’s subjects

ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Dentistry, Nursing, Physical Science, Physiology, Psychology
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD, Aspergers
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, AFOQT, ASVAB, Career Development, COOP/HSPT, GED, GRE, ISEE, Praxis, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TEAS, TOEFL
Corporate Training:

ACT English

For over 15 years, I have been helping students excel in ACT English and have earned exceptional testimonials from satisfied students and parents. We'll get to the root of your challenges, boost your content knowledge, and practice test-taking strategies to improve your efficiency and pacing. Whether you've scored below or above the average ACT English score of 21 or will be taking the ACT for the first time, I can help you reach your personal goal.

ACT Math

I have been helping students excel in ACT Math for over 15 years. We'll get to the root of your challenges, boost your content knowledge, and practice test-taking strategies to improve your efficiency and pacing. Whether you've scored below or above the average ACT Math score of 21 or will be taking the ACT for the first time, I can help you reach your personal goal.

ACT Reading

Using various resources and targeted strategies, I help maximize the ACT Reading score by identifying and applying the approach that works best for each student. Whether you have scored below or above the average ACT Reading score of 21 or will be taking the ACT for the first time, I can help you reach your personal goal.

ACT Science

Using passage-specific strategies, I work with each student to identify and apply the most efficient method for maximizing the ACT Science score. Whether you have scored below or above the average ACT Science score of 21 or will be taking the ACT for the first time, I can help you reach your personal goal.


I have been tutoring students diagnosed with ADD/ADHD for several years and have developed strategies that seem to help them do their best work. I am calm, patient, and flexible and can customize our sessions to meet your child's unique needs.

Algebra 1

I have been tutoring students in Algebra for many years as part of ACT and SAT prep and as a stand-alone high school and college subject.

Along with teaching content in this subject, I teach the student problem-solving strategies that can help increase efficiency and reduce frustration.

I would welcome the opportunity to help you, too, better understand Algebra!


As an experienced standardized exam prep tutor, I can help you pass your ASVAB exam with flying colors! Whether your weak areas are math, science, English or electronics, we'll devise a study plan and tackle those tough problems so that you will achieve your highest potential on this important exam.

We can customize a program for you if you have a week or a few months to prepare, so contact me today to begin your ASVAB exam prep!

"Just wanted to let you know [my daughter's] ASVAB score increased by 12 points as a result from the tutoring sessions with you. You not only helped her on the basic skills but it also gave her a boost in her confidence to take the test and do better. As you can see from the picture, she enlisted and just swore into the Air Force today."


As a certified Project Management Professional, I can help you prepare for your upcoming PMP certification exam. I can suggest materials for you to use considering your timeline, and we can focus on just what you need to pass the exam.

Start gearing up now to make the best use of your time. That test day will come up fast!

Career Development

Having tutored many students in writing personal statements, essays, resumes, and cover letters, I am well prepared to provide you with the career development assistance you need to get your dream job. I can also help you create a career portfolio, a must have in today's competitive job market!


As an experienced standardized exam tutor, I can help you learn and incorporate strategies score high on the DAT exam, specifically the Reading and Quantitative sections. I can also help you develop a study plan to maximize your performance on the Natural Science and Perceptual Ability sections. Let's get started!

Elementary (K-6th)

Do you find your child needing a boost in subject content, study skills, or self-confidence? I have enjoyed 15 years of experience tutoring K-6 students in all subjects, including math, language arts, remedial reading and ESL, beginning violin, and beginning German and would like to help your child reveal personal strengths.

Please contact me to discuss your child's unique needs. If you're ready to begin tutoring, so am I!


I have provided English tutoring in a variety of ways to address the unique needs of each student. For the highschooler needing guidance with the college admissions essay, personal statement, and resume, I have performed editorial services. For the highschooler taking the ACT or SAT exam, I have provided English instruction at high, average, and remedial levels. For the ESL student, I have helped refine the American-English accent and enhance speaking, reading, and writing skills. And for the doctoral student, I have helped organize and streamline the dissertation. I welcome new challenges and the chance to help you achieve your individual goals.


I've enjoyed teaching reading, writing and speaking English to both older and younger students. I use unique and engaging methods to keep students motivated to learn and use their developing skills. In corporate settings, I've also directed accent reduction classes for non-native English speakers. Just let me know your needs and I'll be glad to assist you!


I have helped students and employees prepare for the GED exam in all subject areas and would welcome the chance to help you, too! After a brief assessment of your skills, we will begin at your current skill level at a pace that is comfortable for you. Get ready to achieve your goals, beginning with passing your GED!

General Computer

I am an experienced tutor since 1997. I am well-versed in the Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. I can also perform basic setup and troubleshooting with your hardware and software.

If you have specific questions about your system, I would be glad to answer them!

Microsoft PowerPoint

I have created PowerPoint presentations (about 4 per year for 5 years) for work, academics, small business marketing, and personal use and can help you design an engaging presentation with your audience and purpose in mind.


I have provided tutoring for nursing students in various classes and have also helped students prepare for standardized exams, including the NLN on which I scored 99% in all three content areas. I can help you create an effective study plan, keep you on task with a weekly homework checklist, and help you recall course content. Just let me know your specific needs and we'll get started!


Over the past 15 years, I have tutored students in a number of standardized exams. I can help with time management, content study, materials recommendations, and test-taking skills. I welcome the chance to help you reach your goals!


Since math is my favorite subject to learn and to tutor, I welcome any opportunity to help a student enjoy and do well in this subject. Along the way, we'll work on study habits and confidence-building, which will serve the student well in any subject, in any situation. Let's get started!


I help high school students prepare for the ACT and SAT exams, both of which include sections on English grammar. I also review dissertations for doctoral students and am familiar with APA and MLA citation styles. In addition, I have worked in the IT field as a project manager, creating analysis and recommendation reports for customers and stakeholders. Feel free to read the review I received from a satisfied parent for my evaluation of her son's business school personal statement. I will be glad to help you, too, with your proofreading needs and will provide you with a quote and an expected completion date prior to beginning work.


For over five years, I have helped students prepare for and excel on the PSAT test in all subject areas.

Along with content knowledge, students learn to incorporate test-taking strategies and improve their pacing in order to maximize their scores and achieve their educational goals.

I enjoy test prep tutoring very much and would appreciate the opportunity to help you make the most of your test prep experience.


In college, I took several psychology and research methods courses. I can advise you on writing, organizing, and formatting a psychology research paper as well as edit and proofread your final draft.

Study Skills

Since you are interested in getting help with your study skills, you recognize that these skills are at the root of your academic success. Together we'll create a study plan that works for you -- a plan that includes designating a distraction-free study zone, using your planner effectively, getting the most from your textbooks, taking meaningful notes, and maximizing your study time.

I've been enjoying tutoring students of all ages and abilities since 1997. Testimonials and referrals from satisfied clients and their parents can attest to my success with enhancing the study strategies and academic performance of struggling students. Be sure to take a look at my study skills article; the link can be found on my profile page.

Are you ready to cut your study time and start earning those grades you've been dreaming about? Well, let's get started!


To do well on the TEAS exam, you must be proficient in Reading, Mathematics, Science, and English. I can help you boost your skills and apply test-taking strategies in each of these areas. On a similar exam (NLN), I scored 99% in Math, Verbal/Reading Comprehension, and Science. I would welcome the chance to help you score high, too!


I've enjoyed playing the violin since the third grade and would welcome the opportunity to teach beginning violinists of any age to play this wonderfully versatile instrument.


Writing is one of the most important skills we use - in school, in work, in life. As a tutor specializing in standardized exams, I am well-versed in correct punctuation usage, effective essay-writing, and logical organization of ideas. I also contract with Pearson Education as a grade 6-12 essay scorer and with Barron's as a manual evaluator. I help students enhance their skills and strive for clear, concise writing in all that they do.

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University of MN - Twin Cities (Physiology)

St. Catherine University - Library & Information Science, 3.94 GPA (Master's)

Project Management Institute - PMP certification (Other)

Superb organization, thorough planning Jana is one of the most thoroughly organized and completely prepared 'teachers' I've ever encountered. She is so well prepared for lessons that not a single minute is wasted on "busy work". At their first meeting, Jana quickly identified what our son needed to work on to raise his score. Every assignment was geared to our student's specific needs. Homework assignments were laid out thoughtfully, w ...

— Lorraine from Minnetonka, MN on 9/24/12);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $125.00

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Tutor reserves the right to charge for sessions cancelled within 2 hours of scheduled time, late arrival, or unreturned materials.

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Jana will travel within 5 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55423.

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