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Jan M.

Effective Writing, College Prep and Elementary Reading

Seattle, WA (98177)

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I have been a teacher for 27 years, teaching high school English, College Literature, Elementary Special Education Reading and Writing, and Middle School Language Arts for Special Education students. I am also National Board Certified with a PhD in Communications.

My three areas of focus are: Writing from grades 4-12; College Prep; and Elementary Reading for struggling students.

I specialize in writing, helping students to improve writing fluency and content, from 4th grade to high school. I have worked for the State of Washington designing and scoring the state writing assessment for 4th, 7th and 10th grades. I help students with everything from sentence construction, paragraphs to essay writing.

I have also worked extensively to help students with the essay, reading and vocabulary sections of the SAT and ACT, helping students prepare for and raise scores in the test. I also help students with college prep, preparing essays and applications for the college of their choice. So far every student I have helped has gained acceptance at the college of their choice.

In terms of early literacy, over the past 12 years, I have never had a student not advance two grade levels a year when I work with them using the University of Washington "Process Assessment of the Learner" program. This multi-sensory program involves a three step process, leading from letters and sounds, to words to books in progressive levels. This brain based program has phenomenal results.

I have 5 university degrees, in English, Education(Undergrad and Masters), Telecommunications and Film and Communications including a PhD from the University of Washington. I feel that the range of teaching I have done from elementary, middle school, high school and college help me to prepare students for all the years of their education.

I am the parent of 3, two of whom have autism. My children have been successful in school and college through focused support and are on track for good careers. I feel that I have learned a great deal through helping my children so that I can motivate and support other students with and without disabilities for a successful future.

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Jan’s subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Public Speaking, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, Reading, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Career Development, College Counseling, ISEE, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT
Corporate Training:

ADD/ADHD

I am a certified Special Education teacher and I have been working with ADD/ADHD students for 13 years. I am also National Board Certified to teach Special Education diagnoses such as ADD/ADHD. I have a PhD in Communications.

Aspergers

I am a certified Special Education teacher with 27 years experience. I am also the parent of 3, one of whom has been diagnosed with high functioning autism and another with Asperger Syndrome. I have worked hard with my own sons to help them through college and successful employment. I have a PhD in Communications and am National Board Certified in Special Education.

Autism

I am a certified Special Education teacher with 27 years experience. I am also the parent of 3, one of whom has been diagnosed with high functioning autism and another with Asperger Syndrome. I have worked hard with my own sons to help them through college and successful employment. I have a PhD in Communications and am National Board Certified in Special Education.

Career Development

I have been a teacher and tutor for 27 years. I have worked extensively with high school students to plan and prepare for careers. I have a PhD in Communications and am a National Board Certified teacher. I have a program that I use which has been developed through the State of Washington to help students with future career readiness.

College Counseling

I have been a teacher for 27 years, working with high school English students and with college applications. Through tutoring I have helped students pass the SAT/ACT and write essays and applications. All of the students I have worked with have gotten into the college of their choice. I have a PhD in Communications, taught English and Public Speaking at the University of Washington and am a National Board Certified teacher.

Dyslexia

I am Certified Special Education teacher with 27 years experience. I work with diagnoses like dyslexia successfully every day. My students typically advance 2 years academically for every year a work with them. I also have a PhD in Communications. I am dyslexic myself and know the challenges as well as how to successfully overcome them.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am a certified teacher and have been an elementary teacher for 6 years. I am National Board Certified and have a PhD in Communications. I have also tutored elementary students for an additional 4 years.

ISEE

I have taught and tutored middle school students for 7 of my 27 years of teaching. I have also successfully prepared students for the ISEE test. I am National Board Certified and I have a PhD in Communications.

Phonics

I have been a teacher for 27 years and specialize in early literacy using the Process Assessment of the Learner program from the University of Washington. Typically my students advance in skills two years for each calendar year I work with them. I am National Board certified and have a PhD in Communications.

Public Speaking

I have taught Public Speaking at the University of Washington while I was completing my PhD.
I have been a public speaker presenting in a number of venues for the state about my writing program. I am a teacher of 27 years who has also taught public speaking to high school students.

Special Needs

I am a certified Special Education Teacher and I have been teaching Special Education for 13 of my 27 years of teaching. I am also the parent of two special needs sons and helping them to get through college and succeed in life has helped me to develop more skills to help other students. I am National Board Certified and have a PhD in Communications.

Study Skills

I am a certified teacher who has worked with special education students for 13 of my 27 years of teaching. At present one of my teaching assignments involves teaching organizational strategies and study skills to special education students. I am National Board certified as a Special Education teacher and have a PhD in Communications. I have also been tutoring for 3 years, supporting student study habits as well as other areas.

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Education

University of Western Ontario (English)

University of Washington (PhD)

College of Staten Island (MEd)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jan will travel within 10 miles of Seattle, WA 98177.

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