Search
Janet J.'s Photo

Janet J.

Former Home Educator Who Loves to Teach

Former Home Educator Who Loves to Teach

$35/hour

  • 89 hours tutoring

About Janet


Bio

I missed my calling when I didn't study to be a teacher. It wasn't until after I was an adult that I acquired a gift for teaching. I began home educating my two sons when they were in 4th and 7th grade. I taught them all the way through high school. My oldest son went on to Liberty University and has his Master's Degree. He is an Air Force pilot and has qualified for the rank of Major. My youngest son has his Bachelor's degree in Business Marketing from Cedarville University. While I...

I missed my calling when I didn't study to be a teacher. It wasn't until after I was an adult that I acquired a gift for teaching. I began home educating my two sons when they were in 4th and 7th grade. I taught them all the way through high school. My oldest son went on to Liberty University and has his Master's Degree. He is an Air Force pilot and has qualified for the rank of Major. My youngest son has his Bachelor's degree in Business Marketing from Cedarville University. While I was home schooling, I founded and led a support group (Christian Home Educators Fellowship)of over a hundred families in Columbus, OH. I have also taught mostly 5th and 6th grade Sunday school classes for approximately 20 years. Since moving to California I have done some junior and high school tutoring - and I love it!

Since I taught all the elementary and high school subjects to my sons, I have some familiarity with all the subjects. I believe I'm most qualified in math/algebra and English grammar. I have also selected curriculum, done lesson planning, and maintained academic records.

I am usually able to establish a good rapport with young people. I encourage them to do their best and try to make learning fun. If there is a silly mental picture or tune to help memorize difficult material we'll give it a try.

As to my background, I was born and raised in North Dakota. I took college preparatory courses in high school and was in the National Honor Society. As soon as I graduated I moved to S. CA were I studied Police Science at Cerritos Junior College - got my Associate of Arts Degree. I went on for an additional year at California State College at Los Angeles. At that point, I married and worked in office settings doing secretarial and clerical duties. I've been a bank credit checker, a staff secretary at McDonnell Douglas Corporation, an account billing clerk at Southwestern Portland Cement Company, and membership secretary for a national association. I left the work world to home educate my two sons


Education

cerritos Jr. college
undergrad
Calif. State at Los Angeles
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $35
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Loomis, CA 95650
  • Lesson cancellation: 2 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 3/19/2012

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Loading...

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat


Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Grammar

I have a thorough understanding of English grammar. I've had years of experience diagramming sentences and learning the definitions of each part of speech. Grammar clicked for me my sophomore year of high school when I had a fantastic English teacher. Taking Latin also helped me to grasp the subject. I home educated my sons, who are now college graduates. I was grateful my son asked me to proof-read (checking grammar)the critiques and research papers that he submitted for his Master's Degree.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have had experience teaching all the K-6th grade subjects. I home educated my sons, covering all the basic subjects and several optional subjects. At the Kindergarten level, I teach children the alphabet and the sounds of each letter as a foundation for learning to read phonetically. I would also teach them to print each letter of the alphabet and then later convert to cursive. Good penmanship is also important, so I include writing exercises. Students will be encouraged to express themselves in writing. I teach them to correctly spell words and to use proper grammar. I found that a text called "Wordly Wise" was useful in teaching vocabulary. Elementary math includes learning the numbers, counting, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. By sixth grade students should recognize various shapes and understand some basic geometry formulas; e.g., how to find the area of a square, rectangle, and circle. I would teach them how to calculate fractions and decimals. Students will be drilled in memorizing addition and subtraction totals and their multiplication tables. Basic grammar includes learning the parts of speech and sentence structure. The definition of each part of speech should be memorized and the student should be able to name the articles and prepositions. I would teach students United States and world geography. They should be familiar with where each state is located and the capitol of each. I will also teach them where all the major river and mountain ranges are located. They will learn the names of all the continents and oceans and their locations. They should also know the capitols of every major country, locations of major rivers, deserts, and mountain ranges. At least by the end of 4th grade, students should familiar with United States history. They should know about Christopher Columbus, the Pilgrims, and our War for Independence from England, the the Civil War. I would also teach them about our Presidents, the original colonies, and how our nation expanded with the
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I am familiar with and have taught all the elementary math concepts. This would include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, as well as fractions and decimals. It would also cover measurements in English and Metric, study of money, time, and the calendar. Some study of graphs, probability, geometry and algebra preparation may also be included.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have a thorough understanding of English grammar. I've had years of experience diagramming sentences and learning the definitions of each part of speech. Grammar clicked for me my sophomore year of high school when I had a fantastic English teacher. Taking Latin also helped me to grasp the subject. I home educated my sons, who are now college graduates. I was grateful my son asked me to proof-read (checking grammar)the critiques and research papers that he submitted for his Master's Degree.
Reading,

Reading

I've discovered that it is helpful in reading comprehension to have a clear vocabulary understanding of the words used, and also to get a good overview of the book or article. Knowing what to look for is an asset.
Spelling

English

English,

English

I had a wonderful English teacher my sophomore year of high school. That was the year I grasped English grammar. I have a good understanding of sentence structure and proper usage of the various parts of speech.
Grammar,

Grammar

I have a thorough understanding of English grammar. I've had years of experience diagramming sentences and learning the definitions of each part of speech. Grammar clicked for me my sophomore year of high school when I had a fantastic English teacher. Taking Latin also helped me to grasp the subject. I home educated my sons, who are now college graduates. I was grateful my son asked me to proof-read (checking grammar)the critiques and research papers that he submitted for his Master's Degree.
Reading,

Reading

I've discovered that it is helpful in reading comprehension to have a clear vocabulary understanding of the words used, and also to get a good overview of the book or article. Knowing what to look for is an asset.
Spelling, Writing

History

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I am very familiar with the Bible - Old and New Testaments. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy are the Torah or books of the Law. Joshua, Judges, Ruth, I & II Samuel, I & II Kings, I & II Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther are History. Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon are Poetic. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekial, Daniel are Major Prophets, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zachariah, Malachi are Minor Prophets. New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John - Gospels; Acts - History; Romans, I & II Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, I & II Thessalonians, I & II Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews - Pauline Epistles; James, I & II Peter, I, II, & III John, Jude - General Epistles; Revelation - Prophecy. I am also familiar with the content of each of the 66 books.
American History, Geography

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I absolutely love algebra. I actually work algebra problems in my spare time to keep myself refreshed on the subject and am constantly pushing my refresher into higher math, which I taught to my sons when I home schooled them through high school.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have had experience teaching all the K-6th grade subjects. I home educated my sons, covering all the basic subjects and several optional subjects. At the Kindergarten level, I teach children the alphabet and the sounds of each letter as a foundation for learning to read phonetically. I would also teach them to print each letter of the alphabet and then later convert to cursive. Good penmanship is also important, so I include writing exercises. Students will be encouraged to express themselves in writing. I teach them to correctly spell words and to use proper grammar. I found that a text called "Wordly Wise" was useful in teaching vocabulary. Elementary math includes learning the numbers, counting, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. By sixth grade students should recognize various shapes and understand some basic geometry formulas; e.g., how to find the area of a square, rectangle, and circle. I would teach them how to calculate fractions and decimals. Students will be drilled in memorizing addition and subtraction totals and their multiplication tables. Basic grammar includes learning the parts of speech and sentence structure. The definition of each part of speech should be memorized and the student should be able to name the articles and prepositions. I would teach students United States and world geography. They should be familiar with where each state is located and the capitol of each. I will also teach them where all the major river and mountain ranges are located. They will learn the names of all the continents and oceans and their locations. They should also know the capitols of every major country, locations of major rivers, deserts, and mountain ranges. At least by the end of 4th grade, students should familiar with United States history. They should know about Christopher Columbus, the Pilgrims, and our War for Independence from England, the the Civil War. I would also teach them about our Presidents, the original colonies, and how our nation expanded with the
English,

English

I had a wonderful English teacher my sophomore year of high school. That was the year I grasped English grammar. I have a good understanding of sentence structure and proper usage of the various parts of speech.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

First I try to ease the student's fearful reaction to letters being used to represent numbers. I teach them how to solve equations; e.g. what value does the unknown need to be to make the equation true? Then I teach them how to evaluate a thought problem and arrive at a solution.
Reading,

Reading

I've discovered that it is helpful in reading comprehension to have a clear vocabulary understanding of the words used, and also to get a good overview of the book or article. Knowing what to look for is an asset.
Spelling, Writing

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I absolutely love algebra. I actually work algebra problems in my spare time to keep myself refreshed on the subject and am constantly pushing my refresher into higher math, which I taught to my sons when I home schooled them through high school.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

First I try to ease the student's fearful reaction to letters being used to represent numbers. I teach them how to solve equations; e.g. what value does the unknown need to be to make the equation true? Then I teach them how to evaluate a thought problem and arrive at a solution.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I absolutely love algebra. I actually work algebra problems in my spare time to keep myself refreshed on the subject and am constantly pushing my refresher into higher math, which I taught to my sons when I home schooled them through high school.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have had experience teaching all the K-6th grade subjects. I home educated my sons, covering all the basic subjects and several optional subjects. At the Kindergarten level, I teach children the alphabet and the sounds of each letter as a foundation for learning to read phonetically. I would also teach them to print each letter of the alphabet and then later convert to cursive. Good penmanship is also important, so I include writing exercises. Students will be encouraged to express themselves in writing. I teach them to correctly spell words and to use proper grammar. I found that a text called "Wordly Wise" was useful in teaching vocabulary. Elementary math includes learning the numbers, counting, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. By sixth grade students should recognize various shapes and understand some basic geometry formulas; e.g., how to find the area of a square, rectangle, and circle. I would teach them how to calculate fractions and decimals. Students will be drilled in memorizing addition and subtraction totals and their multiplication tables. Basic grammar includes learning the parts of speech and sentence structure. The definition of each part of speech should be memorized and the student should be able to name the articles and prepositions. I would teach students United States and world geography. They should be familiar with where each state is located and the capitol of each. I will also teach them where all the major river and mountain ranges are located. They will learn the names of all the continents and oceans and their locations. They should also know the capitols of every major country, locations of major rivers, deserts, and mountain ranges. At least by the end of 4th grade, students should familiar with United States history. They should know about Christopher Columbus, the Pilgrims, and our War for Independence from England, the the Civil War. I would also teach them about our Presidents, the original colonies, and how our nation expanded with the
English,

English

I had a wonderful English teacher my sophomore year of high school. That was the year I grasped English grammar. I have a good understanding of sentence structure and proper usage of the various parts of speech.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

First I try to ease the student's fearful reaction to letters being used to represent numbers. I teach them how to solve equations; e.g. what value does the unknown need to be to make the equation true? Then I teach them how to evaluate a thought problem and arrive at a solution.
Reading,

Reading

I've discovered that it is helpful in reading comprehension to have a clear vocabulary understanding of the words used, and also to get a good overview of the book or article. Knowing what to look for is an asset.
Writing

Other

Bible Studies,

Bible Studies

I am very familiar with the Bible - Old and New Testaments. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy are the Torah or books of the Law. Joshua, Judges, Ruth, I & II Samuel, I & II Kings, I & II Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther are History. Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon are Poetic. Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekial, Daniel are Major Prophets, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zachariah, Malachi are Minor Prophets. New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John - Gospels; Acts - History; Romans, I & II Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, I & II Thessalonians, I & II Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews - Pauline Epistles; James, I & II Peter, I, II, & III John, Jude - General Epistles; Revelation - Prophecy. I am also familiar with the content of each of the 66 books.
Geography

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I absolutely love algebra. I actually work algebra problems in my spare time to keep myself refreshed on the subject and am constantly pushing my refresher into higher math, which I taught to my sons when I home schooled them through high school.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have had experience teaching all the K-6th grade subjects. I home educated my sons, covering all the basic subjects and several optional subjects. At the Kindergarten level, I teach children the alphabet and the sounds of each letter as a foundation for learning to read phonetically. I would also teach them to print each letter of the alphabet and then later convert to cursive. Good penmanship is also important, so I include writing exercises. Students will be encouraged to express themselves in writing. I teach them to correctly spell words and to use proper grammar. I found that a text called "Wordly Wise" was useful in teaching vocabulary. Elementary math includes learning the numbers, counting, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. By sixth grade students should recognize various shapes and understand some basic geometry formulas; e.g., how to find the area of a square, rectangle, and circle. I would teach them how to calculate fractions and decimals. Students will be drilled in memorizing addition and subtraction totals and their multiplication tables. Basic grammar includes learning the parts of speech and sentence structure. The definition of each part of speech should be memorized and the student should be able to name the articles and prepositions. I would teach students United States and world geography. They should be familiar with where each state is located and the capitol of each. I will also teach them where all the major river and mountain ranges are located. They will learn the names of all the continents and oceans and their locations. They should also know the capitols of every major country, locations of major rivers, deserts, and mountain ranges. At least by the end of 4th grade, students should familiar with United States history. They should know about Christopher Columbus, the Pilgrims, and our War for Independence from England, the the Civil War. I would also teach them about our Presidents, the original colonies, and how our nation expanded with the
Reading,

Reading

I've discovered that it is helpful in reading comprehension to have a clear vocabulary understanding of the words used, and also to get a good overview of the book or article. Knowing what to look for is an asset.
Writing

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.3 (15 ratings)
5 star
(4)
4 star
(11)
3 star
(0)
2 star
(0)
1 star
(0)

$35/hour

Janet J.'s Photo

Janet J.

$35/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Janet