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Jan M.

Los Angeles, CA

$75/hour

Top Harvard MBA Coach: Writing, Business, English. In-person/Online

500+ Hours
4.9 average from 117 ratings
Very Knowledgeable and super patient tutor!
— Allan, Los Angeles, CA on 12/16/15

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University of Texas, Austin
Finance
Harvard Business School
MBA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Texas, Austin (Finance)

Harvard Business School (MBA)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Graduate Coursework)

About Jan

Hello, my name is Jan, and I'm a professional writer and editor who knows how to maximize your precious time. I'm a pleasant, experienced tutor in English composition, creative writing, essays, fiction and nonfiction books, and business writing. College and graduate school applications and essays are a specialty; I've helped many students gain entry to prestigious universities. As for my education, I have an MBA from Harvard Business School, a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin, and a certificate in writing from the University of California at Los Angeles. I've also taught writing at the Univerity of California at San Diego Writers Conference and other venues. I love to share the magic and craft of both writing and business--my twin passions--with college students, adults, and high school students. I can work with you in-person or online. Wyzant has an excellent online video tutoring system, or I can work with you by email and phone. In fact, I teach and coach students and adult learners around the world.

In English, I love the power of communication and the written word. I have ten fiction and nonfiction books to my credit, some published by top publishers (St. Martin's Press, Random House Germany) and translated into numerous foreign languages and recorded for audiobooks. I've also written many articles published in well-known consumer and travel magazines (Costco, Elle, Porthole Cruise). I can help you with most any writing project, including business writing, university application essays, novels, nonfiction books, and business plans. If you've ever dreamed of writing a book, not only can I help you with writing and editing, but I can also offer guidance in traditional publishing, self-publishing, and marketing of both print books and ebooks.

One of my specialties is tutoring ESL with an emphasis on conversation, including high-level business and cultural communication. For ESL, multi-hour sessions in the field are available for rapid hands-on learning.

In Business Management, I have strong management consulting experience wth Deloitte, and I've written startup business plans for myself and others that have raised millions in venture capital. I teach business at the undergraduate and graduate level, and students and adults are welcome. I can also help with career development, resume writing, and business plans to start a business or raise funds. My clients have included Sephora, JCPenney, DFS (Duty Free Stores), Nordstrom, Barnes & Noble, and others.

Finally, if you feel overwhelmed and need a sherpa--a guide to lead your trek through life and keep you on task--I can help with coaching sessions. For a limited number of select individuals, I offer coaching sessions in business and writing, sharing high-level resources and life management skills. My goal is to help you achieve your dreams.

No matter where you are in your academic, writing, or business career, I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your goals with a healthy dose of laughter and positivity. Shoot me an email, and stop worrying now!
Hello, my name is Jan, and I'm a professional writer and editor who knows how to maximize your precious time. I'm a pleasant, experienced tutor in English composition, creative writing, essays, fiction and nonfiction books, and business writing. College and graduate school applications and essays are a specialty; I've helped many students gain Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90046
Background Check: Passed

"Very Knowledgeable and super patient tutor!"

- Allan, Los Angeles, CA on 12/16/15

"Very knowledgeable and considerate tutor!"

- Irene, Cambridge, MA on 11/29/16

"Exceptionally knowledge and empathetic teacher!"

- Ashish, San Jose, CA on 11/24/16

"Patient, Helpful, and Knowledgeable tutor!"

- Petra, Los Angeles, CA on 9/1/16

"Very Patient and caring"

- Marbella, Los Angeles, CA on 5/30/16

"patient and really helpful!"

- Fletcher, Granada Hills, CA on 3/30/16

"Great Tutor, very patient and flexible"

- Asma, Encino, CA on 2/28/16

"English"

- Barbara, Los Angeles, CA on 11/30/15
Test Preparation:
Career Development
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Reading,
Vocabulary,
Writing

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.

Business

I have an MBA from Harvard Business School, a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas, a California Real Estate Broker's License, and professional management consulting experience with Deloitte. I have mentored and tutored many students at the college and adult level.

Career Development

I'm happy to help with the all-important college admission essays, resume and cover letter writing, and career development consulting. I have an MBA from Harvard Business School, and I'm also an editor and published author. Let me help you take the stress out of this writing! Available online anywhere or in-person in Los Angeles.

English

I really enjoy helping people with English essays--from writing to editing and everything in between. I've worked as an editor, copy editor, and proofreader at Crescent House Publishing, and I'm published by St. Martin's Press (with eight fiction and nonfiction books to my credit). I attended UCLA Writers Program, studying creative writing, copy editing, and proofreading. I've also taught at the University of San Diego Writers Program. Finally, I earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.

ESL/ESOL

I enjoy helping people learn English and have privately tutored adults and children in ESL. I specialize in conversational and professional business English (I have an MBA from Harvard Business School). I love to travel and have tutored students and adults from S. Korea, France, Italy, Turkey, China, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Spain, Brazil, Japan, and other countries. I've also worked as an editor at Crescent House Publishing, attended the UCLA Writers Program. I'm the author of eight fiction and nonfiction books.

Proofreading

Having worked as a writer, editor, and copy editor at Crescent House Publishing for 20 years, I enjoy polishing written work to perfection. I taught at the UC San Diego Writers Program, earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, and attended the UCLA Writers Program for creative writing, copy editing, and proofreading. I'm the author of eight fiction and nonfiction books (both traditional and self-published), and my articles have appeared in numerous magazines. Let me help you make your work shine!

Reading

I'm a writer and have taught reading skills to all ages in community organizations.

Vocabulary

I love words! Let me help you expand your vocabulary, write like a pro, and understand more. I attended the UCLA Writers Program and taught at San Diego State University's Writers Program. I've also written novels published by St. Martin's Press. Business vocabulary is one of my specialties, too; I earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. I also worked as an editor at Crescent House Publishing for many years.

Writing

Need help writing in-person or online? Look no further! From essays to ebooks, to research papers, articles, college applications, business reports, and more, I'm here to help you with writing and editing. For 20 years, I worked for Crescent House Publishing, where I worked as an executive editor and wrote for clients such as Sephora, JCPenney, Duty Free Stores (DFS), Nordstrom, and Barnes & Noble. I've also written for magazines such as Costco and Elle, among others.

I've taught at the UC San Diego Writers Program, earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, and attended the UCLA Writers Program, studying creative writing, nonfiction writing, and screenwriting. As a novelist for St. Martin's Press, I've written novels that have also been translated into many foreign languages and recorded as audiobooks. On the nonfiction side, I've written several books, worked as a management consultant for Deloitte, and wrote business plans that have raised millions.

Whatever your writing need, I'm happy to help. Tell me what you need help with; is it writing or editing a 250-page ebook, a 40-page research report, a business plan, a 3-page essay, or a graduate school application? No problem! Email me now and stop worrying.

University of Texas, Austin
Finance
Harvard Business School
MBA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Texas, Austin (Finance)

Harvard Business School (MBA)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Graduate Coursework)

Very Knowledgeable and super patient tutor!

Jan is a very knowledgeable and patient tutor. She always come up with great ideas to improve the essays. She is an expert on finance and writing. In a word, she is awesome. Highly recommended!

— Allan, Los Angeles, CA on 12/16/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jan will travel within 15 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90046.