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Janet B.

Oakland, CA


Experienced tutor in English, writing, law, and politics

4.9 average from 866 ratings
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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Political Science
University of California at Berkeley


University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Political Science)

University of California at Berkeley (J.D.)

About Janet

I'm an experienced tutor and coach in English (reading, writing, grammar, composition), government, political science, law and LSAT prep.

I can help you improve your grades or advance your career. I have a great deal of experience working with ESL learners, including speakers of Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Arabic, and other languages. I can work with you in person in the Bay Area (subject to a reasonable travel distance from Berkeley) or by email/online chat.

I can teach you how to write effective essays, academic papers, business presentations, website copy, marketing material, correspondence, emails, business plans, executive summaries, resumes, and many other types of writing. I have helped my students prepare successfully for the TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, the verbal portions of the GMAT and MCAT, and a number of other exams. I'm also available for quick editing and proofreading assignments.

If you're a law or paralegal student, I can teach substantive legal topics, legal writing and research skills, and exam prep.

Contact me, and I'll design a tutoring plan that best suits your needs!
I'm an experienced tutor and coach in English (reading, writing, grammar, composition), government, Read more

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Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Oakland, CA 94618
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"She is Amazing"

- Reema, Medford, MA on 12/19/16

"Great tutor"

- Jacqueline, Berkeley, CA on 10/26/16

"Janet is the best!"

- Lyla, Berkeley, CA on 9/27/16

"Great help. Very patient!"

- Preston, Norman, OK on 9/10/16

"Thorough And Helpful Tutor"

- Anya, Berkeley, CA on 9/1/16

"Janet is a great tutor!"

- Behdad, Bellevue, WA on 6/22/16

"Excellent tutor!"

- Helen, Tustin, CA on 4/16/16

"Building a self-confidence of speaking English"

- An-Lei, Oakland, CA on 4/1/16

"Very Helpful Tutor"

- Lizzie, Oakland, CA on 1/17/16

"Great tutor"

- Amanda, Los Angeles, CA on 11/23/15


- Thais, Albany, CA on 10/21/15

"Excellent tutor"

- Sandeep, Berkeley, CA on 9/30/15

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Lingxiao, Albany, CA on 7/19/15

"Knowledgeable and good tutor"

- Hailey, Emeryville, CA on 7/13/15

"Great tutor"

- Anne, La Jolla, CA on 5/5/15

"Highly professional, highly recommended"

- Yuri, Berkeley, CA on 1/8/15

"Janet is the best"

- Carmen, Oakland, CA on 11/17/14

"She's just great!"

- Suzi, Lafayette, CA on 9/16/14

"Exceeds Expectations, Professional, and Patient"

- Mariko, El Cerrito, CA on 9/16/14

"Great! Thanks again, Janet."

- Zhiyan, San Francisco, CA on 9/2/14

"Extremely Knowledgeable"

- Troy, Fairfield, CA on 8/13/14

"The best tutor that I've had"

- Stephen, San Jose, CA on 7/30/14

"Great Tutor"

- Sheri, San Leandro, CA on 5/15/14

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Maria, South San Francisco, CA on 4/9/14

"Fabulous Tutor"

- Kad, Oakland, CA on 3/18/14

"Awesome Tutor"

- Jamiella, San Ramon, CA on 2/27/14

"Excellent tutor!"

- George, Albany, CA on 1/4/14

"Best tutor"

- F, Danville, CA on 12/25/13

"Five Stars!"

- Stacy, San Francisco, CA on 12/16/13

"Excellent English Tutor"

- Brandon, Berkeley, CA on 10/15/13

"A supportive tutor."

- Victoria, Richmond, CA on 6/27/13

"Great tutor! A professional in all senses."

- Ana, Oakland, CA on 5/17/13

"Janet B. is great."

- Alison, Oakland, CA on 3/11/13

"Great tutor!"

- Hong, San Jose, CA on 8/2/12

"Thank you, Janet!!"

- SANGHOON, Albany, CA on 6/24/12

"Excellent Tutor"

- Martin, Antioch, CA on 1/13/12

"Great mentor~!"

- Michael, Lafayette, CA on 9/14/11

"Great tutor!"

- Amy, San Francisco, CA on 9/10/11
ESL/ESOL, Proofreading,
Reading, SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Test Preparation:
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I tutor English reading, writing and composition, and grammar. I’ve taught English in South Korea and have worked as a writing and grammar tutor for many years here in the U.S. I’ve worked with students of all ages and backgrounds, ranging from high school and university students to academics and business professionals. I have taught both native speakers of English as well as ESL students. I can help you master the nuances of grammar, polish your writing skills, increase your vocabulary and reading comprehension levels, improve your test scores, and enhance the effectiveness of your business communications. I’ll work with you to assess your individual needs and develop a customized study plan.

Government & Politics

I have an undergraduate degree in Political Science (with a minor in Asian Studies) and a J.D. in Law. I have a background studying American government, the U.S. Constitution, the Federal Court system, and U.S. legislation and regulations. I have also studied political and economic development in Asia (with an emphasis on Korea and Japan). I can help you do research, write papers, and study for exams on a wide range of government-related topics.


I have a J.D. degree from UC Berkeley and am an active member of the California State Bar. I have handled litigation in both federal and California state courts, and I’ve also worked on a range of transactional and business matters (including contracts, licensing agreements, etc.). With this wide-ranging background, I have had a successful track record tutoring law students, paralegal students, and students training to be legal assistants. I can help you with your substantive law courses, legal research and writing, and exam prep. Whether you want to learn how to cite cases in a brief, how to understand procedural rules, or how to master writing answers to essay questions, I can be the resource you need!


I have a J.D. in Law from UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). I have worked to help students improve on each section of the LSAT (reading comprehension, logical reasoning, and logic games). I work one-on-one with students to practice test-taking techniques and time management strategies. I am happy to help students enrolled in LSAT courses with extra practice, as well as students who are engaged in self-study.


Do you need someone to help you with your homework, essay, resume, article, or other document? I can help!

I proofread and edit a wide range of documents, including essays, academic papers, business documents (business plans, website copy, white papers, marketing material, etc.), letters, legal documents, books, articles, and much more! I work quickly and accurately, and I can show you what I corrected so that you can improve your own writing. I can also help you during the research and writing process, if necessary.

I am familiar with typical stylistic and citation formats, such as MLA, APA, Bluebook, CMS (Chicago) and AP. I’m happy to work with short deadlines!

SAT Reading

The SAT Critical Reading section can be a challenge even for excellent students! I can help you learn how to read efficiently, how to approach the questions, and how to use your study time effectively. I can also help you build up your vocabulary so that you can achieve better results.

SAT Writing

In order to perform well on the SAT Writing section, you need a firm understanding of the fundamentals of English grammar and style. I can help you learn the most important concepts that will be tested on the SAT. I can also teach you a strategy for approaching the questions and quickly eliminating incorrect answers.

I can also help you prepare for the essay-writing section of the SAT. I will show you how to structure your essay, select appropriate examples, use effective transitions, and create strong arguments.


I spent several years teaching students in South Korea to take the TOEFL exam. I have also worked with students from a wide range of other countries achieve the TOEFL score they need.

For the reading and listening comprehension sections of the test, I focus on vocabulary-building, reading/listening strategies, note-taking practice and question-type analysis. For the speaking and writing sections, I focus on creating answer templates, improving pronunciation and organization, and using transitions correctly.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Political Science
University of California at Berkeley


University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Political Science)

University of California at Berkeley (J.D.)

She is Amazing — she a great job in editing all of my documents for a reasonable price. I look forward to working with her again! ...

— Reema, Medford, MA on 12/19/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Janet will travel within 10 miles of Oakland, CA 94618.