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Janet W.

Redwood City, CA


Mathematics English and Science Tutor

Background check passed as of 11/11/13
4.8 average from 442 ratings
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— Anna, Fremont, CA on 2/10/15

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University of San Francisco
University of San Francisco
University of Phoenix


University of San Francisco (chemistry)

University of San Francisco (Master's)

University of Phoenix (PhD)

About Janet


My experience as a tutor is extensive. I have worked as a tutor for several years, tutoring most subjects, including mathematics, English and science, all ages. I am also a published author and have excellent writing, spelling and grammar skills. I have a way of taking difficult material and explaining it clearly.

I am hardworking and believe in doing my best.

Thank you,

My experience as a tutor is extensive. I have worked as a tutor for several years, tutoring most subjects, including mathematics, English and
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Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Redwood City, CA 94062
Background Check: Passed

"Best Teacher"

- Anna, Fremont, CA on 2/10/15

"Does a Great Job Helping Explain Concepts"

- Kate, Burlingame, CA on 11/15/14

"Chem Tutor"

- Jamela, San Carlos, CA on 7/22/13

"Very Patient!"

- Annie, Redwood City, CA on 3/12/13

"Kept my son engaged"

- Daniel, Redwood City, CA on 10/24/12

"Great tutor"

- Trudy, San Mateo, CA on 10/22/12

"Very patient with Children - Good communication and contact"

- Patrick, Palo Alto, CA on 7/23/12

"Love her"

- Sharon, Redwood City, CA on 4/12/12

"Janet is Great!"

- Mike, San Mateo, CA on 2/5/10

"Janet is great!"

- Christine, San Mateo, CA on 10/21/09

"Janet has saved us!!"

- Carol, Redwood City, CA on 8/21/09
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
ACT English, English, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Special Needs:
Economics, GRE
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Elementary (K-6th),
English, ESL/ESOL,
Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Statistics, Study Skills,
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, CBEST,
SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Economics, ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Statistics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Because I have owned and operated college preparatory schools for several years, I have been able to accept and help students with ADD and ADHD. I have found that, with one-on-one instruction and clear explanations, students with ADD and ADHD are able to achieve in line with their innate intelligent and talents. The extra attention assures that these students are able to remain in the main stream, rather than be shunted off to special classes.
Janet W


My California teaching credential is in mathematics, English and science. I have found that combination to be extremely helpful with Aspergers students. They usually need help in English, and often math, but have a profound interest in science. So, I am able to connect with these students and keep them interested while tutoring the subject needed. I have been working successfully with students of special needs for years now. I run my own school and have often enrolled students with special needs and teach them right along with everyone else. I approach each student as if as normal as the rest of us and have found this positive attitude really helps.


I am a credentialed teacher and, therefore, have qualified to pass the CBEST. My credential is in mathematics, science and English, so I have a broad base of knowledge in most academic subjects. I have been tutoring students to prepare to take other tests, such as the SATs, the GRE and the GMAT.

Elementary (K-6th)

After 25 years of teaching K-12 all grades and all subjects, I believe I am qualified to tutor any subject in the kindergarten through sixth grade level. My credential is in English, math and science, but I believe I am qualified to tutor any subject. I have a way of figuring out if a student is stuck and get him or her past that place. I have a way of explaining a difficult subject on a simple level. I am patient.
Thank you for your interest.
Janet Wherry


My experience teaching ESL is as follows: I worked as an English teacher at The Discovery Center American School, Taiwan. 2007-2008. I also taught math and science there. From 1983 on, I have taught ESL in Redwood City at Wherry Academy. At one time I had a class with students from Taiwan, Mexico and South Korea. My English skills are strong. I am a published writer of young adult science fiction. I am currently enrolled in a doctoral program at the University of Phoenix. My grades in writing there are always A level. I have a way of explaining things clearly, which helps when speaking with a student with English as a second language.


I administer the ISEE for students wishing to enter private school in the Bay Area, so I am very familiar with the test. I also tutor and teach how to take the test, giving students tips on how to approach the test and familiarize them with test questions. In addition, I am credentialed to teach the subjects covered in the test because my credential is in math, English and science. My experience as a published writer is valuable on grammar and writing.

Study Skills

I want to offer my services to help with study skills. I am a credentialed teacher in math, English and science, with years of experience in all areas. I have often helped students with study skills.

University of San Francisco
University of San Francisco
University of Phoenix


University of San Francisco (chemistry)

University of San Francisco (Master's)

University of Phoenix (PhD)

Best Teacher — Thanks Janet! Today you have made two parents the happiest on earth. The fact that to see the kid coming home with a smile and confidence that was never seen before is nothing short of magic. This is precious and the biggest gift that parents have never dreamed to receive from you. Thank you!! ...

— Anna, Fremont, CA on 2/10/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Janet will travel within 0 miles of Redwood City, CA 94062.

Background Check Status for Janet W.

Janet W. passed a background check on 11/11/13. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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