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Jane W.

Effective English Tutor Specializing in Writing and Test Prep Skills

Effective English Tutor Specializing in Writing and Test Prep Skills

$55/hour

  • 574 hours tutoring

About Jane


Bio

As a retired teacher in Sacramento, California, it is my passion to instill confidence in students of all ages as they learn to master the English language. For over two decades, I taught various grades at school, during which time I became proficient at individualizing each lesson to meet the student's particular learning style. The skills I teach build one upon the other, so while students learn to write sentences, paragraphs, and essays, they are also learning literacy, grammar, and...

As a retired teacher in Sacramento, California, it is my passion to instill confidence in students of all ages as they learn to master the English language. For over two decades, I taught various grades at school, during which time I became proficient at individualizing each lesson to meet the student's particular learning style. The skills I teach build one upon the other, so while students learn to write sentences, paragraphs, and essays, they are also learning literacy, grammar, and vocabulary. Each skill that I teach prepares students for SAT exams.

I enjoy working with students of all different ethnic backgrounds. Currently, 90% of my students are from non-English speaking homes. In fact, for the past 25 years, my husband and I have been helping the Asian people in our community.

In addition, the students that I teach find that I am extremely patient and encouraging, cheering my students on as they read and write, so they are empowered to succeed. Even students with dyslexia, ADHD, etc. learn quickly when I teach.
I have two adult children and ten grandchildren, so there have been many opportunities in recent years to tutor my own grandchildren. I look forward to helping more students develop English communication skills.


Education

California University of Sacramento
Spanish

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $55
  • Rate details: $40/hour if 2 hours per week Either 2 hour sessions or Two 1 hour sessions
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/14/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have spoken at business seminars in front of thousands of people. In order to become proficient I have had to develop particular skills, exercises and techniques which I can share with students. These exercises will help them organize thoughts, write the speech, capture it in bullet points and deliver the speech with confidence.

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching English for years to Thai and Laotian people in our church. Currently, I am teaching English to a high school girl who recently arrived in America from China. In the past six months she has become confident in conversational English.
Grammar,

Grammar

For over 2 decades, I taught English grammar to students in various grades. This past year I have tutored 15 students for 12 months in grammar and writing, and each one of them has been receiving perfect scores in English in 2018.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have taught English grammar and writing skills for over 20 years. Many of my students have won awards at national competitions. I learned to proofread carefully as I trained them for writing competition.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I have spoken at business seminars in front of thousands of people. In order to become proficient I have had to develop particular skills, exercises and techniques which I can share with students. These exercises will help them organize thoughts, write the speech, capture it in bullet points and deliver the speech with confidence.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

For over 2 decades, I taught English grammar to students in various grades. This past year I have tutored 15 students for 12 months in grammar and writing, and each one of them has been receiving perfect scores in English in 2018.
Homeschool,

Homeschool

I have tutored homeschool students for many years in every subject. For the past 20 years I have sold homeschool curriculum to grades K-12. Once the students purchased curriculum, I tutored them individually. I am currently tutoring several grandchildren (ages 10-18) who homeschool.
Phonics,

Phonics

I taught first grade reading for 10 years and have tutored many students since then in phonics. Also, I have taken post-graduate courses at CSUS on teaching kindergartners to read. Because of my vast experience, I am able to discern when the student is ready to learn blends, diphthongs, and sight words.
Reading,

Reading

I took courses in teaching elementary students to read at Sacramento State University that were post graduate courses. I have had many years of experience working one on one with students ages 6-10 teaching reading skills. Most of my students increase two years in reading comprehension after one year of tutoring.
Spelling

Spelling

I have won spelling bees in the past and have developed techniques to memorize how to spell difficult words. Last week one of my essay writing students entered the Placer County Spelling Bee. She has entered several times before, but she had not won. I trained her with my techniques and she won the eighth grade contest.

English

English,

English

My background in studying languages and linguistics gives me the tools to explain English and Language arts in a way the student can understand. I taught reading, writing and English to grades 1-12 for 19 years in private schools. I have a unique method of teaching writing to students ages 6 - adults which each student can easily grasp and retain. Many of the students that I have taught have won competitions in writing and two have become published authors of books and articles.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching English for years to Thai and Laotian people in our church. Currently, I am teaching English to a high school girl who recently arrived in America from China. In the past six months she has become confident in conversational English.
Grammar,

Grammar

For over 2 decades, I taught English grammar to students in various grades. This past year I have tutored 15 students for 12 months in grammar and writing, and each one of them has been receiving perfect scores in English in 2018.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

I have taught English grammar and writing skills for over 20 years. Many of my students have won awards at national competitions. I learned to proofread carefully as I trained them for writing competition.
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I have spoken at business seminars in front of thousands of people. In order to become proficient I have had to develop particular skills, exercises and techniques which I can share with students. These exercises will help them organize thoughts, write the speech, capture it in bullet points and deliver the speech with confidence.
Reading,

Reading

I took courses in teaching elementary students to read at Sacramento State University that were post graduate courses. I have had many years of experience working one on one with students ages 6-10 teaching reading skills. Most of my students increase two years in reading comprehension after one year of tutoring.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

Having taught high school English for over two decades, I am familiar with weaknesses that most students have in grammar and writing. My SAT writing exercises are designed to prepare students to answer the SAT multiple choice questions and to write excellent paragraphs as prompted on the exam. As I teach writing skills and grammar, my lessons will equip students to discern significant differences in multiple choice answers in order to rule out incorrect answers and confidently choose the correct answer. So much emphasis has been placed on the SAT exam scores, students need to learn the techniques that will give them the best opportunity to improve their scores.
Spelling,

Spelling

I have won spelling bees in the past and have developed techniques to memorize how to spell difficult words. Last week one of my essay writing students entered the Placer County Spelling Bee. She has entered several times before, but she had not won. I trained her with my techniques and she won the eighth grade contest.
Writing

Writing

While teaching in a private school for 19 years, I developed a method for teaching writing that students of all ages can easily grasp. Everyone who has received my lessons has improved in writing skills quickly. After teaching this method to students, I have had many of my students win essay writing and short story writing at national competitions.

Homeschool

English,

English

My background in studying languages and linguistics gives me the tools to explain English and Language arts in a way the student can understand. I taught reading, writing and English to grades 1-12 for 19 years in private schools. I have a unique method of teaching writing to students ages 6 - adults which each student can easily grasp and retain. Many of the students that I have taught have won competitions in writing and two have become published authors of books and articles.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching English for years to Thai and Laotian people in our church. Currently, I am teaching English to a high school girl who recently arrived in America from China. In the past six months she has become confident in conversational English.
Reading,

Reading

I took courses in teaching elementary students to read at Sacramento State University that were post graduate courses. I have had many years of experience working one on one with students ages 6-10 teaching reading skills. Most of my students increase two years in reading comprehension after one year of tutoring.
Spelling,

Spelling

I have won spelling bees in the past and have developed techniques to memorize how to spell difficult words. Last week one of my essay writing students entered the Placer County Spelling Bee. She has entered several times before, but she had not won. I trained her with my techniques and she won the eighth grade contest.
Writing

Writing

While teaching in a private school for 19 years, I developed a method for teaching writing that students of all ages can easily grasp. Everyone who has received my lessons has improved in writing skills quickly. After teaching this method to students, I have had many of my students win essay writing and short story writing at national competitions.

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching English for years to Thai and Laotian people in our church. Currently, I am teaching English to a high school girl who recently arrived in America from China. In the past six months she has become confident in conversational English.

Most Popular

English,

English

My background in studying languages and linguistics gives me the tools to explain English and Language arts in a way the student can understand. I taught reading, writing and English to grades 1-12 for 19 years in private schools. I have a unique method of teaching writing to students ages 6 - adults which each student can easily grasp and retain. Many of the students that I have taught have won competitions in writing and two have become published authors of books and articles.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching English for years to Thai and Laotian people in our church. Currently, I am teaching English to a high school girl who recently arrived in America from China. In the past six months she has become confident in conversational English.
Reading,

Reading

I took courses in teaching elementary students to read at Sacramento State University that were post graduate courses. I have had many years of experience working one on one with students ages 6-10 teaching reading skills. Most of my students increase two years in reading comprehension after one year of tutoring.
Writing

Writing

While teaching in a private school for 19 years, I developed a method for teaching writing that students of all ages can easily grasp. Everyone who has received my lessons has improved in writing skills quickly. After teaching this method to students, I have had many of my students win essay writing and short story writing at national competitions.

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching English for years to Thai and Laotian people in our church. Currently, I am teaching English to a high school girl who recently arrived in America from China. In the past six months she has become confident in conversational English.

Special Needs

Phonics

Phonics

I taught first grade reading for 10 years and have tutored many students since then in phonics. Also, I have taken post-graduate courses at CSUS on teaching kindergartners to read. Because of my vast experience, I am able to discern when the student is ready to learn blends, diphthongs, and sight words.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have been teaching English for years to Thai and Laotian people in our church. Currently, I am teaching English to a high school girl who recently arrived in America from China. In the past six months she has become confident in conversational English.
Reading,

Reading

I took courses in teaching elementary students to read at Sacramento State University that were post graduate courses. I have had many years of experience working one on one with students ages 6-10 teaching reading skills. Most of my students increase two years in reading comprehension after one year of tutoring.
Writing

Writing

While teaching in a private school for 19 years, I developed a method for teaching writing that students of all ages can easily grasp. Everyone who has received my lessons has improved in writing skills quickly. After teaching this method to students, I have had many of my students win essay writing and short story writing at national competitions.

Test Preparation

SAT Writing

SAT Writing

Having taught high school English for over two decades, I am familiar with weaknesses that most students have in grammar and writing. My SAT writing exercises are designed to prepare students to answer the SAT multiple choice questions and to write excellent paragraphs as prompted on the exam. As I teach writing skills and grammar, my lessons will equip students to discern significant differences in multiple choice answers in order to rule out incorrect answers and confidently choose the correct answer. So much emphasis has been placed on the SAT exam scores, students need to learn the techniques that will give them the best opportunity to improve their scores.

Examples of Expertise


Jane has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 11 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Great Tutor!

Midway through 5th grade, my son’s teacher held a conference with us to discuss my son’s writing. He is very smart in many areas but he was struggling with writing. He was below grade level and falling further behind. I sought out tutoring for him and found Jane. What a blessing! We began seeing immediate improvements! Now 9 months later, we just had our 1st trimester conference of 6th grade. My son’s teacher can’t believe he was behind or ever even needed a tutor! Jane’s kindness and sweet nature is apparent from the moment you meet her. She is very organized and I have seen her work with incredible patience and care. That said, my favorite thing about Jane is that I love how creative she is when engaging her students. She appeals to my son’s sense of humor which makes learning interesting and he truly enjoys working with her. I have unwavering faith in Jane and her tutoring abilities!

Amy , 45 lessons with Jane

Knowledgeable and very helpful

Jane provided recommendations to help with nervousness, provided examples from your impromptu speeches, provided memory 'tools' and many other supportive help.

GR, 5 lessons with Jane
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$55/hour

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Jane W.

$55/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

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Contact Jane

Response time: 5 hours