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Janet D.

Dedicated Tutor - English, Reading, Writing, Special Needs Certified

Dedicated Tutor - English, Reading, Writing, Special Needs Certified

$50/hour

  • 1,558 hours tutoring

  • Atlanta, GA 30345

About Janet


Bio

I look forward to an opportunity to tutor you or your child in reading, writing, English, test preparation, or math through Algebra. I am a certified teacher with 20+ years of experience teaching and tutoring children and adults, including regular and special education students, gifted students, and ESL/ESOL students. I hold a Master's Degree in Education and have had extensive postgraduate training in the teaching of English as a Second Language and Literacy.

I believe one of my...

I look forward to an opportunity to tutor you or your child in reading, writing, English, test preparation, or math through Algebra. I am a certified teacher with 20+ years of experience teaching and tutoring children and adults, including regular and special education students, gifted students, and ESL/ESOL students. I hold a Master's Degree in Education and have had extensive postgraduate training in the teaching of English as a Second Language and Literacy.

I believe one of my greatest strengths as a tutor is my individualized approach to instruction, I assess my student's current abilities, target specific areas for instruction, and develop lessons that specifically address each student's individual needs and interests. I select or create materials that are appropriately leveled for each student and use techniques of guided instruction and independent practice that effectively foster mastery of the material.

I believe that learning best occurs when students are challenged with tasks that refer to skills and knowledge just beyond their current level of mastery. Appropriate material plus encouragement and a safe space for risk taking allows my students to be active learners. This philosophy guides my planning and instructional delivery and keeps my students interested, challenged, confident, and learning.

I'm always glad to meet with prospective students free of charge before we begin lessons, so we can get a chance to know one another and assess if we are a good fit and to give me the opportunity to learn a bit more about the student's instructional needs before I plan for our first lesson. Feel free to get in touch with me if you have questions or are considering using my services.


Education

Michigan State University
B. S. - Psychology
Georgia State University
MEd
Georgia State Universuty
Other

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: *Please inquire about discounts for multiple hour lessons, multiple lessons per week, or financial challenges.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Atlanta, GA 30345
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 11/9/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GRE

GRE

I am familiar with the content of the GRE, and can help you to prepare for the test. I specialize in the areas of Reading and Writing, as a certified ESL teacher and Reading Specialist with many years of experience. Let me know if I can help!

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am endorsed in the field of ESOL/ESL by the State of Georgia and have completed a 150 hour TESOL certification course. I have over nine years of experience teaching Reading, Writing, and spoken English to speakers of other languages. I have taught English to school children, business professionals, and graduate students. I work hard to develop lessons tailored to the unique learning needs and goals of each student.
Grammar,

Grammar

With a background teaching English Language Arts and English to speakers of other languages (ESL/ESOL), as well as a love of writing, I am very knowledgeable and skilled in teaching English grammar. My approach does not use a particular curriculum, but rather draws from each student's demonstrated needs and uses a variety of materials and activities to best teach needed skills. Proficiency in grammar begins with understanding the hows and whys, then using this knowledge in guided, then finally independent practice. If you'd like to gain more confidence as a writer, I'd be glad to help!
Proofreading

Proofreading

As an avid writer and experienced teacher of English Language Arts, I have the skills necessary to competently edit and proofread your documents. I have experience with corporate communications, research papers and theses in both MLA and APA formats. I pay close attention to detail and am diligent about following up with any questions I may encounter. My turn around time is typically within a day or two, depending on length, but I will be glad to try to accommodate your deadlines whenever possible. I can send you samples of my writing at your request.

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught and tutored elementary students for over 20 years and am familiar with the curriculum and content in grades K-5. I have a record of success in teaching students the content necessary to pass standardized tests,
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have taught math classes and tutored math through 6th grade level and am very familiar with the math curriculum from K-6.
Grammar,

Grammar

With a background teaching English Language Arts and English to speakers of other languages (ESL/ESOL), as well as a love of writing, I am very knowledgeable and skilled in teaching English grammar. My approach does not use a particular curriculum, but rather draws from each student's demonstrated needs and uses a variety of materials and activities to best teach needed skills. Proficiency in grammar begins with understanding the hows and whys, then using this knowledge in guided, then finally independent practice. If you'd like to gain more confidence as a writer, I'd be glad to help!
Phonics,

Phonics

As a reading specialist and teacher of special needs students, I have training and experience in teaching students this valuable basis to reading fluency. I have diverse techniques and materials to use to assist the beginning reader.
Reading,

Reading

I am certified as a Reading Specialist at the Masters level, and have many years of experience teaching reading to students of all ages. I specialize in early literacy, but can tailor a program of study for all ages, including test-prep skills and ESL students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am an experienced teacher and tutor who has many strategies I can share to help you learn to be an effective learner. Whatever subject area you are studying, I can help you learn to better organize your studying and learn ways to help master the material. I have worked with typical and special needs students for over 20 years, and have knowledge of techniques you can learn to make your study time more effective.
Elementary Science, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I am certified in the field of English as a foreign language by the State of Georgia and have complete a 150 hour TESOL course. I have taught English language arts courses for over 20 years and have 10 years of experience working with children and adults learning English as a Second Language. I can tailor a program of study to meet your learning objectives, whether it be improving your conversational English or assisting with writing for college courses.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am endorsed in the field of ESOL/ESL by the State of Georgia and have completed a 150 hour TESOL certification course. I have over nine years of experience teaching Reading, Writing, and spoken English to speakers of other languages. I have taught English to school children, business professionals, and graduate students. I work hard to develop lessons tailored to the unique learning needs and goals of each student.
Grammar,

Grammar

With a background teaching English Language Arts and English to speakers of other languages (ESL/ESOL), as well as a love of writing, I am very knowledgeable and skilled in teaching English grammar. My approach does not use a particular curriculum, but rather draws from each student's demonstrated needs and uses a variety of materials and activities to best teach needed skills. Proficiency in grammar begins with understanding the hows and whys, then using this knowledge in guided, then finally independent practice. If you'd like to gain more confidence as a writer, I'd be glad to help!
Proofreading,

Proofreading

As an avid writer and experienced teacher of English Language Arts, I have the skills necessary to competently edit and proofread your documents. I have experience with corporate communications, research papers and theses in both MLA and APA formats. I pay close attention to detail and am diligent about following up with any questions I may encounter. My turn around time is typically within a day or two, depending on length, but I will be glad to try to accommodate your deadlines whenever possible. I can send you samples of my writing at your request.
Reading,

Reading

I am certified as a Reading Specialist at the Masters level, and have many years of experience teaching reading to students of all ages. I specialize in early literacy, but can tailor a program of study for all ages, including test-prep skills and ESL students.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have tutored several students in preparation for the SAT, with great results. Although my specialty is Language Arts (critical reading / writing), I am well qualified to also work with the math content for this test. I predominantly use "College Board" materials and supplement with additional vocabulary instruction and a materials, as informed by each student's specific needs.
Writing,

Writing

I am a semi-retired English / Language Arts teacher. I am glad to help students of all ages improve their writing skills. I have worked with students from elementary school through college and beyond to improve their written language. In addition, I have worked with college undergrads and grad students on proofreading and editing papers in a variety of subjects. I am very familiar with writing in APA format.
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught and tutored elementary students for over 20 years and am familiar with the curriculum and content in grades K-5. I have a record of success in teaching students the content necessary to pass standardized tests,
English,

English

I am certified in the field of English as a foreign language by the State of Georgia and have complete a 150 hour TESOL course. I have taught English language arts courses for over 20 years and have 10 years of experience working with children and adults learning English as a Second Language. I can tailor a program of study to meet your learning objectives, whether it be improving your conversational English or assisting with writing for college courses.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am endorsed in the field of ESOL/ESL by the State of Georgia and have completed a 150 hour TESOL certification course. I have over nine years of experience teaching Reading, Writing, and spoken English to speakers of other languages. I have taught English to school children, business professionals, and graduate students. I work hard to develop lessons tailored to the unique learning needs and goals of each student.
Reading,

Reading

I am certified as a Reading Specialist at the Masters level, and have many years of experience teaching reading to students of all ages. I specialize in early literacy, but can tailor a program of study for all ages, including test-prep skills and ESL students.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have tutored several students in preparation for the SAT, with great results. Although my specialty is Language Arts (critical reading / writing), I am well qualified to also work with the math content for this test. I predominantly use "College Board" materials and supplement with additional vocabulary instruction and a materials, as informed by each student's specific needs.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am an experienced teacher and tutor who has many strategies I can share to help you learn to be an effective learner. Whatever subject area you are studying, I can help you learn to better organize your studying and learn ways to help master the material. I have worked with typical and special needs students for over 20 years, and have knowledge of techniques you can learn to make your study time more effective.
Writing,

Writing

I am a semi-retired English / Language Arts teacher. I am glad to help students of all ages improve their writing skills. I have worked with students from elementary school through college and beyond to improve their written language. In addition, I have worked with college undergrads and grad students on proofreading and editing papers in a variety of subjects. I am very familiar with writing in APA format.
Algebra 1

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

I am endorsed in the field of ESOL/ESL by the State of Georgia and have completed a 150 hour TESOL certification course. I have over nine years of experience teaching Reading, Writing, and spoken English to speakers of other languages. I have taught English to school children, business professionals, and graduate students. I work hard to develop lessons tailored to the unique learning needs and goals of each student.

Math

Algebra 1

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught and tutored elementary students for over 20 years and am familiar with the curriculum and content in grades K-5. I have a record of success in teaching students the content necessary to pass standardized tests,
English,

English

I am certified in the field of English as a foreign language by the State of Georgia and have complete a 150 hour TESOL course. I have taught English language arts courses for over 20 years and have 10 years of experience working with children and adults learning English as a Second Language. I can tailor a program of study to meet your learning objectives, whether it be improving your conversational English or assisting with writing for college courses.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am endorsed in the field of ESOL/ESL by the State of Georgia and have completed a 150 hour TESOL certification course. I have over nine years of experience teaching Reading, Writing, and spoken English to speakers of other languages. I have taught English to school children, business professionals, and graduate students. I work hard to develop lessons tailored to the unique learning needs and goals of each student.
Reading,

Reading

I am certified as a Reading Specialist at the Masters level, and have many years of experience teaching reading to students of all ages. I specialize in early literacy, but can tailor a program of study for all ages, including test-prep skills and ESL students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am an experienced teacher and tutor who has many strategies I can share to help you learn to be an effective learner. Whatever subject area you are studying, I can help you learn to better organize your studying and learn ways to help master the material. I have worked with typical and special needs students for over 20 years, and have knowledge of techniques you can learn to make your study time more effective.
Writing,

Writing

I am a semi-retired English / Language Arts teacher. I am glad to help students of all ages improve their writing skills. I have worked with students from elementary school through college and beyond to improve their written language. In addition, I have worked with college undergrads and grad students on proofreading and editing papers in a variety of subjects. I am very familiar with writing in APA format.
Algebra 1

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am endorsed in the field of ESOL/ESL by the State of Georgia and have completed a 150 hour TESOL certification course. I have over nine years of experience teaching Reading, Writing, and spoken English to speakers of other languages. I have taught English to school children, business professionals, and graduate students. I work hard to develop lessons tailored to the unique learning needs and goals of each student.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I am an experienced teacher and tutor who has many strategies I can share to help you learn to be an effective learner. Whatever subject area you are studying, I can help you learn to better organize your studying and learn ways to help master the material. I have worked with typical and special needs students for over 20 years, and have knowledge of techniques you can learn to make your study time more effective.

Special Needs

ADHD,

ADHD

I am certified to teach Special Education in the State of Georgia, and have worked as as a teacher in regular and special education for over 20 years with a variety of students, including those diagnosed as ADD / ADHD. I am well-versed at adapting instruction to meet the needs of children and adults with attentional issues and use and teach a variety of strategies to help compensate for attentional deficits.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

I hold a Master's Degree with a major in Special Education. I have worked with autistic students for over 10 years. I am familiar with implementation of behavioral and instructional modifications that facilitate instruction for autistic students.
Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

I am certified to teach Special Education and have taught in this field for 10 years, including working with dyslexic and other learning disabled students. I am very familiar with providing instruction and adapting assignments to benefit dyslexic individuals.
Phonics,

Phonics

As a reading specialist and teacher of special needs students, I have training and experience in teaching students this valuable basis to reading fluency. I have diverse techniques and materials to use to assist the beginning reader.
Special Needs,

Special Needs

I am an experienced tutor and teacher of special needs students, and have worked in both self-contained and resource models to serve students with autism, developmental delays, mild mental handicaps, language delays, and attentional issues. I hold a Master's Degree in Education, with a major in teaching children in grades Pre K-12 with Mild to Moderate Disabilities. I was a Special Education teacher in public and private schools for over ten years, and I continue to hold certification to teach exceptional children. One of my strengths as a tutor is assessing students' current abilities and developing an individual program of instruction to meet their individual needs and interests. I look forward to an opportunity to discuss working with your special needs child.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I am an experienced teacher and tutor who has many strategies I can share to help you learn to be an effective learner. Whatever subject area you are studying, I can help you learn to better organize your studying and learn ways to help master the material. I have worked with typical and special needs students for over 20 years, and have knowledge of techniques you can learn to make your study time more effective.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have taught and tutored elementary students for over 20 years and am familiar with the curriculum and content in grades K-5. I have a record of success in teaching students the content necessary to pass standardized tests,
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I am endorsed in the field of ESOL/ESL by the State of Georgia and have completed a 150 hour TESOL certification course. I have over nine years of experience teaching Reading, Writing, and spoken English to speakers of other languages. I have taught English to school children, business professionals, and graduate students. I work hard to develop lessons tailored to the unique learning needs and goals of each student.
Reading,

Reading

I am certified as a Reading Specialist at the Masters level, and have many years of experience teaching reading to students of all ages. I specialize in early literacy, but can tailor a program of study for all ages, including test-prep skills and ESL students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I am an experienced teacher and tutor who has many strategies I can share to help you learn to be an effective learner. Whatever subject area you are studying, I can help you learn to better organize your studying and learn ways to help master the material. I have worked with typical and special needs students for over 20 years, and have knowledge of techniques you can learn to make your study time more effective.
Writing,

Writing

I am a semi-retired English / Language Arts teacher. I am glad to help students of all ages improve their writing skills. I have worked with students from elementary school through college and beyond to improve their written language. In addition, I have worked with college undergrads and grad students on proofreading and editing papers in a variety of subjects. I am very familiar with writing in APA format.
Algebra 1, GED

Test Preparation

ASVAB,

ASVAB

I am very familiar with the subject matter that is required to do well on the ASVAB and can help you be successful on the AFQT portion of this test. Higher scores will give you more options in regards to which branch of the military and job classifications you will qualify for. I am a certified teacher with a master's degree and over 20 years teaching and tutoring experience. I am patient and can teach you the content and test-taking strategies that will help you do well on this exam.
GRE,

GRE

I am familiar with the content of the GRE, and can help you to prepare for the test. I specialize in the areas of Reading and Writing, as a certified ESL teacher and Reading Specialist with many years of experience. Let me know if I can help!
PSAT,

PSAT

To prepare for the PSAT, students need to gain confidence by becoming familiar with the test content and structure, as well as brushing up on test-taking strategies, such as time management and knowing when to guess or pass. I am experienced in teaching test preparation skills. I will quickly assess the student's current level of performance, then tailor instruction to remediate any content deficits and to accelerate test-taking proficiency.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I have tutored several students in preparation for the SAT, with great results. Although my specialty is Language Arts (critical reading / writing), I am well qualified to also work with the math content for this test. I predominantly use "College Board" materials and supplement with additional vocabulary instruction and a materials, as informed by each student's specific needs.
ACT English, ACT Reading, GED, SAT Writing

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (291 ratings)
5 star
(263)
4 star
(20)
3 star
(5)
2 star
(2)
1 star
(1)

Reviews


Knowledgeable and efficient

Janet helped me with my homework and clarified for me on something I wasn’t sure. She is reliable and efficient because she knew very well the topic I was working on.

Yolanda, 9 lessons with Janet
Tutor responded:

Thanks, Yolanda. I am glad I was able to help. Feel free to let me know if I can help you with assignments in the future. Best of luck in your educational endeavors!

She's awesome

She broke down each question we went over, didn't get frustrated with me, and she was very patient. Can't wait to meet again.

Christine , 1 lesson with Janet
Tutor responded:

Thanks for your kind words! You'll have to write another one once you take your retest and can report your phenomenal score increase! :-)

Simply perfect!

Janet was exactly what I was looking for. She got all my necessities on improving my language and realized facts in my pronunciation that I had not observed before.

Adilson, 36 lessons with Janet

Great disposition and manner with our child

Janet is enthusiastic, engaging, and friendly. Her approach to our child with ADD is very patient and she does well gently but effectively redirecting him and keeping him on task. She is organized and has good tricks to make certain elements of the school work more manageable. We are very pleased.

Reid, 34 lessons with Janet

Great all around!

Janet tutored my 7 year old daughter. She was always punctual and always came prepared for her lesson. My daughter loved having Janet come over. Even when my daughter was overly excited during one session, Janet kept her cool and continued on with the lesson. If the need arises again, I will definitely use Janet's tutoring services again! Highly recommend!

Ashley, 4 lessons with Janet
Tutor responded:

Thanks so much for providing this feedback. It was a pleasure to work with your daughter!

Top-notch tutor!

Janet was a great help to me in writing my final research papers for my college courses. She helped me revise and edit my writing to make it more clear and concise and found errors in grammar and showed me how to correct them. She was easy to work with, very competent in writing, and best of all, helped me to earn A's on all of my papers. In addition, she showed great patience without wavering at times when I was struggling to meet deadlines. Her expertise surpasses previous tutors I've worked with. Thank you very much.

Charlina, 19 lessons with Janet

Exceptional Experience

My son was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism. Since he was 3, we have worked with a slew of tutors, and Janet is one of the best by far. Usually, I end up ending the relationship due to limited results. We have worked with Janet for over a year and could not be happier. She earned the trust of our son, and a result has transformed him from a highly reluctant reader to a highly motivated reader. I almost fainted the day my son independently asked me to check a book out from the library for him. Janet has an uncanny knack for connecting with her students in a way that engages them in learning in a customized way. I have watched my child struggle with reading comprehension since he could read, to now watch him read with comprehension and excitement is priceless. He has really made progress in reading comprehension, critical thinking skills, and vocabulary this year. I can't thank Janet enough for the impact she has made with our son. She is a hidden gem.

Najah, 346 lessons with Janet
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Najah. It has been a privilege to work with your son. I have really enjoyed watching him develop as a reader during this school year!

Patient and knowledgable.

We have had Janet for over a month now, and our sessions have all been very productive. My child looks forward to meeting with her, for she is very patient and thorough. Janet present her tutorial instructions with ease and reading is becoming more enjoyable for us. After each tutorial session, we receive a summary of what the lesson incorporated and the effort which our child put forth. We are looking forward to continuing with Janet with homework assignment tutorials as school moves forward. Thanks Janet!

Denice, 11 lessons with Janet

Created a rich learning experience, individualized and right on target.

My son has been tutored for over two years by Janet D. He made a connection and felt understood right away because she listens to him and really works hard to individualize her tutoring to fit his needs. She took him outside when he was six to write numbers in colored chalk; now they play hangman and Scholastic board games. He thinks tutoring is fun! She understands how to make reading and writing fun and he has made tremendous strides even though he has ADHD and is dyslexic, he is reading at grade level. She chooses books to bring for him to read that are right on target to build skills and motivate him to do his very best. She is always punctual and professional. I rely on her experience to identify academic strengths and weaknesses and give me feedback to support and encourage my son. She productively engages my ADHD son for a full hour even after a long day at school. I have been extremely happy and so has my son with her tutoring services. We highly recommend Janet D.

Cindy, 100 lessons with Janet
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much for submitting your positive comments. It has been a pleasure working with your son and watching him mature so much, both academically and socially, over the years!

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Janet D.

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