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Janet M.

Lyndhurst, NJ

$85/hour

20+ yrs Special Educational with a Masters in Clinical Psychology

Background check passed as of 8/26/13
5.0 average from 128 ratings
A great teacher, very patient and knowladgeable
— Ziba, Pacific Palisades, CA on 8/12/14

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Cal State, Northridge
Azusa Pacific University
Master's
Psychology
Graduate Coursework

Education

Cal State, Northridge

Azusa Pacific University (Master's)

Psychology (Graduate Coursework)

About Janet

Hello, I have experience with students who are Talented and Gifted, on the Autistic Spectrum, Specific Learning Disability, and Memory/Processing Disorders.

I am a Certified Academic Coach and hold a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have proven results with all my students.

I love working with students and finding individual ways to help them reach their goals. As an educator and psychotherapist I have utilized many techniques that have proven successful in basic academic skills, organizational skills, along with communication and confidence building.

I have 20 plus years working with students with various diagnosis, different cultures and backgrounds.

As an intern I worked in both schools in Los Angeles and a private practice in Beverly Hills. Before that, I worked in the field of Education, specializing in Special Education. I have experience with children, teens, and adults.

Typical results with academic coaching, in addition to improvement of grades, are:

Test Taking Skills
Increased Self-esteem
Assertive speech
Organizational skills
Interviewing Techniques
Social Skills
Emotional Intelligence
Problem Solving
School/Life Balance
Stress Management

Have your child improve in all areas of life by learning to be more aware of their thoughts and feelings. This allows children and teens to observe what is going on, and choose reactions that are beneficial to them. Otherwise, they are at the effect of circumstances.

I am a trained psychotherapist, have worked as an educator, and I am now bringing my skills into academic coaching.


I also tutor Spanish and TOFEL among many other subjects.

I enjoy hands on projects and individualize lessons for a successful and creative learning experience.

My students learn the skills they need to tackle life.

Most of all, I love what I do and watching a student grow. I believe parent feedback is vital to the coaching process.

Please contact me for a free consultation.

Sincerely,

Janet
Hello, I have experience with students who are Talented and Gifted, on the Autistic Spectrum, Specific Learning Disability, and Memory/Processing Disorders.

I am a Certified Academic Coach and hold a Masters Degree in Clinical Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

I do offer a sliding scale based on need, hours per week, and distance/travel time of the student.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Background Check: Passed

"A great teacher, very patient and knowladgeable"

- Ziba, Pacific Palisades, CA on 8/12/14

"Very patient and knowledgeable"

- Farid, San Jose, CA on 5/13/16

"Patient and Very Kind!"

- Marisa, Santa Monica, CA on 11/3/15

"The Best Tutor!!!"

- Maria, Beverly Hills, CA on 1/7/15

"Insightful"

- Amy, Santa Monica, CA on 4/21/12
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Prealgebra
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Geology, Physical Science, Psychology, Sociology
English:
ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Science, College Counseling,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
Spanish,
TOEFL
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Religion,
World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ADD/ADHD

I have worked in the special ed department of LAUSD for 13 years. I helped to create and implement individualized lesson plans, worked one to one with students, assisted teachers in maintaining discipline, worked with behavioral and emotional modification plans, reinforced learning situations and supervised groups of students. Students have ranged in age from 4 to 21. Have worked with students with various diagnoses, including ADD/ADHD.

I have had the privilege of assisting the Special Ed. Department Chair and Coordinator; additional duties as their assistant included: memo writing, organizing meetings, and scheduling general ed. Teachers for I.E.P. mtgs., interfacing between special ed. and general ed. departments. I was also trained in and administered the K-TEA, which provides academic assessment to Special Ed. Students. Translated for many I.E.P. meetings (English/Spanish).

Aspergers

I have worked in the special ed department of LAUSD for 13 years. I helped to create and implement individualized lesson plans, worked one to one with students, assisted teachers in maintaining discipline, worked with behavioral and emotional modification plans, reinforced learning situations and supervised groups of students. Students have ranged in age from 4 to 21. I have worked with students with various diagnoses, including those on the Aspergers spectrum.

I have had the privilege of assisting the Special Ed. Department Chair and Coordinator; additional duties as their assistant included: memo writing, organizing meetings, and scheduling general ed. Teachers for I.E.P. mtgs., interfacing between special ed. and general ed. departments. I was also trained in and administered the K-TEA, which provides academic assessment to Special Ed. Students. Translated for many I.E.P. meetings (English/Spanish).

I have also worked with clients in a therapeutic setting.

Autism

I have worked in the special ed department of LAUSD for 13 years. During that time, I have had the opportunity to work with many students with Autism and their one-to-one assistants. I have also worked in a classroom serving autistic students for a summer. Outside of the school district I worked 2 years with an boy diagnosed with Autism. I worked as a care assistant and tutor: Helping with homework, meal times, driving to karate, supervising play dates, and parties.

College Counseling

I have a MA in Clinical Psychology. I have counseled many High School students over the years on what they are looking for in a college (experience, area, studies). I have proofread many university essays, helping students to showcase the unique qualities they have to offer in a way that will stand out.

Elementary (K-6th)

I worked in the special education department of LAUSD for 13 years. Five of those years were in an elementary school. I lead small groups in math, science, English, vocabulary, and helped students with open court assignments. I also assisted in coordinating an after school mentoring program.

I have worked as an Academic Coach for several years. I have a great ability to connect with students.

Religion

I have taken many theology classes in my Graduate program from a Christian perspective. I have also taken classes in undergrad in World Religions, Sociology, Cultural Psychology, Art History, and World Civilization were we discussed major world religions. I am familiar with Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism, and have a basic understanding of Islam.

Spanish

I have been speaking Spanish since I was 2 years old, and I took classes in school. I worked as a bi-lingual Educator and a Bi-lingual Psychotherapist. My husband is from Peru and I speak both Spanish and English daily.

Special Needs

I have worked in the special ed department of LAUSD for 13 years. I helped to create and implement individualized lesson plans, worked one to one with students, assisted teachers in maintaining discipline, worked with behavioral and emotional modification plans, reinforced learning situations and supervised groups of students. Students have ranged in age from 4 to 21. Have worked with students with various diagnoses.

I have had the privilege of assisting the Special Ed. Department Chair and Coordinator; additional duties as their assistant included: memo writing, organizing meetings, and scheduling general ed. Teachers for I.E.P. mtgs., interfacing between special ed. and general ed. departments. I was also trained in and administered the K-TEA, which provides academic assessment to Special Ed. Students. Translated for many I.E.P. meetings (English/Spanish).

Study Skills

During my 13 years with the Los Angeles Unified School District, I have: taught students how to read, then reread and take notes and outlines,skim, have used the KWL chart, worked with time management issues, helped plan organizers, explore reasons for procrastination, develop healthy homework habits, and explore ways to help self motivate. I believe I have a great deal of experience to offer.

Cal State, Northridge
Azusa Pacific University
Master's
Psychology
Graduate Coursework

Education

Cal State, Northridge

Azusa Pacific University (Master's)

Psychology (Graduate Coursework)

A great teacher, very patient and knowladgeable — Since working with Janet, my son has been completely transformed. Before working with her, he would dread his classes, now he enjoys his homework and has fun doing it. His grades have improved so much that he has been nominated for Honors-level classes. Janet has worked with him a complete school year. In that time, I have seen his self-esteem and confidence grow. I believe this is due to Janet’s ...

— Ziba, Pacific Palisades, CA on 8/12/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $85.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

I do offer a sliding scale based on need, hours per week, and distance/travel time of the student.

Travel policy

Janet will travel within 10 miles of Lyndhurst, NJ 07071.