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Janet M.

Larchmont, NY

$85/hour

20+ yrs Special Educational with a Masters in Clinical Psychology

500+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/26/13
5.0 average from 134 ratings
A great teacher, very patient and knowladgeable
— Ziba, Pacific Palisades, CA on 8/12/14

$85/Hour


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Cal State, Northridge
Psychology
Azusa Pacific University (MFT-Clinical Psychology)
Master's
family and marriage psychotherapist
Graduate Coursework

Education

Cal State, Northridge (Psychology)

Azusa Pacific University (MFT-Clinical Psychology) (Master's)

family and marriage psychotherapist (Graduate Coursework)

About Janet

Hello, I have over twenty years experience working with students who are Talented and Gifted, on the Autistic Spectrum, have a Specific Learning Disability, and/or Memory/Processing Disorder.

I am a Certified Academic Coach and hold a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology; I have training as a child psychotherapist in Los Angeles. All my students have progressed due to the individualized goals I create based on their specific learning dynamics.

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

In addition to improvement of grades, academic coaching will many times improve:

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

Have your child master vital life skills by learning to be more aware of how their thoughts and feelings influence their actions. This allows children, teens and young adults to critically observe what is going on and choose reactions that are beneficial to them.

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

Please contact me for a free consultation.

Sincerely,

Janet
Hello, I have over twenty years experience working with students who are Talented and Gifted, on the Autistic Spectrum, have a Specific Learning Disability, and/or Memory/Processing Disorder.

I am a Certified Academic Coach and hold a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology; I have training as a child psychotherapist in Los Angeles. All
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Policies
Cancellation
6 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 Larchmont, NY 10538
Background Check: Passed

"A great teacher, very patient and knowladgeable"

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

"Great tutor - very Kind"

- Denise, Lyndhurst, NJ on 2/14/17

"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, Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Prealgebra
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Elementary Science, 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,
Common Core, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Language:
Reading, Spanish,
TOEFL, Writing
History:
American History, Government & Politics, Religion,
World History, Writing
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Reading, Special Needs,
Study Skills
Elementary Education:
ADHD,
Common Core, Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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).

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

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 have worked with students in an educational setting for over 20 years and have experience with all grade levels. The elementary level is a crucial and foundation building time, yet still allows room for creativity and innovation.

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

As a MFTi, I provided therapy in community centers and schools with various students to help provide them with skills that would help them adapt their learning styles to the classroom. I also assisted with social emotional skills to improve organization, communication and anxiety.

Previously, I worked for 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 with behavioral and emotional modification plans, reinforced learning situations and supervised groups of students. Students have ranged in ages from 4 to 21, with students with various diagnoses.

I was also trained in and administered the K-TEA, which provides academic assessment to Special Ed. Students.

Study Skills

As an Academic Coach I teach students how to take accurate notes and outlines, work with time management issues, create organizational systems, explore reasons for procrastination, develop healthy homework habits, and explore ways to self motivate. In addition, I implement routines to reduce anxiety and build confidence.

Cal State, Northridge
Psychology
Azusa Pacific University (MFT-Clinical Psychology)
Master's
family and marriage psychotherapist
Graduate Coursework

Education

Cal State, Northridge (Psychology)

Azusa Pacific University (MFT-Clinical Psychology) (Master's)

family and marriage psychotherapist (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: 6 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 Larchmont, NY 10538.