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Janine H.

New York, NY

$100/hr

Tutor in Math, Science, French, English, Theater (K-college)

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Background check passed as of 5/23/12
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185 Ratings
 
 
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Wellesley College
Fren. and Neurosci.
New York University (Tisch)
Master's

Education

Wellesley College (Fren. and Neurosci.)

New York University (Tisch) (Master's)

About Janine

One of Wyzant's top 100 tutors for 2012 nationally.

I graduated from Wellesley with a bachelor's degree in Neuroscience and French (with honors) and a M.A. from NYU Tisch in Performance Studies. I possess extensive public speaking and presentation experience.

I have worked with children K-12 (12+ years) and adults (5 years). I enjoy preparing lesson plans for each session geared to address particular struggles of the student. In order to do this, I meet with the student and/or the family (depending on the age of the student) to develop an overall course of action based on the time available (how long sessions should continue) to complete a set objective (ex. getting caught up for a course, overall grade improvement, preparing for a specific exam, etc.). I prepare short learning assessments to ensure that the covered material in the lesson is truly learned both at the start and end of each session. I also will often ask students to teach me how to carry out a specific task or about a specific topic covered to: a) make sure they truly grasp the concept and b) reinforce the information learned. Depending on the needs of the student, I provide extra problems that can be completed prior to our next meeting.

I favor hands on learning experience for students, making sure that they are consistently engaged in each lesson as opposed to lecturing to them. I adapt lessons to the individual student by making them relevant to his/her long term goals/interests. I encourage questions throughout lessons as well as via email and text if a student gets stuck on an assignment or a topic outside of our meeting time.
One of Wyzant's top 100 tutors for 2012 nationally.

I graduated from Wellesley with a bachelor's degree in Neuroscience and French (with honors) and a M.A. from NYU Tisch in Performance Studies. I possess extensive Read more

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Group rates: $160 for two people/hr. $200 for three people/hr.

Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of New York, NY 10003
Background Check: Passed

"Sharp as an arrow"

- Sonia, New York, NY on 1/23/13

"Excellent tutor."

- Sheila, New York, NY on 11/8/12

"Outstanding Tutor"

- Mary, Yonkers, NY on 4/24/12

"She is Great!!! "

- Nesrin, New York, NY on 12/13/11

"New Tutor"

- Suzy, Mantorville, MN on 11/4/10
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math,
Trigonometry
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English,
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature,
Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy,
Biochemistry, Biology,
Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop,
General Computer, Macintosh,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
ESL/ESOL, French
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Study Skills,
Vocabulary
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology,
Calculus, Chemistry,
Elementary (K-6th),
English,
ESL/ESOL, French,
Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math,
SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, College Counseling, GED, PSAT,
Regents, SAT Math,
SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Tennis
Corporate Training:
College Counseling, ESL/ESOL, French,
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Adobe Photoshop

For more than a decade I have worked with Photoshop to retouch photos and other images from print campaigns, to design brochures and for other graphic design products.

Anatomy

Anatomy and science has always fascinated me, so much so, that in high school I took the equivalent of seven years of science and in college pursued a degree in Neuroscience. I have a strong appreciation and understanding on the subject at a theoretical and practical level having completed internships at Mayo Clinic with a critical care pulmonary specialist and a peripheral nerve surgeon. I was present in the operating room for more than 30 procedures that ranged from operations on parts of the body, quite literally, from the head to the toe.

Biology

I have had a longstanding fascination with biology throughout my entire life. I have worked with students at all levels of biology in elementary, middle, and high school (from Intro to AP) as well as college students. My primary focus with students is to help them make connections to the real world, particularly when dealing with processes at the cellular level to understand the intricate workings single cellular and multi-cellular creatures. Often, I work with animations as well as analogies to help students fully understand the material and to actively engage students. I hold a degree in neuroscience from Wellesley college and have interned at Mayo Clinic.

Chemistry

I have worked with students in middle school, high school and college on general chemistry as well as organic. With six semesters of college chemistry (2 inorganic, 2 organic, 1 biochemistry), I focus on making material matter to students by relating it to real world examples and concerns that we deal with on a day to day basis. I also use analogies to help make the subject more approachable based on a student's interests to provide more points of access into the subject matter that students often have a difficult time relating to. A background tutoring in math at levels from elementary through calculus helps with much of general chemistry as so much of course depends on algebra (acid/base problems; redox reactions; ICE tables; quantum mechanics).

Clarinet

I have played the clarinet for more than a decade in small ensembles, orchestras (classical), and musical theatre pit orchestras. In addition, I have served as a beginning band instructor for elementary, middle, and high school students as well as acting as a T.A. for a concert band.

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked with K-6th grade students to improve reading, writing, organizational skills, English, French, their understanding of math, science, geography, and history for over a decade. I acted as an after school tutor and served as the tutoring coordinator in an academy setting. In addition to working as a private tutor for elementary students throughout middle school, high school and college I also held positions as an after school childcare provider.

English

I have worked with students and professionals alike to write and edit text centered on all different subjects (traditional English essays, reviews, corporate copy, scientific articles, lab reports etc.) I also have worked with students to help improve their written and spoken grammar, vocabulary, and general understanding and appreciation of the English language. In addition, I enjoy helping students learn how to complete close readings of texts to fully delve into the subject matter.

Flute

I have played the flute for more than a decade in small ensembles, chamber music groups, orchestras (classical), and musical theatre pit orchestras. In addition, I have served as a beginning band instructor for elementary, middle, and high school students at a band camp. Furthermore, I was a T.A. for a concert band at a middle school for a full academic year.

French

I graduated from Wellesley College with Honors in French in 2010. I have worked tutoring high school and college students for nearly 10 years to improve their understanding of written and spoken French.

General Music

Coming from a musical family, I learned to read music before I could read English. Like many children, I began learning the piano, but later moved on to learn how to play most of the woodwinds and brass (flute, saxophone, clarinet, bassoon, trombone, trumpet, baritone, and sousaphone) to help various bands and orchestras in which I participated be eligible for competitions. I also sing in various styles including opera and have been a part of several advanced choirs and musical (in the theatrical sense) productions as a performer and assistant musical director. I have worked as a teaching assistant for symphonic bands as well as an instructor at band camps to help elementary and middle school children learn how to read music and to begin to play woodwind and brass instruments.

Geometry

I have worked with more than 50 students in the past ten years on geometry to help prepare for exams and to gain a firm grasp on the proofs, theorems, and postulates addressed, I encourage students to make a dictionary of these various topics. The very process of making the dictionary is an invaluable study tool as well as resource to complete homework assignments and prep for exams. I also have students work with 2D and 3D models to aid the development of their ability to visual and manipulate images.

Literature

Working with students at all levels of elementary, middle, and high school to help them appreciate literature of all varieties has been a great pleasure for more than a decade. When approaching any literary text, students and I work together to pick out key themes, analyze the historical context of the text (both when it was written and when the work takes place), and engage in active discussions to delve more deeply into the plot and the characters. My background is primarily in English and French literature with an emphasis on Shakespeare and George Sand.

Macintosh

I literally was brought up with Macintosh computers having worked with the very first model that was released in 1984 (128K). I have worked to teach individuals from the age of 4 to 84 to work on Macs for more than 10 years.

Music Theory

My grandfather taught me to read music before English and sparked my interest in a lifelong passion for music. In addition to playing a number of instruments (piano, flute, saxophone, clarinet, bassoon, trombone, trumpet, baritone, and sousaphone), I also sing in various styles including opera. I have transposition experience (including sight transposition). I have worked as a teaching assistant for symphonic bands as well as an instructor at band camps to help elementary and middle school children learn how to read music and to begin to play woodwind and brass instruments.

Organic Chemistry

In addition to being in the top 2% of my organic chemistry classes at the University of Maryland and Wellesely College, I received the department chemistry award from Wellesley College for my work in my second semester of organic chemistry. I focus on the fundamental driving force behind organic chemistry, which I believe centers on pushing electrons as opposed to learning hundreds of reactions by wrote. The understanding of this process fosters a more rigorous engagement and understanding of the underlying chemical principals at work in all of organic chemistry, but most importantly in synthesis problems.

PSAT

I received the National Merit Scholarship as a result of my work on the PSATs. In addition to attention to the subject matter covered in each individual subset of the test, I work with students to develop test taking skills to maximize there scores and minimize test anxiety. Half the battle with the PSATs is knowing how to approach the test itself with regards to eliminating answers and giving yourself sufficient time to complete each section as well as check your work. I work with students to help alleviate test anxiety and gain confidence in themselves, their ability to take the test and their knowledge of the material. The skills are infinitely transferable to regents and eventually college multiple choice exams.

Public Speaking

I have received acting training in French and English (at Wellesley College, the Guthrie Theater, and HB Studio in New York) and continue to study. I have acted in a wide variety of productions ranging from classical French dramas to contemporary plays. I also have four years of experience working in improv (concentration on short form).

I have experience working in voiceovers and on-camera.

In addition to stage experience, I have more than ten years of professional public speaking experience. I have spoken on behalf of international non-profit organizations, St. Mary’s Academy, Wellesley College, and Mayo Clinic. I have been selected to present at Wellesley College's Tanner and Ruhlman Conferences. During my time at Wellesley, I was a tour guide for the office of admissions and responsible for giving group tours to groups of perspective students and their parents (ranging on average from 8 to 30 people).

SAT Math

I received the National Merit Scholarship as a result of my scores on the SATs and PSATs. I earned over a score 700 on the SAT math section and over 750 on both SAT 2 math subject tests. and In addition to attention to the subject matter covered in each individual subset of the test, I work with students to develop test taking skills to maximize there scores and minimize test anxiety. My goal is to help students gain confidence and to be able to work out pacing strategies to ensure that the student not only has time to attempt and/or complete every question in the exam, but also has sufficient time to review each section to catch errors to ensure higher test scores. These skills are infinitely transferable to regents and eventually college multiple choice exams.

Saxophone

I have played the saxophone for 15 years in small ensembles, concert and jazz bands, and musical theatre pit orchestras. I have experience playing the alto, tenor, and baritone saxaphones. In addition, I have served as a beginning band instructor for elementary, middle, and high school students as well as acting as a T.A. for a concert band.

Study Skills

I have worked with students from K-grade 12 as well as undergraduates and graduate student to develop study skills that work for an individual based on her/his personality and her/his learning methods. The first step is always to organize course materials and to set a manageable study and work schedule. The primary task is to break down larger units an assignments into smaller more manageable tasks that can be completed in installments to facilitate familiarity and comprehension of the material. I also work to apply current research in neuroscience and psychology to develop study methods to help students memorize and more fully understand the subject matter when working with me and on their own. This includes how to organize binders, written papers, how to maximize preparedness and minimize time spent completing wrote memorization. I encourage students to use several different study methods in conjunction with one another tailored to specific subjects and testing procedures. (Flash cards, songs, analogies, visual aids, drawings, note taking skills, various outline formats, sleep schedules/study time optimization are just a few examples of areas in which I focus and direct students' attention).

Theatre

I have received formal acting instruction in English from: Raye Birk at the Guthrie Theater; Andrew Wade, formally of the Royal Shakespeare Company; Diego Arcinegas, the former Producing Artistic Director of the Publick Theatre in Boston, MA; Chris Martin and George Bartenieff at HB Studio in New York City. I am a member of the HB Ensemble and continue to study at HB with Chris Martin and Austin Pendleton.

I have trained in French with Catherine Masson and Claude Beauclaire, a former company member of La Comédie-Française. I have acted in a wide variety of productions ranging from classical French dramas to contemporary dramas and comedies. I have extensive training in analyzing and acting Shakespearean texts.

I have experience as a playwright and as a director. I specialize in adaptations of literature for the stage. I earned my masters in Performance Studies from NYU Tisch and have serve as Christopher Martin's Assistant Director/Producer for the Chess: The Musical Benefit Concert in NYC as well as several other projects.

Wellesley College
Fren. and Neurosci.
New York University (Tisch)
Master's

Education

Wellesley College (Fren. and Neurosci.)

New York University (Tisch) (Master's)

Sharp as an arrow — Janine is fantastic. She competently tutors across many subjects. She is extremely punctual and organized. She is as smart as they come. ...

— Sonia, New York, NY on 1/23/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $100.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Group rates: $160 for two people/hr. $200 for three people/hr.

Travel policy

Janine will travel within 2 miles of New York, NY 10003.

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