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Janelle H.

English Reading + Writing -- SAT, ACT, TOEFL, College Essays and more!

English Reading + Writing -- SAT, ACT, TOEFL, College Essays and more!

$55/hour

  • 674 hours tutoring

About Janelle


Bio

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Want to communicate better? I'm happy to help you! I have been teaching students of all ages for more than 18 years, and I can help you with English slang, conversation, grammar, or TOEFL, IELTS, EIKEN, TOEIC, SAT, ACT and other proficiency tests. Over the years, most of my students have been from China, Korea, and Japan, but I have also taught students from Mexico, Peru, Saudi Arabia, India, Libya, and several other places. I believe that each...

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my profile!

Want to communicate better? I'm happy to help you! I have been teaching students of all ages for more than 18 years, and I can help you with English slang, conversation, grammar, or TOEFL, IELTS, EIKEN, TOEIC, SAT, ACT and other proficiency tests. Over the years, most of my students have been from China, Korea, and Japan, but I have also taught students from Mexico, Peru, Saudi Arabia, India, Libya, and several other places. I believe that each person can teach others, so I enjoy learning from my students as well. I am happy to work with all ages -- my students have ranged from age 3 to age 75. One of my most favorite memories as a tutor was when I helped a grandmother learn basic English so she could begin to communicate with her granddaughter. No one is too old or too young to learn a new language!

I am currently a licensed teacher working in Worthington Schools, but I did my student teaching in Hilliard and Dublin, so I am also familiar with their curricula. I also taught group SAT-ACT classes at Ohio Contemporary Chinese school for the 6 years, and worked at OSU in higher education for more than 15 years (Go Buckeyes!), so I can also help students with preparing essays for college applications as well as SAT-ACT exams. One of my students got a 2390 on his SAT (old format), others got above a 1500, and several others have scored 35 on ACT (with perfect scores in English and/or reading)! Although these results are not typical, I had one student take his ACT English score from a 14 to a 32 with a LOT of hard work! My students have been accepted to The Ohio State University, Northwestern University, Case Western Reserve University, Cornell, George Washington University, Fordham College, and several others. I'm very proud of their hard work. I love hearing stories about where my students are going to go for college -- and about the scholarships they are receiving :)

Although my main area of expertise is English, I have also tutored and taught Japanese and Span


Education

Ohio Wesleyan University
Education
The Ohio State University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $55
  • Rate details: Additional fees may apply for travel. Discounts available for group, email editing, or on-line lessons! $25 flat fee for lessons cancelled within 24 hours.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 12/4/2012

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Hello! I've been teaching and tutoring students in ESOL for over 15 years. I believe that English is not only memorizing grammar, but I want to help you to gain confidence in the language and communicate effectively. However, if you are interested in preparation for English tests (TOEFL, IELTS, EIKEN, etc.), I can also help you with that. I also speak Japanese and Spanish so I know what it's like to learn a second language! My goal is to help you reach your goals! I hope to meet you soon :)
Grammar,

Grammar

I have been teaching English grammar courses for over 5 years. Whether you are a native English speaker hoping to write and speak better, a high school student hoping to improve test scores, or an ESOL student struggling with grammar points, I'm here to help you understand the tricky rules of English grammar!
Japanese,

Japanese

Hajimemashite! I have been tutoring students in Japanese language for the past 10 years and have also taught adult classes at 2 local community centers. I specialize in helping adults learn tricky grammar & cultural points, as well as preparing for moving to or visiting Japan. Each lesson will be tailored to your goals and level & we will have fun learning together. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu!
Spanish,

Spanish

Hola! Como estas? I have studied Spanish for several years at The Ohio State University and am currently working there part-time at the Center for Latin American Studies. I've also traveled to Spain and 7 countries in Latin America, so I would love to talk with you about travels to the Spanish-speaking world!
Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I have been teaching English grammar courses for over 5 years. Whether you are a native English speaker hoping to write and speak better, a high school student hoping to improve test scores, or an ESOL student struggling with grammar points, I'm here to help you understand the tricky rules of English grammar!
Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

I have been teaching English grammar courses for over 8 years. I can show you how to maximize your test score by improving your score on the ACT English portion of the test, both the essay and the multiple choice sections. Several students of mine earlier have received perfect scores on the ACT English section, and others have seen increases of 5-8 points!
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have been tutoring ACT Reading for over 8 years and have helped several students earn a perfect score on the ACT Reading section. Success in ACT reading depends on a balance between speed and comprehension. All students read and process information differently, so let's work together to find the best approach to maximize your score!
English,

English

I have tutored students of all ages in ESL and English for the past 15 years. I have tutored students for their middle school and high school English classes, helping them improve their grades, and I have also worked with ESL students so they become more comfortable in English in order to pass tests and succeed in interviews. I am able to help students who are strong in English and need to improve to the highest level, as well as those who struggle with the subject.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Hello! I've been teaching and tutoring students in ESOL for over 15 years. I believe that English is not only memorizing grammar, but I want to help you to gain confidence in the language and communicate effectively. However, if you are interested in preparation for English tests (TOEFL, IELTS, EIKEN, etc.), I can also help you with that. I also speak Japanese and Spanish so I know what it's like to learn a second language! My goal is to help you reach your goals! I hope to meet you soon :)
Grammar,

Grammar

I have been teaching English grammar courses for over 5 years. Whether you are a native English speaker hoping to write and speak better, a high school student hoping to improve test scores, or an ESOL student struggling with grammar points, I'm here to help you understand the tricky rules of English grammar!
IELTS,

IELTS

I have been tutoring students in ESL for the past 15 years, and have helped several students prepare for the IELTS test. I am familiar with the bands and scoring of the test. Most of my experience with IELTS has been with helping students with the speaking and writing portions of the test; last year, I helped two students improve their scores over 2 months from a 4.5 to a 6.0 and 6.5, which was enough to get them into two graduate programs in the United States.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have been teaching classes in SAT writing for over 6 years. I can help students prepare for both the essay and multiple choice sections of the test. The SAT Writing test is changing in 2016 -- will you be ready for the changes? I am currently assisting students in their preparations for both the current format and the old format of the test. My most recent student scored a perfect 80/80 on the multiple choice section of the exam. I enjoy helping students learn and improve their writing skills!
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I have 15 years experience helping students study for all sections of the TOEFL test. It is important not only to understand the format and how the test works, but also to be comfortable communicating in English. My goal in teaching for the TOEFL is help you not only to get a good score, but also to help you become better at communicating in English. Thank you for stopping by my profile, and good luck!
Writing,

Writing

I have been teaching classes in writing for over 6 years at a local non-profit organization. In college, I received a writing award for my senior thesis. Through private tutoring over the past 12 years, I have become skilled at helping students prepare for proficiency test essays, correct grammar and diction mistakes, and overcome fears of brainstorming. I enjoy helping students learn and improve their writing skills!
Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

History

American History

Homeschool

English,

English

I have tutored students of all ages in ESL and English for the past 15 years. I have tutored students for their middle school and high school English classes, helping them improve their grades, and I have also worked with ESL students so they become more comfortable in English in order to pass tests and succeed in interviews. I am able to help students who are strong in English and need to improve to the highest level, as well as those who struggle with the subject.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Hello! I've been teaching and tutoring students in ESOL for over 15 years. I believe that English is not only memorizing grammar, but I want to help you to gain confidence in the language and communicate effectively. However, if you are interested in preparation for English tests (TOEFL, IELTS, EIKEN, etc.), I can also help you with that. I also speak Japanese and Spanish so I know what it's like to learn a second language! My goal is to help you reach your goals! I hope to meet you soon :)
Japanese,

Japanese

Hajimemashite! I have been tutoring students in Japanese language for the past 10 years and have also taught adult classes at 2 local community centers. I specialize in helping adults learn tricky grammar & cultural points, as well as preparing for moving to or visiting Japan. Each lesson will be tailored to your goals and level & we will have fun learning together. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu!
Spanish,

Spanish

Hola! Como estas? I have studied Spanish for several years at The Ohio State University and am currently working there part-time at the Center for Latin American Studies. I've also traveled to Spain and 7 countries in Latin America, so I would love to talk with you about travels to the Spanish-speaking world!
Writing,

Writing

I have been teaching classes in writing for over 6 years at a local non-profit organization. In college, I received a writing award for my senior thesis. Through private tutoring over the past 12 years, I have become skilled at helping students prepare for proficiency test essays, correct grammar and diction mistakes, and overcome fears of brainstorming. I enjoy helping students learn and improve their writing skills!
Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Hello! I've been teaching and tutoring students in ESOL for over 15 years. I believe that English is not only memorizing grammar, but I want to help you to gain confidence in the language and communicate effectively. However, if you are interested in preparation for English tests (TOEFL, IELTS, EIKEN, etc.), I can also help you with that. I also speak Japanese and Spanish so I know what it's like to learn a second language! My goal is to help you reach your goals! I hope to meet you soon :)
IELTS,

IELTS

I have been tutoring students in ESL for the past 15 years, and have helped several students prepare for the IELTS test. I am familiar with the bands and scoring of the test. Most of my experience with IELTS has been with helping students with the speaking and writing portions of the test; last year, I helped two students improve their scores over 2 months from a 4.5 to a 6.0 and 6.5, which was enough to get them into two graduate programs in the United States.
Japanese,

Japanese

Hajimemashite! I have been tutoring students in Japanese language for the past 10 years and have also taught adult classes at 2 local community centers. I specialize in helping adults learn tricky grammar & cultural points, as well as preparing for moving to or visiting Japan. Each lesson will be tailored to your goals and level & we will have fun learning together. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu!
Spanish,

Spanish

Hola! Como estas? I have studied Spanish for several years at The Ohio State University and am currently working there part-time at the Center for Latin American Studies. I've also traveled to Spain and 7 countries in Latin America, so I would love to talk with you about travels to the Spanish-speaking world!
TOEFL

TOEFL

I have 15 years experience helping students study for all sections of the TOEFL test. It is important not only to understand the format and how the test works, but also to be comfortable communicating in English. My goal in teaching for the TOEFL is help you not only to get a good score, but also to help you become better at communicating in English. Thank you for stopping by my profile, and good luck!

Most Popular

English,

English

I have tutored students of all ages in ESL and English for the past 15 years. I have tutored students for their middle school and high school English classes, helping them improve their grades, and I have also worked with ESL students so they become more comfortable in English in order to pass tests and succeed in interviews. I am able to help students who are strong in English and need to improve to the highest level, as well as those who struggle with the subject.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Hello! I've been teaching and tutoring students in ESOL for over 15 years. I believe that English is not only memorizing grammar, but I want to help you to gain confidence in the language and communicate effectively. However, if you are interested in preparation for English tests (TOEFL, IELTS, EIKEN, etc.), I can also help you with that. I also speak Japanese and Spanish so I know what it's like to learn a second language! My goal is to help you reach your goals! I hope to meet you soon :)
Japanese,

Japanese

Hajimemashite! I have been tutoring students in Japanese language for the past 10 years and have also taught adult classes at 2 local community centers. I specialize in helping adults learn tricky grammar & cultural points, as well as preparing for moving to or visiting Japan. Each lesson will be tailored to your goals and level & we will have fun learning together. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu!
Spanish,

Spanish

Hola! Como estas? I have studied Spanish for several years at The Ohio State University and am currently working there part-time at the Center for Latin American Studies. I've also traveled to Spain and 7 countries in Latin America, so I would love to talk with you about travels to the Spanish-speaking world!
Writing,

Writing

I have been teaching classes in writing for over 6 years at a local non-profit organization. In college, I received a writing award for my senior thesis. Through private tutoring over the past 12 years, I have become skilled at helping students prepare for proficiency test essays, correct grammar and diction mistakes, and overcome fears of brainstorming. I enjoy helping students learn and improve their writing skills!
Reading

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have worked as an academic advisor in multiple graduate programs for Ohio State University for over 10 years. During this time, I helped students with many areas, ranging from the application process, to career counseling, to financial aid and HR benefits, to navigating the university system. I am familiar with how the admissions process works, and I can guide students in preparing for tests as well as writing reference letters and personal statements. Take a look at reviews from my past students for more information!
ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

Hello! I've been teaching and tutoring students in ESOL for over 15 years. I believe that English is not only memorizing grammar, but I want to help you to gain confidence in the language and communicate effectively. However, if you are interested in preparation for English tests (TOEFL, IELTS, EIKEN, etc.), I can also help you with that. I also speak Japanese and Spanish so I know what it's like to learn a second language! My goal is to help you reach your goals! I hope to meet you soon :)

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

Hello! I've been teaching and tutoring students in ESOL for over 15 years. I believe that English is not only memorizing grammar, but I want to help you to gain confidence in the language and communicate effectively. However, if you are interested in preparation for English tests (TOEFL, IELTS, EIKEN, etc.), I can also help you with that. I also speak Japanese and Spanish so I know what it's like to learn a second language! My goal is to help you reach your goals! I hope to meet you soon :)
Japanese,

Japanese

Hajimemashite! I have been tutoring students in Japanese language for the past 10 years and have also taught adult classes at 2 local community centers. I specialize in helping adults learn tricky grammar & cultural points, as well as preparing for moving to or visiting Japan. Each lesson will be tailored to your goals and level & we will have fun learning together. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu!
Spanish,

Spanish

Hola! Como estas? I have studied Spanish for several years at The Ohio State University and am currently working there part-time at the Center for Latin American Studies. I've also traveled to Spain and 7 countries in Latin America, so I would love to talk with you about travels to the Spanish-speaking world!
Writing,

Writing

I have been teaching classes in writing for over 6 years at a local non-profit organization. In college, I received a writing award for my senior thesis. Through private tutoring over the past 12 years, I have become skilled at helping students prepare for proficiency test essays, correct grammar and diction mistakes, and overcome fears of brainstorming. I enjoy helping students learn and improve their writing skills!
Reading

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

I have been teaching English grammar courses for over 8 years. I can show you how to maximize your test score by improving your score on the ACT English portion of the test, both the essay and the multiple choice sections. Several students of mine earlier have received perfect scores on the ACT English section, and others have seen increases of 5-8 points!
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

I have been tutoring ACT Reading for over 8 years and have helped several students earn a perfect score on the ACT Reading section. Success in ACT reading depends on a balance between speed and comprehension. All students read and process information differently, so let's work together to find the best approach to maximize your score!
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I have worked as an academic advisor in multiple graduate programs for Ohio State University for over 10 years. During this time, I helped students with many areas, ranging from the application process, to career counseling, to financial aid and HR benefits, to navigating the university system. I am familiar with how the admissions process works, and I can guide students in preparing for tests as well as writing reference letters and personal statements. Take a look at reviews from my past students for more information!
IELTS,

IELTS

I have been tutoring students in ESL for the past 15 years, and have helped several students prepare for the IELTS test. I am familiar with the bands and scoring of the test. Most of my experience with IELTS has been with helping students with the speaking and writing portions of the test; last year, I helped two students improve their scores over 2 months from a 4.5 to a 6.0 and 6.5, which was enough to get them into two graduate programs in the United States.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have been teaching classes in SAT writing for over 6 years. I can help students prepare for both the essay and multiple choice sections of the test. The SAT Writing test is changing in 2016 -- will you be ready for the changes? I am currently assisting students in their preparations for both the current format and the old format of the test. My most recent student scored a perfect 80/80 on the multiple choice section of the exam. I enjoy helping students learn and improve their writing skills!
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I have 15 years experience helping students study for all sections of the TOEFL test. It is important not only to understand the format and how the test works, but also to be comfortable communicating in English. My goal in teaching for the TOEFL is help you not only to get a good score, but also to help you become better at communicating in English. Thank you for stopping by my profile, and good luck!
PSAT, SAT Reading

Examples of Expertise


Janelle has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 2 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Knowledgeable, patient, and friendly.

Janelle helped me refine my first draft of the personal statement for grad school. Her thoughtful questions and guidance made my statement flow better. Thank you!

Anna, 1 lesson with Janelle

Focus on Improving

The continuous assessment of my son’s progress in English and Reading section of ACT and guidance based on that is very beneficial.

Rakesh, 22 lessons with Janelle

Patient and kind

We talked about every topic. I was tired, but I enjoyed a lot. She gave me two pages about Superstitions in the US. I think some of them are a bit interesting!

Clemilton, 2 lessons with Janelle

ACT tutor

Janelle worked on English, reading, interpretation and test taking skills related to the ACT. Definitely a better understanding and comprehension of how to read and interpret passages.

Joni, 6 lessons with Janelle

Great ACT Reading Tutor

Janelle is knowledgeable about the ACT. She talked with my son and was able to quickly assess some of his weaknesses and give him some strategies for those. She is friendly and patient. Great session!

Kelly, 2 lessons with Janelle

patient and quiet

I had my first lesson with her! She is great cause she transmit trust in what you say... I appreciated her help and I hope to see her again. Thank's a lot Janelle

Erika, 3 lessons with Janelle

Great Teacher!!

My son has started liking to learn Spanish and above all the contentment on his face after every session with Janelle is priceless. Thanks Janelle!

Alka, 25 lessons with Janelle

Very effective advice on my paper

I'm very appreciate Janelle gave me suggestions not only on grammar but also overall structure. Besides, Janelle has a novel prospective of use of words. Thanks for being straight-forward and helpful!

Linzi, 1 lesson with Janelle

Nice and experiential tutor

We had a wonderful talk and she is very patient. She helped me reorganized my paper and helped my grammar, she is very nice.

Emily, 4 lessons with Janelle
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