Over 600 tutoring hours

Janet W.

Portland, OR

$45/hour

Experienced Tutor for Adult English, ESL, Writing, and Test Prep

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 11/20/13
5.0 average from 130 ratings
A wonderful tutor
— Bahador, Vancouver, WA on 8/29/11

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University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Master's
Portland State University School of Education
Master's

Education

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Master's)

Portland State University School of Education (Master's)

About Janet

I am a very dedicated and patient ESL, English, writing, and test prep tutor who has worked with adults and high school students from all over the world. My credentials include a Master's degree in Adult Education and a graduate certificate in TESOL (Teaching English as a Second or Other Language).

I have experience working with English language learners at all levels, from beginners to TOEFL/IELTS students and business professionals. I also have considerable experience as an academic writing tutor with both native and non-native English speakers.

My approach is very customized, and I will take care to design tutoring sessions that focus on your specific needs and interests. I have many student texts and workbooks that we can use, but I also like to incorporate a lot of "real world" materials such as newspapers, magazines, websites, newsletters, maps, menus, etc.

I have conversational proficiency in Spanish and basic proficiency in French. I have volunteered and/or worked in several countries in Asia and Latin America. I look forward to meeting and working with you!
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

* If a student cancels a lesson less than 24 hours in advance or does not show up for a lesson, I charge for the full lesson.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Portland, OR 97202
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"A wonderful tutor"

- Bahador, Vancouver, WA on 8/29/11

"IELTS Expert"

- Khalid, Portland, OR on 7/13/14

"Effective teacher!"

- Matias, Portland, OR on 10/31/11

"An Excellent English/ESOL Tutor!"

- Julie & Rich, Lake Oswego, OR on 10/14/11
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GMAT, GRE, MCAT,
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Business:
GMAT, GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ESL/ESOL

I hold a Master's degree in Adult Education from Portland State University. My Master's project involved developing a participatory approach to Adult ESOL.

I also hold a graduate certificate in Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (TESOL) from Seattle Pacific University.

I have been teaching adult ESL (paid and volunteer) for many years, and I have worked with students from all over the world. My experience includes students at all proficiency levels, from true beginners to TOEFL and business English students. I have taught several Level 1 and 2 adult ESOL groups at Portland Community College, and I own my own adult ESL tutoring practice (ESL PDX).

MCAT

My tutoring expertise related to MCAT preparation focuses primarily on the Verbal Reasoning and Writing Sample sections. I have more than 10 years of experience teaching English, ESL, TOEFL preparation, and preparation for the English sections of the MCAT, the GMAT, and the GRE. I have helped both native and non-native English speakers obtain the scores they needed on these sections of the MCAT exam. Please note that I do charge a slightly higher hourly rate for MCAT tutoring ($55/hour).

TOEFL

In addition to teaching and tutoring adult English and ESL, I have specific experience helping students prepare for the TOEFL exam. I have successfully helped several students achieve composite TOEFL scores above 100 on the IBT exam.

The TOEFL exam tests English reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills with a focus on academic/collegiate topics and situations. My customized approach to TOEFL preparation begins with an assessment to help identify the student's current strengths and areas for improvement. We then systematically work on a combination of language skills and test-taking skills so that the student feels confident and prepared for all sections of the TOEFL exam.

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Master's
Portland State University School of Education
Master's

Education

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Master's)

Portland State University School of Education (Master's)

A wonderful tutor — I needed a 26 in the speaking part of Toefl. Those who have taken Toefl know how hard it is to get a 26. Janet was very helpful. She is a very experienced person. She always answered my e-mails and questions immediately. She provided me lots of practice material and would go through my answers before the day of class. She is one of the most responsible and dedicated teachers I have ever had. I alw ...

— Bahador, Vancouver, WA on 8/29/11

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

* If a student cancels a lesson less than 24 hours in advance or does not show up for a lesson, I charge for the full lesson.

Travel policy

Janet will travel within 40 miles of Portland, OR 97202.