My experience covers almost twenty years of teaching, including, for the last eight years, tutoring at the college, high school and professional level. I am produced playwright with a Masters in English/Playwriting from Boston University. I am most deligted in life by my dog, my garden, writing and teaching. I love the little flash that happens when a student who has been struggling starts to take control of the material, not the other way around. My next great project is to get my memoir, What Else But Grace, published.
The progress that can be made with one-on-one work always amazes me. Students become partners.
Janet tutored both our high school children and did a superb job with coaching them to write effectively. Janet coached our son in writing his college application essays successfully resulting in him being accepted in 5 of the 6 colleges he applied to. Our daughter's confidence in writing improved significantly during the period of Janet's coaching. Janet is patient and encouraging with her students and her feedback is very effective. I highly recommend Janet as a tutor and writing coach!
Janet’s tutoring literally changed my life. I am a better writer today thanks to her. Our sessions over the course of 4 years guided me through the completion of complex essays, bios, researches and much more. She is personable, patient and understanding.
I start where the student is by seeing what work is available. I'll take a good look at what you have and we'll go from there. If you have a project begun, fine. If you have not begun a project, I'm happy to start from scratch! I have loads of tricks and tips to get started.
I have almost twenty years of teaching experience, the last eight years of which have been in a college setting with a large international population with talented musicians who also have to pass Liberal Arts classes. I have also helped with artist statements, bios, grant applications and resumes, etc.
I generally charge $40/hour.