My experience covers almost twenty years of teaching, including tutoring at the college, high school and professional level. For the last few years, I have been focusing on teaching ESL for foreeign adults and I love it. There's no better way to learn about another country's culture than to teach someone who is from there. 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. 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. 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.
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.
When working with a forerign language student, I start where they are. I spend time getting to know them because they do most of the talking. I am patient and love to see progress. I can help with grammar and accent reduction. As for editing, 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 $50/hour.