Expert ESOL And Writing Instruction

Expert ESOL And Writing Instruction

5.0Exceptional(11 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


I have twenty years experience teaching English of all kinds - writing for the first several years, and now I'm teaching international students how to speak, read and listen to English. I have a TESOL certificate With Distinction and an additional Certificate in Teaching English Pronunciation. I love to teach the English language - as well as to study it (I've often got my nose in a grammar book!). Teaching suits my nature and history, and I look forward to each new teaching/learning adventure.

I'm always impressed by my student's drive to improve their lives by speaking their best English. With nice English, they are unlimited in their potential to thrive in America, and that's very exciting to me. There's a feeling I get of being connected to a country when I grow fond of (and I ALWAYS have great fondness for my students!) a student from there.


Hired 6 times
1 employee
6 years in business
Serves Boston , MA
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Venmo, Apple Pay, Zelle


Student age

19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Student's goals

Improve communication skills, Reduce speech-related anxiety, Enhance professional or academic performance, Improve social skills or confidence, Other goals

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  • Reviews

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    Abagail B.

    Looking for an experienced writing tutor? Look no further! Janet provides excellent writing consultation and tutoring services. Students or parents can expect their needs and goals to meet through Janet’s impeccable teaching style. Janet is an asset for those looking to further their academics or professional accomplishments. I will work with her again on written assignments and recommend Expert ESOL Instruction to all.
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    December 17, 2022
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    Guru 2.

    Janet tutored both of our high school children and did a superb job with coaching to write effectively. Janet coached our son to write his college application essays successfully resulting in him being accepted to 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!
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    October 20, 2021



    I will continue to use Ms. Kenney’s assistance, and I would highly recommend her to all students and professionals alike. I am truly fortunate to know her and to work with her. Zahili Gonzalez Zamora, Boston, MA. April 2021.
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    October 20, 2021


    CLIENT 2.

    Ms. Kenney’s assistance is attentive, personable and fun. She had the ability of turning writing an essay into an enjoyable time of experiential and lingering discovery and Janet Kenney Teaching Testimonials2021 [email protected] knowledge. Our relationship has now evolved into assisting with career bio updates and artist statement touch ups.
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    October 20, 2021



    My name is Zahili Gonzalez Zamora. I am a Cuban Jazz pianist and arranger, leader of the Afro Cuban trio, MIXCLA, and an assistant professor at the piano department at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. I have known Ms. Janet Kenney for the past 8 years. Our first interaction took place at Berklee College of Music during my freshman year. She was a writing tutor and a blessing in the sky, not just for me but also to every student who needed the extra help with English as a second language and dense content essay assignments.
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    October 20, 2021


    Mostafa (.

    My son Adam, 11, has been taking private English lessons with Janet for some months now. In that time, I have seen a definite improvement in Adam’s ease and confidence when speaking English. Janet answers any questions he has immediately and clearly. Adam enjoys his lessons. It’s nice to hear them laughing from the kitchen. Janet is an excellent teacher for Adam.
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    October 20, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    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.  

    When helping with writing and 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 also helped with artist statements, bios, grant applications and resumes, etc. x

    I have my TESOL Certificate With Distinction and Masters from Boston University in English/Playwriting. I have almost twenty years of teaching experience, eight years of which had been tutoring in a college setting with a large international population with talented musicians who also have to pass Liberal Arts classes.  

    I generally charge $60/hour.


    Services offered

    Reading And Writing Tutoring