Qualifications & Experience

Looking for an experienced, results-oriented Test Prep Tutor? You've come to the right place! With nationwide recognition as a top tutor, a master's degree (3.94 GPA), and over 22 years of tutoring experience, I am able and eager to help you with your learning needs.

TEST PREP:
You want to feel well-prepared and confident come test day. To help you get there, we will develop an individualized plan based on your previous test results, goal score, unique challenges, and personal strengths.

During our sessions, we will work on content knowledge, subject-specific strategies, anxiety reduction, error analysis, and essay-writing techniques to maximize your test score. My test prep students have earned point increases that have paved the way to top choice schools, college scholarships, and a major boost in self-confidence.

PROOFREADING/EDITING BY EMAIL:
Need a paper proofread and edited? No need for in-person sessions -- just send me your draft, I'll send you a quote, and we'll get it done!

HOMEWORK/SPECIAL TOPICS:
Perhaps you struggle in a class, need to improve your study skills, or want to prepare for a standardized test. In addition to test prep, I've helped 100s of students with college application prep, admissions essays, career development, computer orientation, nursing studies, resume' writing, study skills, and homework needs. I'm always up for a new challenge!

K-8 TUTORING:
Through observation and discussion, we'll get to the root of your knowledge gaps, pacing issues, and study challenges. As needed, a skills/proficiency assessment will help me design a custom tutoring program for you.

CORPORATE/STUDENT TRAINING:
Do you have employees or students who could use specialized training, e.g. test prep, business writing, English language proficiency? I offer flexible scheduling to fit your needs and will come to your metro location for group or individual sessions. I currently work with metro area universities to facilitate MTLE-NES large group test prep sessions for non-native test-takers and anyone else needing support. Ask me about these free sessions!

SCHEDULING:
Tutoring sessions are typically 2 hours for test prep, 1-2 hours for preK-12 and other subjects, and customizable to fit your needs. We meet in a Bloomington/Richfield/Savage coffee shop or community college (or online for non-metro/out-of-state students). For preK-5/senior-aged students, we can meet in the student's home within 5 minutes of downtown Savage.

TUTORING HOURS:
• Weekends anytime
• Weekday evenings
• Most holidays
• Other times by request

TUTORING RATES:
- Test Prep (content review, error analysis, essay evaluation, anxiety reduction) => $165/hr
- Proofreading/Editing by Email => depends on project type and length
- Homework/Special Topics => K-5 = $75/hr, 6-8 = $85/hr, 9-12 = $95/hr, college/adult = $105/hr
- Group rate (2+ students) = capped at $200/hr

TESTIMONIALS:
Jan 2018 —
I have been accepted at each school I have heard back from so far!! I have chosen to accept an offer to the Occupational Therapy Doctoral program at the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis. When I went for my visit, one of the faculty commented on how much they had loved my personal essay. :) Again, thank you so much for all of the help with my essay questions. I can't wait to to take these next steps forward towards becoming an OT.
Katie, OT doctoral candidate (OTD admissions essays)

Oct 2017 --
Thank you a million times over Jana! We were so happy for [our son] when we ... saw he had improved so much in each area ... I know that getting that high score was such a confidence booster for him! ... I am so thankful I found your profile on Wyzant and took the chance that it was money well spent. I can not say enough about how you have helped him! ... Thanks again for everything!"
Tina, parent of 12th grader (ACT)

Sept 2017 --
"I'm pleased to report that [my son] got a 34 on his ACT. He is really happy and I know your work with him was instrumental in his achieving a higher score. I hope you are still providing tutoring when his younger brother gears up to take the test ... I'll make sure to reach out to you when the timing is right. Thank you again."
Ellen, parent of 11th grader (ACT)

STYLE:
Since 1997, I have enjoyed tutoring students of all ages and skill levels in a wide range of subjects, specializing in standardized test prep. I am very patient and can help you develop the skills necessary to reach your goals.

Students will benefit from my extensive tutoring experience, diverse subject knowledge, and ability to customize tutoring sessions to meet their specific needs. To help make the tutoring experience inspiring as well as productive, I employ a variety of strategies and resources. My students report they find my approach to be friendly, motivating, and non-judgmental.

HIGHLIGHTS:
- Individualized sessions to address your unique needs
- Significant tutor prep/research/analysis outside sessions means maximum value for your dollar
- Flexible scheduling, short notice sessions
- Prompt email replies
- Detailed session summaries
- A tutor who loves helping you learn what you want to know!

CREDENTIALS:
- Professional tutor since 1997
- A+ Better Business Bureau rating (STAR Tutoring)
- NES Reading & Writing test prep instructor, East African Student to Teacher program, Augsburg & Metro State Universities
- English learner instructor, Global LT
- Scorer, Pearson Education - SAT Essay & Middle School Math
- Manuscript evaluator, Barron's - ACT, GMAT, GRE, GED manuals
- Certified Test Administrator: Evaluation of Basic Skills
- MLIS degree: 3.94 GPA

I am easy to reach and quick to respond, so feel free to contact me anytime with your questions or to schedule a session. I'm happy to help!

Education

2008

St. Catherine University

Library and Information Science

1985

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Physiology

Degree

2008

Masters

1985

Bachelors

Awards & Honors

2011

PMP

Subjects

Math

Algebra 1
Elementary Math
Prealgebra

Test Preparation

ACT Writing
ACT Math
ACT Reading
ACT Science
GED
GMAT
GRE
Praxis
PSAT
SAT Math
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
SSAT
ASVAB

ACT

ACT Writing
ACT Math
ACT Reading
ACT Science

SAT

SAT Math
SAT Reading
SAT Writing

English

English (K-8)
ESL/ESOL
Essay Writing
Grammar
Reading & Comprehension
Proofreading
Study Skills
Vocabulary

Language

ESL/ESOL

Computer

Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word

Professional

Microsoft Excel
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word

Other

ADD/ADHD
Aspergers
Autism
Dyslexia
Homeschool
Life Coach
Special Needs

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