Help your child succeed with an independent, professional tutor

All Subjects K-5, Algebra, Geometry, Humanities, Math K-8, Reading & Comprehension, Writing All Ages, College Essay Coaching, Homework Coaching, Organizational & Study Skills, ISEE/HSPT/SSAT

Does your child struggle in school? Or does he or she feel bored or unchallenged in school? Give your child the tutoring support he or she needs. A writer and a former teacher, I’ve been tutoring professionally since 2015. I work with kids of all ages to help them improve in math, reading and writing, and general study skills. I would love to speak with you about working with your child.

I teach the following subjects:

  • Elementary math and middle-school math, Algebra 1 and 2, and geometry: I work with students from first grade up to eleventh grade. Our shared goals are improved understanding of concepts, experience solving problems, and increased comfort communicating mathematical ideas.
  • Writing, composition, and reading: I work with students of all ages to help them gain writing confidence. I also teach new and more experienced readers, using proven methods to learn both decoding and reading comprehension.
  • Study skills and learning how to learn: Using the most recent science of learning, I pass on skills that help students stay organized, be aware of their own learning processes, and pro-actively approach academic learning.
  • College essay coaching and ISEE test prep

For more information about me, my rates, or the services I provide, please see my web site or contact me via e-mail or phone.

Region Served: 
East Bay
Elementary school, Middle school, High school
Janet Stephens
janetplanetjs [at]