Janet the Tutor

I’m your friendly, independent neighborhood tutor in Berkeley,  Albany,
El Cerrito, Oakland, and northern East Bay.

Update: While we are all sheltering in place, I am working with students by video conference using Zoom.


  • Pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry: I work with students fourth grade and up to improve their comprehension of mathematical concepts and to help them gain confidence with mathematical reasoning.
  • Writing composition and reading: I work with students to help them gain confidence in their writing. Together, we improve grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, and composition. I also provide strategies to improve reading comprehension.
  • College essays: I provide coaching to support students in the process of writing college entrance essays.
  • Summer tutoring: I can help students stay caught up or even get ahead.

My rates are competitive. My base rate is $70 per hour, with discounts possible for things like multiple sessions per week. I’m flexible about the location for tutoring. Would you like to know more? Read more about my philosophy of tutoring.

Contact me with questions or to set up an appointment.

Janet, Your Friendly Neighborhood Tutor