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I went to high school at a prep school, Shady Side Academy, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was there that I learned English grammar, rhetoric sentence structure and how to process thoughts into words. I attended Middlebury College where I majored in English and Economics where I received a B.A. I then attended University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Graduate School where I received an MBA.

I have been an athlete playing baseball (Signed with Pittsburgh Pirates) and football (sandlot, high school and college). I have also run 3 marathons and numerous half marathons and 10Ks. My career has included merchandising, wholesaling and manufacturing, largely in Textiles and Retailing. I also was a certified personal fitness trainer and self-defense instructor.

My prep school origin is significant in that, although my career went another way, I was so motivated by my English instructors that I could not get enough of English and American literature. These instructors gave me the confidence to express myself and write. I became a published writer. And I became confident about my intellect. I assisted/tutored both my children in English and composition through their junior, middle and high school years (even helping my daughter with her writing style while she attended Harvard Law School). I have worked as an adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) I have coached my children enabling them to attend Colgate and play 4 years of Division 1 soccer. I have also coached baseball, basketball and soccer. I mention this because I have always thought of myself as a coach/teacher even though I have no formal teaching education. I also ran an inter-city mentoring program in the Boys and Girls Clubs.

I love English reading it and writing it. I have always believed that if you have thought it through enough to precisely put it on paper (or on a word processor) you will understand it and be able to speak it with conviction. While I am, of course, fairly expert at business, economics and math, I feel a passion to help young people express themselves. If I have a teaching philosophy, it would be to help my students be excited about what they are accomplishing and to feel good about themselves. Great things come from high self-esteem

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Jan’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Beauty School of Middletowne - Bachelor in Arts, English

Graduate Degree: University of Pennsylvania -Wharton School - Masters in Business Administration, Marketing


My interests including most sports - especially American football, soccer, baseball and martial arts. Largely watching now after 4 knee surgeries. I enjoy watching classic films. I like to read fiction and history and historical novels. I like to cook and am developing my "skills". And I enjoy wine. But my favorite pastime is playing with my grandchildren.

Tutoring Subjects

Adult Literacy

College English

Elementary School Writing


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School English

High School Writing

Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing


Public Speaking


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