- Teaches students:
- Ages 3+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- August 2006
Hi there! I'm Janis, a recent graduate from the University of Southern California. While at USC, I studied neuroscience, but beyond my science curriculum, I took many literature and music classes.
I love learning about all types of topics and people, and I want to bring this energy to my students. From a very young age, I have loved creating lesson plans for my younger siblings. This developed into more formal tutoring and mentoring roles through middle school, high school, and college.
I have experience teaching everything from beginner piano to young children, to science presentation skills to international teaching assistants.
Using passion, compassion, and a positive energy, I would love to help you achieve your learning goals! :)
I am a Behavioral Therapist for children on the autism spectrum. I have learned applied behavior analysis techniques and theories that will surely come in useful for my lessons!
Throughout college, I spent every Saturday tutoring and mentoring kids at Castelar Elementary in LA's Chinatown. I eventually attained the position of Co-Administrative Director, where I helped organize curriculum for the children.
I taught English to two young Spanish girls (ages 4 & 6) while I was studying abroad in Bilbao. I met with them for a couple hours every day and used different play techniques to teach them English.
I was the RA for 44 first-year women. Not only did I help enforce USC's Housing Contract, I also planned 3 enrichment programs monthly and responded to several crises.
I tutored and mentored a small group of high school students 3x/week from an under-privileged area of Los Angeles in college readiness and SAT prep techniques.
Throughout high school, I taught many music lessons in piano and violin. I taught children in the 5-10 range, teaching basic sight reading techniques, music theory, rhythm, proper form, practice techniques, etc.
My son is loving taking lessons with Janis. I rarely have to remind him to practice and he looks forward to lesson day.
Girls enjoy working with Janis. She is calm and pleasant. Focuses on girls interest.
Wonderful with younger children!
Our 5 y.o. daughter just took her first lesson with Janis and she much enjoyed the lesson. Our daughter is excited to learn to play the piano and Janis made the lesson fun and enjoyable. Our daughter is off to an excellent start with Janis. Janis left homework for our daughter until she returns for the next lesson. We are very pleased with Janis. She is very pleasant and patient and our daughter much enjoys her company.+ Read More
We moved recently to LA from London and Janis is a fantastic teacher. My two boys are very much enjoying their lessons now and even practice without me having to ask. She discovered how best to motivate each child and customized her approach. Janis is much better than the previous two teachers in London.+ Read More
I have a 4years old boy. He loves taking piano lessons with Janis. You know how hard to let them listen to you, but she did it!
My daughter starts her piano class with Ms Janis since she was three and half. She loves her teacher and . Ms Janis is always patient, sweet and cheerful. We feel lucky to have Ms Janis as a teacher and a friend.
Janis is really great with kids, very patient and fun.My son looks forward for the piano lessons every week
What a job Janis did! Turned me from a complete beginner to a proficient classical player in just a few weeks. Thank you so much Janis
Janis is awesome. Super patient and effective. Very happy I found her on take lessons.
So nice and so much fun!!
Thanks to Janis we are all learning piano!!!
Loved the lesson looking forward to more!!
Wonderful. Best tutor ever!!
Fabulous, fun and patient teacher!
Janis is a wonderful piano instructor. She's patient and find different ways to spark interest, hence my kids look forward to their weekly lesson
Janis is a patient and intelligent young piano instructor. She loves and is passionate about music. She does not only help kids to learn how to play piano. She also teaches the young minds how to enjoy and appreciate music. My daughter loves Janis. Because of Janis, she starts to appreciate piano and is willing to practice more every day.+ Read More
She is a very patient teacher and she loves piano so much.