Jane Hirschhorn

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Jane Hirschhorn, the founder of JBH Tutoring in Newton, Massachusetts, has been offering writing support to students for nearly three decades. She brings expertise, enthusiasm, and a sense of humor to her work with students and their families. Jane has taught and tutored at several Boston-area schools, including two schools serving students with learning challenges. For nine years, Jane was a writing tutor at the Mount Ida College Writing Center, working with Stefanie Jeruss and Jane Kokernak and serving as the Writing Center’s supervisor during her later years there. Jane has also published articles about writing tutoring in professional journals. She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from Tufts, a Bachelor’s degree in English from Emory, and has taken courses in Special Education from Boston College.
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I hold a Master of Arts in Teaching from Tufts University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University. I have also taken courses in Special Education at Boston College.

I have worked as teacher and college writing center tutor for the past 20 years. I am currently the sole owner and operator of JBH Tutoring. I also have professional experience as a writer and editor.  Please visit my website http://jbhtutoring.com/about.html to view my resume.

My philosophy and method is to explore essay topics with students and provide them with oral and written feedback as they move through the writing process. Although there is no single “formula,” for writing a college essay, it is critical for students to allocate ample time to think, compose a first draft and revise their work. They should envision this process taking weeks (or months) so they can gain perspective on their initial ideas and words in order to create a compelling and authentic essay. For more information about my philosophy and process visit me at my website http://jbhtutoring.com/about.html

In my free time, I enjoy reading, hiking and knitting and spending time with friends and family. I live the Boston area.