Write With Janet

Does your child need extra support in writing? Does your child love to write and want to continue to write under guidance? A former Palo Alto Unified teacher, I offer writing classes, small group and private, throughout the school year, and full-time in the summer. Additionally, I am now providing educational consulting services regarding students who are struggling, and guidance through the assessment process that the public schools provide. I do not provide tutoring with homework or class work.

Summer 2024 Registration Open

This summer I am again offering my intensive two week writing camps. Group classes are two hours every day. Semi-private lessons are an hour and 15 minutes.

Summer 2024 Weekly Schedule

Summer 2024 Session Dates

Fill out the Summer 2024 Registration Form  and send $100 deposit per student.  Registration priority is based on when I receive your deposit. Make sure to include the name of your student and your email in the comments of the payment, if the name on your bank account is different, otherwise your payment may be lost.

Class TypeMinutes10 Day
After Deposit
Semi-Private – you arrange (same family)75$875 per student$775
Semi-Private – I arrange75$900 per student$800
Small Group120$850 per student$750

“Everyone is a good writer.  You just have to find it!”  -Milan 5th grade (in the middle of his first lesson)

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Above is Violet, and to the right is Polar Bear-a big guy now up to 75 furry pounds!

Program Overview

  • Does your child need extra support in writing?
  • Does your child love to write and want to continue writing under guidance?

Summer writing classes (now year-round) began  to help students who were not learning well from regular classroom instruction.  Classes are conducted in small groups of 4-6 so that students must participate in both discussions of techniques published authors use, as well as giving feedback to peers on writing done for class. Classes take place at my house, 203 Chester St. in Menlo Park (right off of 101 and Willow Rd.).  Private and semi-private lessons also available (they do fill quickly).

The following is a list of steps to register your child for writing workshops.


How I Create Small Groups


Most important to me, is creating small groups that work best for instruction, which means students with similar age levels and instructional needs be grouped together as much as possible.   When requesting a time and week, I will contact you if it is the best placement for your child this summer.  It is important that you indicate whether you student is a struggling, average or high-achieving writer, and if your child has an IEP or 504. I can then group students carefully for best instruction. Most of my summer students are struggling or average writers. Each summer, I also try to put together a multi-age group of highly motivated writers.  If your student has been in my classes before and I mentioned that your child would benefit from this type of group, please remind me and I will try to schedule your student accordingly.

I am also a Child Advocate who can help families whose children might be struggling in school.  See my consulting page for more information.