Private Middle & High Schools
If private sessions are outside of your price range, please consider joining other families: create group academic writing classes and split the cost. (Maximum of 4 students in one class. The higher cost per hour is intended to account for time needed to coordinate and correspond with multiple parents / caregivers.)
Have you already written your essay and simply need feedback? You can email it to me for revising, editing, and / or proofreading. Please Note: Cost is based on a 48-hour turnaround for 1 hour of work. Please book a 15-minute consult to get an estimate based on your needs.
This unique experience pushes and challenges students to become effective and clear academic and essay writers. It motivates them while providing the support and scaffolds necessary to bring them into success at school, across subject areas, specifically in the realm of academic writing.
The best essay writers are excellent readers. These classes build concrete reading skills across academic subject areas.
English Language Arts
I geek-out on grammar, regularly; I hope that my passion for the foundation of all good writing translates to your child also falling in love with grammar.
As I am in the process of learning how to teach phonics (Orton-Gillingham method), I am offering a discount.
We help kids effectively attune themselves to what their instructor is teaching. Just as when you are playing basketball, you must always be ready to receive a pass rather than passively waiting around, in any class in school you must be an active participant ready to receive and process all of the knowledge your teacher is dropping.
Poetry is the prose of everyday life, gone through a sieve. It is a form of art where silence and spaces of apparent nothingness actually deeply matter. It is, arguably, the most difficult form of writing. It is not simply a set of words one can read in 60 seconds. Rather, it is the textual atomization of our shared humanities. During these chaotic times, learning to write poetry can bring structure, control, calmness, and healing to your child's life.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading
Do you need help figuring out what's going on with your child at school? I'd love to help you problem-solve.
My heart is with ESL learners and I have over a decade of experience teaching English to both children and adults. My students have come to the United States from around the world: Cape Verde, Taiwan, China, Poland, Vietnam, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Korea, Ethiopia, El Salvador, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Brazil, Morocco and Guinea.