Nothing gives me more joy than helping a young person achieve creative or academic success!
I have worked privately with a plethora of students, from high school seniors writing common app and supplemental essays for college admissions, to a homeschooled and then college student working on a YA novel and short stories, to middle and high school students completing homework assignments like English and history papers, as well as final portfolios or projects. I have also helped students prepare and revise their creative writing for submission to the Scholastic Awards and other writing contests. I will happily provide English curriculum support for students in grades 6-12 to enhance their critical writing and thinking skills and to instill joy in literary analysis, essay construction, and all stages of the writing process, from brainstorming and outlining to drafting and revising.
Some of the writers whose work I helped edit or compile have won Scholastic gold and silver national medals and regional keys. Students who worked with me on their college essays were accepted to such colleges and universities as Yale, Princeton, Brown, Cornell, Columbia, Barnard, Tufts, Wesleyan, Mount Holyoke, Bryn Mawr, University of Chicago, University of Michigan (acting), Northeastern, and other prestigious schools.
My specialities include:
college admissions essays
high school admissions essays
other personal statements
creative writing, such as fiction, memoir, poetry, etc.
novel or poetry chapbook mentorship
English, language arts, history, or any writing-based homework assignments
English/writing curriculum support or practice
I can also lend support for creative writing teachers and can lead writing workshops for small groups. In the past, I have provided lesson plans, prompts, materials, and feedback on student work for a middle-school creative writing teacher helping students generate material for the school literary magazine.
Please contact me for my rates and to discuss your tutoring, teaching, or mentoring needs. I am available to work online through Zoom, or in-person in New York City once it is safe to do so.