Nothing gives me more joy than helping someone achieve creative ambitions or academic success!
I have worked privately with dozens of students, from high school seniors writing common app and supplemental essays for college admissions, to a homeschooled student working on a YA novel, to middle and high school students completing homework assignments such as English and history papers. I have also helped countless students write, revise, and prepare their writing for submission to the Scholastic Awards and other writing contests.
I can happily provide English curriculum support for students in grades 6-12 with reading materials and prompts 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 have 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, Northeastern, Sarah Lawrence, and other prestigious schools.
My specialities include:
college admissions essays
high school and middle 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 behind-the-scenes support to 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.