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A widely published author and former English professor, I have taught and tutored five-paragraph-style essay writing for 39 years.

I have tutored fourth-graders to college students, including students from Phillips Academy (Andover), St. Albans School (DC), Columbia University, the UN International School, the University of California, the University of Michigan, Dartmouth College, and The Dalton School.

Per my extensive training and experience, I break essay writing into an easy-to-learn six-step, four-aspect process.*

The four aspects are content, organization, development and language.

The six steps: 1) know or research topic, 2) brainstorm or free-write, 3) outline/plan, 4) draft, 5) identify strengths and weaknesses, 6) preserve strengths, eliminate weaknesses.

By breaking essay writing into smaller, more manageable aspects and steps, students can perfect each element and step separately, which yields better essays.

Please contact me to request my resume and discuss your tutoring needs.

I can't wait to help your child write better!

I charge $50/hour, due at the end of each lesson.

* The bad news is the process takes longer than trying to do everything at once. The good news is the process lets students do one thing well at a time, which yields better essays. More good news is that, rather than a mystical, mysterious approach, the process is sure-fire, scientific, and explicit--students become fully aware of and in charge of what they communicate to readers.

P.S. If you're still interested after we talk by phone, I'll provide references. (I don't like to bother my clients until a parent shows serious interest.)

P.P.S. I have a BA in literature from the University of California, an MFA in writing from Columbia University, and an MFA in film from NYU.
  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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