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I love to work with high-school students to help them become better writers and stronger candidates for admission to college! Whether the challenge involves class writing assignments, college entrance-exam and application essays, or the learning curve of college selection, teachers, parents and students have valued my assistance.

Jon Zion

BACKGROUND: I'm most proud, together with my wife, a college professor, to have raised a charming pair of Florida Gators in our village near the Hudson River. A Northwestern University art-history grad minoring in English literature, I worked for more than two decades overseas and in the U.S. as a writer, editor and operations manager in the fields of international business and website development. From 2004 until 2021, when its long-time owner retired, I was the writing instructor at highly regarded Young's Test Prep on Long Island. Since then, in addition to tutoring privately, I've enjoyed writing fiction for both children and adults.

PHILOSOPHY: guided learning in a relaxed, good-humored atmosphere focused on critical thinking. While aiming to bolster students' confidence, no matter their skill level, I offer practical advice for improving writing proficiency, crafting appealing content, raising essay scores and increasing the likelihood of admission to 'target' and 'reach' colleges.

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