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I love to work with high-school students and help them become better writers! Whether the challenge involves class writing assignments or ACT, SAT, and college-application essays, teachers, parents, and students have valued my assistance.


BACKGROUND: A Northwestern University art history graduate, I minored in English literature and later dabbled in calligraphy, advertising, import-export management and stay-at-home parenting. For more than two decades, I worked overseas and in the U.S. as a writer and editor in the fields of publishing, international business and website development. From 2004 until the pandemic, when its long-time owner retired, I was the writing instructor at highly regarded Young's Test Prep on Long Island. Having spent most of my childhood in the New York metro area, I'm pleased—together with my wife, a college professor—to have raised two outstanding sons between the Hudson River and the Long Island Sound.

PHILOSOPHY: guided learning in a relaxed, supportive, good-humored atmosphere. While aiming to bolster students' confidence no matter their skill level, I offer practical advice for improving writing skills, crafting appealing content and raising essay scores.

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