I enjoy motivating both high achievers and less driven students to fulfill their potential as writers. Whatever their level of writing proficiency, the following services are available:
INITIAL ACT/SAT ESSAY LESSON
Option 1: In a 50-minute session one on one, I provide an overview of either exam essay and recommendations on how to write a successful response. The lesson is geared toward each student's specific knowledge and skill level.
Virtual lesson = $75
Option 2: Following the 50-minute session described above, the student writes a practice essay—40 minutes for the ACT, 50 for the SAT (longer for each if allowed extended time). After receiving a scanned version of the handwritten essay by text, WhatsApp or email, I return it by the same method in a week or less with detailed written feedback.
In-home lesson + written feedback = $150
Virtual lesson + written feedback = $120
ADDITIONAL ACT/SAT ESSAY LESSONS
Tailored to meet each student's needs
2 — College Application Essays
Via Zoom, Skype or FaceTime, we'll examine the big picture and important details
— whether you need just a push in the right direction, assistance from start to finish or something in between
Option 1: JUMP START YOUR COMMON APP ESSAY
Together, for 60 minutes, we'll:
clarify the role of the essay in the application process
generate initial content ideas
discuss how to structure the essay
determine a timeline for completing the essay with minimal stress
Ideal for the student who doesn't know where to begin—and for parents and guardians who seek meaningful assistance with this critical piece of their child's college application but want their child to take full ownership starting with the first draft.
Virtual conversation = $125
Option 2: FLEXIBLE GUIDANCE FOR COMMON APP AND OTHER APPLICATION ESSAYS
It depends how far along in the process the student is when I'm contacted, so call, text, WhatsApp or email me to discuss procedure and fee.
3 — High-School Writing Assignments
Share a project with me from any convenient digital device, and I'll walk you through the editing process
EDITING GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOL ASSIGNMENTS
Send me an invitation to share your Google doc. We'll connect via Zoom, Skype, FaceTime or audio call and work on your assignment as a team while viewing the document at the same time. The goal is to achieve an error-free, polished draft representing the best work I can squeeze out of you.
Virtual conversation = $25 for each 15-minute block of time