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:

1  ACT or SAT Essay

Lessons in your home are available within a 10-mile radius of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
— or save 20% and meet with me via Zoom, Skype or FaceTime from anywhere on the planet

Option 1:  In a 50-minute session one on one, I provide an overview of either the ACT or SAT essay and recommendations on how to write a successful response. The lesson is geared toward each student's specific knowledge and skill level.
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Option 2:  Following the 50-minute session described above, the student writes a practice essay40 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.

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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

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.
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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

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

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