FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Are virtual lessons just face-to-face discussions?
No. For sessions in which I introduce students to persuasive-writing techniques and college-admissions essays, I created PowerPoint slides to better engage students and visually reinforce the material I cover.
2. Why do you offer the option of faceless phone lessons, instead of always meeting via Zoom, Skype or FaceTime?
In my experience, many teenagers are more relaxed this way. often leading to more productive sessions. For meetings that don't require PowerPoint presentations, old-fashioned phone conversations lend themselves beautifully to discussing shared Google docs that we view simultaneously on our own screens.
3. I want to handwrite a practice essay for you to review, but I don't have access to a scanner. Any suggestions?
Here's a free mobile-scanner app if you don't mind an unobtrusive watermark at the bottom of each scanned page: https://www.camscanner.com/user/download. Or if you have an iPhone, just open a new document on the Notes app and click on the camera icon to use the "Scan Documents" option.
4. What payment methods do you accept?
Credit card, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, personal check or cash—paid before or at the start of the session. In the case of college-application-essay guidance other than "jump start," please call, text, WhatsApp or email me about payment terms (some of the work is completed on my own).