Tutoring that Empowers Writers

Writing can be fun, but also demanding. And the challenges just get tougher as students make their way through school. To help developing writers succeed, I provide individualized instruction that’s based on 25 years of professional teaching and writing experience.

During tutoring sessions, I make sure students have many opportunities to write about their experiences, observations, and opinions because my mission is to help students realize the power of written communication. This is especially important during COVID-19 challenges.

My students have learned how to create vivid language, punch up plotlines, and reduce repetition. They’ve overcome writer’s block, identified run-on sentences, and created personal checklists for copyediting.

Whether students are working on cursive handwriting or literary criticism, I’m ready to help them achieve their goals.

What to Expect

I support students in two ways:

  • As an educator…
    I base my instructional approach on the Writing Workshop Method. The focus is on the writing process, from initial brainstorming to final copyediting, and everything in between.
  • As a writer…
    I share my expertise and enthusiasm for writing! But I also understand how tough it is to write on deadline–that’s how I’ve earned a paycheck.

Find out more about my tutoring services.

Tutoring During COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students and their families have faced incredible challenges. Health department guidelines have changed constantly and learning environments have been upended.

Through it all, I have worked hard to maintain tutoring services in a safe and effective manner. I am fully vaccinated against COVID-19. I’ve added Zoom as a remote learning tool and figured out new ways to use online instructional tools. I’ve gone through many boxes of masks and picked up some cloth masks that are comfortable for in-person sessions. Even my teaching strategies have evolved to fit new conditions during the pandemic.

For Fall 2021, I’ve updated tutoring options and guidelines, which will continue to be adjusted, based on local guidelines and updates from the Illinois Department of Public Health and CDC.

Despite all the difficulties, I feel grateful that I can help students turn writing into a source of strength, instead of anxiety and stress, during this uncertain time.

Get Started!

Contact me for more information. I’m ready to help!