Writing Tutoring Options

Tutoring is not a one-size-fits-all service! My goal is to maintain a range of locations and schedules, so I can meet the needs of every writing student.

Currently, I offer three options for tutoring location:

For help deciding on the best tutoring location for you, see the explanations below or contact me for more information.

Remote

Remote tutoring has proven to be effective for many students, but especially for high school students who are able to type and manage technology easily themselves. This option seems to appeal to students with busy schedules who are comfortable sharing screens and documents to focus on the writing itself.

What’s Involved?

Online Student-Tutor Interaction

Location: From our own homes, eliminating the need for transportation.
Health Risk: No virus risk for students or tutor from the tutoring encounter.

Materials That Students Need at Home

A good tutoring experience requires a strong tech platform:

  • Environment in a workspace that’s free from noise and distractions.
  • Computer laptop with a monitor, microphone, speakers, and camera.
  • High-speed internet connection with capacity for streaming video.
  • Zoom application installed on the student’s computer for remote meetings.
  • Student email account for managing Zoom meetings and for sharing writing.
  • Google Docs for writing and receiving feedback.
  • Optional paper and pen/pencil for brainstorming and note taking.

NOTE: An iPad, by itself, is not an adequate platform for remote tutoring. Please contact me for help with meeting the technical requirements for remote tutoring.

Library

This option works well for students who prefer face-to-face instruction and who can easily meet at the Wilmette Public Library. In-person instruction is especially beneficial for grade school and middle school students, as well as students who want to work on handwriting and students who cannot type.

The library provides plenty of quiet spaces for writing, as well as private study rooms for students who focus better with fewer distractions. At times, masks may be recommended due to Covid-19 levels, but currently there is no mask requirement.

What’s Involved?

In-Person Interaction

Location: Wilmette Public Library at tables in a common area or in a study room.
Health Risk: Low virus risk for students and tutor. Masks are not currently required but may be mandated by the library or needed by the student or tutor for health purposes. Tutoring is cancelled if the library is closed or if the student or tutor are sick or test positive for COVID.
Student Equipment & Materials

  • Students may write in a notebook with a pen or pencil.
  • Or students can write with an iPad or a laptop computer, using Google or Word docs.

In-Home

Some students need in-person tutoring but find traveling to the public library difficult. My service area includes Wilmette, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Northfield, Evanston, Skokie, and Glenview.

This option works best for students who will be able to find a quiet workspace at home, free from the distraction of pets or home activities.

I am fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to protect the health of both me and my students. Currently, masks are not required, but masks can be used, based on the health needs of students and families.

Note: The availability of in-home tutoring depends on my current schedule and the travel time to the student’s home. Please contact me to see if this option and my current scheduling availability could work for you.

What’s Involved?

In-Person Interaction

Location: At the student’s home.
Health Risk: Low virus risk for students and tutor. Masks are not currently needed but could worn by the student or tutor for health purposes. Tutoring is cancelled if the student, the student’s family, or the tutor are sick or test positive for COVID.
Student Equipment & Materials

  • Students may use a notebook and write with a pen or pencil.
  • Or students can write with an iPad or laptop computer, using Google or Word docs.