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Writing is really just thinking on the page, so if you can think -- and I know you can -- the rest should be easy. I graduated from Princeton with an honors degree in English, and a minor in Creative Writing, so whatever you'd like to work on, whether it's an essay, a short story, or a term paper, we should have it covered. I have taught and/or lectured everywhere from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism to Claremont McKenna College, where I served as the Visiting Lecturer in Literature for six years. I developed and taught courses in creative nonfiction, journalism and screenwriting there. I'm also the author of many books, both novels and nonfiction, including the classroom staple, "Robert's Rules of Writing," and "A Friend in the Business: Honest Advice for Anyone Trying to Break into Television Writing." (I wrote for such shows as "Charmed" and "Early Edition.") As a result, I can help you with scripts, and script formatting, if that's what you happen to need.
What I like about tutoring is the chance to work one-on-one, helping to structure essays and papers, ironing out any wrinkles in grammar or spelling or punctuation, and most of all, capturing the voice of the writer. Your voice doesn't sound like anyone else's, and the best writing reflects that fact. At the same time, we'll work to make sure that anything you write conveys exactly what it is you want to say. Sometimes, you don't know what you think until you put it down on paper -- it's amazing that way -- but the discovery process can be as enlightening as it is enjoyable. (Honestly!) Together, we should be able to tackle any assignment, with the possible exception of a doctoral dissertation on quantum mechanics. But even then, we could give it a try. I look forward to reading, and writing, great material with you.

Robert’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Princeton - Associates, English


Reading, writing novels, hiking, walking his dogs, visiting museums, and watching movies and plays.

Tutoring Subjects

College English

College Essays

Comparative Literature


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School English