My passion is helping students improve their writing ability. Improving writing is the most effective way to distinguish a great student from a good one, and a prospective applicant from an approved one.
My primary focus is to help students with mastering the writing process: planning, drafting, rewriting, editing, and revising. I work on increasing the confidence of the writer as well as helping them find the joy in crafting a well written work. I also frequently work with students on:
Scholarship Application Essays
College Application Essays
Grad School Application Essays
Research Driven Writing
Academic Essays (focusing on Social Studies and English)
Building Writing Confidence:
Writing is a difficult process that few have mastered. It can be daunting to tackle it alone. I work with students to increase their faith in their own skill. I do this by focusing on the prewriting and planning stages of the writing process. I also help students master editing and rewriting, helping good writing become perfect. Above all, I help the student tackle the writing objectives, whatever they may be. I encourage them in their own ideas, and I help the writer make progress every session. In the end, the writing must be the writer's alone, but I can offer support and encouragement every step of the way.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: College of William and Mary - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: College of William and Mary - Masters in Education, Curriculum and Instruction
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