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I graduated from Bard College where I majored in American Literature. There I was employed for three years as an on-campus Writing Fellow, helping Freshmen work on drafting argument-based essays for their core class. While studying abroad at The University of Oxford I became knowledgeable in a good deal of medieval literature in addition to turning a paper around in very short periods of time. Since then, I left academia for a bit working in the in Journalism and Television industries where I wrote everything from pitches to major TV networks (A&E, Bravo, Discovery, BBC America, etc.) and scripts for promotional shoots. (Those years also made me a whiz with PowerPoint!). In 2019, I returned to the world of academia to get a Humanities MA. I am finishing up my thesis on Poe and materialism for a spring graduation at The University of Chicago. I have already been hired as a Lector to work with underclassman in the campus writing center starting in 2021. And I am Currently a Tutor for KKC Community College here in Chicago part-time!

So in short I got into a Liberal Arts College, The University of Oxford, and an Ivy. I can help you or your child with their college admissions essays, no matter their goal!

I am an expert in thesis construction, problem solving and favor a question based methodology and a few hands-on tools like reverse outlines! As a student myself, I also struggle with writers block and am in a unique position to help students who are struggling with many aspects of the writing process. Beyond all this I know how to make writing persuasive - how to sell an idea, academically or otherwise.

I believe that books make us better people and know from "real world" experience that being able to write confidently will help you in any field.

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Rebecca’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Bard College - Bachelor in Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences

Graduate Degree: University of Chicago - Master of Arts, American Literature


I love to watch cat videos and period dramas, read anything by Kelly Link or Toni Morrison, and draw faces of bemused women. I often can be found taking a (quick) dip in the lake or searching for croissants.

Tutoring Subjects

Academic Coaching

Adult Literacy

American Literature

College Application Essays

College English

College Level American Literature

Creative Writing


English Grammar and Syntax

Essay Editing

High School English

High School Level American Literature

High School Writing


Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization


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