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We’ve handpicked an elite team of educators for TheWritingFaculty.com. All of our writing tutors are at the top of their professions: some have master’s degrees or PhDs in writing and literature and have taught advanced writing skills at the high school or college level; others are award-winning journalists and magazine writers.

You want the best—and we can deliver it.

Marisa M., M.F.A.
Marisa M., M.F.A.
Education

UC Irvine, MFA in Fiction Writing, Strauss Fellow
Yale University, BA in English and Theater Studies
Harvard-Westlake School


Summary of Experience

An experienced educator with over a decade of teaching and tutoring experience, Marisa works with high school, college, and adult students in academic writing, literary analysis, fiction, creative nonfiction, and admission essays. An award-winning author, her collection of interconnected short stories, Drenched: Stories of Love and Other Deliriums, was recently optioned for film.

Ian C., M.A.R.
Ian C., M.A.R.
Education

Boston College, PhD in Philosophy (Expected)
Yale University, MAR in Philosophy of Religion, magna cum laude
Oxford University, Visiting Student in Political Philosophy
Gordon College, BA in Political Studies, summa cum laude 


Summary of Experience

Ian began to tutor while a graduate student at Yale, initially focusing on test preparation and then expanding to academic writing and admission essays. His own writing spans scholarly, journalistic, and professional fields. Ian writes about art and culture for several national publications, including The Wall Street Journal, where he was also a Bartley Fellow.

Katie B., M.F.A.
Katie B., M.F.A.
Education

Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults
Tufts University, MA in Teaching
Brown University, BA in Education Studies, magna cum laude
Phillips Academy, Andover


Summary of Experience

Katie has extensive experience as both a writer and educator. She taught high school English for several years and was a founding faculty member of a charter school. As Features Editor of the internationally distributed Teen Voices magazine, she worked with teen writers and their mentors. An award-winning novelist, Katie is also a communications expert in the nonprofit and educational sectors.

Hannah G., M.F.A.
Hannah G., M.F.A.
Education

University of Houston, M.F.A in Creative Writing/Poetry
University of Aix-Marseilles III
University of Tennessee, B.A in French and Humanities (International Studies)


Summary of Experience

Hannah currently teaches English at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside to traditional and non-traditional students. Her courses comprise literature, composition, and creative writing. Hannah is the poetry editor for CATCH UP, a nationally distributed journal of literature and graphic art. Her first collection of poetry, Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast, will be published this fall.

Linda S., Ph.D
Linda S., Ph.D
Education

Harvard University, Ph.D in Clinical Psychology
Harvard University, MA in Clinical Psychology
Brandeis University, BA in Clinical Psychology (Honors)


Summary of Experience

Linda is a licensed psychologist and school counselor with over thirty years of experience in college counseling. She worked for sixteen years as chair of the Counseling Department at Newton North High School in Newton, MA, and is a former president of the New England Association for College Admission Counseling. She has taught at Harvard, Brandeis, and Boston University, and for fifteen years she served as a consultant to the College Board.

Robin E., M.F.A.
Robin E., M.F.A.
Education

Columbia University, MFA in Writing
Princeton University, BA in English (Honors)


Summary of Experience

Robin is an adjunct professor of sitcom writing at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She has written for several television shows, including Clued In and What About Joan, and periodicals ranging from The New York Times to Glamour.

Her children's books include three Junior Editions of The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook, the eight-book series The Groovy Girls, and the Young Adult novel God Is In The Pancakes.

Katrina G.-S., M.A.
Katrina G.-S., M.A.
Education

Boston University, MA, Earhart Fellow in Journalism & Sociology
Boston College, BA in Theater Arts


Summary of Experience

Katrina’s travel essays have been published by NPR, National Geographic, The Christian Science Monitor, and CNN-go, among others. Her children’s book, Ma, The Search for Silence, is forthcoming from Little, Brown, and Company in 2013.

She taught writing at the prestigious Kikokushijo Academy in Tokyo, where she was also a TV Journalist and Producer for NHK- World, and for Atraves in Nicaragua.

Anne S., M.F.A.
Anne S., M.F.A.
Education

George Mason University, MFA in Poetry
Yale University, BA in English and Psychology, summa cum laude


Summary of Experience

An Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center at Franklin Pierce University, Anne teaches courses in creative writing, composition, and literature.

Her poetry collection, Undertow, won the 2007 Lexi Rudinitzky Poetry Prize, and her poems have been widely anthologized and published in literary journals.

Ursula D., Ph.D.
Ursula D., Ph.D.
Education

Oxford University, PhD in Modern History
Harvard University, BA in History and Literature (Honors)
Phillips Academy, Andover


Summary of Experience

Ursula is a writer and historian who is currently a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Science Department at Harvard University. Her first book, on nineteenth-century physicist John Tyndall, was released in March 2011. She has also taught an undergraduate history course at Oxford and worked as a teacher and tutor at the Marymount School of New York for two years.

Nancy G., M.S.
Nancy G., M.S.
Education

University of Southern Maine, MS in Education
Boston College, MA in English
Colby College, BA in English


Summary of Experience

A veteran teacher with twenty years of experience, Nancy began her career as a college English instructor and then continued to teach high school English. Nancy has taught courses at all levels, from Freshman to AP English. She also teaches writing to gifted middle schools students as an instructor for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth program.

Vanessa L., M.F.A.
Vanessa L., M.F.A.
Education

Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults
University of Texas at Austin, BS in Corporate Communication, Minor
in Spanish (Honors), magna cum laude


Summary of Experience

An experienced teacher of ten years, Vanessa taught at the prestigious Curtis School in Los Angeles and has a Professional Clear Multi-Subject Teaching Credential through Cal State TEACH. She co-directs a Digital Storytelling summer camp and presents workshops for the Young Writers’ Conference. She develops curriculum for educators and learners of all levels independently and as a Teaching Fellow with the Los Angeles Writing Project.

Anindita S., M.F.A.
Anindita S., M.F.A.
Education

Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults
Boston University, MA in English, Creative Writing Program (Poetry)
MIT, SM in Media Arts and Science, Future of Learning Group
Wellesley College, BA in English and Computer Science (Honors)


Summary of Experience

A co-founder of TheWritingFaculty, Anindita has worked extensively with students in middle school through graduate school on academic writing and admission essays. She was a founding faculty member at a charter school in Cambridge, MA, where she taught middle school Humanities in a mixed-grade, inclusive classroom. She also taught undergraduate creative writing at Boston University.

Danielle M., M.F.A.
Danielle M., M.F.A.
Education

Emerson College, MFA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing
Georgetown University, BA in Psychology
Phillips Academy, Andover


Summary of Experience

Currently a member of the English faculty at Lawrence Academy, Danielle also works with the Academy's College Office, assisting students with the college-essay writing process. She has also taught at Andover's summer school, where she instructed students in the rigorous MS² program and edited the program's alumni magazine. Before becoming a teacher, Danielle worked as a writer and journalist for The Boston Phoenix.

Marisa H., M.F.A.
Marisa H., M.F.A.
Education

University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, MFA in Fiction Writing
Fulbright Fellow in Creative Writing to India
University of California, Berkeley, BA in English and Interdisciplinary Studies Field, Phi Beta Kappa


Summary of Experience

As a teacher, tutor, and workshop leader, Marisa's students have ranged from struggling writers to M.F.A. candidates. She has taught at universities including Stanford and U.C. Berkeley in composition, nonfiction, poetry, and fiction. Her memoir Loyal to the Sky (2007) won the Nautilus Gold Award for World-Changing Books. In 2010, she received a Fulbright fellowship in Creative Writing.

Cara K., M.Ed.
Cara K., M.Ed.
Education

Lesley University, MEd
Northwestern University, BSJ, Medill School of Journalism


Summary of Experience

A private tutor and teacher, Cara combines concrete feedback with encouragement to help students become concise, clear, and effective writers. With a background in journalism and experience in communications, she tutors students in journalism and professional writing in addition to academic writing and admission essays.


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