After earning Bachelor's and Master's degrees in English, I taught writing and literature programs at Penn State. I then spent over 30 years as a senior communications executive and consultant for Fortune 500 firms, hospitals, symphonies, political parties and campaigns. I also was CEO for my own advertising and public relations agency.
Knowing how to communicate effectively is my greatest strength. But my greatest satisfaction has always come from helping others to understand what they read, and illustrating how to successfully communicate their thoughts. We will do this while also having fun!
Based on my experience and expertise, I am confident that I can teach my clients how to prepare for the ACT and SAT, as well as a successful career. I have assisted dozens of students, fellow workers, friends and others asking for help--including both of our children. Our son, for example, has recently written a book, "Sex At Dawn," that has been on the New York Times Best Sellers List.
Unfortunately, there is no shortcut you can take to become an excellent writer. The best way is to write and re-write with the help of a competent and supportive editor. The only way to understand the nuances in other writers' works is to read often and deeply, and to test your understanding with someone with deeper comprehension. Do both by involving me as your tutor.
The best teachers are those most willing to create a relaxed and stress-free environment. I prefer to conduct sessions in my client's home, where she or he will be most comfortable. The schedule will be set by tutor and client and will remain as flexible as possible.
An individualized plan will be established based on the client's strengths and goals. The plan will be adjusted, periodically, based on the progress achieved.
Learning is not a competitive sport. It should not be pursued as such. It should develop organically from a sincere commitment by consultant and client to improve performance. My commitment is to help you exceed your expectations as quickly and painlessly as possible.
If you really want to learn to write with impact and to read with understanding, I would be delighted to help you.
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