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Molly M.

Writing Coach, AP English Teacher, ACT/SAT essay, College Essay Guru

Chicago, IL (60613)

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Just returned from 10 weeks teaching at a public school in Abu Dhabi even more convinced that literacy in English requires more than computer skills!

I am an experienced English teacher who has taught writing and literature at Rutgers University, SMU, University of Texas, Columbia College. I was a full time English teacher at Evanston Township High School for nine years and a long term substitute at New Trier. I am certified in English, specialize in college admission essay writing and working with teenagers.

I am a published novelist who was a NYT Notable Book and have written a book on writing college admission essays called Pitch Perfect. I have presented at NCTE, ASCD and IATE on the topic of adolescent literacy.

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Molly’s subjects

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

ACT English

I have taught ACT/SAT English courses at New Trier. I have a degree in teaching English, have an English certification and have been tutoring in this subject for years.


I have taught junior honors, junior regulars, senior honors, regular and AP Literature, College Composition and creative writing.


I have taught grammar to every level from juniors in high school to college freshmen.


I am certified to teach AP Literature and I have published three novels.


I have been working as a proofreader for twenty years. I am a published novelist and certified English teacher. I am a columnist for an online literary magazine and a blogger.

SAT Writing

I have taught an SAT course at New Trier.


I am an expert in writing, essay writing, business and academic writing.

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Rutgers University

City University of New York, Brooklyn College (Master's)

DePaul Graduate School of Education (Other)

Highly recommended — Molly listened to what my needs were and helped me figure out a plan to accomplish what I wanted. She gave me the confidence I needed to succeed. Molly was very patient and replied extremely quickly to my emails. I highly recommend her. ...

— Lizz from Chicago, IL on 9/17/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $85.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

Molly will travel within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60613.

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