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Abby K.

Writing Tutor, Editor, and Proofreader

Brookline, MA (02445)

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I believe anyone (this means you!) can learn to write well and enjoy it. With more than 15 years of professional writing experience and a master's in journalism from Harvard, I know what it takes to write well, and I can teach you. That's right: YOU. I can help you conquer writer's block, say what's in your heart and mind, make yourself understood ... and get good grades. I also have a knack for explaining grammar to my students in a way that's easy to understand.

As a writing tutor with 826 Boston, I have helped many students write college application essays that do them proud ... and make them stick out (in a good way!) in a crowd. I can also help you write your essay on Pride and Prejudice, Les Miserable, A Separate Peace, Hiroshima, The Hobbit, The Meaning of Life as You See it ... really any subject you need to tackle.

I can also help you with business and marketing writing. Need to write better memos? An advertising campaign? An annual report? I can help.

SUMMER is the perfect time to write college application essays. You'll have time to think, write, and revise — the keys to a great essay — without the stress of a looming deadline. With my help, your essay will be practically painless, and even fun, to write. I can take you through the process, from brainstorming to that final polish.

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Abby’s subjects

Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading
Test Preparation:
PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
English, ESL/ESOL, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Study Skills
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing

Study Skills

Helping students get their writing assignments done on time is one of my specialties. First, I show students how a few minutes of brainstorming when they first get an assignment is a low-stress way to get their ideas on paper, get their brain to start working on the assignment, and overcome the blank page. Then, I teach students how to get started and budget their time so that they have time for revisions, the key to good writing. I help each student develop their own check list of grammar and style points, built on their writing weaknesses, teacher feedback, and the assignment requirements.

How do I know how to do this? Well, I was an A student in every writing class I ever took in elementary school through AP English and college level Shakespeare etc. I have a master's in journalism from Harvard, and I've been writing for a living for 20 years. I've also taken several courses on creative writing that focus on ways to beat writer's block and get your best ideas on paper.

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University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Political Science)

Harvard University, M.A. Journalism (Master's)

Excellent tutor! Enthusiastic, dependable and pleasure to work with. Abby is very skillful in helping my son brainstorm essay topics and ideas. She's able to help my son get his "inner voice" on paper, refine passage for meaning. She is very professional and a pleasure to work with. Writing college application essays can add to one's stress. With Abby's help, I can tell my son is feeling a lot better about the process. ...

— Gee from Westwood, MA on 9/30/11);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $65.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Please note that if you require proofreading/editing outside of our meeting time you will be charged for it.

Travel policy

Abby will travel within 10 miles of Brookline, MA 02445.

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