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Abby K.

Brookline, MA

$65/hr

Writing Tutor, Editor, and Proofreader

Background check passed as of 10/25/11
Usually responds in about 2 hours

Writing Tutor, Editor, and Proofreader

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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.

UPDATE
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.

Testimonials

"Great tutor! "

- Jason, Brighton, MA on 9/6/14

"Creative and engaged writing tutor"

- Kathryn, Medfield, MA on 6/16/14

"Fantastic tutor, inspiring and effective"

- Elena, Cambridge, MA on 3/30/14

"Great tutor! Very skillful, responsive and committed."

- Kevin, West Roxbury, MA on 12/28/13

"Great Tutor"

- Noa, Brookline, MA on 11/22/12

"Awesome !!"

- Jeanette, Jamaica Plain, MA on 11/14/11

"Great Tutor, Very pleasant"

- Ann, Needham, MA on 11/1/11

"Excellent tutor! Enthusiastic, dependable and pleasure to work with."

- Gee, Westwood, MA on 9/30/11
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Study Skills
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, SAT Reading, Study Skills,
Writing
Test Preparation:
PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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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.

Abby’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Abby. View all of Abby’s resources

Write your college application essays over the summer, and you'll have time to think, write, and revise — the keys to a great essay — without the stress of looming deadlines and schoolwork. With my help, writing your essay will be practically painless, and even fun. I will take you through the process, from brainstorming to that final polish. Send me an email via Wyzant, and get ready... read more

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Political Science
Harvard University, M.A. Journalism
Master's

Education

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Political Science)

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

Great tutor! — Abby is a great tutor. She helped my son with his college application essay. She was very enthusiastic and had a quick response time for any requests from us. Her feedback was useful and right on point. ...

— Jason, Brighton, MA on 9/6/14

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.


About Abby

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.

UPDATE
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.

Testimonials

"Great tutor! "

- Jason, Brighton, MA on 9/6/14

"Creative and engaged writing tutor"

- Kathryn, Medfield, MA on 6/16/14

"Fantastic tutor, inspiring and effective"

- Elena, Cambridge, MA on 3/30/14

"Great tutor! Very skillful, responsive and committed."

- Kevin, West Roxbury, MA on 12/28/13

"Great Tutor"

- Noa, Brookline, MA on 11/22/12

"Awesome !!"

- Jeanette, Jamaica Plain, MA on 11/14/11

"Great Tutor, Very pleasant"

- Ann, Needham, MA on 11/1/11

"Excellent tutor! Enthusiastic, dependable and pleasure to work with."

- Gee, Westwood, MA on 9/30/11
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Education

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Political Science
Harvard University, M.A. Journalism
Master's

Education

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Political Science)

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


Tutor Policies

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 Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Brookline, MA 02445

Abby’s Subjects

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

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Abby’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Abby. View all of Abby’s resources

Write your college application essays over the summer, and you'll have time to think, write, and revise — the keys to a great essay — without the stress of looming deadlines and schoolwork. With my help, writing your essay will be practically painless, and even fun. I will take you through the process, from brainstorming to that final polish. Send me an email via Wyzant, and get ready... read more


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