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Lydia M.

Help your child write college applications

Spring, TX (77389)

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Writing the college essay is a challenge. Open-ended prompts and the pressure to write the “great American college essay” only add to Writer’s Block, or as some parents describe it, procrastination. I can help your student create and develop an authentic essay, with your student’s unique voice and qualifications. And in the process, your student will learn how to write simply and clearly, and hopefully better. More importantly, the applications are done!

I am a former marketing and advertising professor, publicity writer and hold an MBA in marketing. I spent 10 years in the advertising industry in Boston, almost 10 years overseas in marketing positions for non-profits or as a marketing professor, and have been based in Texas for the past 20 years as a licensed High School Business teacher, marketing consultant and part-time college instructor. Typical marketing classes at the college and MBA level require a lot of writing, analysis and creative solutions to case studies, and I am well used to editing and assisting budding writers.

My approach is to brainstorm with your student and uncover the important and unique elements for the essay. We do this in a face-to-face meeting, and flesh in the supporting details. Your student writes an outline with me. The next step is the first draft, sent by email, edited by me with comments and returned by email. I keep parents informed of the status, and I keep students on schedule. If there is a second meeting, we work on this draft together or we move on to other essays and application requirements.

I am not interested in ghost writing your student’s essay, dictating the words and sentences or writing untruths. Your student does the writing.

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Lydia’s subjects

Corporate Training:
English, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Vocabulary
English, Grammar, Vocabulary, Writing

Career Development

I bring a wealth of information and experience to career development and its process. Through writing, I can assist an adult in writing and editing a resume that meets the needs for electronic posting for today's jobs. I have extensive experience in Marketing and through a series of questions and discussions, I can direct a young adult or adult towards a range of possible jobs based upon his/her skills. Having lived overseas, I can assist in directing an adult's decision to re-locate to a European or Asian market job.

College Counseling

Through my writing career, I have taught students how to fill out college applications and do essay writing. In Texas, many universities and colleges accept the Common Application, and so I help a student accumulate the necessary files (grades, scores, names of college counselors at high school, essays, standard personal information, and how to locate for emailing files such as transcripts and course descriptions) and learn to file them electronically. We also work hard to develop, create and then write essays that demonstrate the student's interest in that college or university without over-selling.

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Northwestern University-Chicago (Theatre-Literature)

Northeastern University, Boston (MBA)

Wonderful tutor! Mrs. M & M is a very attentive, warm, and patient tutor. My daughter actually looks forward to her visits now! When we receive papers back from school that contain errors, Mrs. M & M goes over the errors with my daughter. This is so helpful, it certainly helps reinforce concepts and imprint them onto my daughter's memory. Mrs. M & M identifies problems that my daughter has and creates an action pl ...

— Stephanie from Spring, TX on 11/8/11);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Rate for number of lessons: 1-3 lessons weekly $45.00 4+ lessons weekly $40.00

Travel policy

Lydia will travel within 15 miles of Spring, TX 77389.

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