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Adam S.

Newton Highlands, MA

$125/hour

Adam S. Writing, College and Graduate School Applications Essays

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Macalester College
English
University of Chicago
MEd
University of Iowa
PhD

Education

Macalester College (English)

University of Chicago (MEd)

University of Iowa (PhD)

About Adam

I have more than twenty-five years of experience teaching writing and English at Ivy League schools, including Harvard, where I won an award for excellence in teaching. I spent many years directing and training writing tutors and developing innovative tutoring programs. I am also the author of an award winning novel and have published fiction in The New Yorker.

As a former member of the Board of Admissions at a highly selective college, I offer exceptional expertise to students writing college and graduate school application essays. My knowledge of the college admissions process and many years as a writing teacher can provide students with a powerful advantage in writing the best possible application essay—an essay that can mean the difference between a “maybe” and a “yes.”

I also have a great deal of experience working with students who have learning differences and with international students. At Wellesley, I taught sections of first-year writing for students with writing and language challenges and regularly consulted with the Office of Disability Services to design tutorials for students who needed extra help with their writing. I was a Fulbright Professor of English at a Chinese University and have helped many Chinese high school students with their personal statements a writing consultant for Chinese Educational Consulting companies.

As a teacher, I am patient, supportive and constructive in my criticism. My style is purposely low-key because I want the students to develop their own authority as writers and thinkers. As one of my students wrote in her course evaluation: “Adam was magical. He was able to translate the writing process in a way that opened up a new world for me.”
I have more than twenty-five years of experience teaching writing and English at Ivy League schools, including Harvard, where I won an award for excellence in teaching. I spent many years directing and training writing tutors and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Newton Highlands, MA 02461
In-person lessons
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading

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Macalester College
English
University of Chicago
MEd
University of Iowa
PhD

Education

Macalester College (English)

University of Chicago (MEd)

University of Iowa (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $125.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Adam will travel within 20 miles of Newton Highlands, MA 02461.