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Amy A.

Conquer the college essay with author, journalist and writing teacher

Conquer the college essay with author, journalist and writing teacher

$75/hour

  • 2,748 hours tutoring

  • Silver Spring, MD 20904

About Amy


Bio

Greetings from Amy A. In addition to my expertise as a writing teacher, I am an award-winning author, journalist and corporate communications consultant. My bylines include The Wall Street Journal, NPR's magazine, and Village Voice Media. My consulting clients include the World Bank, World Vision International, and George Washington University. I taught magazine writing at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, as well as teen classes at Writopia Lab and adult...

Greetings from Amy A. In addition to my expertise as a writing teacher, I am an award-winning author, journalist and corporate communications consultant. My bylines include The Wall Street Journal, NPR's magazine, and Village Voice Media. My consulting clients include the World Bank, World Vision International, and George Washington University. I taught magazine writing at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, as well as teen classes at Writopia Lab and adult classes at The Writer's Center. Formerly, I was the Associate Publisher of Museum and Arts Washington magazine in Washington, DC. In 2013, I was awarded the US Literary Award for Fine Arts for a coffee table book I wrote. I help many clients with coursework and college application essays (undergraduate, graduate and professional schools including medical, dental and law school). Summer internship essays also are an area of expertise. Working one-on-one with corporate executives and business professionals, I elevate their communication skills with customized lessons.


Education

Adelphi University
Art History
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Business

Marketing,

Marketing

I apply my 15-years of experience as a widely published journalist and award-winning author to the goals of my corporate clients. My clients include the World Bank, World Vision International, and George Washington University. My bylines include The Wall Street Journal, NPR's magazine, and Village Voice Media. I have published more than 200 articles in prominent magazines and newspapers. I write and edit both digital and print text, provide marketing strategies, coach careers, and more.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I am professional writing teacher and lecturer. I have taught at The Writer's Center (Bethesda, MD), Writopia Lab (Washington, DC), and Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. My corporate clients include the World Bank and George Washington University. I have lectured at museums and libraries about writing. I am a practiced public speaker. With customized lessons, my clients make fast and easy progress. Please take a quick look at my reviews from many happy clients ...

Corporate Training

Grammar,

Grammar

In addition to my expertise as a writing teacher, I am an award-winning author, journalist and corporate communications consultant. My bylines include The Wall Street Journal, NPR's magazine, and Village Voice Media. My consulting clients include the World Bank, World Vision International, and George Washington University. I have taught magazine writing at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, as well as teen classes at Writopia Lab and adult classes at The Writer's Center. Formerly, I was the Associate Publisher of Museum and Arts Washington magazine in Washington, DC. I was awarded the US Literary Award for Fine Arts for a coffee table art book I wrote in 2013. Customized writing lessons with an emphasis on grammar ensure your fast success. Please take a quick look at my reviews from many happy clients ...
Proofreading,

Proofreading

As a professional editor, I edit and proofread content for literary and consumer magazines, as well as books. I also write and edit print and digital content as a corporate consultant for the World Bank, World Vision International, and George Washington University. I will elevate your documents -- for school or work -- creating concise and compelling prose. My editing and proofreading skills are fast and accurate. Please take a quick look at my reviews from many happy clients ...
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I am professional writing teacher and lecturer. I have taught at The Writer's Center (Bethesda, MD), Writopia Lab (Washington, DC), and Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. My corporate clients include the World Bank and George Washington University. I have lectured at museums and libraries about writing. I am a practiced public speaker. With customized lessons, my clients make fast and easy progress. Please take a quick look at my reviews from many happy clients ...

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

In addition to my expertise as a writing teacher, I am an award-winning author, journalist and corporate communications consultant. My bylines include The Wall Street Journal, NPR's magazine, and Village Voice Media. My consulting clients include the World Bank, World Vision International, and George Washington University. I have taught magazine writing at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, as well as teen classes at Writopia Lab and adult classes at The Writer's Center. Formerly, I was the Associate Publisher of Museum and Arts Washington magazine in Washington, DC. I was awarded the US Literary Award for Fine Arts for a coffee table art book I wrote in 2013. Customized writing lessons with an emphasis on grammar ensure your fast success. Please take a quick look at my reviews from many happy clients ...
Reading, Vocabulary

English

ACT English,

ACT English

Elevate reading comprehension and essay writing skills with award-winning author, journalist and writing teacher. My students make fast progress. A recent Wyzant testimonial reads: "Ms. A has been a drastic help to me as a student. She improved my composite ACT score and my ACT reading by 7 points! Additionally, she further nurtured my passion for writing." I customize lessons to underscore strengths and address areas that require assistance. A professional writer, my bylines include The Wall Street Journal, NPR's magazine, and Village Voice Media. My consulting clients include the World Bank, World Vision International, and George Washington University. I have taught magazine writing at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, as well as teen classes at Writopia Lab and adult classes at The Writer's Center. Formerly, I was the Associate Publisher of Museum and Arts Washington magazine in Washington, DC. I was awarded the US Literary Award for Fine Arts for a coffee table art book I wrote in 2013.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Elevate reading comprehension and essay writing skills with award-winning author, journalist and writing teacher. My students make excellent progress. A recent Wyzant testimonial reads: "Ms. A has been a drastic help to me as a student. She improved my composite ACT score and my ACT reading by 7 points! Additionally, she further nurtured my passion for writing." I customize lessons to underscore strengths and address areas that require assistance. A professional writer, my bylines include The Wall Street Journal, NPR's magazine, and Village Voice Media. My consulting clients include the World Bank, World Vision International, and George Washington University. I have taught magazine writing at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, as well as teen classes at Writopia Lab, and adult classes at The Writer's Center.
English,

English

I have honed my English skills writing four published books and more than 200 articles in major magazines and newspapers including The Wall Street Journal, NPR's magazine, and Art in America. I teach English to teens at Writopia Lab (Washington, DC), as well as adults at The Writer's Center (Bethesda, MD.) Previously, I taught teens at universities including Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. In addition to teaching, I am a communications consultant to the World Bank and George Washington University. Students enjoy working with me because I am patient and kind. Moreover, they enjoy fast progress in English. Please take a quick look at my reviews from many happy clients ...
Grammar,

Grammar

In addition to my expertise as a writing teacher, I am an award-winning author, journalist and corporate communications consultant. My bylines include The Wall Street Journal, NPR's magazine, and Village Voice Media. My consulting clients include the World Bank, World Vision International, and George Washington University. I have taught magazine writing at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, as well as teen classes at Writopia Lab and adult classes at The Writer's Center. Formerly, I was the Associate Publisher of Museum and Arts Washington magazine in Washington, DC. I was awarded the US Literary Award for Fine Arts for a coffee table art book I wrote in 2013. Customized writing lessons with an emphasis on grammar ensure your fast success. Please take a quick look at my reviews from many happy clients ...
Proofreading,

Proofreading

As a professional editor, I edit and proofread content for literary and consumer magazines, as well as books. I also write and edit print and digital content as a corporate consultant for the World Bank, World Vision International, and George Washington University. I will elevate your documents -- for school or work -- creating concise and compelling prose. My editing and proofreading skills are fast and accurate. Please take a quick look at my reviews from many happy clients ...
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I am professional writing teacher and lecturer. I have taught at The Writer's Center (Bethesda, MD), Writopia Lab (Washington, DC), and Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. My corporate clients include the World Bank and George Washington University. I have lectured at museums and libraries about writing. I am a practiced public speaker. With customized lessons, my clients make fast and easy progress. Please take a quick look at my reviews from many happy clients ...
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have honed my essay writing skills -- applicable to SAT essays -- writing four published books and more than 200 articles in newspapers and magazines including The Wall Street Journal, NPR's magazine, and Art in America. I teach essay writing to teens at Writopia Lab (Washington, DC), as well as adults at The Writer's Center (Bethesda). Previously, I taught magazine writing at universities including Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. As a communications consultant, my clients include the World Bank, World Vision International, and George Washington University. With customized lessons, my students enjoy fast progress and obtain excellent SAT scores.
Writing,

Writing

I have honed my skills writing four published books and more than 200 articles in major newspapers and magazines including The Wall Street Journal, NPR's magazine, and Art in America. I teach essay writing to teens at Writopia Lab (Washington, DC), as well as adults at The Writer's Center (Bethesda, MD). My specialties include college application essay writing for undergraduate admission, as well as graduate, medical, dental and law school. Previously, I taught writing at universities including Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. In addition to teaching, I am a communications consultant to the World Bank and George Washington University. With customized lessons, my students and clients enjoy fast progress. Please take a quick look at my reviews from many happy clients.
Reading, Vocabulary

Homeschool

English,

English

I have honed my English skills writing four published books and more than 200 articles in major magazines and newspapers including The Wall Street Journal, NPR's magazine, and Art in America. I teach English to teens at Writopia Lab (Washington, DC), as well as adults at The Writer's Center (Bethesda, MD.) Previously, I taught teens at universities including Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. In addition to teaching, I am a communications consultant to the World Bank and George Washington University. Students enjoy working with me because I am patient and kind. Moreover, they enjoy fast progress in English. Please take a quick look at my reviews from many happy clients ...
Writing,

Writing

I have honed my skills writing four published books and more than 200 articles in major newspapers and magazines including The Wall Street Journal, NPR's magazine, and Art in America. I teach essay writing to teens at Writopia Lab (Washington, DC), as well as adults at The Writer's Center (Bethesda, MD). My specialties include college application essay writing for undergraduate admission, as well as graduate, medical, dental and law school. Previously, I taught writing at universities including Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. In addition to teaching, I am a communications consultant to the World Bank and George Washington University. With customized lessons, my students and clients enjoy fast progress. Please take a quick look at my reviews from many happy clients.
Reading

Most Popular

English,

English

I have honed my English skills writing four published books and more than 200 articles in major magazines and newspapers including The Wall Street Journal, NPR's magazine, and Art in America. I teach English to teens at Writopia Lab (Washington, DC), as well as adults at The Writer's Center (Bethesda, MD.) Previously, I taught teens at universities including Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. In addition to teaching, I am a communications consultant to the World Bank and George Washington University. Students enjoy working with me because I am patient and kind. Moreover, they enjoy fast progress in English. Please take a quick look at my reviews from many happy clients ...
Writing,

Writing

I have honed my skills writing four published books and more than 200 articles in major newspapers and magazines including The Wall Street Journal, NPR's magazine, and Art in America. I teach essay writing to teens at Writopia Lab (Washington, DC), as well as adults at The Writer's Center (Bethesda, MD). My specialties include college application essay writing for undergraduate admission, as well as graduate, medical, dental and law school. Previously, I taught writing at universities including Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. In addition to teaching, I am a communications consultant to the World Bank and George Washington University. With customized lessons, my students and clients enjoy fast progress. Please take a quick look at my reviews from many happy clients.
Reading

Other

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I am an award-winning author and journalist with bylines in The Wall Street Journal, NPR's magazine, and Village Voice Media (200+ articles published). As a communications consultant, my clients include the World Bank, World Vision International and George Washington University. I taught writing at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and The Writer's Center. I tutored at Writopia Lab, helping students create college applications. Clients seeking assistance with essays for admission to undergraduate, graduate and professional (medical, dental and law) schools rely on my expertise. My editing and proofreading skills are fast and accurate. Please take a quick look at my reviews from many happy clients...
Marketing

Marketing

I apply my 15-years of experience as a widely published journalist and award-winning author to the goals of my corporate clients. My clients include the World Bank, World Vision International, and George Washington University. My bylines include The Wall Street Journal, NPR's magazine, and Village Voice Media. I have published more than 200 articles in prominent magazines and newspapers. I write and edit both digital and print text, provide marketing strategies, coach careers, and more.

Summer

Writing,

Writing

I have honed my skills writing four published books and more than 200 articles in major newspapers and magazines including The Wall Street Journal, NPR's magazine, and Art in America. I teach essay writing to teens at Writopia Lab (Washington, DC), as well as adults at The Writer's Center (Bethesda, MD). My specialties include college application essay writing for undergraduate admission, as well as graduate, medical, dental and law school. Previously, I taught writing at universities including Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. In addition to teaching, I am a communications consultant to the World Bank and George Washington University. With customized lessons, my students and clients enjoy fast progress. Please take a quick look at my reviews from many happy clients.
Reading

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

Elevate reading comprehension and essay writing skills with award-winning author, journalist and writing teacher. My students make fast progress. A recent Wyzant testimonial reads: "Ms. A has been a drastic help to me as a student. She improved my composite ACT score and my ACT reading by 7 points! Additionally, she further nurtured my passion for writing." I customize lessons to underscore strengths and address areas that require assistance. A professional writer, my bylines include The Wall Street Journal, NPR's magazine, and Village Voice Media. My consulting clients include the World Bank, World Vision International, and George Washington University. I have taught magazine writing at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, as well as teen classes at Writopia Lab and adult classes at The Writer's Center. Formerly, I was the Associate Publisher of Museum and Arts Washington magazine in Washington, DC. I was awarded the US Literary Award for Fine Arts for a coffee table art book I wrote in 2013.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Elevate reading comprehension and essay writing skills with award-winning author, journalist and writing teacher. My students make excellent progress. A recent Wyzant testimonial reads: "Ms. A has been a drastic help to me as a student. She improved my composite ACT score and my ACT reading by 7 points! Additionally, she further nurtured my passion for writing." I customize lessons to underscore strengths and address areas that require assistance. A professional writer, my bylines include The Wall Street Journal, NPR's magazine, and Village Voice Media. My consulting clients include the World Bank, World Vision International, and George Washington University. I have taught magazine writing at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, as well as teen classes at Writopia Lab, and adult classes at The Writer's Center.
College Counseling,

College Counseling

I am an award-winning author and journalist with bylines in The Wall Street Journal, NPR's magazine, and Village Voice Media (200+ articles published). As a communications consultant, my clients include the World Bank, World Vision International and George Washington University. I taught writing at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and The Writer's Center. I tutored at Writopia Lab, helping students create college applications. Clients seeking assistance with essays for admission to undergraduate, graduate and professional (medical, dental and law) schools rely on my expertise. My editing and proofreading skills are fast and accurate. Please take a quick look at my reviews from many happy clients...
SAT Writing

SAT Writing

I have honed my essay writing skills -- applicable to SAT essays -- writing four published books and more than 200 articles in newspapers and magazines including The Wall Street Journal, NPR's magazine, and Art in America. I teach essay writing to teens at Writopia Lab (Washington, DC), as well as adults at The Writer's Center (Bethesda). Previously, I taught magazine writing at universities including Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. As a communications consultant, my clients include the World Bank, World Vision International, and George Washington University. With customized lessons, my students enjoy fast progress and obtain excellent SAT scores.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (638 ratings)
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Reviews


College essay guru

Amy provides much needed insight and guidance on how to approach the college application essay--she challenged my premise and focused on ensuring I covered the relevant parts of my resume--can't wait for the next lesson!

Tania, 2 lessons with Amy

Great college essay tutor

My son is so much happy to get to know her. He is working with her over the summer. Just amazing and very professional!!! We would like to express our sincere thanks to her.

Tony, 5 lessons with Amy

JUST AWESOME

AMY A. is awesome. She bought the best out of me for an essay I needed assistance with in a short period of time. I intend to have her help me with my common application for college.

Eden, 2 lessons with Amy

Spectacular Tutor

Amy was truly a gift to us regarding college essays. She took the stress away and made it fun. She knows how to navigate the whole process and assess academic achievements and extracurriculars to bring out what is important. Truly, I am not sure we would have made it without her. Amy is “that person” that you do not want to share or tell anyone about because you want to keep her all to yourself. She is spectacular. We are thrilled we found her. Thank you a million times over, Amy.

Rosemary, 30 lessons with Amy

Excellent

Amy is excellent at determining the key skills that need to be improved, breaking them down and working on them one by one to increase my daughter's confidence and ability.

Rena, 5 lessons with Amy

She is amazing and I love her

I was very stressed about my personal statement for my med school and did not know what to write about. But within a week, she helped me finish my personal statement and revise my C.V. and personal blurbs for my professors. I can't imagine doing these without her help. She helped me translate my experience and feelings into words. Every session is efficient. When I am stuck, she prompts me by asking me questions.

Karen, 50 lessons with Amy

Knowledgeable and patient

Amy is helping me with my personal statement for a graduate program I want to get admitted to. She's patiently working with me to create the perfect essay. I highly recommend Amy. She's been so wonderful!

Bianca, 2 lessons with Amy

Great tutor!

Amy helped me proofread and enhance my personal statement for nursing school. She is extremely helpful and patient. I’m so happy I contacted her. I feel very confident about my admission!

Laura, 2 lessons with Amy

The Big Picture

What Amy helped me to understand what is expected in a research paper. I realized that what I was doing was writing a "persuasive" essay instead. By the way, my daughter, who is an attorney, made the same assessment, but said, "See what your tutor says." I'm grateful to both.

Bruce, 2 lessons with Amy
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Response time: 51 minutes

$75/hour

Amy A.

$75/hour

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Response time: 51 minutes