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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

$85/hour

  • 6,294 hours tutoring

About Amy


Bio

I am an award-winning author, journalist and corporate communications consultant. Bylines include The Wall Street Journal, NPR's magazine and Village Voice Media - among 200-plus published articles. My consulting clients include the World Bank, World Vision International and George Washington University.

Helping hundreds of clients with college essays, I've assessed and addressed the competitive marketplace, enabling compelling prose positioned for admission. With my support, college essays...

I am an award-winning author, journalist and corporate communications consultant. Bylines include The Wall Street Journal, NPR's magazine and Village Voice Media - among 200-plus published articles. My consulting clients include the World Bank, World Vision International and George Washington University.

Helping hundreds of clients with college essays, I've assessed and addressed the competitive marketplace, enabling compelling prose positioned for admission. With my support, college essays identify unique narrative, portray authentic voice and showcase strengths. I've enabled entry into medical, dental and law schools, plus secured spots for undergraduate and graduate degrees. Recent admissions: UCLA School of Law, University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, NYU College of Dentistry and Stanford graduate school, plus undergraduate acceptances to Columbia, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, UC schools and NYU - to name a few. Supporting efforts for scholarship essays, I've secured financial assistance for many schools including a full ride to University of Washington. I recall putting my profile on Wyzant in 2014 as a whim, then receiving a flood of requests for my skills. Soon, heartfelt reviews and gratitude for attaining admission and advancing careers made this endeavor meaningful.

I elevate communication skills for professionals with customized lessons. Clients include executives at Google and IBM. I also help with coursework with a focus on English. My success relies, in part, on teaching writing at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, plus teen and adult classes at academic centers in Washington, DC. Moreover, my writing, editing and proofreading skills were honed authoring four published books. I was awarded the U.S. Literary Award for Fine Arts for a book I wrote. My fiction-writing skills prompted my position as fiction editor of a literary magazine. My editing and proofreading skills are fast and accurate. Please take a look at my reviews from many contented clients.


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Adelphi University
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Business

Marketing,

Marketing

Prior to my career as an author, journalist and communications consultant, I managed a marketing/sales team of six as the Associate Publisher of a major Washington, DC magazine. Following this success, in which I raised revenue by 35% in my first year, I wrote and published over 200 articles in magazines and newspapers including The Wall Street Journal, NPR’s magazine and Village Voice Media. I also authored four published books. My non-fiction publications received acclaim: I was awarded the U.S. Literary Award for Fine Arts for a book I wrote. My fiction-writing skills prompted my position as fiction editor of a leading literary magazine. Many are surprised to learn that the art of storytelling is applicable to text of all kinds. Fusing my business skills – encompassing marketing – with my honed writing skills, uniquely positions me to create persuasive marketing strategies and compelling copy for my corporate clients. My clients include the World Bank, World Vision International and George Washington University. I also advance communication skills for business professionals with customized lessons. My coaching supports professionals across industries with a specialization in technology; my clients include executives at Google, IBM and tech startups.
Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I am professional writing teacher and public speaker. My corporate clients include the World Bank, World Vision International and George Washington University. I have coached for speeches, interviews and presentations. I honed my public speaking skills teaching magazine writing at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and lecturing about the media to audiences at writing conferences and museums - nationwide. I was interviewed about my career on TV shows and radio shows including National Public Radio (NPR). With customized lessons, my clients make fast 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 – among 200+ published articles. 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 writing classes at prominent academic centers in Washington, DC. 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 and proofreader, I create concise and precise content for literary and consumer magazines, as well as books. I also write, edit and proofread copy of all kinds as a communications consultant to the World Bank, World Vision International, and George Washington University. Projects include annual reports, website text, and formal presentations. I will elevate your documents - for school or work - enabling 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 public speaker. My corporate clients include the World Bank, World Vision International and George Washington University. I have coached for speeches, interviews and presentations. I honed my public speaking skills teaching magazine writing at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and lecturing about the media to audiences at writing conferences and museums - nationwide. I was interviewed about my career on TV shows and radio shows including National Public Radio (NPR). With customized lessons, my clients make fast 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 – among 200+ published articles. 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 writing classes at prominent academic centers in Washington, DC. 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 your reading comprehension and essay writing skills with an award-winning author, journalist and writing teacher. I customize lessons to enable 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." My bylines include The Wall Street Journal, NPR's magazine and Village Voice Media – among 200+ published articles. 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, plus teen classes at prominent academic centers in Washington, DC.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Elevate your reading comprehension and essay writing skills with an award-winning author, journalist and writing teacher. I customize lessons to enable 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." My bylines include The Wall Street Journal, NPR's magazine and Village Voice Media – among 200+ published articles. 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, plus teen classes at prominent academic centers in Washington, DC.
English,

English

I 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 Village Voice Media. I taught magazine writing at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, plus teen and adult writing classes at prominent academic centers in Washington, DC. In addition to teaching, I am a communications consultant to the World Bank, World Vision International 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 – among 200+ published articles. 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 writing classes at prominent academic centers in Washington, DC. 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 and proofreader, I create concise and precise content for literary and consumer magazines, as well as books. I also write, edit and proofread copy of all kinds as a communications consultant to the World Bank, World Vision International, and George Washington University. Projects include annual reports, website text, and formal presentations. I will elevate your documents - for school or work - enabling 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 public speaker. My corporate clients include the World Bank, World Vision International and George Washington University. I have coached for speeches, interviews and presentations. I honed my public speaking skills teaching magazine writing at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and lecturing about the media to audiences at writing conferences and museums - nationwide. I was interviewed about my career on TV shows and radio shows including National Public Radio (NPR). With customized lessons, my clients make fast progress. Please take a quick look at my reviews from many happy clients.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I 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 Village Voice Media. I taught essay writing to teens at prominent academic centers in Washington, DC. I also taught magazine writing at universities including Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. In addition, my professional position as a proofreader at American Institutes for Research in Washington, DC, contributed to best practices for college readiness. In this role, I proofread standardized tests including the SAT. 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 attain excellent SAT scores.
Writing,

Writing

I 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 Village Voice Media. I taught magazine writing at universities including Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, plus writing workshops at prominent academic centers in Washington, DC. My specialties include college application essays for undergraduate admission, as well as graduate, medical, dental and law schools. In addition to teaching, I am a communications consultant to the World Bank, World Vision International and George Washington University. With customized lessons, my clients enjoy fast progress. Please take a quick look at my reviews from many happy clients.
Reading, Vocabulary

Homeschool

English,

English

I 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 Village Voice Media. I taught magazine writing at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, plus teen and adult writing classes at prominent academic centers in Washington, DC. In addition to teaching, I am a communications consultant to the World Bank, World Vision International 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 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 Village Voice Media. I taught magazine writing at universities including Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, plus writing workshops at prominent academic centers in Washington, DC. My specialties include college application essays for undergraduate admission, as well as graduate, medical, dental and law schools. In addition to teaching, I am a communications consultant to the World Bank, World Vision International and George Washington University. With customized lessons, my clients enjoy fast progress. Please take a quick look at my reviews from many happy clients.
Reading

Most Popular

English,

English

I 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 Village Voice Media. I taught magazine writing at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, plus teen and adult writing classes at prominent academic centers in Washington, DC. In addition to teaching, I am a communications consultant to the World Bank, World Vision International 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 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 Village Voice Media. I taught magazine writing at universities including Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, plus writing workshops at prominent academic centers in Washington, DC. My specialties include college application essays for undergraduate admission, as well as graduate, medical, dental and law schools. In addition to teaching, I am a communications consultant to the World Bank, World Vision International and George Washington University. With customized lessons, my 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 writing classes to teens and adults in prominent academic centers in Washington, DC. 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

Prior to my career as an author, journalist and communications consultant, I managed a marketing/sales team of six as the Associate Publisher of a major Washington, DC magazine. Following this success, in which I raised revenue by 35% in my first year, I wrote and published over 200 articles in magazines and newspapers including The Wall Street Journal, NPR’s magazine and Village Voice Media. I also authored four published books. My non-fiction publications received acclaim: I was awarded the U.S. Literary Award for Fine Arts for a book I wrote. My fiction-writing skills prompted my position as fiction editor of a leading literary magazine. Many are surprised to learn that the art of storytelling is applicable to text of all kinds. Fusing my business skills – encompassing marketing – with my honed writing skills, uniquely positions me to create persuasive marketing strategies and compelling copy for my corporate clients. My clients include the World Bank, World Vision International and George Washington University. I also advance communication skills for business professionals with customized lessons. My coaching supports professionals across industries with a specialization in technology; my clients include executives at Google, IBM and tech startups.

Summer

Writing,

Writing

I 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 Village Voice Media. I taught magazine writing at universities including Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, plus writing workshops at prominent academic centers in Washington, DC. My specialties include college application essays for undergraduate admission, as well as graduate, medical, dental and law schools. In addition to teaching, I am a communications consultant to the World Bank, World Vision International and George Washington University. With customized lessons, my clients enjoy fast progress. Please take a quick look at my reviews from many happy clients.
Reading

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

Elevate your reading comprehension and essay writing skills with an award-winning author, journalist and writing teacher. I customize lessons to enable 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." My bylines include The Wall Street Journal, NPR's magazine and Village Voice Media – among 200+ published articles. 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, plus teen classes at prominent academic centers in Washington, DC.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Elevate your reading comprehension and essay writing skills with an award-winning author, journalist and writing teacher. I customize lessons to enable 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." My bylines include The Wall Street Journal, NPR's magazine and Village Voice Media – among 200+ published articles. 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, plus teen classes at prominent academic centers in Washington, DC.
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 writing classes to teens and adults in prominent academic centers in Washington, DC. 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 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 Village Voice Media. I taught essay writing to teens at prominent academic centers in Washington, DC. I also taught magazine writing at universities including Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. In addition, my professional position as a proofreader at American Institutes for Research in Washington, DC, contributed to best practices for college readiness. In this role, I proofread standardized tests including the SAT. 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 attain excellent SAT scores.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (1,402 ratings)
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Reviews


Encouraging and Patient Tutor

Amy is a wonderful guide. She has been working with my daughter on her grad school essays for many weeks and is thoughtful, patient and encouraging. My daughter feels good about her progress.

Tina, 11 lessons with Amy

Amy is knowledgeable. She listens and keeps your ideas and thoughts

Amy has the ability to hear your thoughts and keep your voice while teaching you how to improve your writing. If you have a personal statement to write or a outline to review, call Amy she is flexible and patient

Elizabeth, 23 lessons with Amy

Skilled, kind and encouraging tutor

I had a wonderful experience with Amy. I needed some help with my personal statement for a masters program, and she was able to help me navigate my thoughts and write a concise paper. She is also very kind and encouraging, and was a pleasure to work with. I hope to take more lessons with her in the future to further improve my writing.

Kristina, 4 lessons with Amy

Super Helpful!

She really helped polish my paper and is very knowledgeable. She is patient, kind, and wants to know your feedback while she’s editing. I will definitely have her help me with my college essays soon!

Alexandra , 1 lesson with Amy

Wonderful Teacher

This was my first class with Amy and it was very nice! She was very kind and self aware, easy to get along with. I also really appreciated her feedback on a piece I’d already written and enjoyed the lesson/class structure she provided. I am looking forward to our next lesson together and to progressing as a writer :)

Matthew, 16 lessons with Amy

great experience

Amy is working with my daughter on her college essays. She is creative, knowledgeable, and patient. We are so glad to have found her. With her experience as a writer, and having helped other students, my daughter is in good hands.

Heather, 14 lessons with Amy

Very Helpful

Very helpful. She and my son brainstormed the essay outline he had written, she provided structure and details on what the second draft should look like. Thank you! He looks forward to working with you next week.

Arti, 12 lessons with Amy

Excellent Tutor!

Amy is an excellent tutor! On top of her experience in writing and editing, she is also very well versed in college coaching which helped me put things into perspective as a prospective grad student. Thanks to her, I was able to gather my thoughts and put them into words through our sessions of brainstorming and writing. Amy is also very organized and on top of things. Towards the end of our sessions, she’d make sure to summarize our lesson and remind me of what needs to be done before our next meeting. I would like to mention that Amy is very friendly and easy to talk to! Going in I was very confused and her guidance, it helped keep me on track and for that, I appreciate it!

Tiffany, 4 lessons with Amy

Kind and patient

Amy has been working with me for two lessons. She has started with a clear structure through Q&A, then we did another session. She was prompt in replying to me, she also helped me while I was too anxious. She was understanding even though I was anxious and showed thar. That was very kind of her and helped through my anxiety and I’m grateful for her tremendously

Alyah, 3 lessons with Amy
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Response time: 57 minutes