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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

  • 4,589 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 and Stanford graduate school, plus undergraduate acceptance to Cornell, Johns Hopkins, UC schools, Tufts 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. My clients include executives at Google and IBM. I also help with academic coursework among disciplines 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 quick 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 (1,068 ratings)
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(25)
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Reviews


Empathetic and professional tutor.

It’s being a pleasure to have these sessions with you Amy, for I can see the genuine dedication in doing a service of great quality, for which I highly appreciate. Also, it’s being a journey of learning. Amy know much more than writing and reading. Thank you Amy, see you next Thursday!

Renan, 5 lessons with Amy

Extremely Knowledgeable, the Best Writing Advice I have ever gotten

Amy went over research application essays with me, and she found a way to make everything flow so beautifully! She has a true talent with words and I will 100% definitely be using her again for future application essays!! (This is coming from someone who scored perfectly on the SAT Writing section :) )She listens to my stories and helps me find my voice through writing, and I have never received advice as good as hers! Highly Highly recommend!!

Amitha, 2 lessons with Amy

Excellent!

Amy is knowledgeable with a thoughtful perspective and a wonderful proofreader. When my writing needs work and improvement, she is quick to help with revisions and very nice about it.

Barbara, 3 lessons with Amy

Empathetic and professional tutor.

I am not a native speaker. Thus, during my college application, I've been finding certain difficulty to bring my writings to the next level. Amy was able to help me do that, but after our session, the essay was extremely better than the rough draft I did. Thank you so much for your dedication and professionalism, Amy.

Renan, 5 lessons with Amy

Kind and Enthusiastic Tutor

This was my first of (I hope) many lessons with Amy. I learned a lot right from the get go. I also loved her enthusiasm for the subject of creative writing. It's contagious and motivates me. I can't wait for the next lesson.

John, 1 lesson with Amy

I HIGHLY recommend using Amy as your writing consultant and coach.

Amy helped me gain acceptance to two medical schools - including my dream school - and I received invitations for six interviews; in my prior attempt, I was rejected from many schools. With her help, I’ve enabled my dream. Thank you, Amy!"

Garrett, 29 lessons with Amy

Helpful with College Essays!

Extremely helpful in college essay writing as she helped me write all of my transfer essays and I was accepted into all of my universities including Barnard and NYU. Highly recommend!!

Anoushka, 11 lessons with Amy

Very knowledgeable and efficient tutor

She found what my daughter needed in the first lesson and targeted the weak points to improve quickly. In 3 lessons, there was big improvement. Very happy with her tutoring skills.

Venkat, 11 lessons with Amy

amazing tutor

Amy really helped me with my personal statement for dental school. Each sessions just gets better and better. I have no doubt that my personal statement will be strong for my dental school application.

Pedro , 6 lessons with Amy
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$85/hour

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