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Mona M.

Professional writer will make writing and literature a pleasure

Professional writer will make writing and literature a pleasure

$200/hour

  • 2 hours tutoring

  • Morningside Heights New York, NY 10025

About Mona


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I teach students how to write strong, engaging essays and academic papers. I also teach them how to read literature attentively and analytically, for both understanding and pleasure. Whether we are reading literature or writing, we use the same analytical tool kit to understand the overall structures of a piece. I show my students how to take apart an essay or a thesis, just as a tailor would deconstruct a jacket, to understand how it’s made. We talk about how writers approach an assignment,...

I teach students how to write strong, engaging essays and academic papers. I also teach them how to read literature attentively and analytically, for both understanding and pleasure. Whether we are reading literature or writing, we use the same analytical tool kit to understand the overall structures of a piece. I show my students how to take apart an essay or a thesis, just as a tailor would deconstruct a jacket, to understand how it’s made. We talk about how writers approach an assignment, from the initial idea to the final edit, working through each draft carefully and paying close attention to both the structure and the language.

Because I've worked as a professional writer for more than twenty-five years, I have lots of experience with the writing process. My articles have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Nation, Art News and many other publications and websites. I've also written for 11th and 12th grade language arts textbooks that introduce students to essays, fiction, poetry and drama and help them develop advanced reading and writing skills.

I studied English literature and writing at Columbia University with some of the top people in the field. I've also worked at several leading magazines, including Vanity Fair, Vogue and Glamour, and published articles in many magazines and newspapers. But more important than any of these credentials are the many years I've devoted to reading literature and to writing. There is no substitute for years of day-to-day hands-on experience!

I love working with teens and 20-somethings because they usually have wonderfully surprising and interesting ways of seeing the world. Please contact me if you want to learn more about the way I teach or would like to schedule a lesson.


Education

Columbia University
English and writing

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $200
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 3 miles of New York, NY 10025
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/21/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Corporate Training

Proofreading

Elementary Education

Reading

Reading

I have a B.A. from Columbia University in the City of New York, where I was English literature and writing major. Since graduation, I have worked as a professional writer and editor. I have also tutored students in English literature and writing.

English

English,

English

I graduated from Columbia University, where I majored in Writing and English literature. For years, I worked in the magazine industry and I have published articles in many magazines, newspapers and websites. I've also written for language arts textbooks for high school students. Now I counsel students on their college applications and teach teens and adults how to read and understand literature and how to write clear and effective prose.
Literature,

Literature

I graduated from Columbia University, where I majored in English literature and writing. For years, I worked in the magazine industry and I have published articles and book reviews in many magazines and newspapers. I’ve also written for language arts textbooks for high school students, covering American and British literature. Now I counsel high school students on their college applications and teach teens and adults how to read and understand literature and how to write clear, effective prose.
Reading,

Reading

I have a B.A. from Columbia University in the City of New York, where I was English literature and writing major. Since graduation, I have worked as a professional writer and editor. I have also tutored students in English literature and writing.
Writing,

Writing

I have been a professional writer for twenty-five years and have been published in many newspapers, magazines and websites. In addition, I have worked as a writer on English and American literature. I have also tutored students in essay writing (for college applications) and for school papers.
Proofreading

Homeschool

English,

English

I graduated from Columbia University, where I majored in Writing and English literature. For years, I worked in the magazine industry and I have published articles in many magazines, newspapers and websites. I've also written for language arts textbooks for high school students. Now I counsel students on their college applications and teach teens and adults how to read and understand literature and how to write clear and effective prose.
Reading,

Reading

I have a B.A. from Columbia University in the City of New York, where I was English literature and writing major. Since graduation, I have worked as a professional writer and editor. I have also tutored students in English literature and writing.
Writing

Writing

I have been a professional writer for twenty-five years and have been published in many newspapers, magazines and websites. In addition, I have worked as a writer on English and American literature. I have also tutored students in essay writing (for college applications) and for school papers.

Most Popular

English,

English

I graduated from Columbia University, where I majored in Writing and English literature. For years, I worked in the magazine industry and I have published articles in many magazines, newspapers and websites. I've also written for language arts textbooks for high school students. Now I counsel students on their college applications and teach teens and adults how to read and understand literature and how to write clear and effective prose.
Reading,

Reading

I have a B.A. from Columbia University in the City of New York, where I was English literature and writing major. Since graduation, I have worked as a professional writer and editor. I have also tutored students in English literature and writing.
Writing

Writing

I have been a professional writer for twenty-five years and have been published in many newspapers, magazines and websites. In addition, I have worked as a writer on English and American literature. I have also tutored students in essay writing (for college applications) and for school papers.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

I have a B.A. from Columbia University in the City of New York, where I was English literature and writing major. Since graduation, I have worked as a professional writer and editor. I have also tutored students in English literature and writing.
Writing

Writing

I have been a professional writer for twenty-five years and have been published in many newspapers, magazines and websites. In addition, I have worked as a writer on English and American literature. I have also tutored students in essay writing (for college applications) and for school papers.

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$200/hour

Mona M.

$200/hour

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