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Effective Writing/Editing Tutor; College Essay Tutor & Counselor
Helene F.

1,760 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $125

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Effective Writing/Editing Tutor; College Essay Tutor & Counselor
Effective Writing/Editing Tutor; College Essay Tutor & Counselor
Helene F.

1,760 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

1,760 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Helene


Bio

Welcome! I am a college counselor and a writing tutor/mentor for students of all ages. I have been doing this work since 2013. I help students improve their academic or creative writing and editing skills, and to become more confident, fluid writers. Additionally, I work extensively with students applying to college programs—undergraduate or graduate, and offer soup to nuts, front to back college counseling services. These comprehensive services are individualized to the needs, interests,...

Welcome! I am a college counselor and a writing tutor/mentor for students of all ages. I have been doing this work since 2013. I help students improve their academic or creative writing and editing skills, and to become more confident, fluid writers. Additionally, I work extensively with students applying to college programs—undergraduate or graduate, and offer soup to nuts, front to back college counseling services. These comprehensive services are individualized to the needs, interests, and requests of each client-student.

ESSAY WRITING
I help students with essays for college applications and for academic papers. My role is to guide students and support them through the writing process, and to help them craft strong, compelling narratives that hew closely to their own voice. For college applications, essays usually include the personal statement (i.e. Common Application), as well as supplemental essays, and a student resume.

Depending on how far along in the writing process someone is when I begin working with them, determines my role in the writing process. For example, students may need help brainstorming topic ideas, while others need help refining and revising the essay(s), or both. Many students (and parents) have commented that they feel better prepared for college writing after working with me on this process.

In my experience, I find that most essays require a minimum of three 1-hour sessions. The length of time varies from student to student, and often depends on the individual's natural writing abilities, and/or how much time they have to work on the essay(s).

COLLEGE COUNSELING (UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE)
I often conduct an initial search and/or review and refinement of a student's college list in order to ensure it aligns with the student’s interests, budget, academic record and any specialized needs. The search process can coincide with discussions and possibly research re: scholarships and financial overview. This may also include any other help, such as how to “visit” a college website, p


Education

BA, SUNY Purchase College
Literature
City College of New York
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  • Hourly Rate: $125
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  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/5/2022

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Proofreading

Proofreading

As a writer, plain language "translator," and cofounder of a health literacy organization, I have 30+ years experience reviewing and refining written work. I have also been the project manager for medical reviews of curricula and responsible for close readings and accurate revisions of text including academic papers, grant narratives, essays, websites, and more.

English

Literature,

Literature

I have a B.A. in literature, with a concentration in American Lit. and writing. I am currently enrolled in an M.F.A. program for creative writing. I have worked with many students to help them create effective academic and term papers. I help students improve their writing and editorial skills, catalyzing their ability to "translate" their ideas into powerful prose.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

As a writer, plain language "translator," and cofounder of a health literacy organization, I have 30+ years experience reviewing and refining written work. I have also been the project manager for medical reviews of curricula and responsible for close readings and accurate revisions of text including academic papers, grant narratives, essays, websites, and more.
Writing

Writing

I am an experienced writer and tutor, and work with students to help them improve and refine their writing and comprehension skills.

Homeschool

Writing

Writing

I am an experienced writer and tutor, and work with students to help them improve and refine their writing and comprehension skills.

Most Popular

Writing

Writing

I am an experienced writer and tutor, and work with students to help them improve and refine their writing and comprehension skills.

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

I have worked with many students on essays and applications for both undergraduate and graduate colleges and universities -- to great success! This is my bailiwick. I help students craft strong, well-written and compelling essays. I focus on either or both general (or common) application essays, as well as required or supplemental essays, and ones for scholarships. I have worked with students applying to a range of schools, 2- and 4-year, public and private, small and large, including highly competitive schools.

Summer

Writing

Writing

I am an experienced writer and tutor, and work with students to help them improve and refine their writing and comprehension skills.

Test Preparation

College Counseling

College Counseling

I have worked with many students on essays and applications for both undergraduate and graduate colleges and universities -- to great success! This is my bailiwick. I help students craft strong, well-written and compelling essays. I focus on either or both general (or common) application essays, as well as required or supplemental essays, and ones for scholarships. I have worked with students applying to a range of schools, 2- and 4-year, public and private, small and large, including highly competitive schools.

Examples of Expertise


Helene has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 3 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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College essay

Ms. Helene is awesome! She worked with and helped my high school senior with reviewing and editing her college essay. Helene is through, patience and kind. My daughter has enjoyed every session and was able to complete her essay. We loved the outcome of the final product. As a parent, I was greatful and appreciated Ms. Helene....such a lovely person.

Roslyn, 8 lessons with Helene

Very patienced, experienced and knowledgeable

My son thought that his original college essay was perfect and not modification needed. Hellene was able not only patiently explained to that text was no good but gave him extreme boost to write new one, which could be easily submitted to Howard.

Mark, 4 lessons with Helene

Very helpful guidance

Helene’ been great! She’s helped our son articulate his thoughts to write a solid college essay. She gave him valuable and timely insights, feedback and reviews to ensure he was putting his best work forward. We are happy that we chose to work with Helene!

Bharti, 6 lessons with Helene

Very helpful

My daughter is enjoying her sessions with Helene to review college essay and applications. She is finding their time very helpful and Helene incredibly nice.

Francesca, 6 lessons with Helene

Great help for my daughter's college essays

Helene was very good. She accepted to give constructive feedback to my daughter even though she already wrote her essays. She was very honest and very nice to work with. We are very happy we found her.

Adeline, 5 lessons with Helene

Extremely helpful and knowledgeable!

Helene has helped me tremendously with my college applications, specifically in terms of writing. She is very knowledgeable and gives advice that otherwise wouldn’t know. I love working with her!

Elena, 5 lessons with Helene

Responsive, patient and knowledgeable

Helene is working with my son on his college entrance essays. She has been very responsive and flexible with her schedule. We are in the early stages of this process and look forward to her assistance and expertise

Pete, 7 lessons with Helene

Thoughtful, intelligent, highly skilled tutor

Helene helped me write a series of essays for my graduate school applications to Clinical Psychology PsyD programs. Over the course of several months and sessions we worked together on all steps of the writing process including brainstorming, writing, editing, and rewrites. Her thoughtfulness and creative insight greatly improved the direction of my essays, and her editing skills helped me to fine tune my essays into amazing finished products. We had several working sessions together as well as many offline editing sessions that she provided and I would follow along offline. After I received acceptance into several programs, Helene also helped me with editing for scholarship essays. Helene also had so much knowledge about the entire graduate school application process and was able to help me sort through other aspects besides just essays. During sessions, she is extremely easy to talk things through with. Outside of sessions, she is excellent at responding to messages quickly and thoroughly on the messaging side of Wyzant. I would highly recommend her services and expertise to anyone looking for assistance with college or graduate school application essays!

Katie, 12 lessons with Helene

Committed to helping

Helene was a pleasure to work with and jumped in to help us on a very short timeline. She was patient and thorough and provided very good feedback on my daughter's essays. She really wanted to make sure my daughter got the support she needed - and she did. The editing process was smooth and the results were fantastic!

Jodi, 10 lessons with Helene
Hourly Rate: $125
Response time: 5 hours
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