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Willa J.

Portland, OR

$50/hour

Ivy League Writing and Test Prep Coach

In-person lessons

$50/Hour


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Dartmouth College
English
University of New Hampshire
Master's

Education

Dartmouth College (English)

University of New Hampshire (Master's)

About Willa

I am a local writer, editor, and writing coach, and I have previously worked as an actor, theater educator, and horse trekking guide in South America. My life has been a mix of extreme outdoor travel and academic pursuits and I've had a lot of adventures along the way. I have extensive experience prepare students of all abilities for the Reading. English, and Essay sections of the SAT, and ACT, as well as the AP Literature test, AP Language test, and SAT II Literature test.

My specialty is working with students and writers at any stage in the writing process, whether for a school assignment or a college application essay. Together we can productively brainstorm, make a writing plan, or polish a final draft. I can help you translate your creativity and vision into compelling, powerful words.

My flexibility allows me to adapt my teaching to any student, regardless of ability. I have worked with special needs learners, ESL students, and elite performers--each student's goals are unique, so my teaching approach should be as well. I don't believe in rigid systems, but rather in collaboration. Let's discuss what your aims are and work together to reach them.

I am a friendly, supportive tutor and can help demystify the writing process. But my depth of knowledge and experience also serves elite students who are striving for perfect scores and admission to top universities. I will meet you wherever you are in the test prep or writing process and tailor an individualized learning plan. Let's get working!
I am a local writer, editor, and writing coach, and I have previously worked as an actor, theater educator, and horse trekking guide in South America. My life has been a mix of extreme outdoor travel and academic pursuits and I've had a lot of adventures along the way. I have extensive experience prepare students of all abilities for the Reading. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Portland, OR 97212
In-person lessons
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, College Counseling, PSAT, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Dartmouth College
English
University of New Hampshire
Master's

Education

Dartmouth College (English)

University of New Hampshire (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Willa will travel within 20 miles of Portland, OR 97212.