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Emma J.

Writing Tutor Passionate About Fostering Love of Language in Students

Writing Tutor Passionate About Fostering Love of Language in Students

$70/hour

  • 6 hours tutoring

About Emma


Bio

Hi, I'm Emma! I graduated from Horace Mann School in 2018 and from Eugene Lang College at the New School in 2021, as well as completing coursework at Phillips Exeter Academy in 2016 and 2017. I am now based in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, where I love meeting new people at synagogue and browsing at the local bookstores. I have five years teaching experience at Uptown Stories, a creative writing education nonprofit in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York. I've taught personal essays,...

Hi, I'm Emma! I graduated from Horace Mann School in 2018 and from Eugene Lang College at the New School in 2021, as well as completing coursework at Phillips Exeter Academy in 2016 and 2017. I am now based in Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, where I love meeting new people at synagogue and browsing at the local bookstores. I have five years teaching experience at Uptown Stories, a creative writing education nonprofit in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York. I've taught personal essays, short fiction, poetry, fantasy writing, and graphic novel narrative at Uptown Stories, and additionally lead high school application essay workshops in 2019 and 2020 at Bank Street School in New York. I've taught the 7-15 age group, and appreciate how classroom experience helped me learn to think on my feet and be resourceful. I am also a capable editor and love helping a piece of writing take shape through editorial guidance; I served as an editor at my college's chapter of Her Campus and at the online art publication UP Magazine, where I am currently a contributor.

As a college essay tutor, my students have gone on to Brown University, the University of Virginia, University of Southern California, and more. I have worked with high school and middle school students to improve their quality of writing and help them find their voice. I love the individual focus tutoring allows and the ability to form lasting relationships with students, and I would be happy to work with you, whether to see the contemporary relevance in Jane Eyre or learn the difference between "farther" and "further."

Please contact me to set up lessons, I am in Pittsburgh as of August 31st and am happy to either work remotely or come to your home. For me, tutoring writing is a way to help students who may not like the subject feel more comfortable with it and even enjoy it. Writing is the practice of learning to speak for yourself and develop your voice. What could be more fun than that?


Education

The New School
Literary Studies

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  • Hourly Rate: $70
  • Rate details: Please reach out to me privately if my rate does not work for you. Barring extreme circumstances, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
  • Lesson cancellation: 5 hours notice required
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  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

I was the recipient of Northeast Council of Japanese Teachers' Speech Award -- meaning I delivered a 5-minute speech I had to memorize entirely in Japanese, a nerve-wracking experience to say the least. I have additionally been presenting live at open mics since I was a teenager, as well as delivering senior reflections and speeches at my high school and university. I firmly believe public speaking is something that can be improved with time and commitment.

Corporate Training

Japanese,

Japanese

4 on the AP Japanese Exam - 2018 5 years coursework up to Japanese 5 at Horace Mann School Northeast Council of Japanese Teachers Japanese Speech Award (delivered 5min speech from memory in the Japanese language) - 2017 Took Japanese Film & Media, Japanese 1 & 2 in college
Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I was the recipient of Northeast Council of Japanese Teachers' Speech Award -- meaning I delivered a 5-minute speech I had to memorize entirely in Japanese, a nerve-wracking experience to say the least. I have additionally been presenting live at open mics since I was a teenager, as well as delivering senior reflections and speeches at my high school and university. I firmly believe public speaking is something that can be improved with time and commitment.
Proofreading

Elementary Education

Reading, Vocabulary

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

I was the recipient of Northeast Council of Japanese Teachers' Speech Award -- meaning I delivered a 5-minute speech I had to memorize entirely in Japanese, a nerve-wracking experience to say the least. I have additionally been presenting live at open mics since I was a teenager, as well as delivering senior reflections and speeches at my high school and university. I firmly believe public speaking is something that can be improved with time and commitment.
Writing,

Writing

4x NaNoWriMo Winner, completed 50,000+ word novel manuscript each year (2015 - 2018) Ned Vizzini Teen Writing Prize (2017) Edward H. Simpson Analytical Essay Award (2018) Paul Block Creative Writing Award (2015) Eugene Lang College First Year Writing Award (2019) Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation Author of Tomorrow (2021) My degree is a B.A. in Literary Studies and I have 5 years of writing teaching experience.
English, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Japanese,

Japanese

4 on the AP Japanese Exam - 2018 5 years coursework up to Japanese 5 at Horace Mann School Northeast Council of Japanese Teachers Japanese Speech Award (delivered 5min speech from memory in the Japanese language) - 2017 Took Japanese Film & Media, Japanese 1 & 2 in college
Writing,

Writing

4x NaNoWriMo Winner, completed 50,000+ word novel manuscript each year (2015 - 2018) Ned Vizzini Teen Writing Prize (2017) Edward H. Simpson Analytical Essay Award (2018) Paul Block Creative Writing Award (2015) Eugene Lang College First Year Writing Award (2019) Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation Author of Tomorrow (2021) My degree is a B.A. in Literary Studies and I have 5 years of writing teaching experience.
English, Reading

Language

Japanese

Japanese

4 on the AP Japanese Exam - 2018 5 years coursework up to Japanese 5 at Horace Mann School Northeast Council of Japanese Teachers Japanese Speech Award (delivered 5min speech from memory in the Japanese language) - 2017 Took Japanese Film & Media, Japanese 1 & 2 in college

Most Popular

Japanese,

Japanese

4 on the AP Japanese Exam - 2018 5 years coursework up to Japanese 5 at Horace Mann School Northeast Council of Japanese Teachers Japanese Speech Award (delivered 5min speech from memory in the Japanese language) - 2017 Took Japanese Film & Media, Japanese 1 & 2 in college
Writing,

Writing

4x NaNoWriMo Winner, completed 50,000+ word novel manuscript each year (2015 - 2018) Ned Vizzini Teen Writing Prize (2017) Edward H. Simpson Analytical Essay Award (2018) Paul Block Creative Writing Award (2015) Eugene Lang College First Year Writing Award (2019) Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation Author of Tomorrow (2021) My degree is a B.A. in Literary Studies and I have 5 years of writing teaching experience.
English, Reading

Sports/Recreation

Yoga

Yoga

I have been practicing yoga since 2017 and am an RYT. I also know pilates, some basic sports medicine, and was a competitive fencer for five years so I am generally knowledgable about fitness.

Summer

Japanese,

Japanese

4 on the AP Japanese Exam - 2018 5 years coursework up to Japanese 5 at Horace Mann School Northeast Council of Japanese Teachers Japanese Speech Award (delivered 5min speech from memory in the Japanese language) - 2017 Took Japanese Film & Media, Japanese 1 & 2 in college
Writing,

Writing

4x NaNoWriMo Winner, completed 50,000+ word novel manuscript each year (2015 - 2018) Ned Vizzini Teen Writing Prize (2017) Edward H. Simpson Analytical Essay Award (2018) Paul Block Creative Writing Award (2015) Eugene Lang College First Year Writing Award (2019) Wilbur and Niso Smith Foundation Author of Tomorrow (2021) My degree is a B.A. in Literary Studies and I have 5 years of writing teaching experience.
Reading

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A very productive session

Emma is very knowledgeable. She knew a lot of effective ways to improve a piece of writing. She also explained those ideas throughly. I recommend anyone who wants to improve their writing skills to set up a session with her.

Jane, 2 lessons with Emma
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$70/hour

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Emma J.

$70/hour

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Response time: 2 hours