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Phil C.

Phil C.

5(27)
Through a series of writing exercises, reading out loud of written pieces, and discussion, we'll work through finding your unique writer's voice. Topics can range as widely as you'd like, but will also be assigned by me. You can use these techniques for fiction or nonfiction, historical or observational writing. We'll also discuss your audience and the message you're trying to convey. As an award-winning author and long time writer for music publications and other subject and lifestyle blogs, I'll put you on the right path to find total comfort with your writer's voice.
$125
/60 mins
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Kimberley E.

Kimberley E.

4.8(23)
I've had a book published and have written for a multi-national newspaper. I also got A grades right up until I finished college with English and Creative Writing. My style of teaching is very relaxed and informal, I want students to feel they can be equals with me, and gain confidence and be proud of their work. I set homework but I also encourage students to get creative in their own time and to show initiative! The most rewarding thing is that with writing, you can nowadays find so many outlets for your work - the sky's the limit! Lessons can involve looking at literature and different styles of writing, as well as finding something that sparks the imagination and interest. I work especially well with young teens and pre-teens, as well as those who are looking to further their writing skills.
$1$70
/60 mins
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Christa H.

Christa H.

5(10)
Hi, my name is Christa! I am a voice and piano teacher with a background in songwriting and classical piano. I embrace an intuitive and holistic approach to teaching, learning and discovering the uniqueness of your own style in a fun learning environment. I studied voice and songwriting at Berklee College of Music and have been playing and teaching music to adults and children for several years. I bring a relaxed and holistic and also disciplined approach to my lessons, incorporating warmups and exercises, and song performance and interpretation into each lesson, providing you with tools and strategies for you to take away from each lesson. Voice lesson skills might include: breath management and support, pitch control, ear training, music reading skills and various other topics as well. Piano lesson skills might include note-reading, sight-reading, music theory, time and rhythm, finger technique, music interpretation and more. Lessons are always tailored to your learning goals and musical interests!
$1$55
/30 mins
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Marc N.

Marc N.

4.7(22)
When I was 9, I won a Mother's Day poem-writing contest. My first thought: "I can't believe no one else entered." Several decades later, I *still* don't know if that's why I won, but now that I'm the published author of 80+ books for children, I do know this: writing creatively is an adventure. It's also a must. If you are going to write at all, write with flair! You would eat a bowl of ice cream as is, but if offered a topping, wouldn't you take it? It makes the experience more delicious for the reader, but also for YOU, the writer. The entertainer! This is not your typical writing session. I make it fun and funny. If you're an avid writer, this is for you. If you're a reluctant writer, same! I've worked with all kinds of kids. Each session will involve lively discussion and mind-blowing tips...you won't want it to end. So let's get started!
$1$50
/45 mins
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Tom S.

Tom S.

4.9(35)
I am a senior-level HR Consultant and a career coach, resume/LinkedIn profile writer, author, and Eutopia AP Reader writer, leveraging over 35 years' experience in project and human resource management. I am not just a great writer; I have reviewed tens of thousands of resumes throughout my career, while working in a hiring capacity, and have hired (and not hired!) thousands of individuals. Without a doubt, I know *exactly* what it takes to get you noticed. Most recently, I have been working as an HR Consultant for small businesses all over the country helping schools with certification and policy and procedures. I also work as a career coach/resume writer and have written/re-written hundreds of resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and bios. In addition, I help job seekers prepare for job interviews by running them through an actual job interview and providing extensive feedback. My extensive HR/business background, combined with my exceptional writing skills, has delivered high levels of success to thousands of clients. Specialties: Resume Writing, Linkedin Profiles, Job Search Strategies, Interview Coach, Career Planning, Career Management, Career Coaching and Consulting, HR Consulting Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to: Define creative writing List the elements of creative writing Compose an original work of creative writing Analyze the creative writing of a peer FIRST LESSON Brainstorm different examples of creative writing. As you come up with examples, write them on the paper. Next, watch the video lesson Complete the examples of creative writing and identify the ones that they missed and add those to the list on paper. Watch the remainder of the video lesson. Then watch the video lesson, write the following terms on the paper: Character development Plot development Vivid setting Underlying theme Point of view Dialogue Anecdotes Metaphors and similes Figures of speech Imaginative language Emotional appeal Heavy description Instructions
$1$35
/60 mins
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Dr. D. B.

Dr. D. B.

4.9(60)
I have extensive experience helping students develop effective writing and library research skills, including implementation of APA Style. I hold a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction. The focus of my dissertation was the impact of education on Latino students from a representative bureaucracy perspective. The retrospective study centered on determining to what extent Latino representation in governance influence Latino students’ graduation rates in public high school in two counties in New York. My writing and research interests include teachers-as-researchers, examining ethnic identity, biculturalism, development of children of color, social and cultural theory, Latino and Afro-Latino studies, race and ethnicity (with a focus on Afro-descendants in and from Latin America), urban sociology, education policy, educational leadership, Culturally-Responsive Teaching, and transition to college initiatives.
$1$35
/30 mins
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Nick P.

Nick P.

4.9(40)
Creative writing is all about you and bringing your unique perspectives, ideas, and thoughts to life through writing in a way that nobody else can. Creative writing is about being honest with yourself, finding your voice, and confidently and unapologetically bringing that voice to life. I am here to help push you to that level where you can thrive on your own. In speaking with me, we will take a look at your writing and together, decide the areas you need most help with. Once we have diagnosed the issues you are having or the obstacles you need to overcome we can dive right into the strategies, tactics, and techniques that will separate you from all other writers.
$1$60
/30 mins
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Aaron S.

Aaron S.

4.9(25)
I have published a number of novels, short stories, and poetry, and have been teaching and collaborating with other writers for over fifteen years. My goal is to help you develop your communication skills while gaining a deeper understanding of the essential elements of writing (voice, structure, plot, characterization, setting, style, etc). You will write continually, and we will also learn how to critically analyze and learn from the work of other writers. Whatever genre or form you choose to approach, I can help you get the most of your work.
$1$20
/30 mins
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My daughter enjoys the lessons with Marc and she enjoys writing stories before each class.

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My teenage daughter had two lessons a week to create short stories. As difficult it was, Marc motivated her and she was able complete each story on time. He provided constructive feed back that made

Adam (Creative Writing lessons with Marc N.)

Zoe had a great time and is excited to continue with her story. I think this was a great experience and the time and attention that Marc gave really motivated her to work on improving her creative wri

Zoe (Creative Writing lessons with Marc N.)

My 4th grader really enjoys the lessons (and she's not an easy sell!). She happily writes her stories without any nagging, and looks forward to discussing them with Marc. She has begged me to keep si

Lisa (Creative Writing lessons with Marc N.)

My daughter enjoys the lessons with Marc and she enjoys writing stories before each class.

Lily (Creative Writing lessons with Marc N.)

My teenage daughter had two lessons a week to create short stories. As difficult it was, Marc motivated her and she was able complete each story on time. He provided constructive feed back that made

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