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Jillian V.

64 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $90
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 2 and up
  • Bachelor's of Science, Music Therapy, Classical Voice, Creative Writing from SUNY New Paltz
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Jillian V.

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Ever since I was a child, I absolutely loved to write. During my sessions as creative writing tutor, I hope to foster that same love for writing. My students are challenged to stay true to their own voice while simultaneously considering craft, style, syntax, structure, and the myriad elements of engaging, successful writing. My sessions can be catered to a specific goal (standardized testing), or can be an open-ended experience invaluable to academic success.

About Jillian

I have a Master's degree in Music Therapy, am a nationally board certified music therapist (MT-BC); performer and vocal instructor (Bachelor's in Classical Voice); certified yoga instructor and meditation guide (200+); certified and attuned Reiki master; professional writer and editor. ...I find

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Angie M.
Jillian taught our two 6 year-old daughters how to play the guitar! Jillian is always so patient, encouraging, and always takes the time to foster a caring friendship with each of them. Our girls adore her, and we’re sure everyone who knows her does as well. If you want a stress-free and happy learning experience with the guitar, look no further than Jillian!
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Bonnie K.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • BA English. El Ed Minor from Madonna University
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Bonnie K.

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As a Teacher-Consultant for the Wayne State University branch of the National Writing Project, I am able to remain current regarding best-practices in the teaching of reading and writing. Add to this my passion for writing, and you have a winning combination!

About Bonnie

Hello! I am a veteran teacher (Licensed in Illinois) with ample experience working with children and adults in an online format. I hold a BA in English and a MA in Teaching. I am also a Teacher-Consultant with the National Writing Project. I thoroughly enjoy helping students of all ages reach th

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James B.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks American Sign Language, English
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Associates Degree in General Curriculum from Merritt College
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James B.

5 Reviews
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Prose, Some Poetry, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Essay preparation, Structure, Editing

About James

I have 20 years of experience as a tutor. I have had my own private tutoring business. My area of expertise is math (basic arithmetic to“ pre-calculus); however, I have tutored in English (grammar and writing), Computer science (Word, Works, Windows OS, and other general computer problems), as we

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Lulu S.
James is very patient and encouraging. He definitely put me at ease for our first lesson. I can't wait for the second lesson.
Pia
James and I worked together for 4 months at an elementary school tutoring 3-5 graders in math and english. James is professional, intelligent, and creative. It was a pleasure working with him. He cares very much for the youth in our community.
We've stayed in touch via email and are developing a friendship I hope lasts a life time. He is good people.
gregory N.
james is a good voice instructor with many years of experience to share with you to get you to be the best singer you can be.

Meet Online Writing Teachers Serving Palo Alto, CA

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Jillian V.

64 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $90
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 2 and up
  • Teaching since 2011
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Jillian V.

64 Reviews
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Online Writing Teacher

Ever since I was a child, I absolutely loved to write. During my sessions as creative writing tutor, I hope to foster that same love for writing. My students are challenged to stay true to their own voice while simultaneously considering craft, style, syntax, structure, and the myriad elements of engaging, successful writing. My sessions can be catered to a specific goal (standardized testing), or can be an open-ended experience invaluable to academic success.

About Jillian

I have a Master's degree in Music Therapy, am a nationally board certified music therapist (MT-BC); performer and vocal instructor (Bachelor's in Classical Voice); certified yoga instructor and meditation guide (200+); certified and attuned Reiki master; professional writer and editor. ...I find

Recent Reviews
Angie M.
Jillian taught our two 6 year-old daughters how to play the guitar! Jillian is always so patient, encouraging, and always takes the time to foster a caring friendship with each of them. Our girls adore her, and we’re sure everyone who knows her does as well. If you want a stress-free and happy learning experience with the guitar, look no further than Jillian!
Angie M.
Bob M.
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Nick P.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Nick P.

29 Reviews
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Having to sit down and write a paper (whether it be your college thesis or a five paragraph essay for an elementary level English course) can be an intimidating and stressful if not overwhelming experience.

That's where I come in...To help you with both the assignment you are currently working on as well your writing process in general. Working on strengthening how you write will make writing easier and easier each time you do it, until you don't need my help at all.

Many people are not aware of the universal strategies and tactics that can be used to improve their writing at every stage in the process. Whether it be brainstorming, outlining, drafting, writing, editing, etc, examining your writing process together will allow us to customize every session for your needs specifically.

Outside of helping to write papers I can assist with help in English grammar, Literature, Creative Writing, and many other related fields.

About Nick

Bringing a wide range of experience in Writing, English, Communication, Language, and Business, I help to make lasting adjustments that improve writing, communication, and overall efficiency over the long term. My practice started out and continues to function as an academic tutoring practice for

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Ke
Nick is a great teacher for two of my teenage boys. He showed them step-by-step writing techniques. Highly recommended!
Christine
My daughter has been working with Nick for almost a year. She has always been behind in Reading and Writing and I was concerned about the jump from Middle to High School. Before Nick she was getting C's in these subject but now as a High School Freshman she has been consistently getting A's. Nick has been a godsend to our daughter.
Aaron
Nick truly cares about his students! He is highly qualified and is very passionate about teaching. He made my shy 11 year old feel very comfortable during the 1st lesson. I cannot be happier with Nick.
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Dr. Ollie L. J.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $150
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
  • Awarded NCA Doctoral Honors Scholar from National Communication Associations
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Dr. Ollie L. J.

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Book your dream of becoming a published author and receive one-on-one consultation from story ideas to the publication process. The one-on-one sessions will walk you through the process of turning your manuscript into a published book or film/television/theater production.

About Dr. Ollie L.

Ollie L. Jefferson, Ph.D. is a professor, producer, playwright, publisher, and president/founder of Timeless Visual Works (TVW). She initiated TVW while serving in production for a nationally syndicated talk show, reality show, and television commercials. She is a native Southern Californian who sta

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Simmone B.
I really enjoyed my lesson with Dr. Jefferson today! She gave me valuable information to help me get started and apply for upcoming lessons. I selected my monologue 🤩 and I'm ABSOLUTELY excited for our next session!
Linda
It was my daughter's first contact with professional acting.
She has been talking about being an actress for quite a while now, so we decided to let her take a few lessons to see if she likes it.
Ollie was really comprehensive of our needs and made us see the big picture of that world... just what we needed, to start walking into that direction on the right path.
My daughter had a wonderful time with Ollie.
Kristyl N.
I booked 4 acting sessions with Ms. Ollie for my daughter. Ms. Ollie did a phenomenal job starting from scratch, coaching my daughter for her up coming audition. My daughter had no acting experience, she was shy, and soft spoken but in just 4 short days, Ms. Ollie turned her into a confident, outspoken young actress. My daughter nailed her audition thanks to Ollie!! I will highly recommend her as your acting coach.

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Average Cost of Writing Lessons in Palo Alto, CA

The average cost of 60-minute writing lessons in Palo Alto is $76. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $240 per hour.
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"Dr. Dianala is amazing at what she does! Recently, I was having a difficult time writing an essay for a scholarship that I wanted to apply for. I had no clue as to what direction I wanted to go in. Dr. Dianala, helped me to organize my thoughts and helped to produce an excellent scholarship essay that greatly exceeded my expectations. She is always willing to lend a helping hand and also serves as a mentor for me. You cannot go wrong by choosing her!"
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Took Writing lessons from Dr. D. B.
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"Nick is amazing. In a very short time he has helped transform my daughter's writing. She has now actually started to enjoy writing, and now writes in a much more methodical and thoughtful way.
He is responsive, gives prompt and excellent feedback, and my daughter enjoys learning from him.
Cant say enough good things about Nick."
Ravi Ramani
Took Writing lessons from Nick P.
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"morgan is attentive and very patient. she also does not hesitate to spend time on any topic that's unclear to nia."
Nia
Took Writing lessons from Morgan L.
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"Bonnie was easy to communicate with and her preparations before our lesson enabled efficient, effective session."
Sharon
Took Writing lessons from Bonnie K.
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"Dr. D was very nice and empathetic she liked my dog (as everyone should) and she was awesome i can see us having more lessons in the future .Thalia"
Annette
Took Writing lessons from Dr. D. B.
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"Ally's a talented writer and poet. Her writings clearly reflect a mature, introspective young woman in tune with the human condition."
Aaron
Took Writing lessons from Ally Z.
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"Dr. Dianala is very personable and professional."
Ellis
Took Writing lessons from Dr. D. B.
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"Very caring, empathetic manner. Able to easily connect with my 8 year old daughter."
Asha-Kaelyn
Took Writing lessons from Dr. D. B.
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"Nick is helping my kids with reading and writing. He’s very skilled, experienced, patient and thoughtful."
Aydin & Mikah
Took Writing lessons from Nick P.
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"When it came time to apply to graduate school, I wanted to express every ounce of appreciation for public health – except I struggled with transferring much of that admiration into writing. I could easily call up experiences and memories during conversation, but to fashion them into a fluid essay remained a tall task. This is where Nick really shined. We spent hours talking through these experiences with a focus on harnessing their emotional footprint. It took some open-mindedness, plus the will to resist the inertial tug of old habits, but with Nick’s help I was able to write from a place of passion for the first time in my life."
Omar
Took Writing lessons from Nick P.
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