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Natalie
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Conquer the techniques of essay writing with the help of a professional writer, 12+ years experience
In the words of C.S. Lewis, people are taught how to write essays all their school years, but in the end, “no one wants to read the essays.” Many struggle to draft essays because they have been misled by the cumbersome “five-paragraph essay structure.” As a professional writer and editor, I have revised countless essays since 2009. I walk students through the writing process, one step at a step, and correct or clarify any missteps as needed. They work on their brainstorming, outlining, introduction, thesis, support, conclusion, and finally, self-editing skills. I promote critical thinking and apply this to essay writing so students understand how to organize and develop their own reasoning. I dissect paragraphs for them so they know how to compose a strong, logical composition of sentences. We also focus on writing mechanics, where I guide them through correct grammar usage, sentence structure, punctuation, word usage, and transitions. Adults practice essay writing on a regular basis so they can benefit from my feedback and support. Children work outside of lessons with interactive resources so they can practice their grammar and writing skills independently.
About Natalie

Since 2010, I have helped more than 6000 students of all ages and backgrounds understand their homework, excel in their classes, and comprehensively prepare for upcoming exams. My specialties are basic to advanced math, writing coaching, and test preparation for the SSAT, ISEE, CogAT, SCAT, SAT, ACT, CLEP, CBEST, and GRE. With my support, my students pinpoint struggle areas and conquer them so they can achieve their goals in school and life. They make progress in their studies and score in the top percentiles on tests. After weekly lessons, one of my students aced her precalculus final exam, another increased his overall SAT score by 100 points after just 5 lessons, and 2 SSAT students scored in the 98th percentile! My CBEST students finally passed after numerous failed attempts without tutoring. The key formula for successful learning is “practice makes perfect”: anyone can improve with enough hard work, dedication, and, of course, the right guidance. I don't just teach my students what they need to know: I show them how to build on the skills they already have and reach their true potential. I know from my own experience how hard it is to learn any subject and how much harder it is to find the right teacher. Now I explain the same concepts I've mastered to countless students who need my help. I customize my online lessons to fit every student’s needs. That includes online resources, recommended homework, and enrichment learning. Please contact me today to set up a risk-free first lesson!

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High School Diploma

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Essay Writing
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Natalie started working with my son to get his college essays in shape. He is not the most outgoing or enthusiastic, but Natalie really drew out what he was trying to say and got the essays started. Then, a little way in, Liam had a crisis with regards to needing to take the SAT again and get his scores up to be competitive at his top-choice colleges. Natalie stepped right into that role, helped go over what he had missed before and helped him feel confident and ready to retake it. His combined score increased 60 points! I should mention that this is a real feat, as his scores were pretty good already (much better than mine were as a teen!). That put him in range for his top choices, which made him very happy. Finally, it was back to the essays to polish them up, and Natalie again stepped in and now they look great - plus with much reduced friction between kid and parents, which is a huge relief for me! All in all, it was a fabulous experience and I would recommend her to anyone with a kid working through any phase of the college admission process!

Posted Nov 11, 2022
Teacher's Studio

Our son enjoyed his time with Natalie and we're looking forward to her tutoring!

Posted Oct 26, 2022
Teacher's Studio

My daughter wanted help in math for Precalculus for school and to boost her SAT score. Natalie thoroughly reviewed my daughter's math quizzes and tests and helped her prepare for her final exam. My daughter scored the highest she's ever scored on a final exam; she was so happy. As for the SAT prep, Natalie's strategy was perfect. My daughter's score was boosted dramatically, almost 100 points in the Reading/Writing section alone.

Posted Sep 11, 2022
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Freelance Editor
Aug 2010 - Present
Self-Employed
I have revised and proofread academic documents (primary, secondary, and post-secondary school) for content, clarity, organization, structure, correct language and grammar, style usage (MLA and APA formats); film scripts; and personal documents, including court statements, fiction short stories, and letters.
Freelance Writer
Aug 2010 - Present
Self-Employed
I have accepted commissions issued by private clientele and have composed résumés, personal statements, cover letters, web text, radio ads, and advertising.
Private Tutor
Aug 2010 - Present
Self-Employed
I have tutored students in grades 1–12, college, and university, as well as working adults, in: *Mathematics: basic (elementary) math, pre-algebra, algebra 1, algebra 2, trigonometry, geometry, precalculus, beginning linear algebra, finite math, beginning statistics, competition math *English: grammar, reading, writing, vocabulary, reading comprehension, literature, composition, spelling, handwriting *Latin: translation, grammar, vocabulary *Test preparation: all sections of the SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, GRE, GED, CBEST, ASVAB (AFQT), TEAS, Accuplacer, AFOQT, TABE, Praxis, COOP/HSPT, CPT (ERB), SCAT, CogAT, STAAR, SBAC, PARCC *Financial accounting
Script Writer
Nov 2012 - Jan 2017
Theme Parkology
I wrote and edited scripts for the production of historical documentaries (short films). I also researched and provided extensive sources per script; revised and proofread projects for clarity, grammar and accuracy; and helped develop 8+ scripts into produced featurettes (DVD releases).
Book Critic and Movie Critic
Jan 2010 - Apr 2012
Examiner.com
I reviewed literature (adult fiction & nonfiction, young adult fiction & nonfiction, children's literature) and films (all genres) for online-only newspaper as Fresno Literature Examiner and Fresno Movie Examiner. 600 reviews in total were published.
High School Diploma
Aug 2006 - May 2009
Kolbe Academy
High School Diploma
Aug 2005 - May 2006
Fresno University High School
English
Native Proficiency

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Instructor details
Essay Writing
Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
60 minutes
$100
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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