Willa Johann

Willa J.

Portland, OR

About Willa J.

Willa teaches: Ages 10 and up
Teaching since: August 2010
Last sign in: More than two months


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 love teaching and working with students of all ages!

My strength is in working with students and writers at any stage in the writing process. 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.


Writing Coach and Test Prep Tutor
Jan 2015 - Present
C2 Education

I prepare students for the Reading, Writing, and Essay sections of the SAT and ACT, and the AP Literature test, AP Language Test, and SAT II Literature test. I work with students at all levels, whether they are new to English or elite learners. I also coach students through the college application and essay writing process.

Course Instructor
Aug 2012 - Jun 2013
University of New Hampshire

Taught college Composition and other writing courses; created syllabus and conferenced individually with students.


MFA Creative Nonfiction Writnig
Aug 2011 - Dec 2013
University of New Hampshire
BA Anthropology and Creative Writing
Sep 2006 - Jun 2010
Dartmouth College

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