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Kimberly S.

(21)
Writing
Starting at $35
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio

  • Background Checked
  • B.A. from Temple University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Kimberly S.

(21)

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Private Writing Teacher

I've been writing since I was old enough to do so and I would love to share my passion of writing with you. From screenwriting to fiction to essays to writing sketches, I've tackled it all. And I'd love to help you develop your story as you work hard to become the writer you've always wanted to be!

About Kimberly

**Tuesdays is the best day to schedule lessons with me. However, I'm happy to work with your schedule, especially if Tuesdays do not work for you or for last minute auditions! Just contact me and we'll get something scheduled! I am a trained actress in my late 20's. I have experience coaching ma

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November 19, 2019
Violeta C.
My Daughter had her first class today. She is soo happy. She loved Kimberly, and she told me she thinks they are going to be a great team.
November 18, 2019
Kira
Kimberly spent extra time with my 9 yo daughter on an audition prep. She helped her along with many tips and I felt refined her self tape significantly. She is very pleasant and my daughter connected with her well. Thanks Kimberly, she looks forward to another session with you!
November 12, 2019
Kenzie D.
My daughter was super nervous to start but Kimberly was fantastic! She immediately put her mind at ease and dove right in! Highly recommend Kimberly!!
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Cathryn K.

(21)
Writing
Starting at $25
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Home Home
Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
Home Home

  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
  • Teaching since 1990
  • Vocal Performance from Northeastern Illinois University
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I want to share my love of writing with my students. The written word is still considered to be highly valued in the Unites States and it is essential in everyday life. Obviously what I teach to an elementary child would differ than a college student but reaching a high level of writing ability would be foremost.

About Cathryn

Hello! My name is Cathy and I have been teaching voice (singing) for over 30 years. But don't let that fool you into thinking I'm a stogy old girl who doesn't have a pulse on contemporary music. I teach pop, country, broadway, folk, whatever it is your interested in. I do teach with vocal exerc

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October 16, 2019
Xiuli
April 3, 2019
Xiuli
She is the best teacher!
March 17, 2019
Isabella
Our first lesson went well.. Cathy made our daughter feel welcome and she came straight home to practice..
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Laurel T.

(15)
Writing
Starting at $45
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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  • Speaks English, German, Turkish, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2005
  • B.A. English Literature from Mills College, Oakland, CA.
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Private Writing Teacher

I have written professionally for many years. I have published magazine articles in national magazines like National Gardening and Mother Jones, as wells in Bay Area newspapers. I have co-authored 5 academic papers in peer-reviewed journals. In Europe, I taught English writing skills in international corporations like the Deutsche Bank. More importantly, I love teaching writing, breaking down the steps to clear and effective communication and developing a writer's voice.

About Laurel

My background in English language training is extensive. I have a B.A. in English Literature, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification, along with ten years teaching experience in Europe and the Middle East. I also hold a MSc. in Biological Sciences. As a teacher, I recognize

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October 22, 2018
Dr. G.
wonderful not only be in touch with a teacher but also with a great human, i hope everything its ok
October 4, 2018
sandrine C.
Laurel is a very kind person to know, good teacher too. She is patient and help to improve your knowledge. I would strongly recommend Laurel.
October 2, 2018
Dr. G.
Perfect!
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Henry M.

(20)
Writing
Starting at $60
Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
Home Home
Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
Home Home

  • Background Checked
  • Speaks French, German, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Henry M.

(20)

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I'm an Emmy Award-winning writer with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, having taught all levels with more than 30 years experience.

About Henry

Award winning journalist and teacher with international experience, having lived and worked in both Europe and the United States. Certified teacher with experience in all levels and with all ages. Both a Liberal Arts and a Science major.

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November 23, 2019
Nozomu
Exciting and feel promising
September 9, 2019
Won Jong
Good introductory class!
August 27, 2019
Shaun
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Bill P.

(47)
Writing
Starting at $30
Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
Home Home
Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio
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  • Background Checked
  • Speaks ENGLISH
  • Teaching since 1986
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Bill P.

(47)

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Broadcast/Advertising Copy Writing. Learn from a professional ad copywriter/broadcaster the secrets to a successful career as a copywriter. Learn how to develop themes for commercials/ads/storyboards. Discover how to rewrite & edit copy. Learn appropriate ad/copy lengths determined by word count. Learn how to write and sell anything better by rising above the ad clutter and developing unique selling pitches and ideas.

About Bill

Award winning national Radio/TV personality and voice over talent for more than 25 years. Voice heard in thousands of national Radio/TV commercials, infomercials, corporate DVDs, CD Roms, & videos for The Golf Channel, Disney, Universal Studios, Sea World, U.S.Army, Delta Airlines, Windjammer Cr

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November 18, 2019
Jon
Just had my first lesson and Bill and he quickly determined issues in my speaking voice.

We discussed many tips (some of them very easy to implement but useful), and in future lessons will focus further on improvements.

I'm very glad for this, because I'd imagine there are a hundred ways to use your voice improperly, so having someone with Bill's experience hear your voice and offer recommendations is immensely valuable.
October 30, 2019
Mathew G.
Great instructor, Mathew was very happy, thank you
October 9, 2019
Chris
I have been taking weekly voice acting lessons from Bill for almost two months now. I feel he does a great job of helping me find and focus my strengths while equally addressing and overcoming my weaknesses. Every lesson is well-paced and packed from start to finish with valuable training and advice, and on top of that Bill is just fun to train with, I am looking forward to the lessons yet to come. Highly recommend.
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Tom S.

(24)
Writing
Starting at $25
Teaching Locations:
Online Online
Studio Studio
Teaching Locations:
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Studio Studio

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  • Speaks Chinese, English, Spanish
  • TESOL Certified from Arizona State University
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Tom S.

(24)

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Private Writing Teacher

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About Tom

Tom has been teaching private lessons since 2006 and is currently available to teach lessons online. Foremost, Tom provides expertise, experience, and encouragement when he received his English Literature from Boston University, Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in Arizona.

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October 20, 2019
Shelly gupta
Excellent
October 6, 2019
Shelly gupta
August 18, 2019
chijioke
Was very patient with me . Polite in correcting my mistakes. He is a good listener

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Average Cost of Writing Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute writing lessons is $74. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $30 and $240 per hour.
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Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

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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!"
- Rukia
Took Writing lessons from Dr. D. B.
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"Perfect lesson! Dr. Ulyana is very nice, patient, and very professional."
- Alan
Took Writing lessons from Ulyana H.
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"She is the best teacher!"
- Xiuli
Took Writing lessons from Cathryn K.
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"Dr.Bernard was so helpful with helping me write and revise my resume and cover letter. I am so grateful to have gotten the chance to work with her. This session with her was concise and informative."
- Rastafari
Took Writing lessons from Dr. D. B.
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"Today was my first lesson with Larry. He is a awesome guy and very hopeful and caring."
- Eric
Took Writing lessons from Larry P.
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"As an adult student who has struggled with creative writing, Larry has been instrumental in opening a whole new world of self expression for me. I highly recommend him for any student who wishes to either grasp fundamental skills or for the one who simply wishes to polish their own.

Additionally Larry has been able to introduce me to Shakespeare, a life long interest of mine... one which has always frustrated me do to my lack of understanding, in a non threatening, non stressful way.

Thank you Larry."
- Julie
Took Writing lessons from Larry P.
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"She was very knowledgeable and presented the information clearly. My writing greatly improved."
- Gabriel
Took Writing lessons from Ulyana H.
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"LOVE!! 10/10"
- Gigi
Took Writing lessons from Ian T.
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"Ulyana is very nice, and my son really enjoys the lesson."
- Berret
Took Writing lessons from Ulyana H.
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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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Private Writing Lessons Near You

Writing gives everyone the opportunity to communicate. With writing, it's easy to talk to people on the other side of the world. Writing made civilization possible through the efficient exchange and preservation of information. The written word is a permanent representation of your thoughts on paper or in cyberspace. It's an outlet for self-expression and a vehicle for global change. Learning to write well is an important skill for everyone to have — not just authors who aspire to make the best-sellers list. 

In some of life's most vital moments, the written word is often the first impression you make. If not well-written or if rife with grammatical and syntactical errors, your resume or cover letter won't make a positive first impression on a potential employer. Even if you plan to hire an expert to help prepare your professional materials, you'll still be writing, likely every day. 

Why Seek Professional Writing Help?

Emails, social posts, letters, memos, and texts should all reflect your ability to write well. Whether you're a student, preparing for a standardized test, trying to keep up with English classes, or an adult who needs to brush up on your writing and grammar skills for work or for your own enjoyment, you'll find professional tutoring to be immensely helpful. With a writing tutor, you'll correct previous grammar errors and improve your writing, ensuring you always put your best pen forward. 

Apart from professionalism, one-on-one writing classes can be exceptionally beneficial for writers who aspire to become authors. With a private tutor, you'll benefit from manuscript critiques, formal advice, and improve your style. With professional advice, you can polish your stories, poems, or essays and get advice on finding a publisher. 

The Best Way to Learn How to Write and What You'll Study in Classes

You can find plenty of free writing classes online, but the best way to learn is with the undivided attention of a private writing teacher. Private lessons are completely customized to meet the student's needs. For example, writing lessons for children differ greatly in terms of content and teaching methods from writing classes for adults. 

In private lessons, students learn at the pace and level that's most comfortable for them. You'll stay motivated and interested, focusing on the topics that inspire you most. With your teacher's immediate feedback, you'll overcome challenges fast and see your writing improve quickly. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Writing

If you need to brush up on the basics of writing, such as proper grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, and word choice, then beginner writing classes are for you. In these lessons, you'll learn all the tools you need to clearly express your ideas in writing. Subjects covered in beginner lessons depend on the student's current level of writing, but your teacher might cover some of the following topics:

  • Parts of speech
  • Sentence structure
  • Proper use of punctuation (including the ever-elusive em dash and semicolon)
  • Conjunctions, dependent clauses, and independent clauses
  • Capitalization, proper nouns, and improper nouns

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Writing

If you possess a strong command of grammar, syntax, and sentence structure, then intermediate writing is right for you. In these lessons, you'll learn new strategies for making the most of the words you write. You'll learn how to structure a logical argument in a persuasive piece and begin to practice using writing tools that'll ignite your creativity. Your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • The writing process, forming thoughts, and outlining ideas
  • Thesis statements and forming an essay argument
  • Research papers and proper citation
  • Study style guides (APA, MLA, and Chicago)
  • Learn to use metaphor, simile, and other poetic devices

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Writing

Advanced writing lessons are intended for writers who want to improve their skills. In these lessons, you'll focus on various aspects of the craft of writing. Topics covered depend on your interests and goals, but your teacher might cover the following:

  • Focus on genre
  • Perfect the craft, studying craft lectures of famous authors
  • Develop your voice
  • Workshop stories, novels, essays, memoir, poetry, and non-fiction
  • Agents, editors, and publication advice

How to Find a Writing Tutor Near You

Finding a writing teacher on TakeLessons is easy! A simple search will direct you to a variety of teachers who offer lessons near you and online. The cost of writing lessons varies, but most teachers base rates on the length and frequency of lessons. With so many teachers to choose from, you shouldn't have a problem finding someone who fits your budget. 

Before choosing the teacher who's right for you, we recommend browsing through several teacher profiles and reading reviews left by other students. Choose a teacher who specializes in the grade level or genre of writing that interests you most. After only a few lessons, you'll begin to see your writing improve. Before you know it, you could be the next great novelist or the next student with a perfect verbal score on a standardized test. 

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