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Jillian V.

66 Reviews
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  • Bachelor's of Science, Music Therapy, Classical Voice, Creative Writing from SUNY New Paltz
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
  • Teaches students 2 and up
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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 fin

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5 stars for best instructor ever
Steven F.
Great first day.
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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Nick P.

29 Reviews
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Starting at $60
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Bachelor of Arts in English from St. John's University
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
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Nick P.

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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 fo

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April Stace
Nick worked absolutely miracles with my very-reluctant-to-learn 13 year old boy. He kept him engaged and built a real relationship of trust - and helped my son grow as a writer, reader, and editor. I absolutely recommend Nick as a fantastic teacher and tutor.
Ke
Nick is a great teacher for two of my teenage boys. He showed them step-by-step writing techniques. Highly recommended!
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Kimberley E.

16 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • A Levels (UK) from Clifton College
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Kimberley E.

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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.

About Kimberley

Hi there! My name is Kimberley, and I'm a British singer/songwriter, and I love teaching young people about this amazing industry! I offer songwriting, singing and piano lessons, as well as writing and composition. My first rule is that there isn't any! Each student is unique and different, and

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Michael B.
SHE"S GREAT !!!!
FRED CHU
Great lesson, thanks Kimberly!
Karen P.
Kim was absolutely lovely!
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Ginni A.

83 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, French, Italian, German
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School
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Ginni A.

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Moms and Dads, I'm here to help! This is a challenging time and whatever I can do to relieve your burden, I'll do it. Whether it be writing, math, reading, spelling, social studies, history or any other subject that you've been designated as the teacher, I'd love to help you and your child. I've been teaching for 25 years, focusing on how each student needs to learn and helping them to succeed. You can do this! Your child can too!

About Ginni

Moms and Dads, this is a challenging time and whatever I can do to relieve your burden, I'm here to help. Whether it be math, reading, spelling, social studies, history, music or any other subject that you've been designated as the teacher, I'd love to help you and your child. I've been teaching fo

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Gracie W.
I love it ❤️
Ben
At my granddaughter's request, I listened and enjoyed her lesson very much! Miss Ginni was very enthusiastic and demonstrated competence in working with adolescents and knowing her music well. She could tell the notes from just listening to my granddaughter play and she continually praised her efforts.Yet she kindly corrected mistakes when needed.
I learned from listening and I think I might like Miss Ginni as a teacher too!
Elias M.
Ginni is amazingly knowledgeable in all things singing and can not only help you achieve your goals but aid in the best choices to make for the advancement of your singing career. She is very kind, flexible, and motivating. You cannot ask for a better voice teacher.
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Bill P.

81 Reviews
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  • Speaks ENGLISH
  • Teaches students 7 and up
  • BA Radio & TV from Butler University--Indianapolis, Indiana
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Bill P.

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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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Lester Y.
After the first lesson I can truthfully say that I'm looking forward to working with Bill. He's very approachable and down-to-earth, and he gives great feedback from the very start. It's easy to tell he's an excellent teacher!
Amber
I highly recommend Bill. I was looking for a voice coach to help me strengthen my voice for work presentations and found Bill on take lessons. I was happy to learn the Bill also frequently presents. Not only has he helped improve my speaking voice, he's also helped me improve my presentation style and calm the pre-jitters. Bill is prepared, on time, and a very professional. He's been so helpful, that I just recently signed up for even more lessons! Don't hesitate. If you want to get better, Bill's will help make it happen.
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Like Adrian said, the basic package is pretty good and have solid information on how to be more efficient at using the vocal instrument better.

But Bill has a hard time being specific, if I didn't ask him specific question that he just resort into generic statement,

From time to time, he even has this passive aggressive attitude. I signed up to improve my speech and accent because I know I need to work on it. I don't know why he sometimes need to emphasis on that almost to the point of gaslighting but hey maybe he just had a couple of bad days.

There are four type of knowledge:
the knowledge that you know you know,
the knowledge that you know that you don't know,
the knowledge that you don't know that you know,
the knowledge that you don't know that you don't know.
If I know what I don't know then I wouldn't need to sign up for a class, I would just work on it.
People sign up for classes to move the fourth and third category into the first and second, so here is the lesson every instructor in every subjects should probably know.
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Dr. Ollie L. J.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $150
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Master of Arts from American University
  • Teaching since 2002
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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 st

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Dave G.
She is very nice can’t wait fir next lesson
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.

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing writing teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream writing teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Writing Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute writing lessons is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $110 per hour.
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"Natalie knows how to write. More importantly, she truly knows how to teach you to write. She is patient, knowledgeable and encouraging. A great experience with a FABULOUS tutor! 😊"
Jez
Took Writing lessons from Natalie G.
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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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"I met him today and he’s amazing! He gets what I’m trying to gain from writing and I’m excited moving forward!"
Kathlyn
Took Writing lessons from Nick P.
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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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"Ulyana is very nice, and my son really enjoys the lesson."
Berret
Took Writing lessons from Ulyana H.
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"We really enjoy Becky as a writing tutor for our 13 year old son! She gets kids and figures out what interests them and gets them to write about topics that they are passionate about! Highly recommend for kids!"
Jake
Took Writing lessons from Rebecca H.
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"Wow! Very thorough and caring professional. Interested in evaluating where the individual's writing skills are; what are their goals; and how to develop a lesson plan based on the age and school district requirements. On our second lesson, my 13 y/o daughter's sentence structure has already noticibly improved! Can't wait to see how much more she improves!
Would recommend without hesitation!"
Danni
Took Writing lessons from Dr. D. B.
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"My son enjoys writing lessons with Steve and has improved writing skills just after 3-4 sessions with Steve. Before he used to hate doing writing at home but now he likes it which is a big change."
Rital
Took Writing lessons from Steve S.
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"Anne is learning a lot. Great job Morgan."
Anne
Took Writing lessons from Morgan L.
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"Nick worked absolutely miracles with my very-reluctant-to-learn 13 year old boy. He kept him engaged and built a real relationship of trust - and helped my son grow as a writer, reader, and editor. I absolutely recommend Nick as a fantastic teacher and tutor."
April Stace
Took Writing lessons from Nick P.
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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

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to hire an expert to help prepare your professional materials, you'll still be writing, likely every day. 

Whether you are looking to improve your grades in school, advance yourself in the business world, or simply enhance your communication skills, a writing tutor can help. Here at TakeLessons, we offer online writing courses to help you achieve your writing goals. With private, one-on-one instruction, you can improve your writing skills in no time.

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 Benefits of Online Writing Tutors

It’s becoming more common for students and instructors to get involved in online courses. Students and instructors are already comfortable learning via a virtual platform, so it only makes sense for them to turn to online tutoring sessions, too.

At TakeLessons, we offer virtual writing tutor lessons. This means that all interaction occurs over the internet. Every instructor creates a virtual classroom where they provide private instruction for each of their students.

As long as you have access to the internet, you can enroll in our online writing tutor sessions. Once you sign up, you can log on using your computer and web camera or your smartphone. Because it’s all remote, you do not need to meet with your tutor in person or drive to a classroom setting.

Our online writing tutor courses offer you the flexibility to learn where and when works best for you. Your tutor will work with your schedule to accommodate your needs. Learn before school, after work, or over the weekend. Sign on from your living room or your home office. Above all, our online tutoring courses are convenient and hassle-free to make learning easier than ever.

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. Your private, virtual writing tutor will assess your writing level and determine the best course of action. 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. Your tutor will be attentive and patient, ensuring you receive the help you need. Learn how to write an essay, learn to use proper citations, or discover the skills you need to become a successful author. Whether you need to focus on basic grammar or you want to develop your writing voice, it all starts with a private tutor. No matter where you are in your writing journey, your writing tutor will be there with you every step of the way.

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. Before choosing your perfect match, check the tutor’s availability to ensure he or she can accommodate your schedule.

At TakeLessons, we are confident that you will enjoy your tutoring experience. In fact, we offer all new students a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on their first class session. Sign up for your online writing tutor sessions with us today and start seeing a difference in your writing skills. 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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