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Nick P.

27 Reviews
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Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, Italian
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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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 for

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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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Jillian V.

64 Reviews
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Starting at $90
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2011
  • Awarded Hands on Assistance in Yoga, Advance Training from Yoga Haven
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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
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Starting at $25
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
  • Awarded Writing Across the Curriculum 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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Bill P.

76 Reviews
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  • Speaks ENGLISH
  • Awarded EXCELLENCE IN PROFESSIONAL VOICE-OVER from ADVERTISING ON HOLD
  • 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 Cru

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Jay C.
Bill is excellent at identifying ways to improve your public speaking and provides useful feedback on how to do so.
Wayne C.
I learned a lot today from Bill. Having prior broadcast experience, I have the technical aspects down. I need help in my performance. Bill showed me different ways to interpret a script that I may not think of. We will be working on vocal range, tonality, and the performance in my voice.

Looking forward to the next time!

Thanks Bill!
Bryson K.
Bar-none the best personal instructor I've ever had, not just in voice acting, but in general. I went in with 0 real acting or speech experience at all, and Bill was patient with me grasping the basic concepts. All of the lessons he gave me were the perfect challenge level, and his knowledgeable immediate feedback helped me progress much faster than I could have ever dreamed.
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Ginni A.

83 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, French, Italian, German
  • Teaching since 1994
  • Bachelor of Arts Art & Design, minor in Psychology, music classes from Brigham Young University
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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 for

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Second lesson with Ginni and our 9yr old daughter. It's going great so far!
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Michael R.

3 Reviews
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  • Speaks English
  • Teaches students 9 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
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Michael R.

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I have an extensive background in writing and editing for a variety of media outlets -- newspapers, magazines, websites and more -- which means I have been required to produce high-quality material very quickly. You can do the same. I will work with you to learn techniques that will allow you to write quickly and clearly. It's not as difficult as you might think!

About Michael

Hello. I'm Michael. I consider myself a jack of many trades when it comes to tutoring. I've worked with students in a variety of subjects -- English, writing, reading, math, history and more. If I have a specialty, it's the language. I have devoted my life to the written word, both as a writer and a

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Fisher P.
My son feels encouraged and interested in writing. That is a win!
Jane P.
Gary
Michael has used his great people skills to win over my son on a personal level and his great educational skills to move my son forward in the 5th grade.

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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!

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The average cost of 60-minute writing lessons 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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"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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"Ally is a deep, introspective writer. She touches upon the human condition in her writing, which can be related upon by anyone."
Nick
Took Writing lessons from Ally Z.
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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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"Quick and precise hints for better writing. We made a great plan for future lessons. Alexandra doesn't waste words, but uses the available time optimal."
Jørgen
Took Writing lessons from Alexandra W.
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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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"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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"My introverted 8 year old found a small group that she could flourish with under Lisa's tutelage. Lisa introduced topics that kept the kids engaged and excited, and my daughter's writing continued long after the class was over. She was so excited about what she had written, she even shared some of her writing from this class with her regular school class! Lisa presents the material in a level appropriate and fun way, encouraging the students to create without fear of mistake, and with gentle guidance to the correct style or form."
Desiree
Took Writing lessons from Lisa F.
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"I expressed an interest in having a second opinion/ or set of eyes to get another read on what I was writing. The feedback offered was helpful. Thanks!"
Yolanda
Took Writing lessons from Steve S.
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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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"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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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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