The Write Source Tutoring Services

The Write Source Tutoring Services

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About this tutor

I believe that every writer has a voice. Everyone with a voice can be a writer. I love helping writers figure out what they want to say and how to say it, whether for a class assignment, a scholarship application or in a creative writing project.  I provide comprehensive writing support for writers at any level, on any writing project, from college essay to screenplay. As a college and high school educator and published professional writer with an MFA, I am proficient in American academic writing conventions, English grammar, punctuation and formatting (MLA/APA/Chicago). I particularly love to support writers on scholarship applications, personal statements, cover letters, rhetorical strategy and creative writing projects.

For nine years, I have taught and tutored writing professionally. While teaching English Composition (I and II), Poetry and Academic Writing courses at two top R1 American universities, I mentored writers with diverse skillsets,  backgrounds and writing experiences. I have ample ESL/TESOL experience working with multilingual students, as well. I began professional tutoring in 2012 as a university writing center Lead Consultant and tutored undergraduates, graduate students, community members (including veterans) in scholarly, professional, and creative writing skills. Eventually, I was asked to manage the campus-wide email consultation platform as Program Coordinator.  In my most recent role as Professional Writing Specialist at a UC Writing Center, I provided synchronous and asynchronous writing support to undergraduate writers both in-person and online. Students from across the disciplines sought feedback on academic English, rhetorical awareness, multimodal composition, citation conventions and scholarship applications. As a reader for the university's Annual Writing Placement Exam, I am well-versed in formative writing challenges and how diverse life experiences can affect college preparedness. I am also familiar with the publishing experience.  I have published writing in a variety of genres, including academic writing, poetry and journalism and am currently an active member of the Society for Children's Books Writers and Illustrators.

I work with writers where and how they are by practicing improvisation and flexibility. My tutoring approach begins with a conversation about the client's writing experience, education, concerns and goals. Based on the client's writing goals, I prepare an action plan: an individualized blend of written, spoken, and visual direction.  A typical, hour-long consultation includes a 10-minute grounding session and overview of writing goals, 40 minutes of active writing exercises and 10 minutes of action planning. Together, we find what works for you as a writer.

I can't wait to work with you!

Lindsey

I love helping writers figure out what they want to say and how to say it, whether for a class assignment, a scholarship application or in a creative writing project. 

When the sentence works, you'll know it. I promise. :)

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

FACE-TO-FACE CONSULTATION

I work with writers where and how they are by practicing improvisation and flexibility. My tutoring approach begins with a conversation about the client's writing experience, education, concerns and goals. Based on the client's writing goals, I prepare an action plan: an individualized blend of written, spoken, and visual direction.  A typical, hour-long consultation includes a 10-minute grounding session and overview of writing goals, 40 minutes of active writing exercises and 10 minutes of action planning. Together, we find what works for you as a writer.

WRITTEN FEEDBACK

For writers only seeking written feedback, I offer email consultations. Simply send me the following:

1) Your writing (For an essay, it doesn't have to be a complete draft.)

2) The prompt (if there is one one) or the primary goal of your writing project.

3) At least 3-4 specific questions or concerns you have about your writing's content, clarity, structure, or style.

Your writing will be carefully read more than once. I provide comments on content, organization, structure, language use and formatting. Then, I offer guidelines for editing and suggest next steps for revision. I also suggest outside resources that may strengthen your writing practice.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

About me:

-I taught college-level writing classes at two top universities.

-I have experience in ESL and TESOL. 

-I taught and tutored high school readers and writers.

-I have a graduate level degree.

-I have published writing in a variety of genres, including academic writing, poetry and journalism.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Pricing is offered on an individual basis, depending on writing needs and goals.

First session flat rate for all writers: $45


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