Nesmith Community Writing Services (NCWS)

Nesmith Community Writing Services (NCWS)

4.9Exceptional(12 reviews)
Top Pro
Offers online services
Top Pro
Offers online services


What is NCWS? In April 2008, Nesmith Community Writing Services (NCWS) was founded and headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The organization also serves High Point, Greensboro, surrounding areas, and online global communities. NCWS is a freelance business that offers private 1-on-1 sessions ("1on1s") at any convenient location (i.e. home, library, café/Starbucks, bookstore, church, after-school program sites, online platforms, NCWS Home Office, etc.) in accordance with our slogan "...Where Learning Comes to YOU." Of course, many of these locations are unavailable due to COVID-19. Online interactive videochat sessions are available on different mediums, as well.

Services offered? Our PreK-12 & College learner services are for those who seek coaching and extra practice on common core curriculum (i.e. Pre-K fundamentals, reading, math, science, social studies, Spanish & ELL fluency lessons and EOG/EOC/SAT/ACT/GED/DMV driver's testing) based on one's learning style. Writing, editing, drafting, peer review and career profiling services are also offered for adult learners and professionals from multiple disciplines.

Schoolyear sessions began Monday, August 17, 2020. Since virtual learning is in effect, NCWS has redesigned its program to include virtual/e-learning support (in-home visits while the tutor/learning coach wears a mask; it is optional for learners to wear masks being in the home setting). Support is in place to assist learners with understanding how to maneuver and use the statewide platforms, as well as live session mediums like Zoom, Microsoft Teams and the like.

NCWS will also continue to go over curriculum concepts as a refresher and clarify components that learners do not fully understand during after-school Learning From Home (LFH) online 1on1s. To remain compliant with social distancing, after-school sessions are being held online for now. Pre-K, Spanish/ELL fluency and adult professional services remain in effect, too.

Session scheduling? Each week, the session schedule is coordinated on Saturdays and Sundays. Operation hours are M-F starting at 10:00am - 4:30pm, 6:00pm - 9:00pm. After hours & weekend sessions are by appointment only.

HomeworkHotline (HH) hours are Mon-Sat from 12pm-12am. Most learners take pics of work on which he/she needs help & text 336-660-4148 or email [email protected]. We check for accuracy or help with completing assignments/projects. As for studying, test prep, extra practice and notetaking, HH helpers work with me to set up a plan depending on the subject.

For more information, please feel free to look up or contact us at any of the following mediums:



IG @ncwsllc

Snapchat @ncwsdottiepeach

Skype @ncwsmrsdna2009

HomeworkHotline (336) 660-4148

Outlook [email protected]

Gmail [email protected]

Yahoo [email protected]

To be a part of learners' support system and to see learners excel above and beyond; achieve attainable goals; feel a sense of pride and accomplishment; being confident enough to take on opportunities presented to them; embrace their learning style; apply their improved skillsets to most challenges; become self-sufficient; and spread or pass on the knowledge to pay it forward.


Current Top Pro
3 employees
16 years in business
Serves Winston-Salem , NC
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Venmo, Paypal

Social media


Grade level

Pre-kindergarten, Elementary school, Middle school, High school, College / graduate school, Adult learner

Type of math

General arithmetic, Pre-algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, Calculus, Statistics

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  • Reviews

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    tanyetta D.

    The level of professionalism Dorothy has is remarkable!! I am so excited to see the progress my son makes!! Highly recommend using their services 💓
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    December 17, 2023


    k M.

    Working with this company has allowed my daughter to have more confidence in math and become placed in advance classes. This company is awesome and comes highly recommended.
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    May 21, 2023


    Tia H.

    I love that there are multiple learning activities that are utilized to help enhance your learning skills. I also like that the activities a customized to meet the needs of the learner.
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    May 30, 2022


    Claudia D.

    NCSW (Dorothy) is Flexible, Patient. Creative. Knowledgeable. Professional and Just overall, AWESOMENESS.
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    May 28, 2022


    Kiana D.

    What i liked about the service was it helped me get my GED an move forward in life it was an easy an challenging progress but i made it. An now im moving even further with getting my CNA License. NCWS is a great help for All.
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    May 25, 2022


    Dominique F.

    Her patients
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    May 25, 2022

    Frequently asked questions

    Sessions are typically 1 hour. During sessions, the learner & tutor/learning coach focuses on making sure all assignments are completed and submitted. If they are not, we get the assignments done first based on the motto #CourseworkFirst. Once all assignments are confirmed as completed and submitted, the tutor/learning coach works with the learner on clarifying and understanding challenging concepts. Extra practices, notes and/or visual aids are given to the learner and done with the tutor/learning coach.

    I, Dorothy Nesmith-Austin, am the Owner & CEO of NCWS. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Spanish with a Minor Concentration in Political Science, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies. I've volunteered and worked in writing centers and learning coach services covering common core subjects and Spanish language fluency for 20 years. From my decades of experience working with learners of all ages (PreK-12 & College/Universities), my team and I relate significantly to the services we offer.

    Costs? Regarding costs for services, 1on1s are usually $20/session for Pre-K learners, $25/session for K-5th grade learners and $30/session for 6th-12th grade learners. Sessions last between 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on grade level/age group. If sessions go over an hour, a discretionary charge of $10-$15 will incur.

    I got started tutoring while I was a student getting my Bachelor degrees. I wanted to develop a network in which I could be helpful for my colleagues and vice versa. From these network, a learning coach organization grew and continues to expand.

    NCWS has worked with diverse learners from Pre-K to College/University level (ages 3 to 65). Learners come from different cultural backgrounds and ethnicities (African, African-American, Caucasian, Colombian, Mexican, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, Latino, Vietnamese and Phillipino). Also, we have assisted learners with modified IEP and 504 plans.

    Recently, we helped with a major lesson planning project for a growing charter school in Arizona. Our NCWS team contributed effective plans that have proven to be useful during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    Before looking to hire any tutor/learning coach, I strongly advise learners to make sure they have reviewed all materials provided by the instructor or personal research. If every method has been explored, then have a list of what is challenging about the concept or matter.

    What is it about this concept or matter that is confusing or challenging?

    Have I looked through all materials provided to me? If so, is there something confusing or challenging in the materials?

    Have I tried looking for better ways to understand the concept or matter on my own?

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