I’m Maria, and I’m a writer, educator, and Oxford grad who wants to help you with your college essay and writing. I have over ten years of experience, including with EFL students.
My essays, articles, and criticism has been published in the Ploughshares blog, The Times Literary Supplement, and PRI’s The World among other places. One of my essays was even named a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2018.
As an educator, I’ve worked with college freshmen helping them develop their writing, critical thinking, and research skills so that they can have the confidence and know-how to work on their own. My students have come up to me after our classes and told me that writing for other classes is easy and that they now know exactly what to do after taking my courses.
I speak Turkish and Modern Greek in addition to English.
My services include:
-College Admissions Essay Tutoring
-EFL/ESL writing and editing
I look forward to meeting you and to helping you become a better writer!
University of Oxford, Masters in Modern Languages, Modern Greek
Drew University, BA in English Literature, Minors in Writing and Classical Studies
CELTA for English as a foreign language instruction
I love telling stories and I love helping students tell their own stories. Writing is easiser than you think and I can't wait to make it as easy as breathing for you!
Maria is a supportive teacher and is very involved with her students' work. She helped me improve my writing skills at Boğaziçi University when I was taking Expository Writing.
As someone who has taken Maria's two courses on academic writing, I absolutely recommend her to everyone who wants to master in academic writing, and/or need a professional touch for drafts by a professional editor. Although there were 20 freshmen whose native language is not English in our class, Maria meticulously worked with each of us and helped me a lot to formulate my vague ideas, express them concisely, and create a well-written final version of my work. While Maria was very generous and critical in her feedbacks, it is needless to say that she was always very encouraging and her comments & suggestions were very constructive. If you want to learn how to work independently on your own texts and receive solid training in academic writing, Maria is definitely one of the nicest people that you can work with. I feel very lucky for being exposed to her well-organized lectures and creative ideas in my first undergraduate year, which has been very useful throughout my academic career.
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