Writing transformed me, and I'm passionate about its importance.
With 20+ years of experience, I have coached writers from age six to 96. I do it all!
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I love helping people to embrace their strengths.
I love modeling how to learn from mistakes.
I love giving people the confidence and tools they need to make a difference in the world.
Marcia tutored me on the English portion of the SAT and taught me strategies I would not have figured out on my own. Highly recommend!
My son, who's not particularly enthusiastic about writing, attended several week-long writing workshops for boys that Marcia offered. The camps were fun, hands-on, and collaborative. Marcia knows how to motivate and excite a boy who never wanted to write more than a sentence at a time. He came home excited about his day and produced some thoughtful and creative writing. He, to this day uses writing prompts and tools that he learned from Marcia during those sessions.
Marcia is an amazing writer and communicator! She listens carefully and will help you find just the right words for anything from a TEDTalk to a business plan. I highly recommend her!
I worked with Marcia on lots of writing projects. We practiced strategies like radical juxtaposition, reverse thinking, and original imagery. I added to my portfolio and experimented with everything from dialogue scenes to scramble poetry. I liked how Marcia and I worked to use my that I’d already found and use it to the best of my ability.
We talk about what's working for them and what's causing challenges for them. Then, we come up with a plan based on the goals they want to accomplish.
B.A. from The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, in English
M.A. from Rice University, Houston, TX, in English
20+ years working for Writers in the Schools (WITS)
Experience teaching in public/private schools, colleges, hospitals, museums, libraries, community centers, and more
Extensive coaching experience with writers of all ages
While in college, I got a job at the Writing Resources Center at The College of William & Mary. I spent every free hour there with a wonderful cohort of other writers as we learned the best ways to strengthen writing and communication skills, both our own and those of the clients we served. I loved my job at the Writing Center, and it inspired me to pursue teaching as a career.
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