Writing Coach

Writing Coach

5.0 (4)
1 employee
24 years in business

About this tutor

I don't use a cookie-cutter approach. I tailor my lessons to fit the needs of each client. 

Additionally, I hold advanced degrees in English, and I've successfully tutored hundreds of students. 

I love that writing is a doorway for expression. It's a pleasure to see students grow as writers and to have a part in that journey.

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Houston, TX 77023
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4 Reviews


  • Eric

    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!

  • Krista Ellis

    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.

  • Gena Scurry

    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!

  • Adriana W

    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.


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

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.

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

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

Certificate in Online Learning

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

It depends on the service. I typically charge between $40-$60 per hour.

How did you get started teaching?

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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