Former Certified Teacher, Professional Writer, and English Writing Tutor

Who is the English Writing Teacher?

  • Mercer College ESL (English as a Second Language) ClassA former newspaper reporter and editor.
  • A former college writing teacher and ESL teacher.
  • An 20-year private tutor in English language skills.
  • A blog writer about how to teach beginning readers.
  • The author of “How to Write a 5th Grade (or any other grade) Essay” and five comical and engaging early reader books.
  • Native English speaker, M.S. Ed. in Education; GA certified.

Where am I available?

  • I live in Peachtree Corners, GA, and I have tutored students in their homes within a reasonable driving distance, including in Duluth, John’s Creek, Alpharetta, Suwanee, Cumming and Atlanta.
  • Now, however, all my tutoring is online and I have successfully  worked online with students in GA, MD, NY, FL, and CA.

Initial meeting:

  • At the initial tutoring session, I have two goals:  to make the student comfortable with me, and to assess the student’s skills.
  • I ask the student or the parents about the student’s skills, and then I ask the student to perform tasks in the area of study, such as reading aloud or organizing an essay.
  • Listening and watching closely, I note the student’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • I report back to the parents about the student’s needs, and where the student needs to begin work with me.


  • New students start at $60 for a 55 minute private lesson plus five minutes to discuss the lesson with parents.
  • Vocabulary books, SAT review books and other supplies not provided by the student are extra and at cost.
  • If a student cancels, he is expected to make up the lesson.  If he cancels within 24 hours when it is not an emergency, the student is expected to pay $25 for the missed lesson.

Got any questions about tutoring for your son or daughter?

Maybe you still have some unanswered questions.  Use this contact form and I’ll get back to you with answers by email.

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