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Ms. Nicole E.

specializes in 15+yrs AP English Teacher, UCI, College App Essay & Writing Expert · female

"Writing can often be a difficult skill to hone. Many times we are learning from an English teacher who has become an English teacher because they LOVE WRITING, and they love writing because they are good at it. What about the rest of us?

I have had the unique experience of being both. In college, I was a lover of literature, but found out that I wasn't as great of a writer as I thought. Just like more...

"Writing can often be a difficult skill to hone. Many times we are learning from an English teacher who has become an English teacher because they LOVE WRITING, and they love writing because they are good at it. What about the rest of us?

I have had the unique experience of being both. In college, I was a lover of literature, but found out that I wasn't as great of a writer as I thought. Just like many students, I focused on the writing first, wanting my writing to "sound smart" and impress my teachers. Yet, this kind of writing HIDES one's ideas. I was fortunate to have my UCI English instructor sit with me for hours, going line by line, explaining the basics, the advanced techniques, and the nuances one can use TO THINK while writing. I was taught how to use writing to convey my thoughts, not to use my thoughts to make me seem like a good writer.

Writing is the vehicle our minds use to drive our ideas into new, better ideas.

I focus on the thinking first. Becoming a more methodical thinker can make one a more poignant writer.

One can be a methodical thinker at any age and any level. Being smart is not a prerequisite for writing, but writing CAN MAKE YOU SMARTER. I can show you how.

I'm interested in what YOU KNOW and I will show you HOW TO THINK ABOUT IT. Then the writing comes naturally.

A good writer lies dormant in all of us. We all have something interesting to say. You already have within you the means, the content, the vehicle with which to write. My Roadmap to Writing can show you that you also have the ability to drive your writing and thinking to new places and new heights.

Let me teach you the Roadmap to GREAT Writing, skills that you can use for the rest of your life and for any piece of writing you have.

Specific Areas of Expertise:

AP English Language and Composition - I have chaired the AP Language sections at our school for over ten years. Moreover, I have studied with Larry Scanlon, one of the writers of the AP Language text, Language and Composition as well as been trained by my" less...

Details

fee: $75 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 20 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

Contact

website: on file

Education and Qualifications

certified: Nicole E. is a certified tutor

B.A. University of California Irvine, English

Brandman University - Chapman University System, Masters

Johns Hopkins University, Other

Palm Springs, CA 92264

Subjects Tutored

Vocabulary - Grammar - Phonics - Reading - Study Skills - Writing - English - Literature - Proofreading - SAT Writing - Art History - ACT Reading - ACT English - Common Core