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Strong, fresh ideas wake up tired grades
It doesn't matter what discipline you study, psychology, the arts, or astrophysics, if you want your essays and writing assignments to push your GPA a little farther North, you need to have your own ideas. And - they need to be showcased like a marquee sign: lit up and written in clear & simple language. I can help you do that.
Did you read that twice?
Forget the comma. Real results happen when you unlock your ideas, shake 'em out and put 'em on display
Jenn, why doesn't the comma matter?
because a well placed comma in an empty/sucky/unnecessary sentence doesn't make a difference
In a nutshell, I help you find your own ideas and make them sound good so you stop summarizing everyone else's and give people a reason to listen to you.
That's a lot. Let's unpack it.
I help you talk back to authors and tell you what to look for when you read so you have something to say when you sit down to write. I take the guesswork/unnecessary summary/strange myths - all the things that muzzle your voice - out of your writing...and make room for you.
I've worked with 1000s of students who claimed not to be writers - and even worse essayists. The
conversations, explanations, doodles and diagrams from all the hours I spent working with students at desks and dining room tables now reside in Rubbermaid bins stacked in my closet - and feature prominently in every digital lesson, coaching session and course I offer.
Before things get too serious,
I should probably let you know...
I don't do take-out style writing.
A quick and easy essay? That's not a thing. Thinking is hard work. To do it right, you need to grab your water bottle, pull up a seat and get comfy.
Grammar bores me.
I know as much grammar as I need to write clean sentences. I only teach as much as I need to make sure you do as well.
Easy writing is an oxymoron.
Remember that word on the literary devices sheet your Grade 9 English teacher told you to memorize? Yeah, me too.
Signature Ten with Jenn Tutorials
skip the awkward intros & get straight to learning
TAKE HOME TUTORIALS FOR STUDENTS & EDUCATORS
Thesis Thinking: Probably everything you need to know about writing a thesis statement
GIVE YOUR IDEAS THE DIRECTION THEY NEED
What if I told you when you get your thesis statement right, you’ll have most of what you need to get from the first sentence of your essay to your last one? Wait - it gets better. What if I told you this one sentence would also save you time doing research and that it would work like a magnet to pull all your ideas together? I'll give you a behind-the-scenes look at good, bad and boring thesis statements to take your essay from bla, bla, bla - to BANG ON.
Find Your Voice & Write Like a Grad
SPEAK UP AND SAY EXACTLY WHAT YOU THINK
Are you tired of listening to the annoying voice in your head repeat, Ugh, I don't know what to say? Or, even worse, I have nothing to say. Here's your answer to shutting up that voice - for good. I'll tell you exactly what to do and say to strike up a conversation with an author to reveal your insightful ideas. And - I'll show you how to visualize your thinking so you don't write pretty much what you mean - you write exactly what you mean.
7 Steps to Writing
Strong Essays in University
STOP STRESSING & MAKE A PLAN
Not sure how to get from the start line to the finish line? I've got your plan ready-to-go. No more wasting time, no more procrastinating. This easy-to-use tutorial outlines the big steps and details all the mini-steps in between using a combo of charts, diagrams, illustrations and examples. Whether you're new to writing essays, or have been writing them for a while but want to see if there's a better of way doing things, this tutorial & essay planner will be the file you give a special place to on your home screen.
Make It Persuasive: An Intro to Critical Thinking & Academic Writing
LET 'EM KNOW YOU'VE GOT A POINT
Do you need to get off the summary bus? Let me take the wheel for a second - actually more like an hour - and help you make a sharp YOU-turn. In this video tutorial, I spell out the hallmarks of academic writing so you know what makes a stacked argument. The best part, though? I walk you through an essay, one paragraph at a time and one example at a time, teaching you to find little threads to unravel an author's ideas and discover your own homemade ideas.
Digital Tutorials Suite
Ten with Jenn
Live Classes & 1:1 Tutoring
Alright, let's get to know each other a little better!
WAYS TO WORK WITH ME IN REAL TIME
LIVE, ONLINE CLASSES
READ SO YOU'RE READY TO WRITE
Stop wasting time trying to figure out what to say and start spending more time writing down your ideas! In this 1 hr. class, I'll show you - sentence-by-sentence, paragraph-by-paragraph - how to bite into a text, pull out your thoughts and finally make the annoying blinking cursor disappear. You'll leave class with a set of reading strategies to read smarter, not longer and a step-by-step plan to take notes that will make starting your essay less stressful.
1:1 ONLINE TUTORING
SERVICES / FEES / SCHEDULING
COLLEGE ESSAY APPLICATIONS
ACADEMIC WRITING SKILLS
$115 / hr
$90 / 45 mins
$60 / 30 mins
No Registration Fees
All Lessons are Pay As You Go
Payment Required Prior to Session
most weeks, I can meet with you:
MON - WED: 10 am - 2 pm (EST)
THURS: 6 - 9 pm (EST)
if our schedules don't coordinate, let me know a couple of days/times that work for you and I'll try to make something work
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