Recently, my Academic Coaching was successful for two students, ages 13 and 15. One prepared creative writing and dramatic monologue auditions for an arts magnet school, learning new approaches to excel in writing and presentation.  On her first try, she was accepted! The other, a high school freshman, worked on getting up to speed with…

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Academic Coaching available Writing resumes and cover letters can be daunting to students.  This rite of passage on the track from school to career forces them to truthfully examine their lives and, perhaps more difficult, write persuasively about it. Sixty students piled in the classroom equipped for 25 at my workshop for freshmen at Georgia…

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Academic Coaching available While conducting a writing workshop for teens, I encountered a 14-year old boy who didn’t interact in discussions or make eye contact.  His jet black hair covered his face Emo-style leaving only piercings and tattoos visible. After giving instruction followed by an exercise, I walked the room for individual questions.  The boy…

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*Academic Coaching available by appointment The flustered Mom called me eager for help with her daughter Lily’s college application process. She mentioned Lily was an aspiring fashion designer who maintained good grades alongside strong extracurricular activities, but struggled with writing. When we met, I was puzzled after reading the first of four essays. Her mom saw…

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