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Lessons offered by Stephen
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Essay writing
  • College / University Preparation
  • Modernist literature
  • English literature
Levels
  • All Levels

Published author and professional writing teacher in Tiburon offers helpful essay instruction

Methodology

Writing can be agonizing but it doesn't have to be. I make it enjoyable and self-satisfying. I help you find a writing style that feels comfortable. I also help you organize your ideas and support your theme, or argument , with persuasive references . I show you how to make strong transitions between your ideas, and how to link them so that you're able to create a compelling narrative. I help you learn tools you can put to use in a variety of formats,

Background

I have published two books with Penguin/Random House, written for Rolling Stone and other national publications, and taught writing at a San Francisco State extension class. I've also tutored high school students preparing personal essays for college applications, and conducted memoir writing workshops at Rancho La Puerta. I bring more tha n three decades of professional experience in writing and teaching to my work.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $40/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $150
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $300
Lessons offered by Stephen
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Literature
  • Creative writing
  • Essay writing
  • College / University Preparation
  • Modernist literature
  • English literature
Levels
  • All Levels

Stephen's resume

Dartmouth College, BA. Carnegie Mellon, MFA. Winner, WGAW national college screenplay award; essays and articles for the San Francisco Chronicle, Rolling Stone, Playboy, the Rotarian and numerous other periodicals and newspapers. Content director for MyFamily.com and other online sites; book author; Terra Linda High School English tutor, San Francisco State extension writing instructor.

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