Helping Students Write Better Essays and Achieve Higher Grades
Welcome to www.theessaytutor.com.
My name is Alan Stransman and I am the Founder of this site.
If you are a high school, college or university student and you are looking for help writing an essay, you have come to the right place.
This website is dedicated to helping students write better essays and achieve higher grades.
Some Background Information on Your Essay Tutor
I am a former teacher of English at the high school and university levels.
I have four university degrees, including two Master’s degrees.
For almost twenty years, I wrote, produced and directed broadcast television programs and series, including several award-winning documentaries.
I have written and published six books, including two memoirs, one of which was adapted into a case study by the Ivey School of Business, one of the top business schools in the world.
If you are a high school, college or university student and you have an essay assignment, I can help you.
How Does an Essay Tutor Help You With Your Essay Assignment?
Regardless of the academic level, an essay should present a clear, concise and compelling thesis that is comprehensible even to people who do not have a great deal of familiarity with the subject matter.
In other words, even though you, as a student, are writing your essay for your teacher, instructor or professor, the person whom you should imagine reading your essay is someone who happens to find your essay in a newspaper or on a website.
This imaginary reader of your essay is interested enough in your subject to begin reading your essay, but to keep his or her attention, your essay must deliver a positive reading experience – if your essay is muddled, confusing and unclear, and the reader feels that there is nothing of real value being said in the essay, he or she will stop reading it.
Those are the kinds of essays that get failing or poor grades – the ones that have nothing to say – or, if they have something to say, are unable to say it in a clear and compelling way.
I am that imaginary reader of your essay. I am the person who comes across your essay and begins to read it and if your essay is boring, confusing or just downright vacuous, I will know it.
That’s how I am able to help you with your essay, even if I don’t know anything about your subject matter.
I know the difference between good essay writing and bad essay writing.
How the Process Works
I work with students from all over North America by telephone, Skype and email.
We do not need to meet in person for me to help you, although we can if you happen to live in Toronto, where I am based.
In 99% of cases, I work with students remotely, in telephone tutoring sessions of 30 or 60 minutes.
I can help you at any stage of the process, whether you are still deciding upon your topic or you have already written a first draft – or a fifth draft, for that matter.
Please do not take this the wrong way as it is not intended to sound arrogant, but unless you are a very good essay writer, I can help you to write better essays.
Having said that, I do not research essays for students and I don’t write essays for students.
I am an Essay Tutor – which is, really, like an Essay Coach – and I can coach you through the process of writing an essay, but you have to do the work.
The reason that you are in school is to develop these skills.
The Cost of Working With an Essay Tutor
My fee for students is $25 for a half hour OR $40 for an hour.
There is no up-front commitment to any number of hours.
I work with students via telephone, Skype and the email.
If you would like to discuss your essay assignment with me, I offer a FREE 15-minute, no-obligation consultation.
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I look forward to connecting with you and hearing about your essay assignment.