If you have found your way to this website by searching for a Writing Tutor – welcome!
My name is Alan Stransman, and I offer writing tutoring services to high school, college and university students in the following key areas:
- academic essay writing
- college application essays
- SAT prep including SAT essay prep
Writing skills are the basis for virtually all academic success.
If you are a high school, college, university or even a graduate school student, and you have an essay assignment, I can help you – at any stage of the process – whether you have completed a draft of your essay for which you would like to receive my feedback or you are still deciding upon your topic.
I Offer Other Forms of Writing Tutoring As Well
I am a former teacher of English at the high school and university levels, and have four university degrees, including two Master’s degrees.
I state my academic credentials simply to demonstrate that I have written a great many essays and managed to get myself into a number of undergraduate and graduate programs.
Because my background is the academic world, I can help students at virtually all academic levels with essay assignments and with college application or Common App essays, as well.
However, if you are not currently enrolled in an academic program, or if you are learning to speak and write English as a second langufor a graduate progra in age and need assistance with your assignments or business correspondence, I can also help you in that area.
Unless your writing assignment is of a very technical nature, I can help you express your ideas clearly and coherently, whether it is for an academic program, business or personal reasons.
All Good Academic Writing Has the Following Characteristics
Whether you are writing a paper for a high school English class or for a graduate program in Psychology, your essay should do the following:
- effectively and “insightfully” develop a point of view and demonstrate outstanding critic thinking, using clearly appropriate examples, reasons and other support evidence to support your position
- be well organized and clearly focused, demonstrating clear coherence and a smooth progression of ideas
- exhibit skillful use of language, using a varied, accurate and apt vocabulary
- demonstrate meaningful variety in sentence structure
- be free of errors in grammar, usage and mecahnics
While every subject area and academic level has its own specific nuances, requirements and expectations, generally speaking, all good academic writing exhibits the characteristics cited above.
Hence, you should make sure that every essay that you submit at any academic level achieves the standard cited above.
If you choose to work with me as your Writing Tutor or Essay Tutor, I will ensure that your essay meets the criteria listed above.
Working With a Writing Tutor Has Never Been Easier
If you need help with a piece of writing – whether it is an academic essay or another form of written communication, the modern technologies of email, telephone and Skype make it not only possible, but easy and convenient to work with a Writing Tutor remotely.
In the traditional model of tutoring, both the student and the tutor were expected to be in the same room at the same time.
Although no one really though of it this way at the time, the need for geographical proximityhad a very limiting effect on the student-tutor relationship.
Fundamentally, students were limited in their choice of a tutor to individuals located in close physical proximity – and this often resulted in an imperfect alignment of needs and abilities.
Once the need to work with a tutor in a face-to-face format is eliminated and the possibility of working together via email, telephone and Skype is embraced, a world of options opens up and the student – an this case, you – has the ability to choose a tutor whose skill set is best suited to his or her own needs.
How to Contact Me
If you would like to contact me for a FREE consultation to discuss your Writing Tutoring needs, feel free to do so via;
I would be delighted to help you and look forward to connecting with you soon.