Does your child need extra support in writing? Does your child love to write and want to continue to write under guidance? A former Palo Alto Unified teacher, I offer writing classes, small group and private, throughout the school year, and full-time in the summer. Additionally, I am now providing educational consulting services regarding students who are struggling, and guidance through the assessment process that the public schools provide. I do not provide tutoring with homework or class work.
Current Openings & New Classes
Please add your name to my mailing list to be notified when registration opens for my next session, likely spring 2024.
Fall Writing Classes 2023
Sept 24-Nov 17. Classes are once a week for 8 weeks.
“Everyone is a good writer. You just have to find it!” -Milan 5th grade (in the middle of his first lesson)
- Does your child need extra support in writing?
- Does your child love to write and want to continue writing under guidance?
Summer writing classes (now year-round) began fifteen years ago to help students who were not learning well from regular classroom instruction. Classes are conducted in small groups of 4-6 so that students must participate in both discussions of techniques published authors use, as well as giving feedback to peers on writing done for class. Classes take place at my house, 203 Chester St. in Menlo Park (right off of 101 and Willow Rd.). Private and semi-private lessons also available (they do fill quickly).
The following is a list of steps to register your child for writing workshops.
- Read this overview
- Fill out a registration form per student/per session. I will contact you.
- Sign up for my mailing list to receive updates on future classes.
How I Create Small Groups
Most important to me, is creating small groups that work best for instruction, which means students with similar age levels and instructional needs be grouped together as much as possible. When requesting a time and week, I will contact you if it is the best placement for your child this summer. It is important that you indicate whether you student is a struggling, average or high-achieving writer, and if your child has an IEP or 504. I can then group students carefully for best instruction. Most of my summer students are struggling or average writers. Each summer, I also try to put together a multi-age group of highly motivated writers. If your student has been in my classes before and I mentioned that your child would benefit from this type of group, please remind me and I will try to schedule your student accordingly.
I am also a Child Advocate who can help families whose children might be struggling in school. See my consulting page for more information.