Writing Instruction and Tutoring

I offer writing assistance, study skills, and organizational instruction in the San Francisco/Bay Area (I work primarily in Marin County). My experience includes over a decade of working with teenagers and adults, including six years teaching a weekly writing workshop for high school students.

I have been a writing tutor for students applying to Ivy League colleges as well as students in Juvenile Hall. I accept students of all ages. 

Tutoring Services:

  • College Application Personal Essay/Creative Writing
  • Dissertation/Graduate Level Writing and Editing
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Grammar and Punctuation
  • Organization and Study Skills
  • Research and Information Retrieval
  • SAT/ACT Verbal Test Prep

A little more about me:slam

I am a published writer and have 6 years of experience teaching writing to high school students. I have a B.A. in Creative Writing from Oberlin College and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. 

My experience as a librarian gives me a strong background in research and organization–-skills that are fundamental to any student. I work with students one-on-one to develop a concrete plan for organizing homework and establishing study skills, including instruction on how to easily implement and incorporate proven methods to create new habits. Each program is tailored to the needs, goals and individual requirements of the student.

I understand that study skills need to be taught….most students don’t have them innately. I have documented experience with dramatic improvements, in both a student’s grades and self-confidence, when personalized study skills are incorporated into an education program. These skills provide a strong foundation and are valuable assets in any work environments.


For information about my rates, more about my professional background, the range of services I provide, or to request references, please email me at katiemacwrites@gmail.com.