• Standardized test prep
    • Executive function coaching
    • Study skills coaching
    • Application essay help
    • School essay help
    • Writing instruction
    • Reading instruction


Who I Work With

I work with students of all ages and levels, and I teach each student according to their particular needs.

As a former high school special education teacher with a Master's Degree in Special Education, I am qualified to work with a variety of learning styles, learning disabilities, and exceptionalities.

I work effectively with neurodiverse students, those with ADHD, and those on individualized education plans (IEPs).

I also coach working professionals who want to advance their competitive edge and decrease their overwhelm with productivity strategies and better work systems. See Executive Function Coaching.

Why Work With Me

I have 18 years of experience privately tutoring thousands of students on standardized tests, executive functions, study skills, ELA writing and reading assignments, and application essays.

I have taught in both private and public schools, and so I know the systems and the gaps in them.

Additionally, I teach students of all abilities effective study techniques; in other words, I teach strategies and methods for how to learn new material quickly and successfully.

Executive Function Coaching

I offer one-on-one coaching in the key areas of executive functioning, including organization, time-management, homework tracking, project management, study skills and more. As a former special education teacher with a Master's Degree in Special Education, I specialize in various learning disabilities including ADHD. Executive functioning skills are paramount to academic and personal achievement: let me help.

I also coach working professionals looking to advance their careers with:

    • increased productivity
    • better task management systems
    • better project management systems
    • practical organizational strategies
    • simple time-management systems
    • email management
    • decreased stress

Study Skills Coaching

I teach students how to learn. This includes note-taking, organization, study techniques based on content and learning profile, memorization strategies, testing strategies, and productivity / focus tips.

Schedule a basic study skills session to learn good study techniques and habits, or book a session before a big test: I'll study with you and make sure you're really prepared.

Test Prep

I know the SAT and ACT front and back, inside and out. Whether you are new to testing or just need a review, I'll teach you key content and test strategies to increase your scores and your confidence.

I offer private, one-on-one test preparation for the VERBAL / ESSAY portions of the following standardized tests:

    • SAT (verbal)
    • ACT (verbal, essay, science)
    • GRE (Verbal Reasoning + Analytical Writing)
    • SSAT / ISEE / HSPT

Are you in high school? Not sure which test – the ACT or the SAT – is for you? Ask me! I can help match you to the right test.

Application Essays

I have helped hundreds of students craft their personal narratives and college application essays. I also provide coaching for other application essays, including supplementals, scholarships, and school-specific. For more details about my application essay services, see my Application Essays page.

Writing Instruction

I offer expert writing instruction for students starting in grade 6, up through adulthood. I teach not only writing mechanics, but also effective writing techniques for all kinds of written expression. Whether you need help generating ideas, organizing your essays, formatting various kinds of writing (exposition, analytical, persuasive, etc.), or learning strategies for revision, I will meet you where you're at and fill in the gaps.

With a Masters Degree in Special Education, I work expertly with those with ADHD, dyslexia and other language based disabilities.

Private Coaching Details

  • Sessions are 60 minutes.
  • All sessions are $175 each.
  • Forms of payment: PayPal, Venmo, cash, check and credit card.
  • Local sessions are in-person at the SchoolHabits Office in Topsfield, MA.
  • Zoom sessions are available for non-local coaching sessions.
  • For SAT and ACT test prep sessions, I provide all the materials.
  • For other test preparation sessions, students supply their own test book. I supply supplementary learning materials.
  • No regular commitment necessary. I simply request a 24-hour cancellation notice.
  • Please contact me for more details and to schedule a session: