Face-to-face tutoring is a modality where the writer and tutor meet for an in-person tutoring session. These sessions usually occur in a common public space, such as a coffee shop, public library, or college/university campus (depending on distance). Occasionally, sessions may take place at the writer’s home if agreed upon by writer and tutor.
For face-to-face sessions, writers are strongly encouraged – yet not required – to bring some form of written material to work on together. Examples include:
- A partial draft of an essay
- A brainstorming sheet
- A paper prompt
- Feedback from an instructor on a first draft
However, if writers do not have any writing prepared, they are encouraged to bring questions about paper writing, formatting, and organization so that the session has a jumping off point.
I also offer assistance with professional writing:
- Cover letters
- Personal statements
- Applications for college, graduate school, jobs, study abroad programs
…and creative writing:
- Short stories
- Travel writing
All face-to-face tutoring sessions must be scheduled for a minimum of one hour in order to account for travel time. The maximum time for a session is three hours in one sitting. Based on experience, sessions that last longer than three hours often cause brain drain on both writer and tutor, thus decreasing the productivity of the tutoring.