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1:1 Creative Writing Tutor

Susie Foote
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In this one-to-one session, I will tutor students in creative writing, helping them understand the process and freeing them to unleash their inner "writing genius."

Class experience

US Grade 2 - 6
This class is taught in English.
  • Because story writing uses three basic parts, I will break apart the story they will write. Part 1: Epic Beginnings -- learn to start a story that catches the reader's interest from the get-go. Go beyond "once upon a time" to pull the reader into your tale right away. Learn to use description for the setting to show — rather than just tell — the reader where and when everything is happening. Part 2: Oh, the Drama -- learn the vehicles used to push along the story in fun and interesting ways. Thinking through the chosen story genre, students will include details of what happens to the characters and flesh out the main idea of the story. Dialogue is encouraged and will be explained, if needed. Adding drama and/or suspense are good elements of any story and capture the reader's mind, making them want to keep reading to know what happens next. Part 3: In Conclusion -- learn to wrap up the story. How a story ends is of utmost importance. Readers want the satisfaction in knowing all is okay, and the characters will live "happily ever after."
I am a person who can't not write. I have been writing for fun for over 40 years and enjoy sharing my love of writing with those around me. (My kids learned at home, and we've had weekly writing times at our local coffee shop for over 15 years.) I have a bachelor's degree in English/Journalism and have written professionally for the past 25 years.
Homework Offered
Students will have time to complete the sections of their stories; however, they may choose to revise and add more details outside of the tutoring time. This is optional and can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Additional tutoring sessions can be requested to help with learning the basics of editing their stories.
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Joined April, 2019
I teach writing of all kinds, from creative to essays to short stories and poems. I love words and playing around with them. I also love rabbits. I have been raising them for 40 years, and I am passionate about teaching people all about them and... 
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per session
Meets on demand
60 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 7-12

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