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Nick W.

After attending Saint Ann’s in Brooklyn, Nick graduated magna cum laude from Yale University in 2016, where he studied fine art, literature, and foreign languages. Since graduating, Nick has worked as a studio assistant for renowned artists and completed art residencies in London and Berlin. As a tutor, he helps a wide variety of learners of every level. He knows how to put himself in the place of his students and break down difficult concepts so that they are easily understandable. He especially enjoys helping students develop and structure their arguments for writing.

Essay Writing 101

$450 per student
  • This workshop is a crash course in the foundations of formal essay writing. From introduction to conclusion, students will learn how to formulate a strong thesis statement and present evidence for their claims in clear, elegant prose. Unlike the essays you normally write for school, the writing exercises in this workshop simplify content so that you can focus primarily on form and structure. This workshop is ideal for students who want to shore up their writing skills, and is also great practice for the essay section on the SAT or ACT. By the end of the workshop, students will come away with a toolbox of invaluable writing techniques they can use throughout their academic career... and life!
  • General principles of essay writing wizardry, so you can handle any essay assignment with grace.
  • How to easily create masterful thesis and topic sentences for any essay topic.
  • How to identify and create introductions that engage the reader.
  • What makes a good paragraph? What makes a bad paragraph?
  • How to seamlessly integrate quotations, semicolons, colons, and em-dashes.
  • How to outline like a pro, so that the actual essay-writing is a breeze.
  • The particularities of the literary essay and how to master it.
  • Close reading crash course: how to talk about literature in your essay.
  • How to proof-read and edit your own work to achieve a solid final draft every time.



"[Your tutors] know their subjects inside and out and explain difficult/confusing material with great skill. They're also kind and patient and put students at ease. "

Private School Parent

"My daughter actually talked about Nick's class, and what she was reading, at the dinner table. She said she had no idea that poetry had all this meaning. She's really enjoyed classes with Nick and learned a lot."

Public School Parent

"You’ve inspired my daughter to want to achieve more in her life."

Private School Parent