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Become an Essay-Writing Wizard Online Course

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!

What We Cover

1 hour per week for 6 weeks

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.

Featured Tutor

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. He served as a peer French tutor for the Yale Center for Language and also volunteered to tutor inmates at Connecticut Youth Prison. Since graduating, Nick has worked as a studio assistant for renowned artists and completed art residencies in London and Berlin.


Only $450 per student!

This small group course is a terrific value compared to over $1,000 for the same curriculum taught in a one-on-one setting!


Henry is thoroughly enjoying working with Jordan. Up until now, Henry has not gotten any one-on-one teaching of coding so he's thrilled to work this way with Jordan. Henry has said it's super interesting, fun and he loves it.
Kathryn H.