Frequently Asked Questions About Academic Writing Online Tutoring

How does online academic writing tutoring work?

You and I meet online through video conferencing for academic writing tutoring.  We will focus on academic writing, research skills, and other college skills.  Also, I will help you with your writing projects and guide you through every phase of the writing process.  If you want to see a video of how tutoring works check out the tutoring page.  

What are the hours for academic writing tutoring sessions?

Tutoring hours are:

Monday—Wednesday tutoring hours are: 11:00 am—3:00 pm and  4:00 pm–7:00 pm Eastern Time, USA

Thursday tutoring hours are: 10:00 am—6:00 pm Eastern Time, USA

Friday tutoring hours are from 11:00 am–2:00 pm Eastern Time, USA 


How much does online academic writing tutoring cost?

As an academic writing tutor with 20 years of teaching experience, I can individualize lessons to each student’s exact goals and needs.  I am not a tutor who uses a cookie-cutter curriculum to teach writing.  If you want that specialized attention and would like to hire me, my hourly rate is $70 per session.   For those wanting to have 1-hour lessons once a week, the rate is $280 per month. If you would like to have 1-hour lessons twice a week, the price is $480 per month($120 per week).

What is Google Classroom? Do I need to have a Google Account?

Google Classroom is a place where students and teachers can communicate with each other, send and review assignments, and collaborate on writing and projects.  You can post any of your writing or ask questions in Google Classroom.  You can also find readings, resources and web links posted there.

You don’t need to have a Google account. You will only need to go to, enter as a student, and then type in the class code I will send you.

What if I need to cancel an online tutoring session?

If,  you need to miss a tutoring session; you will need to cancel 24 hours before our scheduled time.  Otherwise, you will be charged for that tutoring session.  I do allow you to have an exception to this rule if there is an important emergency.

Why do you tutor academic writing online?

I really believe the best way to help you become a better writer is by working individually with you.  Tutoring online is a great way for me to make my lessons geared specifically to you. I focus on what you need and want to learn about academic writing.  Also, there are many online writing and research resources we can use in tutoring sessions.  Plus, I can tutor students from anywhere in the world!

Is your tutoring business eco-friendly?

Yes! I am an eco-friendly tutoring business.  I am a business sponsor of the environmental nonprofit One Tree Planted  One Tree Planted funds tree-planting initiatives worldwide—Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America,  North America, and the Pacific.  For every dollar they raise, they plant one tree.  As part of my mission to be a green tutor, I donate one dollar to plant one tree per tutoring session.  Through One Tree Planted,  I am supporting tree planting in Columbia.  Sustinere Global the reforestation project in Columbia.  They will help restore the forest area in Choco, Columbia.  My goal is to plant 200 trees in Columbia by December 31st, 2021.

Everything I create is paperless, whether it’s materials for a class, or tools, checklists, and guides I create for this website.  I create editable PDFs, so you never have to print something out.  My website is green too.  I have the Green Web Foundation Badge on the footer of my website.  The badge is for businesses who use a Green Host to host their website.   You can learn about the Green Web Foundation and (check my website for yourself) at