Hi, I’m Aaron J.!

College Essay, English, & Writing Tutor

Aaron J.

I’m Aaron, an English Language and Writing tutor. I have worked for many years with students of all ages: elementary, middle & high school, and college. I’ve also done ESL work with adult non-native professionals for over 15 years. I am a retired English Professor with 20 years experience at California State University. My areas of expertise include composition, creative writing and general English and American literature. I hold a dual BA in Philosophy and English with a Creative Writing minor. I earned my MFA in Writing at The New School University. My stories, essays, articles and book reviews have appeared in national journals and Best Of anthologies. I have over 25 years experience as a Fiction Editor for both print and online literary journals. These opportunities allowed me to work one-on-one with writers to improve their work. I strongly emphasize revision and word-by-word copy editing. My goal is to help students identify their fears, hatreds and anxieties related to their writing, then offer solutions for overcoming those obstacles. I push students to tap into their buried strengths – to foster both critical and creative thinking that leads to sharpened, individual voices that say exactly what they mean on the page.