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Personal Tutoring With Betsy Hooper

    Hi. I’m Betsy Hooper, a writer and director with twenty-five years of teaching experience, the last ten of which were spent as Director of Drama at the Windward School for children with language-based learning disabilities. I am aware that there are many (many) essay tutors out there. What sets me apart are three primary areas of expertise:
  • My experience as a teacher for students with LD. I have the patience, the training and the specific skills to successfully mentor language impaired kids in the writing process.
  • My own writing techniques, culled from years of teaching dramatic writing, and repurposed to engage even the most reluctant writers.
  • My appreciation and understanding of the unconventional student. After twenty-five years as a writing and theatre teacher, I have a great deal of experience with artists, musicians, actors and out-of-the-box thinkers. In addition, I have spent the past ten years teaching students with language disabilities. As a result, I am sensitive and responsive to kids who have walked their own path, and have a genuine regard for the individual.





School Applications

Applying to high school can be a stressful time in a young person's life. I help students with the process.

Personal Essays

The personal essay is an essential part of any college or private school application.


Initial consultation – $100
an initial consultation is a one-hour opportunity to meet, answer questions, and create a plan for writing successful essays.
$250 an hour or packages at 5% off. Cost of initial consultation waved in all packages.
Common Application Package:
4 hours = $950/$850
Common Application and Supplements
8 hours = $1900/$1800
Common Application and Supplements
10 hours = $2375/$2275