In addition to our classes
, we offer a variety of individualized services. Private instruction (tutoring) allows one-on-one relationships between instructors and writers at all levels. They can critique your work, sharpen your text, help you with plot and structure, tune your dialogue, teach you the fundamentals of craft, help prepare a manuscript for submission, or accompany you in an exploration of the art. The fee is $60US per hour.
PLEASE NOTE: Tutoring and the writing classes are entirely separate: you don't need to take a class to register for tutoring, and you don't need to pay for a tutor to participate in a class. In the classes, the teacher will give you feedback on your writing thus making tutoring an unnecessary expense. In fact, we normally suggest you take a class before tutoring, particularly if you have only recently begun to write seriously. Tutoring is best for writers who have accumulated a body of work they want to take to the next level.
Unlike classes, there are no set lessons. Interaction between student and teacher is focused entirely on the student's work in progress. A tutor might help you plot out a story or an article from an idea, assist with revisions, make suggestions when you're blocked, coach you through writing exercises, or even simply act as a disinterested reader, someone who won't be shocked by what you've written, and who won't feel shy about giving you an honest critique of your work.
If you want to work one-to-one with an instructor, email us with information about what you'd like to study or let us know with which teacher you want to work. Not all of our teachers work individually with students, but many do, so check our list of instructors
We make arrangements for billing, then send the instructor your email address and he or she will contact you. We do not give the tutor any of your financial or personal information. That information is kept strictly confidential. Once the contact is made, you and your mentor will set up arrangements convenient to you with respect to how much work you wish to do, how many hours the tutor will bill to your account, and what type of feedback you want.
Make sure you communicate clearly with your instructor. He or she is here to help you and can do that best if you are clear about what you want: critique whether you want detailed comments on sentence structure and style, for instance, or just
a brief impression of the entire piece.
Tutors keep track of the amount of time they spend working with you, and at the end of every month they send an invoice to Writers on the Net. We then charge US$60 to your credit card for each tutor hour. (More registration and billing
information is available under "Enroll"
on your menu.)
Not all of our instructors are available for specialized services. Those who do may or may not have an opening. If you're not sure which teacher you want to work with, write to us, let us know what kind of writing you do and what kind of guidance you want and we'll recommend someone.
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