Writing is Magic!
Great literature is life-changing, and luckily, words are still free for everyone. Whether we are writing a story about monster-fighters or a middle-school melodrama, we are learning how to write clearly and effectively, learning about audience and message and how to be the best storytellers we can be. If writing seems do-able and fun, then school assignments are not as painful or scary. My teaching is customized to each student -- strategies may include writing games, graphic novel software, movie clips, classic literature, and sometimes just a goofy hat and a dance.
About me: I have been writing ever since I could hold a pencil. I have published dozens of children's books and online stories for major educational publishers like Scholastic, IXL, and McGraw, as well as an adult novel JUST LIKE BEAUTY, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and movie shooting 2021, produced by Lars Von Trier. A writing tutor for many years, I've also written so many lessons about how to teach writing, I can now do that in my sleep. With almost no snoring! This summer, I also offer Zoom classes through The Writers Grotto https://www.sfgrotto.org/classes-at-the-grotto/upcoming-classes-at-the-g...
Find out more: https://www.lisalerner.com/
Private rate: $50/hour