Creative Writing

The art of rearranging the world so that it becomes unrecognizable — or all too real.

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Having ideas is the easy part – getting them on the page is hard. Our tutors can help you at every stage, from overcoming writers' block to polishing a piece for submission.

All of our creative writing tutors are published novelists, essayists, and poets, as well as graduates of the leading writing programs in the country. But more than anything else, they are passionate teachers.

Core Courses

Fiction

Poetry

Memoir

Screenwriting

Playwriting

Translation

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Hybrid Genres

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Game Narrative Design

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Tutor spotlight

We are a cooperative of thinkers––physicists, historians, computer scientists, economists, literary critics, lawyers, linguists, biologists, poets, mathematicians, and so many more--who provide exceptional one-on-one tutoring and academic support to our students.

Meet everyone

We are a cooperative of thinkers––physicists, historians, computer scientists, economists, literary critics, lawyers, linguists, biologists, poets, mathematicians, and so many more--who provide exceptional one-on-one tutoring and academic support to our students.

Peter K.

Peter is a PhD student in German at Columbia University. Prior to grad school, he earned a BMus in Musical Arts with distinction from Eastman, and, simultaneously, a BA in German Studies from University of Rochester.

Emma Zc.

Emma holds a PhD in French Literature from Harvard. She als holds an MA in French (Harvard), as well as a BA in French Studies and BM in Cello Performance (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).

Ezra

After Ezra graduated from Harvard with a BA in Social Studies, he received the Trustman Traveling Fellowship and went to Peru to study the Chinese diaspora. He is now the Artist-in-Residence at the Signet Society at Harvard.

Joyce

Joyce is currently an MD candidate at Harvard Medical School. She also graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Anthropology from Harvard, where her thesis won the Thomas T. Hoopes Prize.

Susan

Susan studied English at Rice and graduated summa cum laude. After serving in Teach for America, she earned her PhD in English at Harvard. She has held faculty positions at Wake Forest and Yale and currently lives in London.

Paul C.

Paul is a PhD candidate in African and African American Studies at Harvard, where he has received multiple awards for his teaching, as well as several research fellowships, including a Fulbright-Hays fellowship.

Julia P.

Julia holds a BA from Princeton University in English Literature, with certificates in Theater and Music Theater. Her thesis won the Alan Downer prize for research in English and drama. Currently, she works in theatrical costuming.

Anna S.

Anna holds a PhD in Slavic Languages and Literature (Harvard), an MA in Slavic Languages and Literature (MA), a BA in History and Philology (Russian State University) and a BA in Fine Arts (Pushkin State Museum Art College).

Erin B.

Erin is a Fiction MFA student in the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She holds an MA in Modern & Contemporary Literature (University of Virginia) and BA in English (Rutgers University, summa cum laude with high honors).

Anahid

Anahid holds a PhD in Developmental Psychology (Columbia University), an MS in Applied Statistics (Columbia University), a BA in Psychology (UC Berkely) and a BA in Public Policy (UC Berkely). Currently, she teaches at UCLA.

Charlotte

Charlotte holds an MA in Hispanic Studies from Brown University and a BA in English and Spanish from Oxford University. She is a recipient of the Kossoff Prize for Leadership in Language Teaching.

Evan J.

Evan is a novelist, essayist, and educator. He holds an MFA in Fiction (Iowa Writers' Workshop) and BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (Evergreen State College). Currently, he teaches at Pierrepont School in Westport, Connecticut.

Daniel Be.

Daniel is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and author of 5 books of literary nonfiction. He holds an MFA in Fiction (Columbia University), and has taught at Saint Ann's School, Columbia University, and elsewhere.

Mariam R.

Mariam currently teaches at UCLA in English and Comparative Literature, after earning her PhD there. She's also a Fiction MFA student at Columbia. She earned her BA in Comp Lit from Princeton (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and MSt in Islamic Art and Archaeology, with distinction, from Oxford.

Jordan P.

Jordan is a PhD student in English and American Literature at Boston University, whe she also earned her BA in English. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a faculty assistant at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Elisabeth S.

Liz earned an MEd at Dominican University while serving as a member of Teach for America, and earned a BA in International Affairs with a minor in History at George Washington University. She has worked in education for over 10 years.

Shara F.

Shara is an MA student in Jewish Gender and Women's Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She holds a BA in Theatre from Northwestern with minors in Creative Writing and Gender and Sexuality Studies (summa cum laude).

Anna F.

Anna graduated from Harvard University with a BA in English and a minor in Linguistics and Language Theory. While at Harvard, she was a curriculum editor for the Mamelodi Initiative in South Africa.

Adrienne

Adrienne received her English PhD from Harvard University, her MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and her BA from Princeton University. She is a nonfiction writer and poet, and teaches in the Writing Program at Princeton University.

Tim L.

Tim holds an MA, MPhil, and PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. He earned his Bachelor's in English and Classical Languages from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Dm

DM graduated with honors from the University of Chicago, and completed a Master's degree at Yale University in the Department of Political Science, where they studied the rise of mass incarceration in the US. They have also worked as an academic researcher on books, textbooks, and TV shows.

Bill K.

Bill is the bestselling author of seven books. His undergrad degree is from the University of Chicago and his doctorate from Johns Hopkins. History and biography are his fields, but he's helped improve both student and adult writing for twenty years across a wide range of subjects.

Charlie T.

Charlie earned a BA in Political and Social Thought and English from UVA. Next, he earned his master's degrees in English and in History of Science, Medicine, and Technology at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. He is now a PhD candidate in English Literature at Harvard.

Juliet R.

Juliet studied Playwriting and Biology at Northwestern University with a focus on Biochemistry and Biophysics. She worked for several years as a research scientist after graduation, eventually pursuing an MS in Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern

Wyatt S.

Wyatt holds an AB from Kenyon College and an MA from NYU, both in English. He's currently a PhD student in Harvard's English department.

Bex

Bex majored in theatre and minored in creative writing at Northwestern University, graduating summa cum laude. After settling in Chicago, Bex won a prestigious Luminarts Cultural Foundation fellowship in creative writing. They are now an MFA candidate at Hamline University, where they study writing for children and young adults.

Roland

Roland is an award-winning author and illustrator. His biography of Arthur Ransome won a Jerwood Award from the Royal Society of Literature and the HW Fischer Prize from the Biographer’s Club. His illustrations for Lev Grossman’s best-selling Magicians trilogy were published in the New Yorker. Roland is currently writing and illustrating a series of novels for children.

Nathan B.

Nathan is a lecturer in The Writing Seminars, the creative writing program at Johns Hopkins University. He earned his MFA at Hopkins, and also attended Emory University in Atlanta, majoring in English literature and creative writing and graduating summa cum laude.

Matthew S.

Matthew attended Emory University, where he majored in English and Creative Writing and won several student film awards. He is currently completing a degree in acting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.

Sean B.

Sean graduated from Yale University with a degree in American Studies. After teaching in Oklahoma City at Odyssey Leadership Academy, he went on to earn his MFA in Poetry at Boston University.

Sam C.

Sam graduated with a degree in Physics from Princeton University. After graduation, she taught physics at a high school in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She's currently pursuing her MFA in fiction at the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Jenny M.

Jenny currently teaches English literature at St. Johnsbury Academy. She holds degrees from Dartmouth College, Trinity College at the University of Oxford, and the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

Liz P.

Liz has been a professor at Harvard College (English) and Bates College (Theater and Dance). She holds a PhD and MA in English from Harvard University and a BA in English and Dramatic Art from UNC (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa).

Emilija

Emilija has a BA in Sociology from Queen’s University, and three Montessori MACTE teaching certifications from the Toronto Montessori Institute for children ages 2.5 through 12. Emilija completed an MA in International Studies in Education at the University of Birmingham, and an M.Ed in Educational Leadership, Organization and Entrepreneurship at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She also has her Primary Years International Baccalaureate teaching license from the IBO.

Brandon H.

Brandon currently teaches at Georgetown University. He holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Princeton, a JD from Georgetown University, and an MA and BA in Latin American Studies from UT at Austin.

Austin T.

Austin attended Harvard College, and graduated summa cum laude with a double major in Chemistry and English. She will start at Harvard Law in the fall of 2023, where she hopes to find a niche at the science-law interface.

Layla

Layla is an MD Candidate at Harvard Medical School. Previously, she graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a BA in Writing Seminars and a minor in Islamic Studies. Her post-grad fellowship conducting ovarian cancer research at the National Center for Advancing Translational Science culminated in her choice to pursue a career in medicine.

Michae O.

Michael holds a BA in Mathematics and American Studies at Wesleyan University, and a PhD in American Studies at Harvard University. His studies focus on 19th century US history and the history of the life sciences.

Anna Tw.

Anna holds an MFA in Acting from the Shakespeare Theatre Company/George Washington University and an MA in Acting from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Previously, she earned her BA in Creative Writing from Stanford University.

Connor M.

Connor is a PhD Candidate in Religion at Columbia University; his dissertation focuses on the relationship between religion, science, and technology in contemporary America. He also holds an MPhil and MA in Religion from Columbia, an a BA in Religion from Vassar College.

Linda L.

Linda has 36 years of classroom experience. She taught English at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School; started a small school, the Social Justice Academy, in Boston; taught Composition and Research to college students in Missouri (Stephens) and Massachusetts (Bentley); and helped lead the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science to its number 5 state-wide ranking.

Eugenia

Eugenia is a PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. She previously earned degrees at the University of Chicago (MA in Humanities) and Yale University (BA in English and Philosophy).

Chris B.

Chris received his AB from Princeton, where he studied History and American Studies. After earning his Ed.M. at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, he’s been teaching in Boston for the past decade.

Kendall G.

Kendall is a doctoral candidate in Politics at the University of Oxford with a specialization in political theory. Before moving to the United Kingdom as a Marshall Scholar, Kendall attended Tulane University, where she graduated summa cum laude in two degrees – a BA in Political Science and a BSM in Legal Studies in Business.

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Plans

We’ve created a structured yet flexible pricing plan that offers everything you need to succeed on test day.

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Hourly Rate

All of our tutoring is available on an hourly basis. If you're not sure how much tutoring you'll need or when you plan to test, you can enroll in our "pay as you go" option.

$ 140/hour

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First Time Package

4.5 Hours

We require a first-time minimum commitment of three 90 minute sessions due to the significant amount of preparation that tutors do in advance of the first few sessions. This initial package is a good way to get your feet wet, evaluate the amount of tutoring you'll ultimately need, and see if you feel comfortable with your tutor.

$ 630

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$ 1530

Ten Sessions

15 Hours 5% OFF

An opportunity to deepen your understanding and comfort with your courses, with more flexibility to cover content, essential skills, and exam preparation.

$ 1995 You save $105

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$ 3705 You save $195

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Twenty Sessions

30 Hours 10% OFF

A comprehensive approach to tackling classes, providing ample time and space to absorb material, master the ropes of the subject, and get comfortable with assignments and exams.

$ 3780 You save $420

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Tutor Tiers

We have 4 tiers of coaches. The coach’s tier is based on the experience level of the coach with our team. All coaches begin working with Cambridge Coaching at the Standard tier.

  • Standard

    0-150 hours
    $140/hour

  • Senior

    150-200 hours
    $180/hour

  • Guru

    250-300 hours
    $260/hour

  • Master

    350+- hours
    $340/hour

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