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Tutoring & Coaching

Our coaches are credentialed teachers, artists, and college students who are passionate about their expertise and about building mentor relationships with kids. Each coach integrates social and emotional skill-building into their tutoring sessions, helping kids navigate challenges and build self-awareness.

Please note: Booking a coach session through our website requires at least 72 hours of lead time. If you are looking to book a coaching session with less than 72 hours notice, please email miranda@edmo.org or call office 415.282.6673.


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EDMO offers both private, 1:1 sessions and group coaching for up to 3 children.

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AP Literature

Whether you'd like help analyzing poems or a deeper dive into a particular era in American literature, EDMO coaches can assist high-school students with their AP literature class or help kids prepare for the AP exam. Before your sessions, let your coach know the subjects you'd like them to focus on. Or they can provide support on specific concepts covered in schoolwork. Recommended materials: Writing utensil and paper

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AP Language and Composition

From grammar to rhetoric, EDMO coaches can offer high schol students targeted, in-depth help with their AP language and composition classes or help them prepare for the AP exam. Before your sessions, let your coach know the subjects you'd like them to help out with, or they can provide support on specific concepts covered in schoolwork. Recommended materials: Writing utensil and paper

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Humanities

The humanities and the arts aren't just a core part of our education — they also prepare us to think critically, act creatively, and succeed in a rapidly changing world. EDMO coaches versed in a wide range of artistic, literary, philosophical, or cultural topics can work 1:1 with kids of any age to explore their own interests through readings, fun exercises, and discussion. You can ask the coach to focus on a particular area that intrigues your child, or they can provide support on specific concepts covered in kids' schoolwork. Recommended materials: writing utensil and paper

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Research Papers

As kids progress in school, they're increasingly asked to write research papers—but don't always get the instruction and support they need to practice this critical skill. EDMO coaches can help! Through 1:1 instruction, students can learn how to gather information from sources such as books and interviews, then arrange it into an essay, applying their own knowledge and opinions. You can ask the coach to focus on general paper-writing skills, or they can provide support on specific concepts covered in kids' schoolwork. Recommended materials: writing utensil and paper

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Essay/Exposition

Writing isn't just about expressing yourself clearly (though that's important, of course). It's about doing so with flair and style! EDMO coaches can help writers of any age or skill level explore tone and voice in their writing, as well as the elements of great writing like outline and plot. You can ask the coach to come to the session with fun readings and exercises, or they can provide support on specific concepts covered in kids' schoolwork. Recommended materials: Writing utensil and paper

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Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is an important skill for all young people, no matter what their age, but it isn't often taught in school! EDMO coaches can help kids at all grade levels specifically build their critical thinking abilities. In each session, the coach can help students learn how to compare and contrast sources of information and develop informed opinions in regard to print media, writing, and literature. Let the coach know if there's a specific topic your child wants to focus on, or the coach can provide support on specific concepts covered in their schoolwork. Recommended materials: Writing utensil and paper

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Creative Writing

Most kids are bursting with stories—and EDMO coaches can help them put them down on paper! Our coaches can help students of all ages and skill levels engage with their creative side by writing. Through exercises and readings, students will learn how to develop their own craft and style. Their coach can also provide support on specific concepts covered in kids' schoolwork. Recommended materials: writing utensil and paper

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Journalism

Is your kid a budding investigative reporter or foreign correspondent? Have they joined the school newspaper and want a little extra help polishing their stories or editing others'? Our EDMO coaches can help! Coaches can offer 1:1 support to students of any age, helping them explore the craft and style of journalistic writing through readings, fun exercises, and discussion. The coach can also provide support on specific concepts covered in their schoolwork or extracurricular assignments. Recommended materials: Writing utensil and paper

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Literature

Does your kiddo come home from English class blissed out on Shakespeare and Ntozake Shange? Would some extra help discussing the books the students are reading in class help the stories come to life? EDMO coaches can help! In our sessions, our coaches can help kids learn to interpret literature from around the world and charge up their passion for reading at the same time. You can ask the coach to focus on particular authors who intrigue your child, or they can provide support on specific concepts covered in kids' schoolwork. Materials required: paper and writing utensil

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Composition

Whether your child is learning to phrase short paragraphs for school or dreaming of becoming a published author, EDMO coaches are here to help with composition! Through readings and exercises, our coaches can help 1-3 students of any grade level explore tone and voice in their writing, as well as the elements of good writing such as outline and plot. The coach can also provide support on specific concepts covered in kids' schoolwork. Recommended materials: Writing utensil and paper

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Core English

Whether your child is learning English as a second language or working on perfecting their term paper composition, EDMO is here for you! Our coaches in Core English focus on building up students’ understanding of appropriate reading and writing strategies. They can work with kids of any grade level to help them summarize and comprehend fiction and nonfiction sources, or come up with exercises that explore different methods of writing. The coach can also provide support on specific concepts covered in kids' schoolwork. Required materials: paper and a writing utensil

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General English (5th-8th)

Whether your kid is learning English as a second language or would flourish with a little extra support in reading and writing, EDMO coaches are here to help! When working with kids in grades 5-8, our General English tutoring sessions help children with reading comprehension, and offer exercises, readings, and discussion to help students explore different methods of writing. The coach can also provide support on specific concepts covered in kids' schoolwork. Recommended materials: writing utensil and paper

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General English (K-4th)

Whether your kid is learning English as a second language or would flourish with a little extra support in reading and writing, EDMO coaches are here to help! When working with kids in grades K-4, our General English tutoring sessions help children with basic concepts like reading, writing, and phonics. Through fun exercises, readings, and discussion, we can help them build writing stamina and enahce their understanding of letter-sound relationships that help them decode words. The coach can also provide support on specific concepts covered in kids' schoolwork. Recommended materials: Writing utensil and paper

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Essay Editing

Typing out your thoughts in a word processing program is only the first step in writing a good essay. EDMO's Essay Editing coaches can help kids at any grade level pore back over their writing to eliminate language mistakes, polish phrases, and correct spelling errors. In the process, kids can learn how to improve their writing on their own! In our tutoring sessions, we can go over specific essays the student has written or assign essay writing and editing exercises. Recommended materials: writing utensil and paper

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