About Me

Education and Training

  • ​Editor, Boston Mensa Newsletter (2/2021-present) ​
  • Private tutor, Prepped and Polished (Summer 2020)
  • Founder and private tutor, Refined Writing (2018-present)
  • Freelance writing tutor and editor (2011-present)
  • Literacy tutor, Pomona, CA (2002-2004)
  • Member of Mensa of America

Vicki C.

Founder of Refined Writing

Tutoring Philosophy

I truly love nurturing students' inherent capabilities, especially harnessing talents and creativity that they might not have known existed. Witnessing growth and academic achievement is both exciting and rewarding.  


Each student/project is unique, which means that there is no one formula to my work. Through conversation and assessments, I first determine each student's specific needs. Next, we create achievable goals that I use to guide my lessons with skilled and thoughtful expertise. Collaboration and active learning are focal points to my job as a writing tutor, test prep instructor, and editor.



​​I have a passion for words and enjoy teaching writing, grammar, and reading. I always emphasize correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation, as those are the foundations of successful essays and papers. 


I am also skilled at crafting college application essays, and I enjoy tutoring high school students as they navigate through the college admissions process.