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Academic Writing Support for
Students at
All Stages

Whether you are starting out on the college journey or aspiring to a life in academia, my role is to provide personalized, creative, and caring guidance throughout the writing process.

I offer what a bot cannot.

Miranda Lutyens

Northampton, Massachusetts

Harvard University, B.A. & Ed.M.

University of Massachusetts Amherst, M.A.

University of Massachusetts Boston, M.Ed.

Now Enrolling for Summer 2024 Tutoring & Workshops 
Aspiring College Applicants

Start the fall semester with a college application essay in hand.

My Story

Committed to Education for Over Twenty-Five Years


My career began in the international non-profit sector, working with educators from the former Soviet Union. I then shifted to the classroom, where I spent 15 years teaching English Language Arts, first in the Boston Public Schools and later at the American School of Lima, Peru. I am now pursuing a Ph.D. in English — with a focus in writing studies — at UMass Amherst, where I teach writing to undergrads. I have also served as a mentor to other instructors and as a graduate tutor in the Writing Center.


  • I became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2013.

  • I consistently receive high student evaluation ratings, especially in the areas of quality feedback and a supportive learning environment.

  • I have taught college application essay workshops for Upward Bound and Pre-College @ UMass Amherst.

  • I have presented at educational conferences in Brazil, Chile, and Peru, as well as at Harvard University and the Conference on College Composition and Communication.

  • My editing and consulting experience working with graduate students goes back two decades and includes clients from a variety of academic fields with a wide array of writing and language backgrounds.

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My Services

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One-on-one Tutoring for the College Application Essay

Individualized Attention, from Freewriting to the Final Touches

Small-Group College Application Essay Workshops

Specialized Support in a Collaborative Environment

Editing and Consulting for Students Pursuing an Advanced Degree

Lowering the Stress of Higher Education's Writing Demands

Throwing Caps

"Miranda worked with both of my daughters on their college essays. She used different strategies for their different skills and styles of writing. Both of them were accepted into the colleges of their choice. Their final essays showed their voice and creativity and helped them stand out. Miranda is a skilled teacher who knows how to guide students on a personal path of improvement, taking them from where they are to where they need to go."

Sarah D. — Concord, MA

Contact Me

More information — including references, pricing, and scheduling details — is available upon request.

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