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Elle Carter Neal

English Language & Writing Tutor

Primary- and High School-level tutoring for all aspects of English writing, including Creative, Persuasive, and Procedural Texts, and English spelling, grammar, punctuation, and language conventions.

“I once feared my dyslexia, but thanks to Elle Neal that fear crumbled. She made me believe that I am capable of great things. Thanks so, so much for the time you gave me, and the gift of your skills.

~ Kylie Leane, author of The Chronicles of the Children series, The Northlands Rebellion series, and the upcoming Dynasty of Earth and Stars series ~

What I learned from your coaching was just as valuable as the hundreds of dollars I spent on “How-To” books on writing.
~ Paul Perron ~

“Your ability to isolate the pivotal points of the novel and show how they can be improved is nothing short of astonishing.”
~ Michael Woods, author of The Lost Explorer ~

Does your child find writing a challenge?

These last few years have made it difficult for many children to keep up with the curriculum. If English is the subject your child is struggling with, I can help.

Tutoring options include:

  • Meeting* with you and your child to discuss your goals for a tutoring programme
  • Assessment of a selection of your child’s writing, and preparation of practice writing assignments
  • Marking of assignments and video feedback on your child’s work
  • Video or audio** lessons tailored to your child’s unique needs, focusing on aspects needing clarification and areas that can be improved
  • Coaching of writing skills including narrative, persuasive, and procedural texts, academic essays, and formal letter-writing. 
  • Help with creativity and motivation to write. 
  • Tutoring in English language conventions, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. 

*Video meetings (or email discussion) during “flu season”; option for in-person meetings in the warmer months
**Audio lessons are a possibility if you prefer to limit your child’s screen time.

Elle Carter Neal

I am a mother, author, editor, publisher, and writing coach. I have edited the work of 27 different authors with a combined total of over two million words. I’ve been in the publishing industry for nearly 20 years. 

I can help your child, too.

Rates

Initial video meeting with you and your child, assessment of existing writing samples, and delivery of first lesson: $120

Thereafter $80 per lesson, inclusive of marking of assignments, feedback on assignments, delivery of video-based lesson based on previous assessments

Each lesson fee is payable in advance. Discounts are available for multiple-lesson packages.

A travel surcharge will apply for any in-person meetings and lessons in Ferntree Gully, Boronia, and surrounds.

Why Video Lessons?

No wasted lessons
The video lessons created for your child are yours to download and keep, giving you the opportunity to redo the lesson as often as you like. This is a huge benefit over in-person tutoring where a child might be having a day where they cannot concentrate as well as you would like and the content of the session is forgotten.
Fewer interruptions, less rescheduling
The pandemic situation makes in-person lessons prone to last-minute cancellation and rescheduling, forcing longer delays between lessons and disrupting family time and other commitments.
Work at your own pace
Instead of having to commit to a weekly schedule, your child can fit their assignments into the optimum time available, submitting them when they are ready, and receiving the next lesson shortly thereafter.
Cancel or pause anytime
If you're paying one lesson at a time, simply let me know that you no longer wish to continue. If you've purchased multiple lessons, you will be entitled to a pro-rata refund for lessons not yet delivered.
Going on holiday? Pause your lessons and pick them up again when you return.

Ready to give it a go?

Get in touch with me and we’ll work out the next steps:

ecn AT ellecarterneal DOT com

Published Books I've Edited

Testimonials from Editing Clients

“Without my editor I would never have come this far. This story would not be what it is without the marvelous input and amazing work of Elle Neal. I am so grateful for her insights and wise reflections. I once feared my dyslexia, but thanks to Elle that fear crumbled. She made me believe that I am capable of great things. Thanks so, so much for the time you gave me, and the gift of your skills.”

~ Kylie Leane, author of The Chronicles of the Children series, The Northlands Rebellion series, and the upcoming Dynasty of Earth and Stars series ~

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“I can’t believe how helpful it is to have my work picked apart the way you’ve done it. What I learned from your coaching was just as valuable as the hundreds of dollars I spent on “How-To” books on writing.

“It’s one thing to review the examples from real world examples of literature in those books, but it’s entirely different and much more helpful to have the weaknesses of my own writing shown to me. I’m really glad I chose to use your service.”

~ Paul Perron ~

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“I am immensely grateful to you for the good, solid advice you have given. You understood perfectly the problem I’m having… I’m considering all the possibilities you suggested.

“Your comments concerning the prologue are spot on and easily put right; yet I would never, never have seen it had you not pointed it out. Thanks.

“Your ability to isolate the pivotal points of the novel and show how they can be improved is nothing short of astonishing.”

~ Michael Woods, author of The Lost Explorer (Booklocker, 2009) ~

“Elle has a real eye for plot and character motivation and can see clearly when you've gone astray. Her grammar is spot on as well. Thanks to her, my story The Rich People's School appeared in the prestigious U.K. based literary magazine, Mslexia [and has now been published in the collection of short stories In the Spirit of McPhineas Lata and Other Stories]. I highly recommend her as an editor.”

~ Lauri Kubuitsile - author of In the Spirit of McPhineas Lata and Other Stories, The Scattering, and The Vanishing ~

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“It's really great the way you caught small yet significant details... You got me hooked on your services. I will be bugging you again!”

~ Brad Metge, author of Family Secrets ~

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“Your work was exactly what I needed and I really appreciate your quick reply.

“Your comments showed a thorough professional job where you thought a great deal about the story and how it can be improved. It was obvious that you did not just skim over the words. You met my expectations for a thorough evaluation, with your promptness of reply and considerate feedback. I would highly recommend you and hope to adjust my work to your standards.”

~ J Lucas ~

Contact

ecn AT ellecarterneal DOT com

© Elle Carter Neal

I live and work on land of which the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation are the traditional custodians. I choose to Pay the Rent.