Private Tutoring

Write Well Austin (WWA) offers private writing tutoring for students K-12.

We pride ourselves on our outstanding teaching abilities and on connecting personally with students (and, by extension, with their families). We think of tutoring as more than just academic support, but as an opportunity to create meaningful, lasting, positive relationships with young people.

Our credentials are top-notch. We each hold graduate degrees in writing, as well as ample classroom teaching and private tutoring experience. We like to make a lot of jokes (whether terrible or hilarious), and we treat our students with the utmost respect and kindness.

Additionally, we simply love what we do! We know how rewarding it is to connect with a wide variety of personalities. We excel at intuiting the right kind of support for a given student, and approach writing in ways that work for the student—rather than offering a top-down, one-size-fits all method of teaching. In short, we know that the key to excellent, meaningful teaching is to meet students where they’re at—emotionally, creatively, and developmentally.

From there, we support them in the rich, delightful process of growing.

Not sure if WWA is the right fit? Reach out anyway. If we can’t meet your needs, we will try our best to point you in a more beneficial direction.


Ashleigh Pedersen

Ashleigh Pedersen

Founder, Principal Tutor

Ashleigh founded Write Well Austin (WWA) in the summer of 2014. She has over 10 years of teaching experience at the middle, high school, and college levels—and excels at teaching a variety of ages and skills. Even more than sharing her passion for writing with students, however, Ashleigh values the meaningful human connection she finds in every corner of her job. In a positive, nurturing environment, Ashleigh offers warmth, humor, and fresh insight into the often mystifying process that is writing. The majority of Ashleigh’s students stick with her for several years at a time, so she has the joy of supporting them in their journey as learners, thinkers, writers, and people.

Ashleigh also continues to write and publish fiction in short story and novel form. Her work has been featured in New Stories from the South, The Iowa Review, The Kenyon Review, The Silent History, Places, the New York Public Library’s lending app Library Simplified, and shortlisted for the Best American Short Stories series. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Pittsburgh, where she held a teaching fellowship from 2006-2009.

Contact Ashleigh through the website or at writewellaustin[at]gmail[dot]com.

Corey Miller

Corey Miller

Associate Tutor

Corey Miller moved to Austin five years ago and has since taught writing and English to a variety of grade levels and adults, first through the Austin Public Library, then at the Headwaters School, and eventually on to private tutoring. For the past year he’s branched out into teaching classes of GRE prep as well as continuing to work one on one with students to improve their writing skills. He deeply values tutoring because growth can be seen on such a personal level and because it’s the perfect environment for creating inside jokes.

As well as enjoying helping others with their writing, he also writes himself. He received an MFA in Poetry and Fiction from the Michener Center for Writers at UT-Austin and was the 2014 Philip Roth Resident at Bucknell College. His poetry has appeared in the Best New Poets series, Boston ReviewGulf CoastKenyon Review OnlineNarrativeThe Southern Review and elsewhere.

He is beyond excited to join Ashleigh and crew at WWA.

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