Private Tutoring

Write Well Austin (WWA) and Write Well Brooklyn (WWB) offer private writing tutoring for students in grades 5th-12th in the Austin and NYC areas. We think of tutoring as more than just academic support, but as an opportunity to create meaningful, positive relationships with young people.

We are a small team, and each of our credentials are top-notch. We 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 respect, compassion, and kindness.

Additionally, we simply love what we do! We know how rewarding it is to connect with a wide variety of personalities.

As of 2021, both Ashleigh Pedersen and Corey Miller are based in Brooklyn, NY. They each continue remote services with Austin clients, and meet Brooklyn and Manhattan clients remotely and/or in person. 

Curious if we’re the right fit? Reach out! If we can’t meet your needs, we’ll try our best to point you in the right direction.


Ashleigh Pedersen

Ashleigh Pedersen

Founder, Tutor

Ashleigh founded Write Well Austin (WWA) in the summer of 2014 and then Write Well Brooklyn (WWB) in the fall of 2021 after a cross-country move! She has over 15 years of teaching experience at the middle, high school, and college levels. 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. Her specialties include getting students “unstuck” in their writing, as well as college application essays. 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. Her novel THE CROCODILE BRIDE is forthcoming in April 2022 in the US and France, and short fiction 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 Best American Short Stories and a Pushcart Prize. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Pittsburgh, where she held a teaching fellowship from 2006-2009.

Corey Miller

Corey Miller


Corey Miller moved from Austin to Brooklyn in 2020 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. Over the years, 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. 

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