Everyone has genius. Everyone has voice. Everyone can write.


Our Philosophy


We all have within us: our attendant spirit present from birth; innate ability or inclination, which is the oldest Latin definition of “genius.”  This is true whether you can barely hold a pen or are headed to Harvard.

Writing opens us to our genius. Our words—our essence—when unleashed, spill forth in a floodgate of expression, even if our letters look like chicken scrawl or our misspelled words barely make sense. 

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"There was an unbelievable environment in the writing clinic. Every time I read a comment on my paper or sat down to talk with Sara, I knew she genuinely valued everything I produced."

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Our Writing Clinic

Learn a writing process that embraces your opinions, your vocabulary, your mistakes and your personal experience. Learn how honest and meaningful writing opens self-expression.

Our fun, yet intensive, writing clinic builds on each writer's unique style and teaches students to write personal essays.

The focus of the clinic is to:

  • Encourage the writer's authentic voice
  • Play with several brainstorming techniques to discover writing topics
  • Practice rewriting and editing to polish ideas into clarity
  • Share and acknowledge writing

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"I didn't realize I was doing all this writing because I was having so much fun!"

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Our Private Tutoring


Sara Yamasaki has been called “The Writing Whisperer,” or a cross between Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and Mary Poppins. Either way, there’s magic. Working one-on-one, she can address individual areas of concern such as

  • Spelling
  • Reading
  • Handwriting
  • Writing Composition

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