Prepare your child for a global economy through developing the #1 skill Fortune 500 CEOs say they want from their employees: the ability to write.
Creative Writing Coaching with Robin Rivers
I’m Robin Rivers, and I coach young people to develop their unique voice through creative writing.
Mastering the art of communicating in writing is a skill that is rarely taught in the classroom, yet corporate leaders around the globe say is the top skill they look for in employees.
“If you are trying to decide among a few people to fill a position, hire the best writer. [His/her] writing skills will pay off. That’s because being a good writer is about more than clear writing. Clear writing is a sign of clear thinking. Great writers know how to communicate. They make things easy to understand. They can put themselves in someone else’s shoes. They know what to omit. And those are qualities you want in any candidate. Writing is making a comeback all over our society…Writing is today’s currency for good ideas,”
– Jason Fried, founder of Basecamp
My creative writing sessions key in on developing the creativity, personal connection, and knowledge of storytelling conventions at the center of effective communication. Alongside work on writing foundations, my students learn to write in a wide range of formats, both fiction and non-fiction. Through demonstrating techniques using modern literature from emerging, prize-winning, and diverse authors in all genres, I aim to draw young people to the written word in order to discover themselves through it.
I’m an international award-winning writer, having garnered recognition including the National (U.S.) Mental Health Association Media Award and the Golden Bell Award for feature writing.
My track record is outstanding. I’ve guided students grades 1-12 through creative writing sessions that resulted in higher grades, stronger writing competencies, and a competitive edge. I’ve also coached students through the university admissions essay writing process, helping them achieve their dreams of attending prestigious universities including Princeton, Yale, Brown, Cornell, Carnegie-Mellon, UPenn, Vanderbilt, USC, UCLA, University of Washington, Columbia, NYU, Syracuse, Pratt, UBC, and the University of Toronto.
I coach online with students around the globe.
Let’s work together. Contact me to schedule a consultation.