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"Few subjects are as challenging to teach as the art of the personal essay. It requires a teacher that not only understands the fundamentals of advance writing techniques, such as structure, story development and sentence craft, but also how to draw writers out so they tap into their deepest and most authentic emotional selves.


After teaching nonfiction writing at the college and graduate level for 25 years, I can say with complete confidence that Kate Callahan is one of the most naturally gifted writing teachers I’ve had the good fortune to work with. Her work as a song writer and professional musician have given her creative thinking and personal skills that have proven vital to her ability to connect with high school students anxious about crafting an essay for their college applications.


At Central Connecticut State University, she sought out the most difficult writing courses, and even crafted her own major in Creative Nonfiction, to complement her natural skills as a teacher with the most advanced pedagogy in the art of teaching writing.


Absolutely no one in the market of teaching the art of the college essay—and that includes professionals working through online services—can exceed the unique combination of intelligence, creativity, personal skills and integrity that Kate Callahan brings to her work."


Mary Collins

Associate Professor, Creative Writing/Nonfiction

Director, Center for Teaching and Faculty Development

Winner of the CCSU Teaching Award 2010

Central Connecticut State University


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