Susan Osborn, Ph.D., a national leader in one-on-one college admissions, test prep, and academic and LD tutoring

WE PREPARE STUDENTS FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Susan Osborn, Ph.D., founded The Writing Center of Princeton with one goal: to help your child succeed in school and to make sure that your child gets into a top college.

We know that getting into college is harder than ever before and we work with you right from the start of your child’s educational career to make sure that your child receives all the support needed to meet your family’s and your child’s goals.
Our research-based, classroom-tested strategies go beyond academic content to teach your child executive functioning, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills; mental flexibility; and communication skills, all skills needed to get an advantage in school, in college, and in life.

Because we know that every child is unique and brings a unique set of strengths and weaknesses to each learning situation, our work with your child is tailored to serve your child’s individual learning needs. We capitalize on your child’s strengths in order to help your child improve in-class performance, increase confidence, and boost college admissions chances.

 

about your tutor and Consultant

Susan, a long-time English and writing professor at Rutgers University and professional writer, brings decades of experience, dynamic professional resources, and personalized client support to each tutoring relationship.

Susan started tutoring students in test prep, college admissions strategies, and language arts over fifteen years ago. Since then, she has guided students and parents through all aspects of academic, test, and college prep as a tutor, adviser, coach, and public speaker.

Whether you are preparing for the SAT, ACT, or AP tests, writing your college application essays, or writing an essay for school, Susan combines traditional research-based methods with classroom-tested and innovative instructional techniques to prepare you for academic excellence. Our strategic approach goes beyond content to teach you study skills, executive functioning strategies, and test-day readiness.

 

about your tutor

Dr. Osborn has spent over 30 years in education, in admissions at Vassar College, in the Writing Program and English department at Rutgers University, in the lab at The New Jersey Center for Research on Writing, and as a private tutor, consultant, and public speaker. As such, she brings decades of experience, dynamic professional resources, and personalized client support to each tutoring relationship.

Dr. Osborn is also an award-winning writer and scholar and she brings both her education smarts and her writing smarts to every student relationship.
Susan started tutoring students in college admissions strategies, test prep, and writing and English language arts over fifteen years ago. Since then, she has guided parents and students through all the challenges of the college admissions process, English language arts and writing instruction, test prep, and learning disabilities as a tutor, consultant, and public speaker.

If your child needs help with college application essays, preparing for the SAT, ACT, or AP tests, English language arts and writing, or is struggling with learning disabilities, we can help.

FROM THE PARENTS

“Susan embodies all of the characteristics of a great teacher: knowledgeable, inspirational, and supportive.”
– Carole S., parent of 10th grader

a note to parents of students

Our core values are integrity, responsibility, innovation, and excellence, and our work with your family is guided by our determination to make a difference in your children’s lives, and to provide your children with whatever academic, test prep, and college admissions support they need. We love kids, we love what we do, and we work every day to bring all of our motivation and knowledge to you and your family. We assure you that we will provide you with a knowledgeable, qualified, personal, and inspiring tutoring experience. Most important, we know you are looking for results and you can count on us to do everything we can to make sure your children achieve academic excellence.

    
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