Will Ardery, M.A., University of Chicago
Will began his teaching and writing tutoring career at Hamilton College, where he worked with student writers to help build confidence and develop the skills needed to write successfully and independently.

While at Hamilton, Will also served as a “First-Year Experience Mentor” for Hamilton’s history department, teaching incoming students writing and time management skills. Besides earning the highest GPA among American History students and the highest GPA in Hamilton’s history concentration, Will was awarded Hamilton’s Cunningham Essay Prize for his honors thesis on Abraham Lincoln.

After graduating magna cum laude with honors, Will continued to work with Hamilton professors to craft a comprehensive thesis-writing guide. He also co-authored Hamilton’s “Writing Longer Papers.” At the same time, he created an in-depth guide for Darien, Connecticut’s Historical Society titled “Darien’s Golden Age of Arts & Design” and served as a substitute teacher in the Darien public school system.

As a writing tutor, college application counselor, and college application essay writing specialist, Will specializes in pinpointing areas of difficulty in student writing and then providing constructive and easy-to-apply techniques to ensure writing success and the development of student writing skills and confidence. His teaching approach is cheerful, encouraging, and patient, with an emphasis on collaborating with students to optimize college admissions chances and to foster long-term writing growth. He is committed to empowering students with the writing skills they need to write stronger essays and to become more successful college applicants and writers.

“By improving critical thinking and problem solving skills, writing tutoring helps students advance in all subject areas.”

As a Lector in the University of Chicago’s Academic & Professional Writing course, Will helps undergraduate students develop the writing skills needed to write a B.A. thesis, apply to graduate school, and apply to professional school.Will also serves as a Writing Intern for the Humanities Core and a Writing Tutor at the University of Chicago where he teaches academic writing in small seminar groups.

M.A., University of Chicago, Social Sciences
B.A., Hamilton College, History, with minor in Literature
Recipient of the Cunningham Essay Prize, Darling Prize in American History, and Graves Prize in History
Member, Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Alpha Theta
Advanced Certificate in Tutoring and College Counseling, The Writing Center of Princeton

“I had to leave school for a year and when I came back, I wasn’t sure I could get through all the writing. But Will was a godsend. He saw what I needed right away and within a few short weeks I was writing independently and getting all As.”

Sabrina, 9th grader, The Hotchkiss School

Reading and Writing Fundamentals

Reading Comprehension

Time Management

Language Arts

Essay Writing

High School English

Middle School English

High School Social Studies

Middle School Social Studies

High School Philosophy

College Application Essays

Confidence Training

Primary and Secondary Research Skills