Tutoring with CrankOut Words

Helping students improve their writing and get grammar using fun and engaging games and activities.

We treat students as fellow writers, not customers.

The benefits of private tutoring

1. Your student is our focus

Student-teacher ratios in many classrooms today are about 20 to 1. This means the teacher has a very limited amount of time to spend with each student. During a tutoring session with CrankOut words, 100% of our time is focused on your student. We constantly assess their level of writing, needs, strengths and weaknesses. This allows us to quickly adjust our session on the fly if the student needs to work on something I didn’t have planned. 

2. Sessions are tailored to your student

When we create an action plan for your student, we’ll ask you and your student a lot of questions to see what he/she may struggle with and where they excel. We then create a plan to take your student’s writing skills to the next level.

This is NOT a cookie cutter plan.

We tailor your action plan to your student’s unique strengths and weaknesses—not something corporate tutors are often able to do.

3. Higher return on investment

According to Angie’s List, corporate tutoring companies charge between $45 and $60 per session. Plus they may also tack on assessment fees, materials cost, and contract-based payments with a lot of upfront cash. Learn more about average tutoring rates on Angie’s List here.

You and I both know your child learns in their own style, and one size never fits all. I take a lot of time to get to know your child, how they learn, what they enjoy, and I tailor all lessons to their needs. This approach makes learning engaging—even if they claim to hate the subject (I’ve had many students move from hating writing to loving it).

My hourly tutoring rate is $35. The price includes a custom-built action plan tailored to your student’s needs and weekly homework assignments to help keep your student learning between sessions. Not to mention, I provide free writing tips, activities, games, and videos, and other resources on my website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel.

How to schedule your FREE consultation

  1. Call (816) 590-1353
  2. We’ll schedule a time to meet in your home
  3. During the consultation, we’ll create an action plan to improve your child’s writing
  4. You will see improvement in your student’s writing in 30 days

Tutoring Rates

Learn more about my tutoring rates here.

What others are saying

I like tutoring. It’s like learning, but fun!

—Elementary Student (standard tutoring session)


Mr. Crank created creative methods to reach [my student] and make learning fun. He has developed a love of learning.

—Kourtney (Parent)


It is significantly easier for me to write all kinds of papers, both formal and informal, because the way that he teaches is very effective.

—Sarah (Master Class Student)


Mr. Crank is such a great teacher!  He REALLY knows how to connect with the students on their level. He is smart and creative in his approach, helping his students engage in a meaningful way no matter what subject he is teaching. He knows how to get the kids INTERESTED in what they need to learn. I have never known a better teacher!

[My student] comes “alive” when working with Mr. Crank. Her imagination just took off after her summer writing classes. It was like she became a whole different person with regards to her school work.

—Donna (Parent)


Mr. Crank has the gift to connect with students at any place on the age spectrum, from the young to the adult. He turns “work” into “play”, and his gentle, quiet nature is both calming and confidence-building to those whom he is teaching. There honestly is no one whom I could recommend more.

—Rebecca (Parent)