PFAU provides both individual writing assistance and writing courses for clients ranging from 7 to 70 years old. We focus on developing creativity, critical thinking, and composition skills, as well as advancing foundational writing skills (grammar, spelling, punctuation, and structure).  Our goal is to provide a learning environment that is inspirational, instructive, and individualized.


  • Essay Writing
  • Exam Preparation
  • Application Writing

Our private tutoring sessions are geared toward each client’s specific educational needs, with a special focus on university preparation and academic skill development (research, critical thinking, and composition).  We are also sensitive to students who may be coping with learning challenges, such as ADHD, dyslexia, exam anxiety, and so on.


Essay Writing class working together on an exam review scavenger hunt.

Essay Writing class working together on an exam review scavenger hunt.

“Lisa helped me tremendously with my university papers. As a mature student, I was initially a bit lost with the whole writing process, but with her guidance, I was able to further develop my thesis, be more concise, and improve my organization skills. She pinpointed my weaknesses and helped me come up with strategies for editing and revising my papers. With her experience and insight, I was able to improve my academic writing skills impressively. Thank you Lisa!”  ~ Libby, University of Toronto, Health Sciences major


  • Creative Writing (ages 7-10 years old)
  • Pre-Essay Writing (ages 10-12 years old)
  • Essay Writing (ages 12-15 years old)
  • Advanced Essay Writing (ages 15-18 years old)

*Check blog for current course offerings and pricing.

These courses are designed to provide students with opportunities to read, think, and create that may not exist within the contemporary education system, as well as to improve their overall analytical and composition skills.



Students performing short skits that were adapted from original student compositions.

 “Lisa is an engaging teacher. She has helped me in my writing this year. She has taught me how to organize my thoughts easily and also helped me in structure my writing. Lisa has made each lesson memorable, engaging, and fun. Whenever I write something, my ideas come to me naturally. I know longer have to wait to think of my ideas. This has truly helped me in my writing during school or just free writing.” ~ Grade 8 student 

“I really like the fact that we are able to express our thoughts in class with Lisa.” ~ Essay Writing student

“The course was very interesting. Lisa is a very good instructor. I like the course because every time she teaches us we can present and learn a new vocabulary word.” ~ Creative Writing student

“I liked the part where we wrote a book report about our favourite book.” ~ Pre-Essay Writing student

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