Private Language Coaching

What type of language coaching do I offer?

Whether you’re an emerging or professional creative, you’ll get useful, friendly feedback to help you write or speak about your work and advance your career faster. I’ll share tips, reflection questions, and cultural insights to help you impress your audience. Get advice from an English language expert with eight years of experience coaching artists and designers in their speaking and writing skills.

Visual thinkers: Describe your work more clearly or enhance your writing techniques

Introverts: Speak in a more engaging and confident way

ESL Creatives: Learn the cultural aspects of getting a job and working in the U.S.

How will language coaching benefit you?

Job offers, praise from coworkers, more successful meetings, and increased confidence are all benefits reported by my past clients.

How will language coaching benefit you?

Job offers, praise from coworkers, more successful meetings, and increased confidence are all benefits reported by my past clients.

Give an interview, apply for a new opportunity, or present your work with less stress and greater confidence.
Learn valuable resume or cover letter writing techniques and find out how to beat applicant tracking systems (ATS).
Receive feedback that is encouraging and easy to implement from a coach who understands art and design.
Get ESL help with intonation, grammar, or understanding the culture of the U.S. as you prepare to share your work.

Who else have I helped?

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Many ESL students learned how to express themselves confidently and describe their work clearly in my classes at the Academy of Art University and the California College of the Arts. I guided students from over 20 different majors, from Animation to Web Design, during my five years as an Instructor.
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Professional designers from companies such as Yelp, Google, and Uber have sought me out for help with their language skills when writing portfolio descriptions or preparing for interviews, presentations, and meetings.
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I’ve also given writing workshops for professional art and design organizations such as AIGA, Artspan, and the Maker Faire.

My main concern was that I wouldn’t get my money’s worth if I enrolled for virtual coaching. In the end though, I can confidently say that every penny that I spent was worth it.

Newton, Private Coaching

Jessica focused on my specific needs and tailor the sessions to my needs, was well prepared, explained and presented the topics in a very clear and simple way. I felt that the sessions were very effective.

Maria Augusta, Private Coaching

She gave me many good methods to improve my communication and presentation skills. After these trainings, my managers and colleagues felt that my communication and presentation got better than before.

Sean, Private Coaching

How does it work?

I encourage everyone to begin with a free 30-minute Zoom chat where I can answer any questions you may have. I’ll give you a few general suggestions, and you can get a feel for my coaching style. If it seems like a good fit, we can discuss the next steps to get you a spot on my calendar. I offer four coaching packages to best fit your needs.

How does it work?

I encourage everyone to begin with a free 30-minute Zoom chat where I can answer any questions you may have. I’ll give you a few general suggestions, and you can get a feel for my coaching style. If it seems like a good fit, we can discuss the next steps to get you a spot on my calendar. I offer four coaching packages to best fit your needs.

Writing Packages

I’ll guide you in writing great resumes, CVs , cover letters, job application essays, artist statements, or grant proposals. This includes feedback on your content, structure, tone, grammar, word choice, and whether your response fits the prompt. The comments you receive will be clear and specific to help you share your story effectively with your audience. After our initial chat in Zoom, all work will be done through document exchange, so this package works well for creatives with busy schedules.

Standard Writing Package

First, we’ll create a coaching plan together and discuss your writing goals. Next, I’ll share some tips and research your program, company, or portfolio. Once I receive your document, I’ll provide detailed comments and suggestions to help you revise. You’ll also get two additional rounds of feedback to help you reach your goals.

What’s included:

  • General tips on writing for your specific task (PDF)
  • Three rounds of feedback
  • Comments for each new set of revisions within three business days

Speaking Packages

I’ll guide you in speaking more confidently during interviews or presentations. This includes feedback on your content, structure, tone, grammar, word choice, and intonation. The comments you receive will be clear and specific to help you share your story effectively with your audience. After our initial chat in Zoom, you’ll have the choice to continue with live Zoom calls or to do a private video exchange for more flexible scheduling.

What’s included:

  • General interview tips and a list of practice questions (PDF)
  • General presentation and slide tips (PDF)
  • Practice interview/presentation and slide feedback

Video Exchange Package

First, we’ll create a coaching plan together and set a video exchange schedule. Next, I’ll share your practice materials and research your program, company, or portfolio. Then, you’ll make an interview or presentation practice video and share it privately with me for comments. Within three days, I’ll share a video in response with suggestions to improve for the next session, along with any new prompts or practice materials. The cycle continues until you reach your goals.

Zoom Meeting Package

First, we’ll create a coaching plan together and set up a day and time to meet. My general hours of availability for live sessions are M-F, 9am-5pm Pacific Time. Next, I’ll create a Zoom appointment for you. I’ll also share your practice materials and research your program, company, or portfolio. We’ll meet for your interview or presentation practice and I’ll give live feedback, which you can record. We’ll continue to meet until you reach your goals.

How much does it cost?

All creatives deserve the chance to thrive, so I’ve designed several feedback packages to choose from. The 30-minute Zoom chat is free for anyone who would like to ask questions or get to know me better before they decide on a package.

How much does it cost?

All creatives deserve the chance to thrive, so I’ve designed several feedback packages to choose from. The 30-minute Zoom chat is free for anyone who would like to ask questions or get to know me better before they decide on a package.

best
for writing
feedback

Standard Writing Package

If you want detailed written feedback and tips to help you improve, this is the best choice. Get feedback on standard resumes, CVs, cover letters, application essays, artist statements, and grant proposals.

INCLUDES:

Free 30-minute Zoom chat
General writing tips (PDF) for your task: resume, essay, etc.
Three rounds of feedback
Comments for each set of revisions within three business days

 

Cost: $65 per full page

best
for busy
schedules

Video Exchange Package

If you want feedback on your schedule, this is a great option. You’ll make a 30-minute recording of your interview or presentation, and I’ll send you video feedback to help you improve.

INCLUDES:

Free 30-minute Zoom chat
General interview tips and a list of practice questions (PDF)
General presentation and slide tips (PDF)
Recorded feedback on your interview/presentation practice and slides within three business days

 

Cost: $55 per 30 minutes of video,
or 2.5 hours for $225

best for
ats-friendly
resumes

ATS Resume Package

If you want a resume that can get past an Applicant Tracking System, this is the package for you. Resume Worded Pro access cost included.

INCLUDES:

Free 30-minute Zoom chat
ATS writing tips (PDF)
Focus questionnaire
Guaranteed final score of 90+ or you get a full refund
One week turnaround

 

Cost: $95 per full page

best
for live
feedback

Zoom Meeting Package

If you prefer to meet in a video call and are available during business hours, this is the one for you. My general hours of availability for live sessions are M-F, 9am-5pm Pacific Time.

INCLUDES:

Free 30-minute Zoom chat
General interview tips and a list of practice questions (PDF)
General presentation and slide tips (PDF)
Live feedback on your interview/presentation practice and slides with option to record all sessions

 

Cost: $65 per one-hour meeting,
or five hours for $275

best
for writing
feedback

Standard Writing Package

If you want detailed written feedback and tips to help you improve, this is the best choice. Get feedback on standard resumes, CVs, cover letters, application essays, artist statements, and grant proposals.

INCLUDES:

Free 30-minute Zoom chat
General writing tips (PDF) for your task: resume, essay, etc.
Three rounds of feedback
Comments for each set of revisions within three business days

 

Cost: $65 per full page

best for
ats-friendly
resumes

ATS Resume Package

If you want a resume that can get past an Applicant Tracking System, this is the package for you. Resume Worded Pro access cost included.

INCLUDES:

Free 30-minute Zoom chat
ATS writing tips (PDF)
Focus questionnaire
Guaranteed final score of 90+ or you get a full refund
One week turnaround

 

Cost: $95 per full page

best
for busy
schedules

Video Exchange Package

If you want feedback on your schedule, this is a great option. You’ll make a 30-minute recording of your interview or presentation, and I’ll send you video feedback to help you improve.

INCLUDES:

Free 30-minute Zoom chat
General interview tips and a list of practice questions (PDF)
General presentation and slide tips (PDF)
Recorded feedback on your interview/presentation practice and slides within three business days

 

Cost: $55 per 30 minutes of video,
or 2.5 hours for $225

best
for live
feedback

Zoom Meeting Package

If you prefer to meet in a video call and are available during business hours, this is the one for you. My general hours of availability for live sessions are M-F, 9am-5pm Pacific Time.

INCLUDES:

Free 30-minute Zoom chat
General interview tips and a list of practice questions (PDF)
General presentation and slide tips (PDF)
Live feedback on your interview/presentation practice and slides with option to record all sessions

 

Cost: $65 per one-hour meeting,
or five hours for $275

best
for writing
feedback

Standard Writing Package

If you want detailed written feedback and tips to help you improve, this is the best choice. Get feedback on standard resumes, CVs, cover letters, application essays, artist statements, and grant proposals.

INCLUDES:

Free 30-minute Zoom chat
General writing tips (PDF) for your task: resume, essay, etc.
Three rounds of feedback
Comments for each set of revisions within three business days

 

Cost: $65 per full page

best for
ats-friendly
resumes

ATS Resume Package

If you want a resume that can get past an Applicant Tracking System, this is the package for you. Resume Worded Pro access cost included.

INCLUDES:

Free 30-minute Zoom chat
ATS writing tips (PDF)
Focus questionnaire
Guaranteed final score of 90+ or you get a full refund
One week turnaround

 

Cost: $95 per full page

best
for busy
schedules

Video Exchange Package

If you want feedback on your schedule, this is a great option. You’ll make a 30-minute recording of your interview or presentation, and I’ll send you video feedback to help you improve.

INCLUDES:

Free 30-minute Zoom chat
General interview tips and a list of practice questions (PDF)
General presentation and slide tips (PDF)
Recorded feedback on your interview/presentation practice and slides within three business days

 

Cost: $55 per 30 minutes of video,
or 2.5 hours for $225

best
for live
feedback

Zoom Meeting Package

If you prefer to meet in a video call and are available during business hours, this is the one for you. My general hours of availability for live sessions are M-F, 9am-5pm Pacific Time.

INCLUDES:

Free 30-minute Zoom chat
General interview tips and a list of practice questions (PDF)
General presentation and slide tips (PDF)
Live feedback on your interview/presentation practice and slides with option to record all sessions

 

Cost: $65 per one-hour meeting,
or five hours for $275

FAQ

What if I’m not satisfied?

If at any point in the process you feel you are not getting the kind of help you need, you may cancel your remaining sessions and receive a refund.

I don’t see a package that fits my needs. Can I create a custom package?

Of course! I’m happy to create a custom plan for you. Just email me what you’re looking for, and I can give you a quote.

Can I add extra Zoom coaching to my package?

Of course. I try to provide plenty of options for my clients. You can always tack on an extra 30-minute Zoom chat if you want to talk things through with me. The cost is $25.

How do I pay?

I accept payments through Paypal or Venmo. I’m also happy to send an invoice if you prefer. Payments must be made before any feedback is given.

Is the rate for a partially written page prorated?

Yes, I’ll prorate it to the nearest quarter-page.

What if I need to reschedule my Zoom chat?

No problem. Open the event on your calendar and look for the Calendly reschedule link. If you can’t find this, please email me ASAP to make the change.

What if my video recording is more than 30 minutes long?

I’ll adjust the price to the nearest 15-minute increment, but remember that the feedback will also take longer. So a 45-minute recording with feedback would be charged for 1.5 hours.