Improve your writing and get grammar—the fun way!


I love it when a student tells me, “I get it! I never understood that before!”

Picture of Thomas Crank smiling in front of a blue house. He is wearing a purple polo and glasses.
Hi, I’m Thomas Crank, a writing professor with over 10 years of tutoring, teaching, and professional writing experience (if you like bios, catch mine here). I can help you improve your writing and actually understand grammar—but not in the boring old lectures from the 1900s. Nope, we’re all about interactive learning here.

Did you know the number one way to improve your writing is to (wait for it) write? Sounds simple enough, right (or obvious)?

But yet, in practice, it’s hard to motivate ourselves to actually sit down and write. If that’s how you feel, you may want to check out this blog post I wrote about writing no matter how you feel.

I’ve also put some resources together for to keep you inspired. I’ve also just recently published two books designed to help you get ideas for stories.

What others are saying

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

—Elementary Student (standard tutoring session)


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)


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 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)


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

—Kourtney (Parent)