Coaching for students who want to improve their writing and get grammar—the fun way!


I love those moments where 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 tutor in Kansas City with over 10 years of tutoring, teaching, and professional writing experience. I help students improve their writing and get grammar using fun and engaging games and activities. Writing is my passion: I earned a master’s in composition, tutored and taught writing for over 10 years, and I write quality resources about writing. (Also, I may be a grammar nerd.)

My job is to get your student so excited about writing they assign themselves homework (it has been known to happen).

How to schedule your FREE action plan consultation

  1. Call (816) 590-1353
  2. We’ll meet face-to-face (if you’re local) for a free consultation
  3. I’ll engage your student in fun writing activities and assess their skills
  4. We’ll create an action plan to improve your student’s writing

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)