Teaching & Tutoring

Writing Magic: Writing doesn’t have to be an argument or a bribe. If your child says they can’t write, this class is for them. If they’ve ever wanted to write more creatively or dream of writing the next great work, this class is for them. We’ll inspire young writers’ imaginations by exposing students to varying styles of writing. We’ll play creative games and having fun stretching our imaginations! We’ll also talk about character and setting, using techniques to inspire our own work. Finally, we’ll look at art, music, and photography, discuss why they are important and how they can be connected to the written word.

Ani Tascian is a published writer and has her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Saint Mary’s College of California and a B.A. in English Literature from U.C. Berkeley. She lives in Berkeley and has a seventh-grader in BUSD. She believes writing can be taught at any age.