Fans of Jurassic Park, Timeline, Congo, State of Fear, or any of the other great works of the author Michael Crichton will surely know one of his other great works, Twister. The book, which was turned into a film, was about the tornadoes that tear through the state of Oklahoma and those in Tulsa are no stranger to their devastation. Crichton is one of the great writers of his time and might have enjoyed the help of English tutoring in Tulsa when he was in college. Or maybe in Boston.
Crichton went to Harvard College in the sixties with the intention of learning to become a writer. He studied literature and struggled in class. Professors seemed to be giving him strangely low marks for his writing and continued to criticize his writing style. He could have tried going to a literature tutor, although we were not around at the time to help him find his best match so it might be good that he did not. Instead, like a scene from the Rodney Dangerfield movie Back to School, Crichton submitted a George Orwell essay as his own and got a B minus. Instead, Crichton graduated with a biological anthropology degree.
Too often, bad teachers and professors are turning great writers away. They make English feel like it is an arbitrary practice where nothing meets the high bar of critics. You should never feel like your story is not worth telling because it does not instantly become Catcher in the Rye. If George Orwell can get a B minus, you have no reason to fear writing. All you can do is keep working to make sure you are proud of what you put out and we will help you do so with Tulsa English tutoring.