I coach spellers who are ultimately aiming to compete in regional or national bees, meaning that I work with you on a regular basis (about weekly) starting anytime after the previous year's Scripps National Spelling Bee. Depending on your skill level and what you want to improve on, we will work on different aspects of spelling and vocabulary that will help you succeed in spelling competitions. Sessions may include (but are not limited to) going over lists of words, conducting mock spelling bees, reviewing language patterns and roots, studying vocabulary, or discussing bee strategy. I offer the first hour of coaching free. As of winter 2018-19 I am not able to coach any new students due to the number that I am already coaching, but I will meet with you for one hour for free to discuss studying strategies, lists, words, or other resources that may be useful to you as you prepare. I can also refer you to other coaches if I am not able to coach you. Contact me to set up a time if you are interested. I do charge for sessions, but if you do not feel that you are able to pay the rate I charge, please do not hesitate to discuss the situation with me--I do not want finances to be a barrier to us working together.