John Criscuoli is an Executive Function and Study Skills Consultant, focusing on helping high school and college students get organized both inside and outside of the classroom. When it comes to teaching writing, John’s goal is to help students find, develop, and fine-tune their own process, while he plays the role of reader, as opposed to rater. John has a passion for reading and writing on his own time and understands the importance of allowing enough time to work through each step of your process, as well as the necessity to learn how to become an active reader, a devout editor of your own work, and to embrace the communal aspects of peer-review and writing in collaboration. He wants each and every student to see writing as both an artform and a form of communication, and one that, if embraced and understood, can be an academic and artistic accomplishment. John specializes in helping students master digital organization, outlining, annotated bibliographies. Students that work with John are often inspired to see writing as a skill to be used in every step of life, from writing a nursing report to emailing your future boss to text messaging your friends.
John graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English from Towson University, before recently returning to school and obtaining a Master’s degree in literature from Montana State University, Bozeman. During his time in Bozeman, John taught multiple sections of Writing 101 at the University, working with students to not only focus their writing and reading, but also develop skills across all curriculum and disciplines. He has taught online, hybrid, and in-person, and has many years of experience helping students in the Howard County community write college admission essays, high school English essays, and with SAT prep. When he is not reading and writing, John enjoys hiking, running, and watching movies.