themelios [foundations] tutorials 

A Tutoring Service to Help Those Who Struggle with Writing Well

First things first: "Themelios"? What in the world is that?

Themelios is the Greek word for "foundation" or "foundations." It is the word used in scriptures such as I Corinthians 3:9-10 "For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, you are God's building. According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it."

The concept of foundations is, well, foundational to education. You cannot really achieve your full potential if the building blocks of reading, writing, and mathematics have never given you a foundation on which you can build your life.

Reading and writing are the basis of most, if not all, communication. To speak well, one must write well. To excel in the realm of employment, one must excel in the realm of scholarship. I want to help reinforce, or build, your English and writing skills.

High school and college students will benefit from refreshing the English skills they learned in elementary school and raising their proficiency to a scholarly level. This is not like other paper-editing services you will find online. I work individually with each client, personally reviewing papers and conferring with them, in person or by phone.

If you, or your son or daughter, is struggling with writing assignments, I want to help!


I offer two types of tutoring - Traditional and Long-distance - as well as Paper Editing. For more information, click here.


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Your Tutor

Chelsea Nygaard, a graduate of Biola University, worked for three years at the University Writing Center. She loves helping students (high school, college, and post-graduate!) learn how to become better writers.