Victoria Cho is a writer, private tutor, and community advocate based in New York City. She is currently a Writing Consultant for Grace Church High School’s Writing Center, where she supports students with essay writing, creative writing, and college application statements.
Victoria uses a strengths-based, student-centered approach to support college and high school students with the written expression of their ideas. Her higher-order approach prioritizes an essay’s clarity and ability to compel. She has assisted students with every step of the writing process from creating an outline, building a thesis, adding analysis, examining paragraph structure, grammar and punctuation, to MLA formatting. She has also supported students with creative writing manuscripts, such as fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Her emphasis on the student’s needs and goals for their own work align with her belief in establishing a supportive and positive space for the student to explore, ask questions, and review the particulars of their words.
Victoria Cho is also experienced with supporting reading comprehension and AP exam and SAT verbal preparation. She helps students process reading passages in sections and review literary devices. As a creative writer, she is particularly a fan of engaging students through creative writing exercises to strengthen a student’s critical reading skills and recognition of literary elements, as well as to relieve stress and build confidence.
Victoria holds over seven years of experience working with high school students and previously directed a career- and college-readiness program for juniors and seniors at a community-based organization in New York City. The program helped students identify and pursue their educational and professional goals, enabling students to consider their passions, skills, strengths, and areas for improvement. In the program, Victoria provided individual mentoring that assisted students with: reviews of their academic performance; study habits; communication with teachers; and research of colleges. Her work alongside teachers and social workers has influenced her relationship building strategies with students.
Victoria Cho holds a Bachelor’s from Boston University’s College of Communications, from which she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She also holds a Master’s in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from University of New Orleans, where she received the Privateer Award.
Her creative writing has appeared in SmokeLong Quarterly, The Collagist, Perigee, Quarter After Eight, Word Riot, and Mosaic. She is a Kundiman Fiction Fellow, a VONA/Voices alumna, and was Co-Fiction Editor of Apogee Journal. She has received a writing residency grant from Vermont Studio Center and has led creative writing workshops for New York Writers Coalition, a nonprofit that offers free creative writing workshops to under-served populations.