Margaret W. Crane is a writer, editor, and ESL teacher who understands the needs and priorities of advanced English learners. She is committed to the value of expressive language at school, at work, and in the community. Focusing mainly on writing, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation, she has also helped numerous students prepare to take—and pass—the TOEFL.

Margaret has taught intermediate and advanced ESL students in adult education programs across New York City—most recently, at LaGuardia Community College and Brooklyn College. She received her training at the Literacy Assistance Center, where she studied the communicative approach to second language learning.

A professional singer through the 1980s, Margaret has since pursued a career as a writer and editor, using the written word to help organizations achieve their goals. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Scientist, and on numerous health and education websites. Multicultural and multilingual, she is a proficient speaker of French, an intermediate student of German, and a hopeful beginner in Spanish.

Margaret earned her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies at The New School for Social Research and completed a year of graduate study in Global Health at the University of Copenhagen. She lives in New York City.


"Margaret helped me prepare for my medical school interviews. As a result,
I gained the focus and self-confidence I needed to soar through the process - and I was accepted by my top choice."

- TheAnh, medical student, Oregon Health & Science University