Marina Koestler Ruben

Marina Koestler Ruben works for Sidwell Friends School and the Johns Hopkins University as a writing instructor and for herself as a freelance writer, editor, tutor, and writing consultant.  

Besides the book How to Tutor Your Own Child, Marina's publications include pieces for Smithsonian Magazine (others hereherehere, and here), CNN, Education Week, McSweeney's (and here), Motherwell, Literary Mamaand the Washington City Paper. She has also worked as an education writer for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, taught for Writopia, trained tutors at 826, and, in 2012, was invited to be a featured speaker at the Center for Talented Youth's annual Sara D. Barder Conference.  She has appeared on NPR's Talk of the Nation, among other radio and television appearances.

Marina has a B.A. from the Writing Seminars program at Johns Hopkins, an M.A. in Nonfiction Writing (JHU), and half an M.A. in Education Policy (GWU).  She lives in Washington, D.C., with Adam Ruben and their two children.