As an essay writer your main task is to research and develop a coherent argument within the quite formal structure of an essay. Grammar spelling and punctuation are extremely important when writing an essay on a subject which calls for good language skills - English Literature for example. However an essay on other subjects also needs to adhere to similar grammatical standards. The rules of grammar exist for a positive purpose such as ease of communication and to avoid ambiguity not simply for some arcane reason lost in the mists of time.
If you are a university college or high school student you have probably benefited at some point in your life from having a coach - either as a member of a sports team or as a participant in an individual sport. No one questions the value of coaching in the world of sports whether it is at the peewee level or in the professional ranks. Athletic skills are developed and refined through coaching.
Getting students over this barrier was one of the reasons I put pen to paper four years ago and produced a book called Write That Essay! At that stage I was a senior academic at Auckland University and a university examiner. For nearly 20 years in both course work and examinations I had counselled everyone from 17-year-old newbies to 40-year-old career changers with their essay writing. Often the difference between a student who might achieve a B-Grade and the A-Grade student was just some well-placed advice and direction.