Private Tutoring for Language Arts, English, and Social Studies
Reading and discussing novels, stories, and poems can be immensely rewarding. But translating thoughts into prose can be challenging and sometimes frustrating for students, especially when they first learn to write reports and essays. Even the most perceptive and imaginative student can falter when it comes to bringing ideas alive on the page.
We draw our instructors from the faculties of elite boarding schools and prestigious universities. Most have master’s degrees or Ph.D’s, and they are extremely accomplished in literary interpretation and analysis. Not only will they help your child learn a greater command of the written word, but they will encourage his or her interest in literature itself. With the tutor’s support, your child can unlock the pleasures of a text and gain a better grasp of its significance.
Our writing tutors guide students through each step of the essay-writing process, from first steps (reading, note-taking) to final touches (proofreading, formatting). Target areas in the tutoring sessions may include:
- reading comprehension
- textual interpretation
- analytical skills (going beyond the “book report”)
- comparing and contrasting texts
- crafting an argument
- using quotes and textual evidence
- refining grammar, sentence structure, and linguistic agility
The process of learning to write an essay can be challenging for students, and a strong foundation provides a platform for later success. Our outstanding tutors can help your child become a more expressive, polished, and powerful writer.
Our English & Literature Writing Instructors:
Our team of English & Literature writing instructors includes the tutors below. Click on the instructor’s short profile to access his or her full profile: