Private Writing Tutoring for English & Literature Classes
Reading and discussing novels, stories, poems, and essays can be immensely rewarding. But the study of literature can also be frustrating for students who struggle to translate their thoughts into effective prose. 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 historical, aesthetic, and personal 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
- literary research skills
- managing citations, footnotes, and bibliographies
- refining grammar, sentence structure, and linguistic agility
Whether your child wants help interpreting a classic work from Shakespeare or assistance with analyzing a more modern novel like the Grapes of Wrath, one of our outstanding tutors can help him or her 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: