Not every student likes to write, but every student can become a better writer. In almost every subject, better writing leads to better grades.
I specialize in helping students from junior high to college improve their writing. Even professionals can benefit by adding a skill that’s much sought after in the workplace.
Here’s how I can help you or your child:
Make your writing more interesting. It doesn’t matter if it’s a creative writing exercise, an essay or a report, you never want to bore your reader with lifeless copy. I’ll show you how to target your writing to your intended audience so that they’ll be compelled to read on.
Eliminate grammatical errors and typos. Read the work of great writers to develop an ear for correct usage. Then learn to recognize inconsistent verb tenses and run-on sentences by reading your own work aloud. I’ll also teach you a technique to find the typos that even spell-check won’t catch.
Conduct research and cite sources. Learn how to draw from the expertise of others and examine existing data by taking advantage of the seemingly endless supply of online resources. And since you never, ever want to plagiarize, I’ll show you how to properly cite your sources so that credit is given where credit is due.
Properly structure a paper or story. A pile of resources and good ideas is a great start to writing a paper, but presenting that information concisely and in a logical order is the difference between a great grade and an average one. You’ll also learn how to follow to a tee, the instructions given in an assignment.
Overcome bad writing habits. Social media and texting are wonderful ways to communicate, but they encourage a style of writing that is out of place in school or at work. Punctuation and capital letters ARE important, as are complete sentences and spelling words out instead of relying on abbreviations.