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Essays

How do we set up writing guidance?

In addition to in-person instruction, we are pleased to offer our online tutoring to students worldwide.

What English and writing subjects do we tutor?

We provide individual tutoring and editing help for the following writing classes and writing topics:

  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP Literature
  • AP U.S. History
  • AP European History
  • AP World History
  • High School English Courses
  • College Writing Courses
  • Middle School Writing Courses
  • SAT Essay
  • ACT Essay
  • Writing Help for students with Special Learning Needs
  • Writing Help for English as a Second Language (ESL) Students
  • Students entering writing competitions
  • Students who wish to publish their work

Who provides the writing guidance?


We have the best writing tutors in the area; please read our instructor biographies here. Our instructors are outstanding writers themselves—many are published authors. More importantly, they are able to relate to students who struggle with writing, helping clients find their creative voice, and assisting with grammar, mechanics, and editing.

Why do so many students struggle with writing? How can our instructors help?


Many English teachers are overwhelmed with grading papers. While teachers will do the best they can to have as many in-depth research papers and essays as possible, with a typical teacher having 100-150 students a day, it is very challenging for even the best teachers to have time to provide highly individualized comments to each and every student. One-on-one tutoring makes it possible for a student to receive a great quantity of high quality feedback.

Writing can be tough to teach in a group setting. While teachers do the best they can to explain things in a way and at a pace that works for every student, given the different ability levels of students, this can be quite difficult to do. Students are often reluctant to ask questions about grammar or editing in a group class for fear of “looking stupid.” In a private writing tutoring session, students will feel comfortable asking about whatever they need, and can rest easy knowing it will be explained in a way and at a pace that optimizes their learning.

Grammar is often ignored in the modern high school curriculum in favor of reading more literature. Reading interesting novels is all well and good, but if students do not have a solid foundation in English grammar, diction, rhetorical skills, and mechanics, they will frequently make the same mistakes time and again when they write essays. A little bit of focused grammar review can make an enormous impact on student writing for years to come.

Creative pre-writing can be a struggle for students to do independently. In a large group class format, students simply do not have the opportunity to discuss their ideas in a free-flowing way with a teacher. Dialoguing with a trusted instructor in a private setting can help students tap into ideas they did not realize they had, and learn how to capture their thoughts with the written word.