Writing is the misunderstood skill. On one hand, it seems somewhat insignificant, as we can communicate on the phone, in person, by email, with social media, or with a text message. But on the other hand, have you read some of the material written via email, or social media, or on your text messages? Unless you are fluent in choppy, fragmented, run-on sentences where every other word is hashtagged, decoding it is pointless.
At Lighthouse Tutoring, we want to bring literacy back to writing. Oral communication is the most important form of communication. But, a close second is the ability to communicate through the written word. Students can stand out among their peers with the simple skill of writing. Teachers will respect and appreciate the skill and colleges will recognize the talent among the many applicants they receive.
Our writing program will help fill in areas that are hindering progress at the current level. We will then take those skills and begin to push your student to the next level and beyond. We like our students to be at or 1 year above their current grade level with respect to writing. This ensures ease of transfer between grades, allows time to focus on other challenging subjects, and encourages confidence and a positive attitude toward school.
From completing sentences to writing paragraphs, to descriptive essays, to creative writing, and more, we can help!
Who can we help?
You’ll recognize writing deficiencies in the latter part of grade school most likely. But where they really become evident is the beginning of middle school. This is when you really need to make sure those skills develop as much as possible. Good writing habits are born in middle school and that prepares them for high school. We can help students of all ages!
How do we help?
We have several different skill development plans. Since each student learns differently, one-program- to-fix-them-all doesn’t work for us. Some students need pure text with no distractions, some students need fun graphics to keep their attention, and some students do well with computer/device-based skill development. We can help any student once we figure out their learning nuances.
What are the next steps?
First, we schedule an assessment to pinpoint skills that are strong and skills that are weak.
Second, we come up with a solution that will meet your goals and your child’s needs.
Third, we figure out a payment plan that works for your family.
Fourth, we coordinate a schedule for your child.
Finally, we begin the process of developing your student into an independent learner.