Writing Tips for Kids: How to Write an Amazing Ending
A good story needs to be strong from the first line through the final page. It's all too easy to start strong with a great hook and an interesting set of characters, but then lose momentum along the way and stop short at the end. This can be tough for budding wordsmiths of all ages - so how can you encourage your kids and help them understand the writing techniques involved? Here are some tips for parents and private writing tutors alike...
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How to Score a 5 on the AP World History Exam
Getting ready to take the AP World History Exam? Brush up on these study tips from Olympia, WA tutor Tali H...
Lucky for you, the AP World History Exam tends to be one of the easier AP tests. Its just over three hours long with two sections that are weighted equally: a 55-minute 70-question-multiple-choice section and a 130-minute free-response section. (Learn more about the test here.) Regardless of your intellectual capabilities, it is impossible to know every bit of history. Ins
7 Simple Rules for Remembering Spelling
Never be stumped again! Here, New York tutor Lauren P. shares some tips to remember tricky rules and get the spelling help you need...
To preface, not every word follows a strict spelling rule. There are always exceptions and irregular forms. Therefore, keep this in mind before memorizing any of the following rules.
1) Use funny memory tools for complicated spellings
There are many creative ways to remember irregular words with double letters or an assortment of vowels. The we
7 Online Resources to Take Your Homework Up a Notch
Looking for some web-based tools to really amp up your presentations, essays, and studying? Check out these seven online resources for students in this guest post by former English teacher Robert Morris...
Who doesnt like learning? The process of discovering new worlds and concepts you didnt know existed is always exciting. Although your teachers can make the classes boring, that doesnt mean that learning cannot be fun. Whenever you need help with certain lectures, you can rely o
How to Write a Book: Advice From a Published Author
Is your life full of crazy ups and downs - drama, suspense, romance - mixed with colorful, over-the-top characters? Have you always wanted to learn how to write a book, but upon sitting down with only your writing medium and your mind, you're not quite sure where to start?
We recently chatted with TakeLessons writing tutor and professional journalist, short story, and fiction writer Sarah B., to pick her brain and find out her advice for aspiring writers who want to know the "secrets" of