What Types of Creative Writing Prompts Work Best for Kids?
Kids who love to write may be off and running once the pen hits their hand, but other children might not feel comfortable writing unless given a few creative writing prompts. Creative prompts encourage imagination and provide a jumping off point for journal entries and stories. Even children who love to write may find it easier to work from a prompt because it gives them an area of focus - and it's fun! As a parent, one of the best ways to encourage your child's love of the written word is to pr
6 Challenges & 4 Advantages Adults Have Learning Languages
It's never too late to learn a second language! Sure, kids may have those "spongy" brains... but the reality is, there are many advantages to learning a new language as an adult. Here, Spanish tutor Joan B. explains...
If you studied a language in middle school or high school, you might recall the days of memorizing verbs and vocabulary for your exams. Maybe you also recall learning with ease as you familiarized yourself with foreign sounds, words, and experiences.
As an adult,
The Benefits of Reading Aloud With Your Child (and How to Get the Most Out of It)
How important is reading aloud to children? Here, Chicago tutor Galen B. reviews the benefits and some helpful tips...
Whether your child is not yet talking or is working on chapter books, reading aloud with her is a valuable exercise. According to the U.S. Department of Education, reading aloud to children is the single most important activity for building knowledge and eventual success.1 It introduces vocabulary and word-sound association, which builds the foundation for literacy. It
Don't Go Back to School Without Doing These 10 Things
Summer is coming to an end - are you ready for a new academic year? If not, don't fret. Get organized for back to school with these tips from online tutor Natalie S...
Back-to-school prep is upon us! The summer is drawing to a close, and it will soon be time to get ready to begin a new school year. We know it can be overwhelming when you start to think about the long list of things to do in order to prepare for school, so here are some steps to help you get organized for back to school and star
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