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...
Read and discuss great literature
As a parent
Channeling Your Inner Detective for Reading Comprehension
Reading assignments can be fun - we promise! Here, Hollywood, FL tutor Deanna P. shares her best reading comprehension strategies for students to keep in mind...
Do you like to play detective and solve mysteries? Well, here are the top reading comprehension strategies to use before, during, and after reading to crack the case and think outside the box.
READ THE TITLE and highlight it; it is the key that unlocks the main idea and what the story is mainly about.
Read the questions, not
How to Avoid (and Check for) Plagiarism
With so many resources available today, the temptation to plagiarize can be strong for students. So how can you check your work to make sure you're not walking the line? Here are some tips from Fallbrook, CA tutor Sarah B.:
Copying and using the writing of others as ones own called plagiarism used to be difficult, before modern computers. Today, digital text makes it easy. Copy and paste. Bingo. Perfect writing.
Why not plagiarize instead of crafting original prose? Beca
Living With Dyslexia | How to Overcome Learning Disorders
Typical classroom settings can be a struggle for students with learning disorders like dyslexia - but fortunately, there are ways to overcome your struggles and stay on track. Here, Redmond, WA and online tutor David S. shares his story...
Many people reading these words I type have always taken for granted the ease with which they can read them. I am not one of them, because I grew up with dyslexia. The experience of actually having the learning disorder has always been difficu
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