Parents, are you frustrated as you watch your bright, creative child turn in homework assignments that do not reflect that intelligence? It can be tough to motivate our kids to do what it takes to excel at writing. Stop tearing your hair out. I know how to coach young people towards success in written expression. My method involves relentless questioning ("How could you strengthen that statement? How will you support it? How will you convince me? How does that thought build upon the previous one?"), generous helpings of encouragement, and a solid grounding in the basics of grammar and vocabulary. I can also help your child with reading comprehension and with employing proven strategies to succeed in various subjects, such as social studies and history.
After my own 300 page doctoral dissertation was accepted with honors, I took up the hobby of editing the dissertations of friends for whom English was a second language. So I am quite competent working with students who may be new to English. I love every aspect of written and verbal expression, and love to equip others to excel as writers. Let me take your child or teen's writing to the next level, so that it truly reflects his or her capabilities.
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