Lack of Original Ideas
Creative writing demands originality, but students often struggle to come up with unique story ideas. We stimulate creativity through brainstorming sessions and creative prompts, helping students to tap into their imaginations and think outside the box.
Inconsistent Plot Development
Maintaining consistency in plot and character development can be a hurdle. We provide structured guidance on building coherent, compelling narratives, encouraging students to map out their stories before they begin writing.
Developing Authentic Characters
Creating believable, relatable characters is crucial for a good story, yet students often find this challenging. We offer specific exercises focused on character development, exploring techniques such as backstory creation, dialogue, and physical description.
Overcoming Writer's Block
Writer's block is a common issue that can frustrate and demotivate students. We teach proven strategies for overcoming this block, such as free-writing exercises, story starters, and relaxation techniques.
Imagery and Figurative Language
Many students struggle with using imagery and figurative language to enhance their storytelling. We introduce students to different literary devices and guide them in practicing these tools to enrich their creative writing.
Different Genres and Styles
The various genres and styles in creative writing can be overwhelming. We expose students to different genres, teaching them the conventions and expectations associated with each one, and allowing them to experiment with various styles.
We often use writing prompts to encourage creativity. This method helps students to focus and start writing, even when they may feel uninspired or stuck.
We structure many sessions around a workshop model, where students share their work and receive constructive feedback from the tutor. This helps students learn to give and receive criticism graciously.
Writing Across Genres
We encourage students to experiment with different genres and forms of writing—like poetry, short stories, scripts, and creative nonfiction—to broaden their skills and discover new possibilities.
Storyboarding and Mapping
We teach students to visualize their stories, often using storyboards or plot maps. This assists in plotting a coherent narrative and keeping track of character development and story arcs.
Exercises in Detail and Description
We provide exercises specifically designed to improve sensory description and figurative language. This could involve writing about a place from memory, describing a photograph, or creating metaphors and similes.
Character Development Activities
To help students create believable and compelling characters, we incorporate activities such as character questionnaires, interviews, or 'hot-seating' where students role-play as their character.
Advanced English Degrees
Our Creative Writing tutors are highly qualified individuals with advanced degrees in English language and literature or related fields. They have in-depth knowledge of linguistic principles, literary analysis, and cultural contexts.
Experience Teaching English
Our English tutors have extensive teaching experience and a genuine passion for language education. They possess the expertise to engage learners and inspire a love for the English language.
Our tutors embody warmth and approachability. They foster an engaging learning environment, facilitating open communication and making students feel comfortable asking questions or expressing concerns.
Example Creative Writing Tutoring Packages
We offer diverse and flexible options, catering to your child's unique needs and your family's schedule. Choose from ad-hoc sessions for immediate needs, to long-term plans for ongoing support.
Our most common tutoring plans:
This package offers regular tutoring sessions for an entire academic semester, ensuring consistent support for the student. The frequency could be 1-3 times per week depending on the need.
This offers more frequent sessions over a one-month period. This could be suitable for a student who needs to catch up quickly or prepare for an important exam.
For students who require tutoring on a more sporadic or as-needed basis.