Unclear Thesis Statements
The thesis statement guides the entire essay, but students often struggle to develop clear, strong thesis statements. We coach students on how to identify their central argument and craft a compelling thesis that effectively sets the stage for their essay.
Poor Essay Structure
An essay should have a logical flow of ideas, with each paragraph supporting the thesis statement. Students often grapple with how to structure their essays effectively. We teach the principles of essay organization, guiding students on crafting engaging introductions, informative body paragraphs, and strong conclusions.
Lack of Coherent Arguments
Students often find it difficult to present their arguments coherently and convincingly. We work with students on how to articulate their ideas clearly, providing evidence to support their claims and ensuring each paragraph contributes to their overall argument.
Weak Command of Language
A good essay isn’t merely about ideas—it's also about expressing those ideas in a clear, engaging style. Students might struggle with this aspect, writing in a manner that's either overly complex or too simplistic. We help students refine their voice, enhance their vocabulary, and master the nuances of tone, style, and register appropriate for academic writing.
Grammatical Errors and Typos
Grammatical errors and typos can significantly affect the clarity and credibility of an essay. We provide comprehensive grammar lessons and proofreading practices, allowing students to become proficient in identifying and correcting these errors.
Different Essay Types
Different types of essays require different approaches. Students may struggle to differentiate between the styles of argumentative, narrative, expository, and descriptive essays. We guide students in understanding the unique requirements of each essay type and how to tackle them effectively.
Sequential Writing Lessons:
We start with the basics of sentence structure, then progress to paragraph writing, and finally to full essay composition. This sequential learning allows students to understand the building blocks of an essay and how they fit together.
Thesis Statement Workshops
Crafting a compelling thesis statement is a critical skill for essay writing. We provide dedicated workshops to help students understand the purpose of a thesis statement, how to develop a strong argument, and how to incorporate it effectively into their essays.
Outlining an essay before writing is a crucial step often overlooked by students. We teach students how to create detailed outlines, helping them organize their thoughts, structure their arguments, and ensure coherence in their writing.
Real-Time Essay Editing
Using a shared online document, students can write while tutors provide real-time feedback and corrections. This instant feedback helps students recognize and rectify their mistakes immediately.
Prompt Response Exercises
We provide various writing prompts for different types of essays. This practice helps students to quickly understand the requirements of a prompt and adapt their writing style accordingly.
Timed Writing Drills
To prepare students for timed essays in exams, we conduct timed writing drills. This practice not only improves writing speed but also helps students learn to articulate their thoughts under time pressure.
Advanced English Degrees
Our English 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 Essay 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.