Understanding News Values
Students often struggle with recognizing what makes a story newsworthy. We emphasize the importance of timing, significance, proximity, human interest, and other key factors that make a story appealing to readers.
Developing Interviewing Skills
It can be difficult to effectively question subjects to extract relevant information. We provide training in the art of interviewing, emphasizing active listening, question framing, and maintaining professionalism.
Journalism requires a clear and concise writing style, which can be challenging for students accustomed to academic writing. We help students master the inverted pyramid structure, encouraging them to present information in decreasing order of importance.
Mastering Different Styles
From news articles to features, each journalistic form has its own unique structure and style. We expose students to these various formats and provide practice opportunities to develop their versatility.
Understanding Journalism Ethics
The ethical implications of journalism can be complex. We emphasize ethical decision-making in the reporting process, exploring topics such as privacy, fairness, and accuracy.
Journalism often involves quick turnarounds, which can stress students. We provide strategies for effective time management, helping students balance accuracy with speed.
We provide real-world situations for students to practice their journalistic skills. This could be interviewing a local personality, attending town meetings, or reporting on school events.
Teaching the Inverted Pyramid
We spend considerable time teaching and practicing the inverted pyramid structure. This style of writing, where the most important information comes first, is a mainstay in journalistic writing.
Analysis of Professional Work
We study articles from established journalists to understand writing techniques, ethical decision-making, and how they structure their stories.
We discuss real and hypothetical situations that challenge journalistic ethics. This helps students understand the importance of fair and balanced reporting, and the implications of their choices.
We host workshops to review and critique student's articles. This enables peer learning and gives students a chance to apply feedback immediately.
Media Law Lessons
We teach the basic principles of media law, including understanding libel and the legalities surrounding public and private figures.
Advanced English Degrees
Our Journalism 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 Journalism 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.