If you are looking for a writing tutor near you, our writing tutors at Simpson Tutors are happy to help! Whether your child needs support with the overall writing process, organization, handwriting, or spelling, we’ve got you covered. Our writing tutors are experienced teachers who have a passion for teaching writing. Each tutor has their own unique ability to bring out your child’s creativity so that they will see the value in being strong and effective writers.
Private writing tutors near you
Our private writing tutors are near you and will travel to your home so your child can have private writing tutoring in the comfort of your own home. While our tutors are happy to provide materials for the tutoring sessions, oftentimes, the students we work with may have writing projects or assignments from school that they are having difficulty with. Our experienced tutors are happy to help support in whatever way is best for your child.
Handwriting and spelling help
Many of our students work with their private writing tutor because they need support with their penmanship. Unfortunately, not as much time is spent on proper letter formation and pencil grip in classrooms today. With the support of a private tutor, your child can learn proper pencil grip and handwriting in a way that is fun and engaging. Our writing tutors bring different games and activities to keep the tutoring sessions interactive, instead of boring and rote, which is often how handwriting practice can be.
If your child is struggling with spelling, working with a private writing tutor can be a big help. Our experienced tutors are also experienced teachers, who know how to teach different spelling patterns and rules in a way that children will understand and remember them. Through consistent practice with private tutoring, your child will become a much better speller and writer.
Typically for our older students in 4th grade, 5th grade, and above, reading tutoring focuses more on comprehension and understanding. Some of our older students with dyslexia or other learning disabilities benefit from working with a tutor using the Orton Gillingham approach.
In-home writing help tutors
Our tutors are not just educators, they are passionate about fostering a positive and enriching learning experience. Let us guide your children in a personalized way. Teaching is our passion!
Private writing tutors in NYC and the Tri-State area
If you live in NYC or the Tri-State area, we can come to your home to help your kids with their writing skills. We will also teach your child effective studying strategies and tips that they can apply throughout their academic life. Our service area includes NYC, Long Island and The Hamptons, Westchester and the Hudson Valley, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Private writing tutors in Miami & South Florida
Are you looking for help with your child’s writing skills in South Florida? In your area we have a team of experienced tutors who will be happy to guide and help with their homework. We cover Miami, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Plantation, Boca Raton, Aventura and more.
The importance of writing
Writing plays an important role in early childhood and childhood development for young kiddos. It is a foundational and fundamental skill for academic and personal development. Writing not only enhances communication but also fosters critical thinking, creativity, and organizational skills.
A child’s elementary years provide a crucial foundation for language acquisition and literacy, and writing is a key component in honing these skills. It enables students to articulate their thoughts, share their experiences, and develop a sense of self-expression. Moreover, writing assignments encourage students to explore their imagination, build vocabulary, and practice proper grammar and sentence structure.
Beyond academics, writing helps students develop essential life skills such as problem-solving and effective communication, setting the stage for future academic success and personal growth. By emphasizing the importance of writing, teachers as well as parents are laying the groundwork for students to become confident, articulate communicators in their academic pursuits and beyond.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Writing Tutoring:
Any tips to improve my child's writing?
It is very important to exercise good handwriting. They are skills that are part of a more complete process; by practicing the handwriting we promote the development of motor skills, laterality, language and thinking.
Bad handwriting can be modified and made more orderly and legible, thus being an image of the way ideas are formed in the mind and related to the body.
Detect the cause of bad handwriting to teach the child to hold the pencil correctly. You can make him see the importance of this with examples (ask him to hold the pencil by the top or with two other fingers and try to write, he will see that it is much more complicated and he will understand why he must hold the pencil well).
Use sheets with lines or grids to serve as a guide for the child.
Ask him to focus on writing well, understanding himself and not on writing quickly. Sometimes doing it too quickly is the cause of bad handwriting.
Tell him that there is no need to press with the pencil. Some children press too hard; excessive pressure makes it difficult to make smooth lines.
The most important thing is that you boost his confidence and congratulate him when he does well. Patience, not all children are the same and some require more time to develop their writing and reading skills.
If you see that there is no significant progress, it is also a good idea to have it seen by a psychopedagogist or specialist.
Never pressure your child, it can have the opposite effect. Give him all your support and understanding.
What is dysgraphia?
Dysgraphia is a condition in which a person (usually a boy or girl) has serious difficulties writing well. It may be due to spelling issues, handwriting or both types of problems at the same time. This is a group of disorders that affect written expression, which in turn is included in the category of specific learning disorders.
On a practical level, dysgraphia is frequently accompanied by other specific learning disorders, such as dyscalculia or dyslexia.
What are the symptoms of dysgraphia?
- Handwriting with little consistency and strange, making it difficult to read.
- Problems with spelling rules.
- Poor management of space between words, phrases or lines.
- Wrong punctuation.
- Grammatical errors.
- Substitution and confusion between different letters.
- Strange union of words.
- Difficulty holding a pencil or pen correctly.
Don't let writing be a barrier to your child's growth.
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