Middle School and High School Tutoring
As a three-time school founder for a middle school, high school, and K – 8 specialized school, I have written a compassionate, award-winning writing across the curriculum program.
I bring a unique talent as a secondary school founder; researcher in intelligence and emotions; and decades as a writing coach, college instructor, and business consultant.
I have been working virtually over Zoom for a decade, tutoring students in middle school and high school on the following topics:
Writing and Reading Comprehension Across Subjects
Excellent writing skills in math, science, social studies, and the arts show a student’s critical thinking skills and mastery of the subject. Writing in every subject assists with cognitive retention and retrieval of information for exams, group projects, and independent work.
The Argumentative Essay
This type of essay requires the student to investigate the subject matter; collect, generate, and evaluate evidence; and establish a stance on the topic.
The Persuasive Essay
The purpose of a persuasive essay is to persuade or convince. With this kind of writing, you choose an argument and then convince your readers using details and examples. A key element in this type of writing is to bring in different forms of rhetoric, such as ethos, pathos, and logos.
The Expository Essay
This type of essay requires the student to investigate an idea, evaluate evidence, expound on the idea, and set forth an argument concerning that idea clearly and concisely. This can be accomplished through comparison and contrast, definition, example, and cause and effect analysis.
The Narrative Essay
Think of this essay as telling a story. This type of essay is often anecdotal, experiential, and personal, allowing students to express themselves creatively and, quite often, movingly.
The Descriptive Essay
This type of essay requires the writer to describe something such as a place, a person, an experience, a situation, an object, etc. Compelling language is a must: stallion instead of horse, tempestuous instead of violent, and miserly instead of cheap. The more vivid the word, the more accurate the description.
The Rhetorical Analysis Essay
Rhetoric is the study of how writers and speakers use words to influence. A rhetorical analysis essay breaks down someone else’s (the rhetorician’s) work of non-fiction into parts, then explains how the parts worked together (or didn’t) to create the writer’s perspective, which can be to persuade, entertain, or inform.