Summer Program Registering Now

Online Writing Classes: Personalized writing support anytime, anywhere.

  • Customized curriculum based on the interests and learning goals of the student
  • Individual lessons delivered weekly through Google Drive and email
  • Detailed feedback on assignments and a progress report at the end
  • Flexible schedule: choose start and end dates, also available year-round
  • An affordable alternative to tutoring
  • Open to middle and high school students
  • Select one or more focus topics: essay writing, creative writing, journalism, grammar and vocabulary, personal/memoir writing, writing about literature

Sign up by May 1st, 2017 and receive a 10% on the summer online writing class.

Upcoming Workshops

Here are my upcoming workshops for Winter/Spring 2017:

 

Study Skills: Note-taking and Test Preparation

Many students sit down to “study” for a test without ever learning what that really means. In this workshop students will learn strategies to help them perform better on tests, including learning about their own learning styles and understanding more about how the brain processes, remembers, and retrieves information. Students will learn how to use a two-column note-taking template, how to use multi-sensory input to aid memorization, how to practice time management strategies during and when studying for tests, and how to sort through large volumes of information to know what materials to study. By the end of this workshop students will have a variety of tools they can use to make their studying more effective and more efficient. Open to 6th-12th graders.

Thursday, 1/12 from 4:00-5:00 PM at the Milton Library

Saturday, 3/25 from 2:30-3:30 at the Braintree Library

 

Essay Writing

This workshop covers the basic steps of writing an effective essay: brainstorming, outlining, drafting, and revising. Open to 6th-12th graders, students will learn how to structure a persuasive argument, use evidence to support their ideas, organize their points in a logical order, use a formal academic tone, and proofread for grammatical errors. By the end of the class students will have created a template for essay outlines, and they will take home an essay-writing checklist that they can use independently with future writing assignments. Students should bring a tablet or laptop or paper and a writing utensil.

Monday, 2/6 from 4:00-5:00 PM at the Milton Library

Saturday, 2/25 from 2:30-3:30 at the Braintree Library

 

Study Skills: Homework and Organization

Geared towards 6th-12th grade students, this study skills workshop is experiential and hands-on, focusing on homework and organization. Students will learn different strategies to help with time-management, staying focused, breaking down long-term assignments, memorization, active reading, and keeping track of paperwork and binders, virtual organization, and backpacks and lockers. Woven into this workshop is information on learning styles and how to use visual, kinesthetic, and auditory input to aid in learning.

Monday, 3/6 from 4:00-5:00 PM at the Milton Library

Saturday, 4/8 from 2:30-3:30 at the Braintree Library

Ask ES Tutoring!

As the end of September approaches and parents and students are slowly getting back into school year routines, we know that it is a time of transition for families, and with that sometimes comes stress or worry. We want to help! Here at ES Tutoring & Consulting we are launching a new advice column to offer support for parents as they navigate raising children through the teen and pre-teen years. Have a question for us? Head over to Ask ES Tutoring to write to us, and we might feature your question in our next column!

A Manifesto Against ‘Parenting’

This WSJ article is an interesting critique of the goal-oriented parenting that permeates our culture today and why we should not view our children as a reflection of our “success” as a parent.

As individual parents and as a community, our job is not to shape our children’s minds; it is to let those minds explore all the possibilities that the world allows. Our job is not to make a particular kind of child but to provide a protected space of love, safety and stability in which children of many unpredictable kinds can flourish.

Read the full article here.