1:1 Writing Tutor / For Ages 8-12 / One Sentence at a Time

Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(23)
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1:1 Writing Tutor: The No Stress Writing Process / I help young writers build confidence and improve writing skills.
Melanie Howell
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(29)
year old learners
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Charged weekly
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
30 minutes per class
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This class is in high demand! 15 of 22 classes have sold out.
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Class Experience

US Grade 4 - 7
This class is taught in English.
All students will improve their understanding of the writing process and, ultimately, how to build an essay. 
About Me
Hello! My name is Melanie Howell, and I have been an independent school teacher for more than twenty-five years. Nearly 30 years of classroom experience taught me that real learning- the kind that makes its way into long-term memory- only happens when there is mutual trust and respect between teacher and student. My central objective is to maximize each student's potential and encourage students to embrace and take ownership of their learning. I am the author of Will's Ride, a lovely picture book about a boy and his adaptive bike. I enjoy hosting a Facebook page for teachers called Teaching Matters and a Youtube channel called The Teacher's Playbook.

 Creating a dynamic learning environment where students feel safe and supported is the first essential element to my teaching style. I meet each student at their level, providing academic support, redirection, and genuine praise. 

Classroom Policies:

 Students are required to have working cameras and microphones in class positioned such that students and teacher can both see and hear each other clearly for the entirety of the class. Collaboration makes the class more engaging and fun.

Last-minute signups are common; I try not to cancel. 

 After ten minutes, if no student has arrived in the virtual classroom, I will exit the classroom. In some cases, rescheduling is possible. Refunds are generally not offered for missed classes.

I have Orton-Gillingham training and HillRAP training in reading and writing instruction. My most recent experience includes teaching a novel-based approach to literature, creative writing, essay writing, vocabulary instruction, and study skills. In addition to teaching, I have served as a school administrator, on the curriculum/academic team, and as co-chair of my school's re-accreditation process. 

I love working with students to develop an appreciation for language and literature. My central objective is to encourage students to embrace and take ownership of their learning. Teaching students to "read like a writer" is one way to achieve this goal. 
Students may spend time editing their essays. 
Please communicate with me before class if your learner has specific questions about the 5-paragraph essay. Otherwise, I will come to class prepared with a writing topic (prompt) and instruction for that topic. Thank you!
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.

Meet the teacher

Melanie Howell
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(29)
Hello! My name is Melanie, and while I have public school and homeschool experience, I have been a private school teacher for twenty-five years. I am the author of a published picture book called Will's Ride. It is a lovely picture book about a... 
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