1:1 Writing Tutor / One Sentence at a Time

1:1 Writing Tutor: The No Stress Writing Process
4 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 4 learners

30 minutes

per class

Once per week

every week


year olds


learner per class

per learner

How does an “Ongoing” course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Available Times

Pacific Time
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🔥 This class is in high demand! 2 of 8 classes have sold out.

Next on Sun May 22

Meets Once per week
10pm - 10:30pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

Next on Mon May 30

Meets Once per week
11pm - 11:30pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

Next on Mon Jun 6

Meets Once per week
12pm - 12:30pm

Next on Mon Jun 6

Meets Once per week
2pm - 2:30pm

Next on Wed Jun 8

Meets Once per week
8pm - 8:30pm

Next on Mon Jun 13

Meets Once per week
2pm - 2:30pm

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Class Experience

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. 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 until an hour before the class begins.

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

Nearly 30 years of classroom experience has 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 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 to read and spend time with family. I wrote a picture book called Will's Ride, available on the Barnes & Noble website, Amazon, and several (local) independent bookstores. 

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.


Melanie Howell
Lives in the United States
Patient & Positive Independent School Teacher
4 total reviews
11 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Melanie Howell, and my initial teaching certificate was for middle school - grades 4 thru 8. While I have homeschool experience and public school experience, the majority of my teaching career has been teaching English Language... 
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