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9th-12th Grade - Explanatory Writing: Problem & Solution

Laura McVay
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In this 4-week, twice a week online class, students will learn about and produce Explanatory Writing: Problem & Solution through guidance, application, and feedback.

Class Experience

US Grade 9 - 12
  • Students will understand the process for writing a multi-paragraph problem & solution explanatory essay and will write one independently at the end of class for a writing score and feedback.
I am a certified secondary English teach with a BA and MA in English. I have tutored collegiate academic writing since 2000. I have also tutored AP Language, AP Literature, Human Geography, AP World History, AP US History, and AP Government/Econ. for over 10 years. I have also tutored ACT English and ACT Reading for several years. The materials that we use is content that I have gathered and used with all my face-to-face students.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Frequency: available upon request
Feedback: available upon request
Details: Any writing or assignments not completed in class will be completed and submitted before the following class session.
Frequency: available upon request
Details: Students will receive a participation scores for each class session. Students will receive a rubric score and feedback for their final writing project.
Print copies of files posted with this class. Pens/Pencils. Google Docs. 
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Joined July, 2020
Teacher expertise and credentials
Master's Degree in English from University of Alabama Huntsville
Bachelor's Degree in English from University of Alabama Huntsville
I am an ACT English and ACT Reading specialist who is bringing my "in-person" expertise to OutSchool. After years in the secondary ELA classroom, I decided to focus on private sector tutoring. I teach ACT English and ACT Reading Prep, and I tutor... 
Group Class


weekly or $200 for 8 classes
2x per week, 4 weeks
50 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 14-18
3-13 learners per class

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