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Short Story of the Week for Teens: Thinking About Literature


Creative Writing Short Stories Ages 8-13--Tutoring 1 on 1

With Imagination, Creativity, and Past Experiences students write a short story. They learn Plot, Setting, Characters, Time and most importantly about adding details. It is FUN!
James Robinson, MA, TESOL, OSMC
12 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 27 learners
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50 minutes per class


Class Experience

My goal is to open up the creativity of students and help them to write a short story.  To unlock their imaginations and memories of past experiences that will be put into story-form.  *Writing stories with details will help students to COMPREHEND what they read in other classes and do better on school homework and tests in other subjects such as history, science, English, and math word problems.
I have a master's degree, am semi-retired, and I teach a junior high class and a high school class. I do after school tutoring with grade school students. 
My philosophy: “No one can take away your education.”  
I encourage students to have fun learning and to take ownership in their education.
I have a great rapport with students.  I enjoy telling stories, flying kites, cooking on a BBQ, and sports.  I hear from kids and parents, “Teacher James, where do you get your energy?” 
Homework-optional-- if the student wants to write a story about a dog.  What kind of dog?  The student may want to research simple facts about that breed of dog and share them in class verbally or via chat box.  I do a little research for my stories.  One student had info on dad's car; where it was made and the engine size, etc. 
Paper and pencil to jot down your ideas and to draw pictures about the story.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
If requested, I will give a letter grade on the student's A) participation and B) final story.
50 minutes per class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


James Robinson, MA, TESOL, OSMC
Lives in the United States
Teacher James, high school study skills and history teacher and a story writer.
12 total reviews
49 completed classes

About Me

I offer two types Short-Story Writing Classes; and, several Reading Comprehension Classes.
A math class for pre-K and K; "Counting to 100 by 1's, 2's, 5's, & 10's".  
For 1st-3rd grade: an Addition Class and a Subtraction Class.   
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