Private Writing Tutoring
Since 2005, we have helped students improve their confidence and grades in writing, a skill that is needed in nearly every class and subject area, not to mention college applications. Our clients have included other professionals in the field of education - teachers, Ivy League professors, and members of the Princeton University administration. Whether your child is struggling or simply looking for enrichment tutoring, our exceptional writing tutors will create a customized approach tailored specifically for your needs. After each session, you’ll receive a detailed progress report to track your child’s improvement in writing (view a real recap from one of our writing tutoring sessions).
What Parents Say about Our Writing Tutors
We were contacted by the father of a sixth grader at Princeton Day School to help his daughter improve her grammar and writing skills. One of our goals was to make her writing more mature. We matched the daughter with Lauren, a Public Policy major at Princeton University and one of Princeton Tutoring’s English specialists. Here’s the message we received after a year of working together:
“We are writing to commend our tutor Lauren, who has been tutoring our daughter in English. Lauren is a terrific teacher! We noticed a significant progress in our daughter’s performance, which we attribute to Lauren’s tutoring. We would like to continue studying with Lauren this year.”
Please visit our testimonials page to read what other parents have said about our amazing tutors. We receive messages like these every week!
Why Princeton Tutoring?
The BEST Writing Tutors – Our rigorous recruiting and testing process ensures that we have the best tutors in writing as well as all other subjects. Our tutors are former valedictorians, founders of volunteer groups, and top athletes, who are deeply engaged in a multitude of activities and will bring that same high-level commitment to your child’s education.
The Most Effective Matching Process – No need for you to scroll through dozens of potentially unqualified tutor profiles. Our experienced staff will match you with the tutor who will be the perfect fit for your child’s unique needs.
Post-Tutoring Recaps – Session summaries keep you in the loop, help you track progress, and give you peace of mind.
Satisfaction Guaranteed – We have an impressive track record of increased grades and confidence, and many of our clients are returning customers or referrals. This is why we can offer the best guarantee in the industry.
What further differentiates us from the competition is our genuine desire to help your child succeed. Both Kevin and I started tutoring in high school and continued throughout our college years at Princeton and beyond. We chose to tutor because it was extremely rewarding and something we truly enjoyed.
Princeton Tutoring was born out of the early successes of our former clients and our desire to provide high-quality tutoring to other families. We understand better than most what parents are looking for, what children need, and which qualities make the best tutors.
Thank you for considering us. We look forward to speaking with you and working with your child to help fulfill his or her academic potential.
Why Do Students Struggle with Writing?
Writing is a critical skill that underpins academic success in virtually every subject. No matter how bright a student is, if they can’t get their thoughts across on paper, they will struggle with homework, written assignments, and tests. The creators of the SAT have recognized this and in 2005 incorporated the former SAT II Writing test into the regular SAT.
Translating one’s thoughts into a coherent message on paper is not easy for everyone, but can absolutely be improved with practice and guidance. For example, some students might not initially realize that there are different types of academic writing. The expectations and requirements for written work in English class versus biology versus history are different. There are also many different types of essays – expository, persuasive, research, formal, creative, etc. Each type has its own approach. On top of that, some students struggle with grammar and vocabulary.
Our tutors are all strong writers themselves, and can help your student become one as well. Many of our tutors are published authors, essay-contest winners, and university writing award recipients. And, our writing students have ranged from third graders to high schoolers to business professionals who needed a brush-up.
How Princeton Tutoring Can Help
- Understand Your Needs
- You will have a consultation with one of our partners or directors, all of whom are experts in education.
- We will identify your goals, and learn more about your child’s academic strengths and weaknesses, learning styles, personality, and interests.
- Make a Perfect Match
- Our partners have more than 15 years of experience matching clients to the right tutors – and we are VERY good at it.
- Customized Writing Tutoring
- Each tutoring session is tailored specifically for your child’s unique needs.
- While working through homework problems and preparing for tests, your tutor will explain confusing concepts and address any gaps in fundamental knowledge.
- Proper study skills, organizational skills, and learning techniques are emphasized and reinforced at every session.
- Post-Tutoring Recaps
- After every tutoring session, you will receive a detailed progress report to keep you informed.