Creative Writing Tutoring:
From Poetry to Long-Fiction

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A Letter From Our CEO

Dear Parent-

It's an awesome feeling when one of your kids finds something they love. And if your child has found a passion for some facet of creative writing, that's something you want to foster. Both because finding a talent for something is a precious gift, and because strong writing can impact so many elements of your child's academic and professional work.

Through StudyPoint's creative writing tutoring, your child can work with leading professionals in the fields of journalism, drama, or creative fiction and nonfiction. The opportunity to work with experts in their respective fields is not only a means for your child to turn an occasionally hobby into a truly noteworthy accomplishment, but it’s also an opportunity for your child to learn what a future in the dramatic arts, journalism, academia, or writing and publishing actually looks like.

Our creative writing programs are ideally suited for enrichment, either as extracurricular activities during the school year or as a way to keep students intellectually engaged during the long break from school.  And, though these programs are generally not tied to a student’s specific classwork, there is no doubt that time invested in developing writing skills pays dividends later on.  The ability to express one’s thoughts logically and articulately in writing is perhaps one of the most useful—and sadly, one of the least reinforced—skills a student can possess. Creative writing tutoring helps a student develop skills that will help him or her draft class essays, apply to schools, and succeed as a professional later in life.

Working with an engaging creative writing tutor can deepen your child's understanding and enjoyment of the writing craft. To learn more about the variety of writing programs we have available, I encourage you to continue reading below or contact us by phone.

Sincerely,

A picture of Rich Enos, CEO of StudyPoint

Richard J. Enos

CEO & Co-Founder

We’ve helped over 30,000 students since the 1990’s
Over 60% of our programs are with returning families 
Our customer satisfaction scores are up there with Apple, USAA, and Amazon

One-to-One Creative Writing Instruction

Your Pace

In class the teacher needs to keep moving whether your child understands the concept or not. Your creative writing tutor will work at your child's pace and will review material until it's clear that he or she has mastered the concept. Building a strong writer takes time. We don't rush things.

Your Interests

Our staff includes experts from a variety of creative writing disciplines, up to and including unique fields like writing for sit-coms, writing screenplays, and writing for the stage. If you're wondering whether we can help nurture your child's interests, please contact us.

Your Success

Our goal in our creative writing programs is twofold. First, to help your child build skills in the specific discipline in which he or she is interested. Second, to build the core writing skills that will lead to academic success, and which will be a foundation for strong communication skills in school and beyond.

An Expert Team of Carefully Selected Writing Tutors

Subject Specific Expertise

Our experienced creative writing tutors have degrees (and often advanced degrees) from some of the country’s best colleges and universities.

Extensive Teaching/ Tutoring Experience

They’re experienced, passionate teachers, and they know how to engage students and break down difficult concepts.

Thoughtful/Flexible Teaching Styles

Being smart isn't enough - our tutors are able to listen well and communicate clearly, and they adapt their approach to fit your child.

You (and your family) are busy

To be effective, an educational program has to work with your family's schedule. We make life easier by bringing the tutoring to you through two convenient options:

In home Instruction

Our flagship program, which we launched in the late 1990's, our in-home tutoring option provides you with the unparalleled convenience and personalized attention of a private creative writing tutor who will work with your child right at your kitchen table. All lessons are one-to-one, and your instructor will ensure that each session is highly focused on your child’s unique needs.

Online instruction

Instead of meeting at the kitchen table your child and the tutor meet in a custom online learning environment. This innovative tool enables them to talk through strategies and complete practice writing assignments, just as they would on a workbook at your kitchen table. Online creative writing tutoring replicates the in-person tutoring dynamic, and it’s remarkably effective.

Happy, Successful Students

Whether it's a hobby, or something your child could see as a career, creative writing is a worthwhile pursuit. It will push them to be curious about the world around them, and it can serve as a critical emotional outlet—in much the same was as keeping a journal. Likewise, it can teach important life skills like empathy, observation, and messaging.

Ultimately the end goal of our creative writing programs is to build your child's engagement and skill in the particular discipline in which he or she is working. That entails learning the foundational elements of storytelling, and also working on things like compositional and language skills.

Yet there is an added benefit—something that is difficult to measure but easy to recognize. It is the sense of accomplishment that comes from working to improve something and seeing positive results. With kids, getting good at one thing can lead to increased confidence in other areas, and since it can impact almost every other course your child will take, strong writing is a particularly useful skill.

Our greatest reward is the positive feedback we get from parents who report their children are more confident and happy in school as a result of our tutoring.

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