The Writing Tutor is an online resource for student writers, teachers, and parents that provides enrichment and remediation opportunities for students and preparation resources for overburdened teachers. Resources include: ready-to-use lesson plans, lecture notes, activities, and handouts; online and independent study courses; online book discussions; writing contests; a series of homework help reference guides and writing tips; and online discussion groups for teachers and parents.
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The Writing Tutor evolved as a direct response to the founder’s experiences as a classroom teacher. “I found that the vast majority of my students struggled with writing, so I was constantly looking for new ways to help them write and communicate better,” Michele R. Acosta, The Writing Tutor founder, said. It became clear that many students really needed to return to grammar basics because they could not learn how to avoid common writing pitfalls if they could not recognize the basic components of English grammar.
Unfortunately, in today’s educational system, most schools deliver a curriculum that is so full that it leaves little time for either remediation or enrichment. In addition to time constraints caused by packed curricula, growing class sizes make it increasingly difficult for teachers to meet the needs of a very diverse population of students who range from special needs students (LD, ADHD, ESL, etc.) to above average students who chose not to take honors level courses. The Writing Tutor has been designed to fill in the gap.