Bring a Writing Teacher Along on Your Summer Break
Pass the lemonade and the frisbee; summer is almost here! Are you winding down many of your homeschool activities? Here, at Time4Writing, we’re actually gearing up for a big season ahead! Why? Because so many homeschoolers use our writing courses as an affordable way to engage a summer writing teacher.
After taking a hard look at your child’s writing progress this year, do you:
- see specific areas of grammar where they have weaknesses?
- feel that they are not quite at grade level for writing skills in sentences, paragraphs, or essays?
- wish they could be challenged more than they currently are in writing?
If you answered yes to any of these, then you are likely wondering what you can do this summer to address your student’s specific needs.
What Benefits Would a Summer Writing Teacher Offer?
Having a writing teacher offers both short and long term benefits. From book reports to historical essays to science research papers, students consistently use the techniques they learn in English writing. Almost every subject requires strong writing skills. Having a summer writing teacher can mean direct improvement in a student’s performance for the upcoming homeschool year.
In the longer term, focused writing help can fill in gaps that can affect a person’s communication efforts over their lifespan. College and career success can sometimes hinge on how effectively someone can clearly and concisely convey what they want to say in writing. In fact, it is often those who can effectively express themselves and their perspective who make the strongest impact in our society.
A Summer Writing Teacher Who Goes Where You Go
Summer break means so many different things for different homeschoolers. Some will be hanging out at the beach. Many will be lounging by the pool. There will be families taking a long-awaited cross country trip together. And, there will be plenty of homeschoolers just catching fireflies and roasting marshmallows in their own backyards.
If you’re wondering how you can possibly fit writing instruction into your summer plans, we have a unique option for you. Time4Writing’s 8-week, online writing courses are the perfect length for focused skill improvement. Each one is taught by a certified teacher whose entire focus is on seeing your student meet his or her writing goals. Courses can be started at any time and can be accessed on any internet-connected device.
That means that your fourth grader could be improving their punctuation skills while on the drive to day camp. It also means your high schooler could be nailing down five-paragraph essays during their break time at their summer job.
Keeping Expenses Down on Summer Writing Courses
If you engage a dedicated writing tutor for the summer, you can expect to pay up to $50 or more an hour for someone with certifiable credentials. That means that a once-weekly session, for eight weeks, would cost your family around $400 per student.
There is a much more cost-effective option. Time4Writing’s eight-week online courses give your student targeted instruction in grammar, sentences, paragraphs, essays, and more for just $99! Plus, our experienced teachers will give each child or teen focused and encouraging feedback on every assignment to ensure motivation and encourage mastery of concepts.
By signing up for a Time4Writing course this summer, you’ll have the best of both worlds: the benefits you would receive from a writing tutor and the ability to build those important writing skills on your student’s own schedule.