1-to-1 Online Classes for Essay Writing
Writing persuasively, precisely, and professionally are skills that students will use throughout their lives.
Essay Coach is designed to provide writing instruction and support to students in Grades 7 through 12, as well as those in university or college. The comprehensive curriculum guides students through the essay-writing process from start to finish, strengthening skills and promoting confidence.
Essay Coach Details
Essay Coach is a program designed to provide writing instruction and support to students in Grades 7 through 12, and those in university or college. Our Essay Coaches are experienced, certified teachers who instill students with the skills they need, not only to succeed on individual assignments, but also to become confident, capable writers in all areas of their lives.
How Is Essay Coach Delivered?
- Online: All lessons are delivered online via the web conferencing service Adobe Connect; however, no downloads are necessary! It’s as easy as clicking on a link! Students can see, hear, and collaborate with their Essay Coaches in real time.
Essay Coach is also used in:
- 1-to1 Programming: In person through our 1-to-1 programming to strengthen written expression according to individual needs.
- Group classes: Group classes are regularly offered through out the year.
What Skills Are Taught?
The comprehensive curriculum guides students through the essay-writing process from start to finish, strengthening skills and promoting confidence. Students will develop transferable skills as they move through a series of guided lessons designed to foster independence for future writing assignments.
Essay Coach students will learn to:
- Plan and organize their ideas
- Critically analyze texts
- Conduct effective research
- Structure and compose an effective essay
- Correctly structure bibliographic entries and citations
- Revise and proofread their work
In addition, students working on school-assigned essays will leave the program with their assignments completed.
Essay Coach Programs
The Opinion Essay Program – 8 Hours
An opinion essay is usually the first type of essay that a student will write. No research is involved, and students can support their arguments with examples from their personal experiences. A typical opinion essay question might be “Should students wear uniforms?”
The Opinion Essay program is designed to help students with persuasive essays that require no research or reading. This program provides an excellent introduction to essay-writing for students with limited experience.
The Research Essay Program – 12 Hours
A research essay asks students to research a topic and create an argument based on their findings. Students must quote or paraphrase their sources and include accurate citations and References/Works Cited lists. A typical research essay question might be “How did physical geography affect the lives of ancient Egyptians?”
The Research Essay program is designed to help students with all essays requiring the use of primary and/or secondary sources. In addition to teaching the foundations of essay-writing, this program provides an in-depth investigation of research skills, paraphrasing, and citation styles.
The Literary Essay Program – 12 Hours
A literary essay asks students to read one or more literary texts and analyze them by looking closely at the use of literary devices and themes. Students must draw conclusions about the ideas discussed in the text(s), and prove their arguments with quotations and examples. A typical literary essay question might be, “What does Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet suggest about the power of fate?”
The Literary Essay program is designed to help students with persuasive essays written in response to one or more literary texts. In addition to teaching the foundations of essay-writing, this program provides an in-depth investigation of critical reading skills, literary analysis, quotation integration, and citation styles.
Note: Students writing literary essays that also require secondary sources may choose to add additional lessons from the Research Essay program.
The Application Essay Program – 5 Hours
An application essay is written to obtain entrance to a post-secondary education program. Students respond to essay prompts provided by the post-secondary programs they are applying to. A typical application essay question might be, “Describe an experience which required you to overcome adversity. What did you learn?”
The Application Essay program is designed to help students applying to post-secondary, graduate, or professional programs.
5 Hour Flex
The 5 hour flex option is designed for students who either lack the time to complete a full program, or are simply looking to upgrade a few specific skills. Students choose from our menu of lessons to build an individualized learning experience that suits their unique needs.
Individual hours are available to all students, whether they want to improve a specific skill, add extra lessons to their chosen program, or receive extra practice working on an area of challenge. Students may choose from our menu of lessons, or ask their Essay Coach to design a program that meets their learning goals.
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