Writing

“We had an amazing experience with The Chicago Home Tutor. They are very professional, caring and attentive with the need of the student. My daughter Flavia, in sophomore year, improved a lot in her English writing and analyzing text. Tulin was great boosting her confidence and ability to express herself!” – Antonella G, July 2016

At the Chicago Home Tutor we understand that it is important that all students can effectively communicate and express their ideas in writing.  We can help each student make progress toward this goal.

For our younger students who may have motor difficulties which impede handwriting, we use strategies such as Handwriting Without Tears and raised paper to support these students. For students with disabilities that may make legible handwriting difficult or impossible, we work with assistive technology to develop content writing skills. For more complex motor difficulties, we can help you determine if it may be necessary to refer to an occupational therapist.

For younger students who can write legibly, we use our early literacy programs and methods like Shared Rime to help them learn to spell more accurately. We also help students to produce more content and write more fluently and connect reading to writing by writing responses to texts we have read.  We also begin to teach them important self-sufficiency skills with strategies like the Cover,Copy and Compare Method.

As students master spelling and begin producing more content, we start to focus on organization of thoughts and producing higher-quality content. Here we often combine writing instruction with executive functioning strategies to help students with idea production, organization, and managing the steps and parts of longer projects like five paragraph essays and research papers. We also teach students to become more independent by analyzing the quality of their own writing.  Students learn to relate higher level writing and reading skills like reading a passage and effectively developing concise written main ideas and summaries.

 

 

 

What Parents Say:

The Chicago Home Tutor has had a transformative effect on our son's reading and writing ability over a really short period of time. Our tutor is fun, approachable and our son loves her classes. He learns by playing and he is proud to show us his progress. She details improvements and compares our child to the average at his age. It's invaluable to know where he stands and how he's doing great. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Chicago Home Tutor to every parent seeking for a top class tutor.
- Barbara C, August 2015

The Chicago Tutor was a wonderful gift during a challenging time for my daughter. The whole process worked marvelously smoothly. Ryan was terrific - he kept my daughter motivated and feeling secure. He was also responsive to changes when they became necessary. And he could teach the material well. We couldn't have asked for anything more!
-Joy B, February 2016

Our tutor is an excellent and engaging tutor. She works with my 7 year old daughter on math concepts and is very effective. My daughter actually looks forward to working with her. She is very conscientious and professional; she is always prepared with materials and has multiple ways of approaching the subject. I would highly recommend the Chicago Home Tutor to anyone in need of a tutor.
-Deanna D, April 2015

I am so happy with the Chicago Home Tutor. You can tell our tutor, Laura, has prepared every class meticulously and knows perfectly what each student needs. My son has improved a lot with her help, and he smiles every time I tell him that he will be seeing Ms. R.
-Patricia P, February 2015