WritingIn school or outside, writing is our primary method of sharing our ideas: through e-mail, letters, essays, and reports, our writing needs to convey our ideas effectively, concisely, and with proper grammar and usage conventions. Big Brains’ Foundations Evaluation identifies a student’s weak skills. Our tutors then develop a targeted intervention plan for those skills needing improvement. Through specifically targeted materials, consistent correction and positive repetition, students’ grammar skills are developed. Through free-writing and revision practice, students are taught to identify good ideas, structure their work and then polish it.

We believe that writing is a process, not an event, and this premise is at the core of our writing instruction. Students must first be able to decide what they want to say. Then they must work through the writing and editing process to communicate ideas that meet their goals.

Big Brains’ writing tutoring programs work on the following skills:

Elementary School

  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Capitalization
  • Sentence writing
  • Paragraph writing
  • Writing process

Middle School

  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Usage
  • Writing process
  • Writing style
  • Writing test essays
  • Writing reports

High School

  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Usage
  • Writing process
  • Writing style
  • Writing test essays
  • Writing reports