WRITING

Writing is an essential skill. It allows us to communicate, and to explore and comment on ideas.

In today’s digital world, texting, e-mail and other forms of written communication have further elevated the importance of this foundational skill.

The Main Idea

The ability to develop a main idea—an overarching theme—and understand that subordinate ideas must support, not digress from, that idea, is at the core of effective writing. For instance, the main idea of this article is to describe what “writing” means. Supportive ideas are introduced to reinforce that.

In most cases, the writer chooses the main idea before starting. Learning to structure a piece in a logical, clear, and sequential form is crucial to mastering the writing process.

Organization

Organization involves the arrangement of main and supporting ideas in an effective and logical order, to help readers best understand the text’s “argument”. In general, the opening section introduces the main idea, and establishes a framework for smooth transitions from that idea to others. Body paragraphs support the main idea with subordinate material, and the concluding section pulls things together, re-stating the main idea and bringing the argument to an end.

Subordinate material

Subordinate material supports the main idea with evidence, quotations, explanations, statistics, and examples. When used effectively, subordinate material supports the main idea’s premise, shaping and deepening it to convince the reader of its merits.

Point of view, expression, and word choice

In the words of Mark Twain, “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is…the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”  Point of view, expression, and word choice are crucial elements in establishing style and voice. The goal:  clear, unambiguous, and concise language, shorn of jargon and clichés.

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Grammar, spelling, and punctuation

Syntax, subject/verb agreement, parallel construction, pronoun case, noun/pronoun agreement, verb tense, spelling, and punctuation are key to winning the reader’s trust.

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Through weekly home or school sessions in the New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan,  Staten Island, Long Island (Nassau County) areas, our tutors, coaches, and learning specialists work tirelessly to firm up foundational knowledge in and tackle any areas with which your child is struggling.  Themba Tutors LLC also offers online tutoring options. We work with students being homeschooled and teach students in public and private elementary, middle, high school, and in college without learning difficulties, and we specialize in helping students of all ages, including adults and professionals, who are struggling with reading, writing, math, foreign language, focusing, organizing, and studying.  We are experts in ADHD/ADD, executive functioning, language processing, reading, e.g. dyslexia, writing, e.g. dysgraphia, and math disorders e.g. dyscalculia, autism spectrum disorders, non-verbal learning disorder, and other learning differences. We coach students to learn how to organize, plan, prioritize, focus, avoid distraction, and keep track of materials and tasks. Goals include improving memory and information retention, spending more focused time on tasks and completing them, decreasing procrastination, organizing schoolwork, managing time more effectively, and learning to think carefully before acting. Specialists model and support the application of these skills in the appropriate context. They put the student in the driver’s seat to best generalize these skills without holding the steering wheel. Our goal is to help students and professionals feel more confident and become more effective learners and workers overall. Our ultimate aim is to get the student to maximize his or her learning potential from a collaborative approach: working with you, teachers, and with other professionals.

Want to know more? Give Themba Tutors LLC a call!

If you would like to learn more about getting extra support in for your child, then we would love to hear from you. Our friendly team is on standby to help you with any needs and answer any questions you might have. We can be reached at 

(917) 382-8641 & info@thembatutors.com 

(we respond to email right away!).