Challenge your bad writing experiences to a duel

Cartoon image of a dragon eating a student's paper. A big red F is printed on the paper. The student is scared.

Bad writing experiences often make us feel like we’re “bad writers” and we can never get better. In this post, I’m going to share an activity with you that has helped many of my students overcome bad writing experiences. It involves you stepping up to your writing weaknesses and smacking them across the face.

Is hiring a private writing tutor the right choice for your student?

Cartoon picture of Thomas Crank in a toga to represent Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius who is talked about in this post.

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the failings of the American education system. Is hiring private teachers the answer? Is hiring a private writing tutor “money well-spent,” or is corporate tutoring the way to go? In this post, I’m going to compare the benefits of hiring a private writing tutor to hiring a corporate tutor.