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Navigating higher-level expectations with ease

If your teen is like many 9th graders, their interest in writing essays for school may rank right up there with, oh say, being grounded. Let’s face it, writing isn’t something most teens enjoy. By investing in 9th grade writing help, you’re ensuring your teenager gets a boost at the right time.

One thing that we hear is very surprising for parents is the amount of writing that high school students have to do. However, there’s not a lot of time during the school day dedicated to writing instruction. Students are just expected to know how to do it by this point.

What many parents did in freshman year of college/university, kids are now doing in high school — things like conducting research, using evidence, including MLA citations, etc. High school/secondary school writing is much more sophisticated than even 10 years ago. Plus, with writing assignments expected in all courses, having writing skills and stamina are critical for success!

Our 9th grade writing tutors guide teens through the demands of higher-level writing, using a personal approach to inspire better writing, stronger results and — dare we say it? — a greater enjoyment in writing!

With our 9th grade writing tutoring, your child will learn how to:

  • Utilize the writing process effectively, including prewriting, drafting, revising, editing and publishing
  • Apply composition techniques, including thesis statements, topic sentences, organized details and transitions
  • Approach different types of composition and essay assignments, including descriptive, illustrative, compare and contrast, cause and effect and persuasive writing
  • Learn from text–based assignments, including analyzing long passages, outlining main ideas, writing summaries and understanding the requirements of a major research paper

Writing programs by grade levels

We offer writing programs from 2nd through 12th grade to help students improve their writing in elementary, middle and high school.


What our parents and students are saying:

“Sylvan has been very supportive with my child’s needs and has greatly improved her grades and confidence.”

Geoff B., Math/Algebra Edge

Start your child on the path to academic success today

Give us a call at (888) 338-2283 or fill out the form to discuss your child’s learning goals and schedule our Insight™ Assessment to accurately determine where your child stands academically.


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