How to Make Your Child a Better Writer (and Take the Battle Out of Writing)

Take heart, kids of all abilities struggle with writing!

Getting writing tutoring from Sylvan can make a big difference if:

  • Your child stares at a blank piece of paper, unsure of where to start
  • Your child loses the majority of his or her test points on short answers and essay questions
  • Writing assignments have become a nightly battle of wills (often with nagging or tears)

Turn things around with a Sylvan writing program. You’ll help your child become a better writer, build confidence and take the struggle out of writing assignments.

With Sylvan’s writing programs, your son or daughter will:

  • Clearly organize and convey thoughts without frustration
    Our writing tutors will help your child break the writing process into small, manageable pieces. Your child will have the structure to know EXACTLY how to go from ideas, to writing, to revisions.
  • Complete the toughest assignments with confidence
    Your child will discover how to apply the six traits of good writing (including correct writing mechanics and grammar). With these tools, your child will write with confidence, rather than feeling overwhelmed.
  • Find the fun in writing, making school more enjoyable
    Our writing tutors will use activities that encourage creativity and reflect your child’s everyday life. Writing will become much more fun. (We consistently hear this feedback from families!)
  • Become a better test taker and writer in ALL subjects
    Writing plays a big role in a variety of subjects. Your child will learn how to analyze writing prompts on tests and how to follow a clear writing process — even for science, social studies and math assignments. From short answer to more in-depth questions, your child will learn how to master answering questions clearly.
  • Build perseverance and use time well
    Our writing tutors teach kids how to think through writing in strategic chunks, so kids spend thoughtful time on each step. (No more giving up after 10 minutes!) And because kids have a clear process to follow, your son or daughter will make better use of time.
  • Hone the digital writing skills needed for 21st century careers
    Your child will get expert teaching from our tutors and the best learning technology. In addition to “pencil and paper” activities, your child may use our iPad-based SylvanSync platform to make writing easier and more fun — never overwhelming! Technology is a part of how we all write and communicate today. We’ll show your child how to use it appropriately.
  • Improve targeted skills — from handwriting, to research skills
    Our writing tutors are happy to tailor our writing program to your child’s needs. We'll partner together to add any “a la carte” topics your child needs, so your child develops the right skills and confidence to succeed.

Get results far beyond English class

You’ll see a direct connection between the writing skills your child learns at Sylvan and what’s expected in school.

Don’t wait another day to get the best writing help for your son or daughter.

Invest in a writing program at a Sylvan center near you. Our hourly rates are very competitive with local tutors.

Hear what other Sylvan families have to say about our Writing Tutoring Programs:


"We have been very pleased with the tutoring services that our son has received at Sylvan. He needed help before starting high school. Not only has his writing improved since attending Sylvan, but his attitude towards writing has also improved. I would definitely recommend Sylvan to my family and friends." 
- Cami C. on Writing

"When we started at Sylvan last summer my son was over a semester behind in his reading and writing. We are finishing his time with Sylvan and on his last report card he was on grade level with both his reading and writing. We would not be where we are today with out Sylvan." 
- Amanda G. on Writing

"Our son has increased from taking 20 minutes to write one sentence. He now can write five sentences in the same 20 minutes. He really enjoys the teachers Sylvan has and we're seeing great improvement in school work." 
- Dyana M. on Writing