English & Language Arts

English / Language Arts

 

We know that all of our students are unique and have different needs. These needs don’t always transfer into the classroom. We can help with homework, catching up or getting ahead!

From basic comprehension to more advanced writing and communication, our tutors help students learn in all area of English including vocabulary, reading-Comprehension, writing, spelling, as well as sentence, paragraph, story and essay writing

Kindergarten
  • Connecting Words to Familiar Object Saying Words with the Same Sound: Example: bear/boat/bus/bee
  • Putting Words Together: Example: cat and kitten
  • Recognizing Familiar Words
  • Saying Rhyming Word: Example: bat/cat/fat/hat
  • Saying Rhyming Phrases: Example: fat cat
  • Saying the Sounds of Letters: Example: ” b “ as in ” bed”
  • Consonant Combinations: Say the bl sound while you trace and fill in the letters. Then say the whole word. Example: black
  • Changing Letter Sounds: Example : hay, play, gray
  • Sound Patterns
  • Compound Words: example: snowman
  • Sound-Part Puzzle : Read the words and trace them neatly. Then complete the sentence to match the picture.
  • Function of Words: Nouns : farmer, chick, hen | Verbs: throw, slide, cheer | Adjectives: sweet, stale, sour
  • Reading Aloud: Read the poem and circle the time taken. Then complete the sentence to match the poem.
Grade 1 - 3
  • Simple Sentences
  • Basic Expressions: Complete the dialogues with the correct words from the brackets.
  • Making Short Sentences: Read the example. Then complete the sentences with the word from the brackets. Use capital letters and periods.
  • Writing from Memory: Read the sentences until you can remember it. Then write sentences.
  • Sentence Topics: Complete the sentences to match the story.
  • Thought Sequence: Look at the picture then do the exercise and fill in the blanks.
  • Subject and Predicate
  • Expressions in the past
  • Modifiers: Use three of the phrases from the word box to complete the description of the circled person.
  • Making Statements
  • Defining Words: Continue reading the story. Then write the words from the story that match the descriptions.
  • Identifying Ideas: Continue reading the story. Then mark the sentence or sentences that match the story.
  • Comparing and Contrasting
  • Parts of a Sentence: Write the subject and verb of each sentence.
  • Expressions of Language: Complete each sentence with the verb above, using the tense indicated.
  • Constructing Sentence Independently: Read the passage. Then write two sentences to complete the passage by combining sentence parts from each column below.
  • Elements of Statements
  • Organizing Information
  • Synthesizing Ideas: Continue reading the story and then complete the question and answer.
Grade 4 - 6
  • Combining Sentences: Combine the following sentences to make one sentence by connecting each subject using the conjunction and
  • Statements from Paragraphs: Read the passage and then answer the questions using words from the passage only.
  • Topic: What is the passage mostly about? Check one.
  • Main Idea: Choose the statement that expresses the most important information in the passage.
  • Understandig Paragraphs: Answer the question by writing the letter of the correct passage in the brackets.
  • Clauses: Write the main clause and dependent clause of the following sentences.
  • Graphing and Charting
  • Sequence and Imagery
  • Underlining: Write in the brackets the number of the underlined part that answers the questions.
  • Reason and Result: Continue reading the story and answer the questions using because.
  • Referring Words: Read each passage. Then identify which words the word in bold refers to.
  • Interpreting Text: Read each passage. Then complete the interpretation of highlighted words using other words from the passage.
  • Responding to Questions : Read the passage and then answer the question. Make sure to include all required information.
  • Unraveling Text: Complete the sentences to unravel the meaning of the underlined part. Recounting Story Events : Recount the story. Explain briefly what the passag is about.
  • Concision: Read some more of the story. Then answer the question to condense the information in each passage.
Grade 7 - 9
  • Point Making: Read the passage and mark the three circles that correspond to the points thatn appear in the passage.
  • Point Making: Read the passage and mark the three circles that correspond to the points that appear in the passage.
  • Theme: Read the passage and mark the circle next to the sentence that best represents the theme of the passage.
  • Story Elements: Read the passage and then write the number of the underlined section that corresponds to each story element listed below.
  • Summary: A summary is a concise passage that incorporates the story elements. A good summary considers the main points and the theme of the passage.
  • Fact and Opinion: Decide whether the following sentence is a fact or an opinion. Circle the correct word.
  • Passage Organization: Read the passage and fill in the brackets with sentences from the box below by writing in the appropriate letter.
  • Interpretation of Language: Read the passage and then complete the interpretations of the underlined sections using the appropriate words from the box.
  • Summation: A summation is similar to a summary except that, instead of summarizing a whole passage, it focuses on a single point in the passage.
  • Persuasion: Read the passage and then rewrite the underlined sentences to sound more emotive. Use the words in the brackets.
  • Persuasion: Read the passage and then rewrite the underlined sentences to sound more emotive. Use the words in the brackets.
  • Argument: Read the position statement. If it is strong, mark the box next to effective. If it is weak, mark the box or boxes next to the reason or reasons why it is ineffective.
  • Description: Read the passage and then complete the description with any of the words in the box below. You must write at least two sentences. Change words to suit the tense.
  • Precis: A Precis is a summary. It shortens a piece of writing, leaving only the author’s main points. Often these points are expressed in different words and a different order than that used in the original text. You must thoroughly understand the meaning of a passage in order to write a good precis.
Grade 10 - 12
  • Critical Reading: Critical Reading involves looking closely at the content of a text, discovering its subtler meanings, and developing an appreciation of the writer’s intentions.
  • Passage Structure: In order to see the structure of a passage we have to understand what each paragraph says exactly, and also be able to condense its content briefly.
  • Character Analysis: In this section you will required to consider texts in terms of their characters. You will take note of what the writers say about their characters, and infer qualities from what the characters themselves say, think, feel and do.
  • Plot: Plot is the purposeful arrangement of interrelated events in a story to present and resolve a conflict or achieve a desired effect.
  • Setting and Atmosphere: Setting has three general definitions, concerning the place where the action of a work happens. Atmosphere is the mood and tone.
  • Irony: Irony is the recognition of the difference between reality and appearance.
  • Comedy: In comedy, materials are selected and presented primarily to interest and amuse the audience.
  • Content Evaluation: Content evaluation involves reading a passage and writing general comments on its literary elements including plot, character, atmosphere and irony.
  • Figurative Language: Concepts of figurative language include metaphor, similes and symbols and are used in poetry and prose writing.
  • Interpretation: Interpretation involves attention to the author’s words and literary references resulting in the ability to formulate an explanation of the text.
  • Tragedy: Tragedy is a work in which a serious happening is dramatized.
  • Critical Writing: In critical writing, comments concern the literary elements covered so far in levels J-L, including plot, passage structure, character analysis, setting and atmosphere, and figurative language.

Writing Lab

Writing Lab is an intensive group tutoring session designed to give students in the Reading & Writing classes a boost with extra support and instant feedback on their written assignments. Students meet once a week for two hours and work on the tasks assigned by the Reading and Writing instructors. The instructor will assist the students in producing grammatically-correct essays with fewer mistakes than if they worked on their own. This stimulus, over time, will allow students to write structured sentences, paragraphs and essays flawlessly and smoothly.