Although you can employ technology in math and science, you must still communicate on your own, whether it be verbal or written communication. Writing and speaking seem like rudimentary tasks because they are performed everyday, but they actually require advanced knowledge and practice of ELA. According to 2017 statistics from the National Assessment of Educational progress, “three-quarters of both 12th and 8th graders lack proficiency in writing” (Goldsteing, NYT). This deficiency complicates basic communication, which can lead to misunderstandings, as well as stunted academic or professional achievements. Being that English is the most used commercial language, ELA is essential to written tasks as simple as emails and Facebook posts, as well as advanced projects like writing essays or creating presentations & proposals. Clear and proper communication increases your chances that others will not only listen to you, but that they will also understand you and feel compelled by your words.
LTWN workshops are rigorous and require a commitment of up to 3 hours 30 mins from the student each week. This includes a 1 hour 15 mins weekly class via Zoom, and about 2 hours, on average, that a student requires to complete the work assigned each week. We understand this is a lot of work, but great progress requires sufficient rigor! We are committed to ensuring student success as long as parents and students are equally as committed!
LTWN’s curriculum is based on the National Common Core and Creative Writing standards. Having taught over 1800 students, we know what areas need brush-ups and which require deeper learning. We also realize that students do not want to attend “just another” academic program after school. So the materials must be both engaging and challenging. We also constantly explore new methods of immersing students in active and participation-based learning.
It is ideal for new students to start with either Readers’ Workshop (reading comprehension) or Writers’ Workshop (fundamentals of academic writing). Thereafter one can specialize in Creative Writing or Speech & Debate, or they may graduate into more rigorous workshops like Grammar & Essays (for middle and high school grades) or Honors/Pre-AP or AP English (for high school). If you are in for the long haul, you can sign up your student for LTWN 360 (includes Readers’, Writers’, Grammar & Essays, Speech & Debate, etc.), and we will manage student progression.
LTWN 360 is an annual program where parents sign up their students for an 11-month enrichment program beginning in September till the end of the following July. All other workshops are currently offered as semester-based/seasonal. A student can sign up for sessions in the Fall (Sep–Dec), Winter/Spring (Jan–May), and/or Summer (Jun–Jul).
For parents who are unsure of the workshop process and how it delivers on its promised value, LTWN does offer trial classes. Prior to the signup season (generally about a month before the next session starts), we have separate events where we duplicate a typical class setting for new students. Look out for such events in May, August or December on our website or on our Facebook page.
All teachers we hire are accomplished educators with a passion for ELA. However, the learning outcomes we are trying to achieve is teacher independent, as in while the qualifications of the teacher is an important consideration in tutoring engagements, at LTWN, this is but one criterion. Our engaging curriculum, passionate and accomplished teachers, the teaching methodology, homework/practice process, regular and detailed teacher feedback, and overall accountability work together to deliver the outcome you desire for your student. In short, LTWN stands guarantee for the outcome if the student pitches in.
LTWN maintains that a rigorous program is key in propelling a student’s ELA skills forward. Yet, we also understand that all students have different styles of learning. While LTWN teachers hold their students accountable for their work, the student’s growth largely depends on their participation, homework completion, and parent encouragement. If this combination of support, over time, is not helping the student become successful during the semester or if you wish to discontinue for any other reason, then we will allow a cancellation of your registration with a 15 day notice period.
Yes. We offer a $50/- discount on the second registration onwards. This will be issued as a refund to the CC on file and will be applied against the next installment.