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Special Courses

Tutoring For Extracurriculars that use Reading and Writing

Our tutors can work with your child in any of their endeavors that employ reading and writing skills, including areas not usually offered as curricular subjects. Each special course is led by a tutor with expertise in that area. If your child is interested in something not listed here, please reach out, as we may be able to help.


Student journalism is a laboratory for developing excellent writing, editing, reporting and interviewing abilities, and for becoming comfortable giving assignments and commissioning stories, all of which are skills that will serve students well in many contexts. What’s more, student journalists work on deadline, which is fantastic training for the future. Our tutors help students sharpen their journalism skills with writing new articles, feature articles, or opinion pieces.

What We Provide

Journalism Tutoring


  • Learning the difference between news reporting and editorializing and how to adopt the appropriate tone for each
  • Interviewing techniques; knowing how many sources are needed to lend a story legitimacy; learning how to use multiple sources, in direct quotes and paraphrases; identifying sources in print; judging when allowing a source to go off the record is justified, and when it’s not possible to offer that choice
  • Becoming adept writing sentences and paragraphs of the proper length for the publication and at writing to length overall
  • Writing a tight, compelling and informative lede that answers the questions: Who, What, Where, When and Why?
  • Composing headlines, sub-heads, and photo captions; working with photographers and photo editors and graphic designers
  • Understanding the ethical implications of gathering and publishing sensitive information and the journalist’s obligation not only to be fair, accurate and truthful; to distinguish between public figures and private individuals and neither exploit those without media sophistication nor grant unwarranted leeway to those who have plenty of it
  • Comprehending the notion of news value; being able to name the news “peg” and describe your “angle” on the news; learning how to pitch a story and submit spec pieces and finished pieces for publication
  • Incorporating conventions of journalistic storytelling and structure; Fact-checking, with special attention to the spelling of names and places
  • Developing a unique voice and style for opinion pieces and op-eds, editorials and other journalistic forms in which opinion, argument and persuasion are paramount
For Special Courses, we recommend hour-long sessions.
Students may want longer sessions when they have big projects or pressing deadlines.