Are you on the lookout for an effective writing tutor in the Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Dubuque region? Are you finding that writing has become a sore point for your child, whether it's basic sentence structure or sophisticated essay writing techniques? Here at Sylvan, you'll discover a team of dedicated instructors who are ready to challenge, motivate and support your child as he or she develops the tools essential for lasting success — including the abilities and learning outcomes for college and career readiness standards. Find out how our tutors can inspire your child to greater confidence and better scores: talk to Sylvan about our writing programs today.

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Success Begins with Writing Tutoring

It's no secret that writing is an essential skill, key to a successful education and a vital aspect of most modern-day careers. That being said, four out of five students are not proficient writers1, and most teachers would rank their students as being “poor” or “fair” at best when it comes to writing2. When you enlist the expert writing tutors at Sylvan, you can expect your child's writing skills to improve — and we make sure of it through measured progress, a custom learning plan, a rewards system and a whole lot more.

We Can Help in All Areas of Writing, Including:

  • Spelling 
  • Punctuation 
  • Grammar 
  • Composition 
  • Thesis Statements 
  • College Application Essays

Learn How We Can Make a Real Difference

At Sylvan, our writing tutors in the Cedar Rapids, Waterloo and Dubuque region know how important it is to have a solid grasp of the fundamentals before moving on to more challenging topics. Each of our students receives a tailored plan to address his or her individual needs — no matter the grade or skill level — putting the latest educational tools to use, to offer a learning experience that's more collaborative, more dynamic — and more enjoyable! Learn how we ensure our writing program leads to greater achievements at school — and more smiles at homework time.

Our Writing Program Features:

  • A learning plan that focuses on your child's unique writing needs and includes writing activities that speak to your child's daily experiences. 
  • Regular assessments and parent consultations to ensure you're aware of the progress your child is making. 
  • Collaboration with your child's school teacher to ensure maximum relevance to classroom lessons. 
  • Sessions that are collaborative and engaging, which means an end to repetitive drills!

Connect with Sylvan Today

The Sylvan Skills Assessment® is just one of our many tools we use to pinpoint your child’s education requirements, which allows our tutors to map out a learning program to address them. For a limited time, get started for $95*. Learn more about how Sylvan can help today!