Write Ahead offers writing classes for 3rd-10th graders and ISEE/SSAT classes for 5th-8th graders
All classes are online
(previously held in Wellesley, MA)
Classes held once/week
January 26 - June 3, 2021 (17 sessions) - No class weeks of Feb 15 & April 20
Multiple schedule options
January 21 - August 13, 2021 - No class Monday July 5
Writing classes are focused on expository/analytic writing strategies - developing and proving a claim or thesis statement. The curriculum follows an evidence-based teaching methodology whereby classes cycle through the full writing cycle (close reading, outlining, writing, revising, editing, scoring). Each cycle includes explicit writing strategies, tools and processes appropriate for the age-level. Students typically complete an essay every 4-5 classes. For additional information please see class descriptions at the bottom of this page. Max of 10 students/class.
Feedback on any assignments for school is included in the cost of tuition, and will be provided within 24 hours of being shared with Write Ahead. High school students tend to be diligent about seeking feedback on assignments prior to due dates, though this benefit is open to all students.
ISEE/SSAT Test Preparation
The ISEE/SSAT class is a comprehensive test-prep class that covers math, verbal, reading comprehension, and writing. Classes will cycle through presenting strategies for how to approach each section and different types of problems, practicing problems, and reviewing concepts missed. Progress will be measured by comparing a pre-class test (we will provide) to scores on sections and practice tests throughout the class. Students will have homework plus be asked to learn new vocabulary words each day. Max of 8 students per class.