Writing Skills Lay the Foundation for Academic Success

Proficiency in written communication is a necessary skill for most school subjects whether doing a lab report or composing an essay. That’s why perfecting your child’s writing skill is critical for academic success.

Moreover, writing is also a way of training the mind to think. Writing exercises provide a structure through which students think through what they want to say and how they want to say it. With strong writing skills, your child will be able to demonstrate their comprehension of complex concepts with ease and confidence, resulting in higher grades and better exam outcomes.

We are proud to offer writing workshops to young students in Boston, MA, and the surrounding areas, including:

  • Allston
  • Andover
  • Belmont
  • Boston
  • Braintree
  • Brighton
  • Brookline
  • Cambridge
  • Charlestown
  • Chestnut Hill
  • Dorchester
  • East Boston
  • Lexington
  • Malden
  • Newton
  • Newton Center
  • Newton Highlands
  • Newtonville
  • Quincy
  • Roxbury Crossing
  • Sharon
  • South Boston
  • West Newton
  • West Roxbury
  • Winchester

“We were so happily surprised that Elan is able to write with such vivid vocabulary and in really clear organization!”   ~Mrs. Peng, proud mother of Elan, an ISEE test prep student who ranked 4th out of 100!


In A+ Writing Workshops, students practice writing in a variety of literary styles, which include analytical texts, short stories, researched arguments, persuasive and narrative essays, and poetry.  Working in small groups and individually with teachers, every student is presented an opportunity to fine-tune their knowledge of writing genres, their personal writing skills and vocabulary.

Elementary School Writing Workshops in Boston, MA

Grades 3-5

All too often, writing is pushed to the side in an elementary school classroom. This is a shame because writing is a fundamental part of effective communication. Young students need to continuously practice things like writing fluency, writing stamina, and generating ideas to strengthen their abilities, even in elementary school.

The purpose of our elementary school writing workshop is to teach students in the third, fourth, and fifth grades the basic writing skills necessary to succeed on assignments given in their school classes. The program focuses on providing young students an introduction to brainstorming ideas and organizing 3-paragraph essays, including drafting and revising their essays to create original and polished papers — even at a young age. Overall, students will learn the fundamentals of key writing concepts that must be mastered to be excellent writers.

Middle School Writing Workshops in Boston, MA

Grades 6-8

In middle school, children are exposed to a variety of writing styles, including written responses on standardized tests, in-class essays, and text messages with their friends. As a young learner navigating these different modes of writing, your child may become confused about how to achieve the correct tone of voice in their writing. Fortunately, they can receive extra guidance from a certified instructor in essay training classes for students. These courses will cover everything from subject-verb agreement, sentence fragments, and punctuation to structured essay writing.

During our middle school writing workshop, we teach students the writing skills necessary to succeed on written assignments for middle school and early high school classes, as well as on standardized tests. The course focus is on brainstorming and graphing ideas, organizing the essay, drafting, peer editing and review, and final revisions. By the end of these writing courses for students, your child will have learned how to convey their ideas effectively in various literary styles.

High School Writing Workshops in Boston, MA

Grades 9-12

Preparing for the transition from high school to college is not all about determining the characteristics of the perfect roommate or deciding which major to declare. It’s about getting a student’s academic skills up to par so that they can excel in their college courses. While in high school, essay writing is primarily reserved for English classes, but in college, students will be required to write papers in multiple classes, including English, history, and science. For this reason, it’s essential for high schoolers to participate in essay training classes for students in which they will learn a diverse set of skills that can be translated into a variety of applications.

Our high school writing workshop is designed to teach students the analytical composition skills necessary to receive top scores in high school classes and standardized tests, as well as prepare them for the rigors of college-level writing. Students will conduct extensive text analysis and present their ideas in polished, sophisticated essays that demonstrate higher-level engagement with text and writing.

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Effective writing skills are essential to success not only in school but in life. When a student knows how to write well, they know how to express, share, and debate their thoughts and beliefs in writing and orally. Once they have these skills down, they will be thought leaders throughout their life.

You can equip your student with the skills they need to achieve success by enrolling them in a writing enrichment class. We have a variety of writing workshops available to students in Boston, MA, and the surrounding areas, including Allston, Andover, Belmont, Boston, Braintree, Brighton, Brookline, Cambridge, Charlestown, Chestnut Hill, Dorchester, East Boston, Lexington, Malden, Newton, Newton Center, Newton Highlands, Newtonville, Quincy, Roxbury Crossing, Sharon, South Boston, West Newton, West Roxbury, and Winchester.

A+ Commitment to Your Child’s Success

With over 20 years of experience teaching children in Boston, we are committed to providing your child with a supportive, challenging, and stimulating environment to develop their writing skills. Enroll your child in a writing workshop today, or get in touch with our staff to learn more about our writing courses for students!

Don’t forget to check out our other programs designed to make your child an academic scholar:

Schedule & Fees

Classes are held on Saturdays in four 8-week terms during the school year.
Starting dates for each session
Fall Session Sep Term 9/10 – 10/29
Nov Term 11/12 – 1/21
Spring Session Feb Term 2/4 – 3/25
Apr Term 4/8 – 5/27
Class time
Elementary School Writing  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Middle School Writing  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
High School Writing  1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tuition
For students in Grades 3 – 5 $960 per 16-week session; material and book fee $100

$490 per 8-week term; material and book fee $50

For students in Grades 6 – 8 $1000 per 16-week session; material and book fee $100

$520 per 8-week term; material and book fee $50

For students in Grades 9 – 12 $1120 per 16-week session; material and book fee $100

$570 per 8-week term; material and book fee $50

*Book and material fee will be discounted to $160 for full-year sign-ups

Locations:
1106 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215
65 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111
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Download Application Form

  • Complete the application form and email it to us (aplusinfo@ascenglish.com) or mail to us. We will get in touch with you within one business day.
  • Application fee $30 for new students, and it will be waived when five students or more apply at once.
  • Book fee will be charged separately.
  • Students who register for four sessions at once will receive a materials fee waiver for one session.

Questions?  Call 617-730-3705, 617-451-8988 or e-mail aplusinfo@ascenglish.com

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Testimonials

"I was enrolled in another program in which there were only children who were very advanced. The instructors did not know how to teach students who were performing at their regular grade level, and it was a waste of time. The teachers at ASC are always very prepared, they explain things clearly, and the homework aligns with the lessons."

M.C., 6th Grade
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