Writing direct instruction classes

Improve Your Writing Skills

We are a team of Direct Instruction experts located in Vaughan, Ontario.

We have taught writing to struggling students successfully for over a decade. We recognize that good writing skills need to be taught directly and explicitly. Without great instruction, students will have tremendous difficulty learning how to produce meaningful writing.

Get Help with Experts. Improve your skills.

  • Flexible scheduling (online or in person)

  • Direct Instruction Method

  • Wide scope of subjects

  • Tailored to your needs

  • Catch up quickly

Testimonials

I was referred to Read Write Think by an ABA practitioner, who worked with my child. I was looking specifically for Reading tutor, and supplementation in Math and Language. My child finished finished Gr.5 not reading (at all). I see huge progress now, after just 5-6 month with Read Write Think, my child already started to read, which is really a big milestone for us.I can’t really speak high enough about this company, as what they do is truly outstanding! Our tutor Patricia is very gentle, patient and highly skilled. My child is not always cooperative, but she found a way to work with him almost from the day 1. Any feedback and suggestions, that I may have, are immediately taken and applied in the lessons. We have both, home and center-based sessions, and my child really enjoys participating in both!Highly recommend Read Write Think services!
P. S.
P. S.
00:32 30 Mar 21
My 9-year-old daughter has participated in both camp programs run by Read. Write. Think. as well as a Learning Pod program to supplement her virtual elementary school curriculum. I can’t speak highly enough about how great the teachers are and what a comfortable and engaging learning environment they create for kids. Emma really enjoyed the program and looked forward to going to lessons every time. She enjoyed all subjects, including Math, English, French and Social Studies and learned so much. If you’re looking to enhance and support your kids’ school education, this is the place for you! Highly recommend!!
Alina Chernin
Alina Chernin
04:37 05 Mar 21
A great place for kids to learn- super friendly and helpful staff. My kids really enjoyed coming here and have made great progress in their learning!
Oana S
Oana S
11:19 02 Mar 21
My daughter is in Grade 2 and started tutoring with Read write and think in September 2019. By far the best tutoring. All the staff are helpful. Yulia, Angela and Stephanie are great. My daughter has learnt so much and her reading and writing skills have improved as well. Highly recommend them!
Erika Verame
Erika Verame
18:07 14 Feb 21
We were recommended Read Write Think learning Center by a friend of ours who has her kids in the center.We were looking for professional home schooling/tutoring help for our 14 year old son. When pandemic started and kids were sent home, he got very discouraged and demotivated with his school work. Realizing that the school situation would not be resolved for a long time, I went to seek help.Yuliana and I had a meeting and talked about our needs to establish the right support for our son. I am so grateful to have met her, she is so knowledgeable and experienced and compassionate. She heard my frustration and understood what we issues we are facing. She coached me on how to get started and we began our journey at Read Write Think Center.We have now been with the Center for two full terms. We are getting exactly the kind of unique and personal support my son needs.Finally, as I parent, I found comfort in fact that I am not alone in this, and there are outstanding and caring professionals like Yuliana, who care about my son and his progress as much as I do.We are super grateful for the hard work everyone does to keep us going and would recommend Yuliana and her team without a slight hesitation.
Olga Kizunov
Olga Kizunov
01:24 26 Jan 21
I was recommended to Read Write Think for my daughter, as they have the Mastery Reading program. We have been with Read Write Think for just a few months and I have seen a significant improvement on her reading. The staff are so kind and accommodating and my daughter looks forward to each session with her tutor. Thank you to Read Write Think for the continued support you give her.
Laura Dipede
Laura Dipede
01:28 21 Jan 21
Great experience for 3 years so far. My kids have excelled with their reading skills thanks to this academic centre!
Diana Gelfand
Diana Gelfand
19:23 05 Jan 21
All teachers are very accommodating and patient. Both my kids have really enjoyed their lessons and made great improvements.
Rachel Dombrowsky
Rachel Dombrowsky
00:37 24 Nov 20
My kids have been learning with Read Write Think for the past 2.5 years. The results are fantastic. Julia and her team are very professional, knowledgeable and kids love them!
Renata Aysina
Renata Aysina
18:34 04 Nov 20
If you are looking for a personalized approach from the owner and each one of the teachers, this is the place that provides it. In addition to high level instructions including effective methodologies, the students get materials adjusted to their own progress on a weekly basis. I was impressed with the level of the feedback to the parents that allows to achieve great results in a short period of time. Very flexible to accomodate schedule changes, very experienced and friendly teachers. One pace for a variety of learning subjects. Highly recommended!
Elena Sobol
Elena Sobol
22:44 30 Oct 20
Used their service for all my kids, very happy with it and recommend from personal experience
l f
l f
23:14 26 Oct 20
Both of my kids love the lessons they have in Read Write Think, there is a big support for regular school curriculum and beyond that. Big Thank you all staff!!!
Alla Oleynikova
Alla Oleynikova
19:14 20 Aug 20
Special thank you for making the English writing camp happen! A lot of important and valuable knowledge was delivered to the kids in a condensed format. The classes were engaging, the assignments interesting !Masha’s comments on the homework were very valuable and the feedback extremely constructive. Kids enjoyed your teaching style.I couldn't be happier with the easy decision to enroll in this camp! We enrolled two kids - 11 years old.
Irina Ginzburg
Irina Ginzburg
13:59 20 Jul 20
I highly recommend the Read Write Think summer camps. Our son enjoyed write week. He had a lot of fun and many topics have been covered during that week.Thank you Masha and Julia for this great experience.
Natalya Pogrebetsky
Natalya Pogrebetsky
03:08 19 Jul 20
Julia has been helping our son for over four years now and I can’t stress enough how wonderful she has been. Our son’s English and writing skills have significantly improved and matured. Julia is systematic, patient and intuitive and will adapt to your child’s skills and encourage your child at the same time. She is fabulous!
Rita Zelikman
Rita Zelikman
16:21 14 May 20
We have used Julia as our tutor for over four years now and all three of our children have benefited greatly. She is very knowledgeable in our educational system in Ontario and honest in regards to my children’s needs. I would recommend Julia!!
Carina Briskin
Carina Briskin
18:37 11 May 20
Julia is one of a kind. She has literally transformed my son's ability to study. She has helped him excel in literacy at which has been his struggling subject since he has started school. We don't know what we would do without her!
Sunny Ashurov
Sunny Ashurov
22:54 04 May 20
Very good tutors who help kids with special needs
Sabharish Sainath
Sabharish Sainath
16:39 10 Mar 20
Julia is a very special person who genuinely cares about her students. She has a very gentle and patient approach to her style that my son absolutely loves. He knows she cares about his progress and goes above and beyond to help him succeed. I highly recommend Julia and her one on one program!
Karen T
Karen T
14:05 01 Mar 19
This is the best you can do for you child!
Julia Kazakova
Julia Kazakova
03:37 22 Feb 19
I highly recommend the Read Write Think program to anyone whose kid needs a little extra boost or serious help with their reading and writing.Our son didn't know how to read or write when he started Grade 1 (although he attended SK) and was feeling stressed about it. After a little online search we were lucky enough to find Julia, the owner of the Read Write Think program, who came to our house and did a quick assessment of our son. Julia informed us that he would catch up to his classmates by the end of the the school year, which he did much earlier.Julia paired us up with Maddie - a wonderful, patient, experienced and fun teacher who my son loves a lot. Maddie came to our house once a week for an hour and did a great job keeping our son engaged and interested, which was not an easy feat at times :).The materials the program provides are also exceptional and at the same fun (some stories made me laugh out loud).Julia, Maddie and the whole Read Write Think program are amazing! And we will continue with their services next year as well.
Anna Sapozhnikov
Anna Sapozhnikov
20:37 30 Jul 18
As a parent, my kids' learning is very important to me. Even at their young age, I know how important it is to support their needs at school and enhance it at home. That's why I'm happy to have found Read Write Think because their reading, writing, and language & spelling programs have really helped not just my kids' grades, but more importantly, their attitude towards learning through mastery of these core skills.
Chloe Waters
Chloe Waters
17:21 04 Oct 17

Writing Classes

Expressive writing 1

Expressive Writing  (grades 2-5)

Why do so many students have difficulty writing? Writing is a complex task. It involves a series of skills and implies a sequence of activities. Expressive writing is like reading in many ways. No teacher would expect a non-reader to tackle fifth-grade reading material. Typically, however, beginning writers have to plunge into activities that are as overwhelming for them as fifth grade material would be for beginning readers.

Fortunately, writing can and should be taught. Expressive Writing uses a design that is different from most writing programs in many ways.

  • It is organized in such a way that all the skills a student needs to do a writing assignment are taught in manageable chunks.
  • Students are not simply told to write, but skills are taught using explicit strategies.
  • All skills that are taught are integrated and applied in passage-writing exercises.
  • Writing skills are built on visuals and picture sequences, instead of imaginary experiences, typically used in other writing programs.
  • Editing is an integral part of the writing process.
  • It systematically teaches students to write a variety of sentence types.
  • It develops skills in writing in the simple past tense.

Does your child need help developing advanced writing skills? Our Direct Instruction lessons can help build confidence in their use of writing as a means of effective self-expression and communication.

Expressive writing 2

High Performance Writing (grades 5-7)

High Performance Writing is a writing program that provides teaching strategies for assisting the students to develop the skills necessary to become successful writers. The program uses a choice of units:

  • Practical Writing,
  • Descriptive Writing,
  • Narrative Writing,
  • Expository Writing,
  • Persuasive Writing, and
  • Report Writing.

Each unit focuses on process-based writing, giving the students specific instruction and practice to develop the skills they need to be clear and effective communicators.

High-Performance Writing uses a three-step instruction model based on current educational research that supports the belief that all children can become writers.

In the first step of this instructional model, the students hear or read exemplary pieces of writing in the form or genre they are studying. In the second step, the teacher and students work together to plan and draft a collaborative passage, revise it, and complete the writing cycle by proofreading for writing conventions such as grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling. Finally, students plan, draft, edit, proofread, and publish an individual piece of writing

Essentials for Writing (prep for high school)

Essentials for Writing (prep for high school)

This program is designed to help struggling middle/high school students write with clarity and purpose. Students learn strategies for accomplishing specific types of writing tasks. Each lesson is broken down to cover the aspects of effective planning and organization, structure, grammar, word choice and conventions. Students who have fully covered all aspects of essentials for writing are typically fully ready for university or college language requirements.

Skills Assessment

Take advantage of our free academic skills assessment that we offer for every student. The goal of the assessment is to help us determine your child’s current academic level. After that, we offer placement into the right program to meet your child’s individual learning needs.

Why Choose us?

A wide scope of services

Direct Instruction method

Our team is well-trained in this most systematic and best researched teaching methodology and ready to assist students’ learning in 1-on-1 environment

A wide scope of services

Our program

The learning plan offered to the student involves well-established, verified programs and curriculums

A wide scope of services

Our team

We take pride in our team which consists of warm, compassionate and devoted educators specializing in reading, writing, math, French and special education