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.

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  • Flexible scheduling (online or in person)

  • Direct Instruction Method

  • Wide scope of subjects

  • Tailored to your needs

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Testimonials

Our family is so thankful that we found Read Write Think. Our son has been attending since September 2023 and we couldn’t be happier.From day one Julia and Yulia made us feel welcomed, heard and understood.The unwavering kindness and understanding they have extended to us as a family has been phenomenal.RWT is not only an amazing school, it is a team of passionate humans who make it important to involve parents in the process of helping children reach their full potential!They get that learning is not a one size fits all experience. The flexibility, adaptability and on-going support RWT has shown us speaks loudly of their commitment to “meeting children where they are at” as being a top priority!The teacher our son was matched with is beyond amazing! She has positively changed his life both academically and with respect to helping him gain back his self confidence after a tough year elsewhere.The positive impact she has had on him is a living example of the Gordon Neufeld quote: “Children learn best when they like their teacher and they think their teacher likes them”. We couldn’t be more thankful for this special relationship!Our son looks forward to going to school each day and leaves with a smile on his face - nothing could make us happier!Thank you RWT for everything you have done for us!MJ
MJ
MJ
22:05 20 Feb 24
Highly recommend this center!It really helped our child to significantly improve her English and Math skills.We have been using the services of this center for many years now. They provide a very professional and individual approach to the needs of our child.The last semester was very successful for our daughter: Thanks to the amazing help of her math tutor, Danielle, she improved greatly in math and received a credit as a result!
nadine rich
nadine rich
03:13 06 Feb 24
Love everything about this place and the teachers that work there🫶
Lina S
Lina S
00:26 05 Nov 23
We’ve had a great experience with RWT. The instructors are patient, knowledgeable and encouraging. Our tutor, Bertiana worked so hard to build a positive connection with our daughter and we’ve seen improvement in not only her reading skills, but also her self-confidence.
Erin Chawla
Erin Chawla
20:14 16 Oct 23
Read Write Think is an amazing learning centre! The staff is very friendly and communicative and most importantly my child’s reading, writing and math has improved immensely through their Reading Mastery, Expressive Writing and Math programs. The facilities are nicely laid out with a common area and individual rooms for teacher/student tutoring and always clean. Highly recommend Read Write Think!
Dorothy K
Dorothy K
18:14 16 Oct 23
Read write think is absolutely amazing! I’ve seen so much progress with my child in a short period of time. I HIGHLY recommend their services! They meet your child at their level and help build knowledge and confidence at their pace. My daughter never fought to go and always looked forward to her sessions. Truly the best alternative learning centre I’ve ever experienced.
Charlene Miller
Charlene Miller
23:05 13 Oct 23
They definitely have a more wholistic approach to tutoring and really worked with us to customize the program and find the right tutors for those last few years in high school. Couldn't have done it without this amazing team at Raad Write Think!
Lisa alfred-moses
Lisa alfred-moses
01:58 21 Sep 23
We worked 1:1 with a tutor from read, write and think. They paired my child up with a great match. They worked on the direct instruction program starting to bridge gaps that my child had. I would highly recommend using them if your child needs extra help. My only regret is not starting with them sooner.
Heather Brener
Heather Brener
13:19 18 Sep 23
Patricia is a very professional and patient teacher. My son’s English Written has been improved dramatically in 1 year. And finally he got A on his report card this year. Many thanks to RWT!
Li Cai
Li Cai
01:21 17 Sep 23
I am a retired kindergarten teacher who believes in the importance of a solid learning experience in grade one so when we withdrew our grandson from the public system because of a disruptive classroom and peer bullying we felt defeated. It was the best thing that we could have done. From the minute I spoke to Julia I had hope that we were going to get help, but after only 8 lessons our grandson is a changed child. He has never experienced the joy of learning and today he needed to share his success with printing with everyone. He is no longer an angry, frustrated little boy, but in a few short weeks he is a happy, confident student who is learning to believe in himself. Thank you does not express my gratitude to Read, Write, Think.Nana
barb williams
barb williams
21:37 10 May 23
We had very good experience at this program. It's been such a joy to witness my son learning with a truly warm, personal and caring teachers.
yana fridkin
yana fridkin
18:24 30 Mar 23
Through partnership with the School Board I was able to have my child supported by the team at Read Write Think. Our assigned tutor, Julia, was super patient, accommodating, able to use different strategies to support the learning process which was truly appreciated. Well done Julia, CB is going to miss having 1 on 1 sessions with you. Thank you, for being apart of the journey.
Paula Brown
Paula Brown
17:49 30 Mar 23
Great teachers, even better people! Kind, witty and sincere with their engagement. I'm going to miss having them part of the kids week!
Becky Sloan
Becky Sloan
17:47 21 Mar 23
My kids are students for about two years and there is a huge progress in theirs grades. They became motivated, and so interested to gain more knowledge.I highly recommend this centre for parents and kids!
Lidziya Shah
Lidziya Shah
14:05 07 Mar 23
Can’t say enough good things about this team. Very professional, organized and knowledgeable about each kid’s unique needs. The environment is so welcoming and my daughter was always excited for her next classes.
Mahsa Shafiei
Mahsa Shafiei
01:52 07 Mar 23
RWT is an amazing program. My 8yr old has been struggling with reading and writing. I've seen tremendous improvement these past months. The staff is super friendly and have made lasting connections with her (and myself). Big thanks to Debbie, you are an amazing teacher!! Thank you, thank you!!
Nadia Bambara
Nadia Bambara
00:35 03 Mar 23
Highly recommend!
ANDREY GOLDENBERG
ANDREY GOLDENBERG
15:44 13 Dec 22
My daughter has experience with the English class. Its amazing. Her reading and writing improves very well. I really appreciate their efforts and good teaching. Highly recommend.
Fatemeh Bernous
Fatemeh Bernous
22:04 18 Oct 22
Exemplary service and friendly staffs.
Amalia L
Amalia L
22:35 13 Oct 22
Very happy with RWT. Their excellent tutoring helped my son get his grade 10 credits for Science and English which were in jeopardy before he started with RWT. I definitely recommended them
Susan K
Susan K
22:43 13 Sep 22
Really great school, with an conenient location and nice staff.Individualized learning and one-on-one support. Warm and supportive teachers, and great communication with both kids and parents.
Ivan Korotkov
Ivan Korotkov
20:25 02 Sep 22
Great teacher, would recommend. Helped a lot with English related work. Fantastic results.
Alla Poltavski
Alla Poltavski
13:39 08 Aug 22
I highly recommend Read Write Think!My child has been taking classes there twice a week and I could see a big improvement in his essay writing after only a couple of months.The owners and the teachers there are super friendly, knowledgeable and highly professional! We are really happy and grateful that we have been a part of Read Write Think family for this school year!
Darya Rakitine
Darya Rakitine
01:21 06 Jun 22
We love this school. Very good, knowledgeable and patient teachers, nice classrooms, warm atmosphere. Would absolutely recommend to everybody who is behind after 2 school years of Covid.
Solomiya Tsap
Solomiya Tsap
17:50 03 May 22
My child was struggling to learn to read. Few month into the program helped to develop reading skill.
Marina
Marina
15:10 07 Apr 22
An amazing institution overall.Our tutor, Patricia has been fantastic and we are very happy with the level of tuition she has given, as well as her friendly manner and professional approach. We wouldn’t hestitate for a moment to recommend Patricia and ReadWriteThink after such a service.
Marie Quebral
Marie Quebral
18:09 03 Apr 22
We've been with the center since the beginning and won't survive without them ! The program designed based on kids needs and approved education curriculum. It is a perfect balance plus an amazing instructors attitude makes learning the fun process. My kids can't wait to go there every week ! Highly recommended.
D K
D K
16:30 01 Apr 22
Highly recommend this school! Love their individualized approach, professional teachers.
Emma Proxy
Emma Proxy
18:07 21 Sep 21
Amazing school with individualized lessons for kids. Our daughter does not enjoy learning otherwise, but absolutely adores her teacher Eva and loves going to the 1:1 lessons. We've achieved great results with RWT.Thank you Eva and Julia.
Maria Guerts
Maria Guerts
17:39 08 Sep 21
I am so happy we found this Learning Centre! When the pandemic started - my husband and I decided our daughter would be having one-on-one online tutoring this year and it was the best decision we've ever made! We have such an amazing teacher from this centre - Stephanie! My daughter loves her! My daughter progressed dramatically in Reading, Writing, Speaking, Math, Science! Before we came to this centre - my daughter didn't like reading at all and almost couldn't read. Now she easily reads books in English and says Reading is her favourite thing now! The quality of teaching is on the highest level! I love teacher's personal/individual approach to my child! They have such interactive, engaging, interesting classes! My daughter is so sad that Summer Break has begun and she will not see her teacher for the whole summer! She can not wait for September to come - to resume classes with her favourite teacher!
Maryna Lupandina
Maryna Lupandina
00:46 29 May 21
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!
Sophia Krikunez
Sophia Krikunez
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

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 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.

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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