Components of the English Language Arts Curriculum

English Curriculum Tutoring


Types of Writing Taught:

  • narrative essay
  • explanatory and informational essay
  • opinion essays (literary analysis and persuasive with counterclaims)
  • concise claims (thesis statements)
  • poetry
  • English Placement Test preparation for the California State University
  • personal statements for the University of California

Types of Reading Texts Taught:
  • A balance between classical and some contemporary fiction connecting to history and current events
  • Non-fiction texts and articles connecting to history and current events

Speaking and Listening:
  • The Socratic seminar
  • Academic discussion skills
  • Speeches

Additional Elements and Skills Taught:
  • Advanced grammar for native and non-native speakers woven throughout the curriculum
  • Vocabulary, prefixes, roots, and suffixes
  • SAT preparation
  • Outside reading novels commonly referred to as Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) or Drop Everything and Read (DEAR)