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English Literature & Writing Tutoring Services in Portland

Types of English and Writing Tutoring
Services We Offer

Students come for help with reading and writing needs at every level. Our team is well-equipped to provide students with exceptional help based on their needs.

We offer English and Writing tutoring services for many subjects at various academic levels, including:

  • Elementary Reading & Writing
  • English 1-2
  • English 3-4
  • English 5-6
  • English 7-8
  • Honors English
  • AP English
  • IB English
  • Creative Writing

This is not a complete list of subjects that we offer English and Writing tutoring services for. Call us to find out if we can help with your specific tutoring needs.

Curious if we tutor in your area? Here is a list of locations in the Portland area we serve. 

Our Approach to English and Writing Tutoring

At Emergent Education, we like to take tutoring a step further by equipping students with both the academic knowledge and communication skills that will follow them through every stage of their life.

We focus on not only teaching and improving reading and writing skills but teaching students to be better communicators and create connections through literacy and writing. 

When students come to us seeking English or Writing tutoring services, one of the most common things we can diagnose from the start is a negative relationship with reading or writing. 

At Emergent Education, we understand how important it is to address this and work to change a student’s mindset early on. Students who claim to not ‘be a big reader’ might struggle with reading comprehension. Students who claim to hate writing may have trouble picking up grammar or struggle to get their thoughts down on paper. 

Often, we find students who struggle with one also have difficulty with the other.

English Literature and Writing subjects help create the backbone of communication – and while it isn’t difficult to convey to students how useful communication is in everyday life, the challenge is helping students realize that cultivating these communication skills takes time and practice.

That’s where we come in.

How Emergent Education Tutoring Can Help

Our tutors in Portland, Oregon are trained and equipped to help students improve their reading and writing abilities at every level.

Reading and writing can be fun! This is true at any level. If you’re looking for reading and writing help at the elementary level, we’ll likely focus on more functional skills like:

  • Grammar
  • Syntax
  • Phonics
  • Handwriting
  • And more! 

If you’re in Middle School or High School, we will likely be working on essay-style writing and how to best communicate your ideas. With our Reading and Writing tutoring services, you will become comfortable with the process of:

  • Brainstorming
  • Writing
  • Revising

We understand that writing is personal. Our tutors emphasize building trust with students and being careful about feedback. We don’t hand our students tailor-made sentences or simply revise what has been written. Instead, tutors act as guides, helping the student think through and engage with every stage of the writing process.

Interested in Our English & Writing Tutoring Services?
Here’s How To Get Started!

It’s easy to enroll in tutoring sessions with Emergent Education. All you have to do is:

  1. Schedule a free consultation so we can determine your tutoring preferences, needs, and current skill level.
  2. Based on your consultation, we will then match you with a tutor that is best equipped to meet your needs.
  3. Start improving your writing abilities and crafting skills in your English subjects with an Emergent Education tutor.

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About Our English and Writing Tutoring Services

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FAQs About Our English and Writing Tutoring Services

We offer two different types of English tutoring sessions:

  1. Private, one-on-one tutoring sessions
  2. Small group tutoring sessions

We encourage students to choose the type of learning environment that they feel most comfortable in.

Yes, we offer online English tutoring sessions. Interested in developing your writing skills with one of our virtual writing tutors? Read more about our online tutoring services.

Online tutoring sessions are vastly different from distant learning experiences. We provide a quiet, conducive learning environment where students have access to our full attention to ask questions, learn, and grow in their subject matter.

If distance learning isn’t your cup of tea, don’t be afraid to give online tutoring a try. This completely different experience may be just the tool you need.

Yes, we offer in-person English tutoring and Writing tutoring sessions to students in the Portland area.

Our tutoring service pricing varies by:

  • Service
  • Subject Level 
  • Modality

Online tutoring costs for K-12 subjects are $65 per hour and In-Person (in-home) tutoring costs are $85 per hour.

Go to our pricing page to learn about pricing for IB/AP Tutoring Services and ACT/SAT Test Prep services.

We do not do contracts. Instead we employ a weekly pay-as-you-go model. Scheduling is flexible. Give us a call today to schedule your free consultation to see if Emergent Education is the right fit for you or your child.

One-on-One Math Tutoring Session with Emergent Education Tutor Eric Sorensen at Portland High School

What to Expect

First, we talk about where you are, where you want to be, and what it will take to get there. Together, we’ll design a plan for your learning, setting goals and timeline targets. At each meeting, we will begin by evaluating your understanding, reviewing goals and making adjustments as needed. Then we work on what you have prepared for our session, usually the most challenging problems or assignments that you could not complete alone.

One-on-One VS. Small Group?

Traditional one-on-one tutoring allows for the most individualized support. Small group tutoring balances that support with more peer-to-peer engagement. Students can teach each other a lot about a subject when given the space and tools to do so. Reach out today to learn more.

Private writing or math tutor in Portland Tutoring Girl using iPad Tablet English Essay Help or College admissions essay coaching Outdoors

Online Tutoring


Near or far, we offer online tutoring via Zoom and BitPaper to keep you learning.