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Who needs ELA Tutoring?

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Highly recommended!
Very knowledgeable, patient and excellent tutor.
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Your child deserves the best ELA tutoring experience

At Learner, we believe it’s essential to build a positive, distraction-free learning environment, so our online English language arts tutors offer customized instruction at your child’s ideal pace. It’s just as important to give students the freedom to find and strengthen their unique writing voice, so our tutors offer constructive feedback and encouragement.

Does your child need to hone their English language arts skills?

Reading and writing skills aren’t just essential for good grades in middle school and high school. Your child needs strong reading comprehension and creative writing skills for standardized tests and college courses. With Learner, your child can improve their English language skills with help from a private ELA tutor.

Why students love Learner.

Chelsea from Learner helped me to get a full ride to Duke University.

“Chelsea from Learner was the perfect match for me. She customized the training so that it would push me hard - but not too hard where I would get frustrated. I worked with Chelsea for years because she took a genuine interest in me and my future.”

"Stephanie taught me how to be more organized. I was getting Bs and Cs before I started working with her. I used to get overwhelmed before studying for a test. Stephanie taught me how to create “study guides” so I’d have all the big ideas in one place. I am now getting As and Bs and my parents are much happier."

"When I first started working with Alan, I told him I would never be good at math. I barely passed my first two years of high school math and I needed one more hard math class to graduate. Alan believed in me and worked with me on the basics. Little by little, he built up my confidence to the point where I realized I am good at math and I did well in the class."

How students (and families) benefit from working with Learner

Better grades

Strong reading and writing skills are essential for students of any age, from elementary school to college. Sometimes the fast pace and strict schedule of common core standards make it difficult for students to hone their English skills at school. Expert academic tutors can help your child dramatically improve their language arts skills for better homework and test grades.

Strong test scores

As middle school and high school students start preparing for standardized tests like the SAT and ACT, their English language skills become even more important. They need accurate grammar as well as strong critical thinking and analytical skills. Our tutors provide practical feedback and legitimate tips to help students write better in challenging settings like college entrance exams.

Transferable skills

Creative and expository writing are big parts of most university degree programs and careers. Students who take the time to perfect their English language skills in high school are a step ahead when they start college. Our ELA tutors help students polish their writing and reading comprehension skills to prepare for application essays and college courses. 

How does Learner tutoring work?

Answer questions about your child's background and unique needs.

Schedule a call with our Academic Advisor to identify learning goals and objectives.

We will custom match the right tutor for your child. Your initial session is commitment-free.

Why work with Learner?

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Customized instruction

Our English language tutors create engaging and interactive ELA lessons that don’t just rely on boring textbooks and sentence diagrams. Your student will learn to sharpen their vocabulary and grammar skills to allow their thoughts and personality to shine through their writing.

Innovative online platform

Our advanced virtual classroom is accessible from most devices, so your student can attend their online tutoring sessions from anywhere. With features like a homework upload option and interactive whiteboard, language arts lessons become interesting, collaborative experiences.

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Understandable feedback

Your child will see their progress in better homework and test grades, but they also get feedback after every tutoring session. They will see exactly which language arts areas they’ve improved and know where to focus on next.

100% satisfaction guarantee

Our team is made up of the best tutors online, and we stand by that with our 100% risk-free satisfaction guarantee. Your initial session is commitment-free with NO subscription obligation.

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Why is Learner the best for English language arts tutoring?

Language arts mastery

We know how essential it is for students and professionals to have strong English communication skills, so we help build those in every student we teach.

Engaging online environment

Our online platform allows your child to meet with their tutor virtually in a comfortable environment that’s free from distractions and pressure.

Custom lessons and assistance

Your child is matched with a Learner tutor who provides completely customized instruction that meets common core standards.

Top-notch teachers

Our ELA tutors have advanced university degrees and years of experience helping students of all ages sharpen their language arts skills.

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Finding the right online English language arts tutor

Choosing an English language arts tutor for your child isn’t just about finding someone who understands grammatical nuances, phonics, and the basics of writing an essay. You need an English language expert who can walk your child through the fundamentals of writing well and also help them advance toward more complicated reading comprehension assignments. 

When you choose Learner for ELA tutoring, you can give your child the benefits of a personalized education from world-class experts. We match each student with their tutor based on grade level and learning style. Our private tutors customize lessons based on each student’s unique learning goals.

How to find ELA tutors near me

More often not, searching for nearby tutors on the internet will not yield the results you want. While you may have a handful of ELA tutors in your neighborhood or hometown, there are thousands of tutors online that specialize in teaching English Language Arts. By utilizing online tutoring platforms you are not limited by location, and you don’t have to lower your bar to meet a certain standard. Having access to tutors from around the world means you can work with an ELA expert who also specializes in teaching students with specific learning styles. Whether your child has a learning disability or is learning English as a second language, there will be a tutor who can cater to your child’s learning needs.

Virtual tutoring platforms such as ours at Learner are extremely beneficial for students who need assistance with English Language Arts. All of Learner’s virtual classrooms have an “interactive whiteboard.” This allows tutors and students to collaborate on exercises such as correcting grammar, using accurate sentence patterns, and learning new vocabulary. While some tutoring sessions will revolve around test preparation and homework help, others may be short lessons where a student is building upon their ELA foundation. One of our standout virtual features is its recording tool, which allows students to playback lessons whenever they want to. This is especially helpful if a student is working on something individually and needs a quick reminder.

What should you look for in an ELA tutor?









Top benefits of working with a private ELA tutor

One-on-one lessons

Boosted confidence

Better study habits

Fewer distractions

Match pace

Frequently Asked Questions About Online English Language Arts Tutoring

How is online tutoring different from in-person tutoring?

Both types of tutoring services are designed to give students the kind of personalized instruction that’s not possible in a traditional classroom environment. However, online tutoring offers some unique benefits. You don’t have to limit your search to tutors who live in your local area. With an online service, you can find the best expert available and schedule online sessions from anywhere.

What are the qualifications of your ELA tutors?

Our private tutors are English experts with advanced degrees and deep knowledge of language arts. We only hire tutors who have a proven history of helping their students improve their language arts grades and test scores. Our instructors give students the chance to practice their reading comprehension skills with interesting passages and provide reliable feedback on writing assignments.

How do I select the right English language arts tutor for my child?

It’s important to make sure your child’s tutor has a compatible personality and teaching style. At Learner, we have a proprietary matching system that recommends the best tutor based on your child’s needs and grade level. However, you get to make the final decision on who teaches your child.

What does an ELA tutor do?

Our test prep online tutors help prepare students for the math section of the ACT and SAT exams. They explain complex math concepts and show students time-efficient ways to solve problems on practice tests. They work through study guides and offer tips for eliminating wrong multiple-choice answers immediately.

If I don’t think the English language arts tutor is right for my child, what can I do?

Once you consult with our Academic Advisor and get a tutor matched to your child, you can schedule the first session. If you don’t feel like the tutor is a good fit, you can request to switch to a different instructor.

When can I schedule the first session with my child’s private ELA tutor?

It will probably take a few days to schedule your child’s first tutoring session. We know how important it is to find the right instructor for each student, so we take the time to talk with you about your child’s needs and find the right match.

How does online English language arts tutoring work?

Our ELA tutors teach their students within our virtual classroom. This online platform is compatible with most devices, so your child can attend their lessons from the comfort of home. Each session is tailored to address your child’s academic challenges and give them the chance to practice reading and writing with immediate, constructive feedback.

Can an ELA tutor help my child improve their grades?

Yes! Language arts skills are foundational to every high school and college course, not just English. When your child strengthens their critical reading skills and their essay-writing, they have the tools to succeed academically and in their future career.

How much does an English language arts tutor cost?

Hourly rates for ELA tutors vary, but most well-qualified instructors charge between $60 and $80 per hour.

Is English language arts tutoring tax deductible?

Unfortunately, the IRS considered the cost of private tutoring a nondeductible personal expense.

What is your refund policy?

We guarantee your satisfaction with our tutoring service. If you aren’t certain your child is getting the best academic instruction, you can switch to a different tutor at no extra charge.

How do you become an online ELA tutor?

To teach language arts, you need to have strong reading and writing skills along with a thorough understanding of the ins and outs of grammar. If you want to work for Learner, you need to have at least a bachelor’s degree. We also require our tutors to have several years of online tutoring experience and proof that their students have improved their English grades.

The English Tutor's ESL Success Guide: 10 Expert Tips for Accelerated Learning

Unlock the full potential of your ESL students with our comprehensive guide. This engaging resource is designed to help students master English language fundamentals, making it an indispensable tool for their academic success. Share this must-have resource and set your students on the path to English proficiency.

1. Using A and AN

We use A/AN (articles) with singular countable nouns.

My brother has a dog, and my sister has a cat.
There is an accident on the corner.

A is used when the following word starts with a consonant sound.

  • A book
  • A guitar
  • A friend
  • A university (The start of the word university sounds like you, a consonant sound)

AN is used when the following word starts with a vowel sound.

  • An apple
  • An ice-cream
  • An orange
  • An hour (the letter H in this word is silent, so it sounds like it starts with a vowel)

2. When to use ANY/SOME

SOME and ANY are used with both countable and uncountable nouns to ask about, confirm, and respond negatively to an indefinite amount. SOME and ANY are used with singular and plural verb forms.

Here are some examples of questions/statements followed by the rules: 

3. Using the Basic Prepositions IN / ON / TO / AT

SOME and ANY are used with both countable and uncountable nouns to ask about, confirm, and respond negatively to an indefinite amount. SOME and ANY are used with singular and plural verb forms.

When and How to Use IN

When and How to Use AT

When and How to Use ON

When and How to Use TO

4. How to Use LIKE

LIKE can be used as a verb or as a preposition. There are a number of common questions using LIKE that are easy to confuse.

LIKE is used to ask about a person's or object's character and is general in nature.


5. How to Use the Present Simple Tense 

The simple present tense in English is used to describe an action that is regular, true, or normal.

We use the present tense:

For repeated or regular actions in the present time.

For facts.

For habits.

For things that are always / generally true.

Verb Conjugation & Spelling

6. Forming the Past Tense of Irregular Verbs

The past form of regular verbs ends in -ED. Irregular verbs must be studied and learned individually.

Here is a list of past tense verb forms of some of the most common irregular verbs:

7. Understanding the Four Types of Pronouns

There are four types of pronouns:

  1. Subject Pronouns
  2. Object Pronouns
  3. Possessive Pronouns
  4. Demonstrative Pronouns

Here are explanations and examples of each:

Subject Pronouns

Object Pronouns

Possessive Pronouns

Demonstrative Pronouns

8. Using the Basic Prepositions of Time IN / AT / ON

When and How to Use IN for Time

When and How to Use AT for Time

When and How to Use ON for Time

Demonstrative Pronouns

9. Verbs Followed by the Gerund or the Infinitive

When two verbs are used together, the second verb is often in the form of a gerund (-ING) or an infinitive. There are no specific rules concerning which verbs take which form. Like irregular verbs, you will need to learn which form a verb takes.

Common Verbs that Take the Gerund -ING Form

Common Verbs that Use the Infinitive Form

10. Modal Verbs

Modal verbs are a part of a larger category called auxiliary verbs, which are verbs that cannot be used on their own. They need to be accompanied by another (main) verb. Sometimes modal verbs are called modal auxiliaries.

The following are modal verbs: can, could, may, might, must, shall, should, will, would.

They are modal auxiliary verbs that provide additional information about the verb that follows it.

Modal verbs are used to express ability, obligation, permission, assumptions, probability and possibility, requests and offers, and advice. Each modal verb can have more than one meaning depending on the context of that sentence (or question).

  • You can go now. (= permission)
  • I can play the guitar. (= ability)

Structure with Modal Verbs

Modal Verbs in Negative Sentences

Modal Verbs in Questions