Ruth Rumack's Learning Space Launches Online Essay Coaching

Ruth Rumack's Learning Space (RRLS) has launched Essay Coach, an online resource designed to help students in middle school through college use critical thinking to write better essays.

Delivered via Adobe Connect, which requires no software installation, Essay Coach provides students one-on-one coaching with experienced educators who aim to instill in students "the strategic thinking, research and writing skills they need, not only to succeed on individual assignments, but also to become confident, capable writers in all areas of their lives," according to a news release. "During the online coaching sessions, personal essay coaches encourage students to become discerning researchers; demonstrate how to structure ideas and research notes into well-thought out, organized theses or persuasive arguments; and teach them how to use APA, MLA or Chicago style citations to deliver written essays with impeccable grammar and formatting."

"Our Essay Coach program is a life-changer for kids who want to be the best students they can be, but need precise instruction in order to blaze a path toward successful writing," says Ruth Rumack, director of education at RRLS, in a prepared statement. "Parents also enjoy using our service as a buffer to have someone from outside of the family circle who can establish a structured and systematic approach to writing, which inspires self-discipline in the student, and relieves stress within the family. Our program is not a quick-fix; we are not an essay-writing service. Rather, we build a student's writing skills for a lifetime of success."

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