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."
Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at [email protected].