Even if writing is part of your everyday duties at work, the 'rules' of grammar and effective writing can seem daunting. For many, the learning of grammar in school did not take place due to progressive ideas about education and pedagogy.
Because of this, many perfectly competent writers worry that they are misplacing apostrophes or commas; they worry about the use of words that sound or look similar but which have very different meanings; they are concerned about their spelling or vocabulary and know that a computer spell check will not necessarily tell them if they have used an inappropriate word.
If communicating with existing or prospective clients is an important part of your company profile, it can be useful to have regular writing and communication workshops. Such sessions can help employees at all levels to brush up on their communication and writing skills, providing reassurance and confidence that prospective or current clients will not be put off by a poorly-constructed letter or email.
To add further pressure to businesses, there have been many reports recently suggesting that the literacy skills of this country's school leavers are inadequate. This can be a concern for business owners as well as for other employees. An English GCSE grade C or above no longer guarantees that your new employees will have the skills necessary to communicate appropriately, but a one-day writing workshop with The Cambridge Tutor is often enough to improve their understanding of accepted spelling and grammar conventions.
I can provide in-house sessions where employees have the opportunity to learn or revise the important skills of communicating effectively, particularly in their writing.
These sessions can be tailored to each company's specific needs and can include such thorny issues as:
This list is by no means exhaustive.
Please contact me so we can arrange to meet and ensure that sessions are tailored to your exact requirements.
An hour’s lesson each week, which includes the time I spend preparing, sending tasks to complete independently, assessing completed tasks, and giving parental feedback, either written or face-to-face at the end of each lesson.
£45 for each lesson.
£40 for each lesson when you pay for half a term in advance. (Number of weeks will vary each half term.)
An hour’s lesson each week, which includes the time I spend preparing, sending tasks to complete independently, assessing completed tasks, and giving written parental feedback.
Ticket prices vary, usually from around £6 per session – see Events page for details of planned sessions.