Most of our courses take place on an online learning platform called PowerSchool Learning. We also offer some workshop-style courses through Zoom, which will be clearly marked in the course description. The details below are for our PowerSchool-based courses.
When you enroll, we’ll send an email confirming your participation. On the start date of the workshop, your instructor will send a welcome letter explaining how to access the PowerSchool classroom.
You’ll access the entire course within PowerSchool, including:
- Reading lectures
- Starting or joining discussions
- Submitting assignments each week
- Commenting on other students’ work
- Receiving direct weekly feedback on your work from the instructor
When the course wraps up, we’ll send you a questionnaire about your experience in the course.
You won’t need to be online at a particular time or day. In general, you should plan to check in with the course at least a few times each week.
Thousands of our alumni have returned to study with us again, and some have been with us since the beginning in 1995. We hope you’ll become part of the Writers.com community, too.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, please!
How tutoring, coaching, editorial services and private classes work
These are all names for working on an individual basis with an instructor. Such instruction is completely separate from the classes. You do not sign up for a tutor when you enroll in a class and in fact shouldn’t: you’ll receive feedback from the teacher in class, you needn’t pay for anything else.
If you want to work one-to-one with an instructor, email us with information about what you’d like to study or check our other services information for a list of instructors who you feel might meet your needs. We make arrangements for billing, then send the instructor your email address and he or she will contact you. We do not give the tutor any of your financial or personal information. That information is kept strictly confidential. Once the contact is made, you and your mentor will set up arrangements convenient to you with respect to how much work you wish to do, how many hours the tutor will bill to your account, and what type of feedback you want.
Make sure you communicate clearly with your instructor. They are here to help you and can do that best if you tell them before they begin a critique whether you want detailed comments on sentence structure and style, for instance, or just their brief impression of the entire piece.
Tutors keep track of the amount of time they spend working with you, and at the end of every month they send an invoice to Writers.com. We then charge your credit card for each tutor hour.
Unlike classes, there are no set lessons and interaction between student and teacher is much more personal and focuses entirely on your writing. A tutor might help you plot out a story or an article from an idea, assist with revisions, make suggestions when you’re blocked, coach you through writing exercises, or even simply act as a disinterested reader, someone who won’t be shocked by what you’ve written, and who won’t feel shy about giving you an honest critique of your work. Sometimes it can be amazingly helpful just to have an audience for your work!