Ideas we write about:


The key to getting great content that captivates your audience is to keep it friendly, positive and informative throughout. We believe that if you put in the effort to make sure the article relates to the reader, they will definitely respond to what you’ve written. An effective article can motivate people to exceed and overcome their self-imposed limits.

These areas are what we are looking for writers like you to contribute:


Violent video gaming

Do video games really inspire violent behaviour in kids? What do you think?

**If you state factual incidents from reliable newspapers/magazines or government websites to back up your opinions, don’t forget to cite the sources.

The steady deterioration of handwriting

The relevance of handwriting in the digital era is dwindling. Is it because of the rise in the use of technology in this typing-texting world? What do you think?.

**If you state factual incidents from reliable newspapers/magazines or government websites to back up your opinions, don’t forget to cite the sources.

There will be 2 winners, and a sum of $1500 will be sent to their financial aid offices of their respective colleges or universities.

General guidelines to writing for us:


Do’s

  • The length of each article can be anywhere from 700 – 1200 words.
  • Grammatically correct articles. We can’t spend much time on editing articles, so the onus is on you to validate your article before you send it across.
  • Titles need to capture the essence of the article as well as the audience’s attention. Try writing on something that hasn’t been written about.
  • Hook them right at the beginning of the article. Make the introduction engaging.
  • Make your points clear to understand. Ask someone else to read it out and check if they get what you’re trying to say.
  • If you are writing on a popular topic, ask yourself how you can add more to it.
  • Citing your sources helps your credibility immensely.

Don’ts

  • Articles that tend to lean towards being SEO-centric. Please understand that content farms and other entities that create content just to promote a brand are not for us
  • Using profanity, sarcasm or being overly snarky does not help anyone, least of all the reader.
  • Hyperlink in huge clusters. Try spacing out your hyperlinks evenly across the content. Also, take care not to hyperlink an entire paragraph.

Schedule and Deadlines

  • Submission Deadline: March 9th, 2018
  • Winners will be chosen: March 22nd, 2018
  • Scholarship will be sent: March 26th, 2018

Submitting an article

Please make sure you include the following details

  • A fully formatted post, with title.
  • Relevant images, attached to the email.
  • A bio complete with a headshot, so we can credit you.
  • Along with your submission in the document, please add the following details
    • Name of college/university
    • Course engaged
    • Proof that you are currently studying
  • Your college/university email address

Things to remember

  • Please keep your submissions to one per person/email. Once your earlier article is approved, you can send the next one in.
  • All submissions are property of MyPrivateTutor (myprivatetutor.com) and it may be edited to suit our audience.
  • Images should be copyright-free and have a minimum size of 900 pixels wide and 480 pixels tall.
Friends and relatives of MyPrivateTutor are automatically not eligible for this contest.

Winners of the Year - 2017

Julia LiPuma
  • Name: Julia LiPuma
  • University to attend: University of Delaware
  • University Website: www.udel.edu

About Winner:

Julia LiPuma, an 18-year-old high school senior from Wayne Hills High School in Wayne, New Jersey, wanting to attend the University of Delaware and study towards a Bachelor of Arts Psychology, says she has “always had to work a little harder to achieve success.”

Living life with cerebral palsy, and having undergone eight surgeries already, Julia states she has “worked hard” and “had great success in school.” Julia wants to throw herself into her college studies, holding on to her strength, her spirit.

Winning Article: Dancing in the Rain