This is the time of year when homeschool teachers everywhere start to take stock of what has been accomplished during the year. Was it all worth it? Will it “work?”

I bet we all need EXTRA encouragement right now with everything so crazy. I sure do!

So I was thrilled last night to receive a message from a former student, Grace Dietz, about her successful year of dual enrollment at our local university. She gave me permission to share this on my website, so here it is:

Hey Mrs. Kimbrell!

I just wanted to say thank you for all the things you taught me in the 2 years I took your class! I started dual enrollment at Augusta University last semester and decided to take an English 1101 class this semester. In the papers I’ve had to turn in thus far in my English class I’ve gotten a 95.5% and two 100%. Last semester I had to turn in a paper for my Psychology class and received a 100% on that as well. Writing the papers has been so easy and does not take long at all since I know how to set them up and organize my thoughts before sitting down to write. I know this is kind of random but I just thought you should know your class has been a really big help with my college courses and has helped keep me afloat and getting A’s in college. I really appreciate everything you taught me!

I just wanted you to know that what you’re doing does make a difference and really helps your students with college courses!

I’m happy to report that Grace’s experience is not rare among my students. Augusta University has a reputation for a rigorous English department, yet I regularly hear reports from parents whose students are earning As in their English 1101 and 1102 classes.

It is really exciting to receive such a report in writing from a student, though. 🙂 Thanks, Grace! I’m proud of you and all my students. The world needs competent young people who can write, because,

Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword.
~ Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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