Levels 1, 2, and 3:

The total cost for the entire year (2 semesters) is $446 ($29.73/class session X 15 classes) per student. As a “thank you” for registering before the busy summer months, I give a $35 discount for registering before June 1, which reduces the total to $411 ($27.40/class).

All materials needed for class, except for novels which may be borrowed from the library or bought by the parent, are included in the total cost.

Payments are made according to the following schedule:

  • $172 at registration ($137 if registration completed before June 1)
  • $137 (Payment 2):
    Payment 2 for LOCAL students due at the Parents’ Meeting held shortly before the first class.
    Payment 2 for ONLINE students due by mail by August 1st so I can send the students their writing handbooks and materials, which will be needed for the Online Parents’ Meeting. (Shipping costs for overseas student materials will be added to Payment 2.)
  • $137 (Payment 3) at the first October class

No further payments will be required for the rest of the year.

PREP-1:

The total cost for the entire year (2 semesters) is $496 ($33.06/class session X 15 classes) per student. This includes the $50 IEW materials fee for the poetry handbook and MP3 downloads. As a “thank you” for registering before the busy summer months, I give a $35 discount for registering before June 1, which reduces the total to $461 ($30.73/class).

All materials needed for class, including the IEW poetry materials, are included in the total cost.

Payments are made according to the following schedule:

  • $222 at registration ($187 if registration completed before June 1)
  • $137 (Payment 2):
    Due by mail by August 1st so I can send the students their writing handbooks and materials, which will be needed for the Online Parents’ Meeting. (Shipping costs for overseas student materials will be added to Payment 2.)
  • $137 (Payment 3) at the first October class

No further payments will be required for the rest of the year.

About the cost:

Writing is not only an academic subject but also an art similar to music. For examples of the cost of music lessons in Augusta, please visit Turner’s Keyboards, Portman’s Music Academy, and The Musical Express. Private music lessons in the Augusta area are approximately $25-$31/half hour. While my writing classes are group lessons, they are 1.5 hour sessions, with a unit cost of $9.91/half hour (or $9.13/half hour with the discount). My students also benefit from the hours I spend outside of class, carefully evaluating homework papers so that students can improve, as well as creating new materials (see here and here) throughout the year as I see the need. Furthermore, unlike music lessons, which always require students to purchase music throughout the year in addition to the cost of lessons, I provide my students with all the materials they need, including my custom textbooks created specifically for each class, as a part of the total cost. In summary, when compared to the cost of music lessons, writing class is a great value!