Levels 1, 2, and 3:

The total cost for the entire year (2 semesters) is $464 ($30.93/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 $429 ($28.60/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:

  • Registration: $178 ($143 if registration completed before June 1)
  • 2nd payment: $143
    Local parents: due at the August Parents’ Meeting held shortly before the first class
    Online parents: Mail by the 1st of August so I can mail your student’s materials, which will be needed for the online Parents’ Meeting.
  • 3rd payment: $143 due by the first October class

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

NOTE: 10th grade+ students with previous IEW experience with a different teacher may be eligible to be assessed for Level 2. The cost of assessment is $143 before June 1, $178 on June 1 or later, paid in advance, which will be applied to the Registration fee if and when the student is registered for Writing to Learn classes.

PREP-1

The total cost for the entire year (2 semesters) is $514 ($34.27/class session X 15 classes) per student. This price includes the $50 IEW Poetry materials. 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 $479 ($31.93/class).

All materials needed for class, except for read-aloud books, which may be borrowed from the library or bought by the parent, are included in the total cost. The 2nd payment must be made in order to receive the handbook and poetry materials.

Payments are made according to the following schedule:

  • Payment #1: $228 at registration ($193 if registration completed before June 1)
  • Payment #2: $143 due by mail or PayPal by August 1st so I can send the students their writing handbooks and materials, which will be needed for the Online Parents’ Meeting. 
  • Payment #3: $143 at the first October class

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

Payment Information

Payments can be made by check or by PayPal. PayPal service charge will be added to PayPal payments.

All fees are non-refundable, so please DO NOT make payments #2 and #3 ahead of time.

Shipping costs for overseas students’ materials will be added to Payment 2.

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!