All students need help and external motivation. This is true even of adult students, and more so with immature young people who would rather be "building forts" instead of writing, as Andrew Pudewa says. 🙂 I expect Editors to help and motivate to the extent necessary so that the homework is completed and submitted according … Continue reading What happens if my student doesn’t turn in or correctly complete homework assignments?
Registration for the next year's writing classes generally opens at the beginning of February. It continues until July 31st. PREP-1 is different, in that students can be enrolled up through the first class of 2nd semester. At any time before February, if you would like to be put on the email list for the coming … Continue reading When does registration for classes begin and end?
To be eligible to move on to the next level, students must have submitted all homework and the final exam by the last class day, and earned a cumulative grade of 80% or higher on homework and the final exam. In addition to the percentage grade, I have detailed a set of skills that I … Continue reading How do you assess a student’s readiness for the next level of classes?
None of my levels can be described as "easy." Even Level 1 is plenty challenging for a high school student who puts in genuine effort instead of "cruising." I was in my 40s when I first began learning IEW. I still remember the brain strain as I worked on implementing the first few structure and … Continue reading Won’t Level 1 be too easy for my high school student?
I do not use any IEW publications in my writing classes; I write and publish my own curriculum. Here are the covers of my handbooks for my three writing levels: Level 1Level 2Level 2 Supplement Level 3 My writing courses are reviewed and approved by IEW every two years when I go through reaccreditation. Over … Continue reading Which IEW books do you use for each class?
The only differences are the location, day, and time. Local classes meet in my home in my dedicated classroom, which was recently renovated. One local Level 2 class is available: Thursday at 1-2:30 PM. The online Level 2 class is held live on Zoom. The class sessions are exactly like the sessions I hold locally in … Continue reading What are the differences between the two Level 2 classes?
The only differences are the location, the day, and the time. Local classes meet in my home in my dedicated classroom, which was recently renovated. Two different local Level 1 classes are available: Tuesday at 1-2:30 PM and Wednesday at 1-2:30 PM. The online Level 1 class is held live on Zoom. The class sessions … Continue reading What are the differences between the three Level 1 classes?
For online classes, the maximum number of students per class is 14, which is the most students I can manage well on the Zoom screen. For local classes, the maximum number is 16; that is all I have room for in my classroom. Generally the classes are smaller than the maximum number.
As a thank you for people completing their registration before the start of the busy summer months, I offer an Early Bird discount for students who are registered, with a paid registration fee and completed registration form, by May 31st. No other discounts are offered.
Students who are enrolled in a school are not eligible for my classes for several reasons: My classes, both local and online, are held live during the school day, when students are attending school. I do not offer any after-hours or pre-recorded classes. Students enrolled in a school that includes a language arts class do … Continue reading My student is enrolled in a school. Can he/she still take your classes?