Slow and Steady



We all know the moral of “slow and steady” wins the race!  Working at one’s own pace is a guaranteed way to success.   This fall, high school students have that same opportunity with writing!  A self-paced class is offered this fall where a student will increase paragraph-writing skills under no “race schedule.”  Family sets the schedule to ensure that the work is completed before the end of the semester.  To learn more and to register, click here.

Creating Portfolios



Wrapping up the school year is always exciting; isn’t it?  However, before you toss away all those papers, I hope you will save some of your children’s best work.


In all of my classes,  students are expected to keep a portfolio of their written assignments.  IEW calls the final, revised, clean copy of an assignment the “Polished Draft.”  The Polished Draft is to be placed in a binder within a page protector.   Pictures to accompany each assignment’s topic is encouraged.  By the end of the school year, students have a collection of all their hard work.  It is so enjoyable to look back at the children’s writing over the years and see the gradual improvement.   Saving samples of written work is not only sentimental, but sometimes colleges request writing samples from high schoolers.  This would be a timesaver to have an organized portfolio.  If you haven’t already done this for your students for this school year, there’s still time! 


  History and art are the themes of my upcoming classes, which will prove to create charming, personalized books by the end of the next school year!  Check them out on the right side:   choose the “ONLINE CLASSES” option under “PAGES.” 


I look forward to guiding your students towards creating delightful portfolios next school year! 😊






It’s that time of year …

Home school conventions are around the corner, and curriculum sales abound!  With so many homeschool products available, it is hard to decide what is the best curriculum.   Believe me … I know!  With over 25 years of homeschooling under my belt, I can honestly state that I have jumped on many bandwagons as new products evolved over time.

Some worked well for one child but not another.

Others worked well for ALL four of my children, such as IEW!  🙂


When we find something that works, we stick to it!   IEW is truly an effective program.  I am honored to be able to teach this curriculum to many students every year and witness outstanding results!   If you want to hear other testimonies about IEW and my classes, please read what parents have shared under the “Testimonials” link on the right side of this page.


Together we can create excellent writers! 


Be sure to check out my classes under “ONLINE CLASSES” link

on the right side of this page.




Happy 1st Day of Spring!

Spring 3HURRAY!

On this first day of spring, I can happily announce that all classes are now listed for the Fall 2018 semester.


Please click on “ONLINE CLASSES” on the right side under “PAGES” to view all the offerings. 

The links are listed under each class to access all the details and to register.


Thank you!

I hope to see your students in class this fall.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me! 🙂




That’s what I tell my students regularly!    


Vocabulary is a major component of the IEW curriculum.  In my classes, your students will learn over 40 new words each school year!    Most importantly, it’s done along with grammar in the context of writing.


I hope to see your student in the classroom where he/she will NOT meet an eccedentesiast!  😉

Something New in Fall 2018

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One of the exciting features of the upcoming fall classes that I will be offering is an opportunity for students to share their work with each other online in a safe, secure environment.  While there is usually time in some of the classes for students to read their assignments to the class personally, that is not always the case.  I know that they would enjoy reading each other’s work.   It is a learning opportunity to share among peers in this way.   This is just another feature of what you will receive in one of my online writing classes!  😊   

Please be sure to “follow me” to stay informed, and please share with your homeschooling connections!  Thank you!

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