Private Classes

One-on-one classes

  • Recommended for students who prefer to move through the program at a different pace than similar-aged peers
  • One or two 60-minute classes per week
  • Tailored homework assignments to match specific learning goals

Semi-Private Classes

Classes of 2-3 students

  • Recommended for friends of similar reading level within one grade of each other
  • Held at a frequency of one 60-minute class per week
  • Light weekly homework (1 hour) to ensure the independent practice necessary for growth.

Group Classes

5-6 students

  • Recommended for students who learn well in an interactive setting among peers
  • Held at a frequency of one 60-minute class per week
  • Writing instruction is often especially effective in a collaborative group setting, as students learn from their peers’ questions, ideas, and written work.

IEW Essay Grading

  • Recommended for homeschooling students who are learning from The Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) videos but do not have a parent or instructor to grade/edit their writing.
Graders will:
  • evaluate writer’s use of the material they have learned.
  • check basic writing mechanics such as grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • provide a numeric score based on the writer’s Composition Checklist.

This offering does not include a formal lesson on IEW writing concepts. If a student would like such a lesson, then they should book Academic Essay Support described below.

Academic Essay Support

  • Recommended for students seeking assistance with a particular writing assignment, such as undergraduate students writing term papers
Students will receive…
  • high-level, developmental feedback along with sentence-level edits.
  • lessons on relevant writing concepts or grammar principles.
  • guidance on how to move forward independently after the session.

Typically students with ordinary writing skills require 2-4 sessions plus several hours of independent work to achieve a polished piece that they are proud to submit.

Pieces eligible for this type of support include: Lab Reports, Research Papers, Philosophy Essays, Comparative Literature Essays, Narrative Essays, Business School Reports, Personal Statements.

Creative Writing Support

  • Recommended for writers of creative projects seeking to work with engaged critical reader who analyzes the ideas within their work.
Students will receive…
  • insight into how their instructor interpreted their work.
  • suggestions, feedback, and questions related to all aspects of their piece.
  • lessons on relevant writing concepts or grammar principles.
  • the opportunity to discuss their work with a capable writer.

Such creative pieces may include: Short Stories, Novels, Poems, Blog Posts, Plays, Speeches, Memoirs, Movie and Television Scripts, Comic Strips.

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