Q: What grades or ages do you teach? Is the material you teach geared for a specific grade level?
A: My most successful students range from 3rd to 8th grade. I have had students as young as seven or eight complete incredible writing pieces. As well, I have had high school students working at a Level 3 to be sure mastery of foundational writing is in place. My program offers three levels from which to choose each month. This allows success for many children in those upper elementary and middle school years. LEVEL 1 - A single paragraph. LEVEL 2 - A two to three paragraph essay. LEVEL 3 - A four to six paragraph essay.
Q: It looks like some of the lessons are taught live on certain days. What if we can't attend the live session?
A: That is not a problem! I record all of my online sessions. However, when you can attend a live, online session I encourage it. Each week I have a Q & A time set aside for students. They can ask me any questions they have been having or concerns bogging their minds. As well, we just like to have some fun together. I like to throw in a Joke of the Week and offer up some tips and suggestions for the upcoming week's assignments.
Q: How much involvement is expected from the parent?
A: The model I have created consists of three critical pieces supporting the student. Those three components include all of the writing course work I have created, my instruction and support, and your encouragement and feedback. The best way for you to stay involved is to follow along with the calendar to stay aware of upcoming due dates, ask questions of your child, show interest in his or her writing, and give feedback as your child revises and edits his or her work.
Q. How much time should my child expect to spend on writing each week?
A. Ideally, most children will spend approximately two hours on writing per week. For some students, working 20 to 30 minutes a day fits well into a schedule. For others, working for an hour or two in one sitting works best. There are both daily calendar break downs and weekly calendars to help you and your child schedule all writing assignments.
Q. May we still purchase a month's writing course if the month has already passed?
A. Yes! You absolutely may. All of the instructional videos, helpful handouts and resources, and recorded online meetings are organized on Teachable's website for your convenience. As well, if you ever have questions, I'm just a click away. The only missing component will be the "LIVE" webinars and class check-ins.
Q. What types of payments do you accept?
A. There are two ways to pay for courses.
1. Purchase from my online store. 2. Use school funds provided by your charter. (Please complete the following registration, too, if you will be using a school voucher for payment.) CHARTER SCHOOL GUIDELINES and REGISTRATION