I enjoy encouraging students to develop their own unique writing style, while at the same time teaching them how to grow in their literature analysis and writing skills. My passion for writing began at an early age and led me to pursue a career in teaching and professional writing. I have experience teaching in both public and private school settings. Soon after my first child was born, I knew I wanted to homeschool.
While homeschooling my children, I wrote for several local newspapers and magazines. Throughout our homeschooling journey, I've used a variety of curricula and have adapted them to the needs of my students, whether with my own children, or those in my co-op. My two sons have since graduated and are attending college. I'm currently homeschooling my daughter.
*Below you'll find the courses I'll be offering for the upcoming school year.
*Classes will meet once per week for one hour. I will be available for questions throughout the week via email.
*Classes begin Monday, August 23rd.
Technology Information: At this time, live classes will meet via Zoom. Students will be required to have their own Gmail address and be familiar with Google Docs. Class communication including assignments, announcements, and grades will be Google Classroom.
Middle School Writing Level 1
August 25, 2021-May 4, 2022
Wednesdays, 11:00-12:00 pm EST
Middle School Writing Level 2
August 24, 2021- May 3, 2022
Tuesdays, 11:00-12:00 pm EST
High School American Literature & Composition
In the American Literature and Composition course, the student will study great American authors and will continue to develop skills through structured study and independent reading of literary and biographical texts. Through literary texts, the student will study the author’s craft by making inferences, determining point of view, and analyzing theme and figurative language. In addition, the student will continue to develop and use in reading, writing, and oral communication, a growing knowledge of vocabulary. This will be practiced through in class Socratic discussion. Composition skills will include various types including informational, expository, persuasive, argumentative, and narrative. Students will proofread and edit for the correct use of grammar and will improve the content and development, the organization, and the quality of voice in their writing through the use of revision strategies.
August 23, 2021- May 9, 2022
Mondays, 11:00-12:00 pm EST
**An Honors level option is available for an additional $25/year.
I'm available for individual subject instruction, as well as SAT/ACT test prep.
My experience includes students with special needs and struggling learners from elementary through college.
Please contact me for specific details.