Building Brilliant Writers with IEW
Institute of Excellence - (IEW) Writing Courses
taught by mrs. G.
Mrs. G. Is a registered instructor for the Institute of Excellence in Writing.
Note from Mrs. G.:
"I have been using the Institute of Excellence writing, literature and grammar materials for my homeschooled children for the past ten years. My oldest son, a junior in college, has expressed repeatedly his gratefulness for this writing program. My oldest daughter, a college freshman at 16, advocates the program quite often to her younger sibs as a "necessity" for their elementary and high school educations. I cannot recommend the program enough!"
IEW courses through Mrs. G. are offered privately or semi privately through a ZoomRoom or Emails.
Sessions are offered over 18 or 36 Weeks.
Students may choose from their preferred IEW materials (individually or in combinations) including:
Theme Based Writing
The Intensive Courses
The Elegant Essay
Word for Windows
$360/ semester (18 - one half hour individual Zoom Room lessons, emailed writing reviews)
$600/ year (36 - One half hour individual Zoom Room lessons, emailed writing reviews)
($25 Sibling discount per course/sibling)
Note from Mrs. G.
I have found that what works best, for my method of teaching, is to have individual weekly “meetings” for 30-35 minutes via zoom. Students typically turn in their writing one day in advance. In an ideal situation, students complete a final draft of one paper (addressing the revisions that we’ve reviewed in class), while they write the rough draft of the next paper, yet I try to work with students "where they are". If they have a lot of revisions, they find that writing is difficult, they need extra time or even if they have a busy week ahead, I may only have them revise their work for the next week. For my students who are well trained, I may double up on assignments. They may finish two “courses” in the same time that others finish 1/2 of a course. It just depends. My goal for students is "Excellence in Writing" regardless of how long it takes.
During our Zoom meetings, we “grade” and revise a student's paper together. For instance, if commas are a challenge, I explain or re-explain them. If banned words are used, we work together to find a suitable substitute. If a student has watched a dvd lesson, I review it with them to be sure that they understand and have some practice with the concepts.
As far as which IEW curriculum, that is up to mom and the student. Some will work the Fix-It Grammar into their lessons. Others will add spelling (Phonics Zoo), but I suggest, in order to save time, that mom gives the spelling test and just reports the score to me.
I have used the IEW with quite a few students with "letters by their names" and quite a few initially reluctant writers. Working with students with a variety of issues (profoundly challenged to the profoundly gifted) has become one of specialties:).
Students may begin most courses at any time of the year as long as Mrs. G.'s schedule allows.
To set up an appointment to see how the Zoom Room works, email Mrs. G..
or check out https://zoom.us/zoomrooms to see how it works.