ADVANCED ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMMUNICATION CLASSES

The ability to think critically and communicate effectively and confidently is crucial for success in relationships, career and life in general. My advanced English Language Communication classes are designed to help students master the art of language through thinking deeply and communicating effectively in speaking and writing.  

The majority of my students are promoted to advanced ELA classes in school and some are chosen for leadership positions, standing out as strong thinkers, strong speakers and strong writers.

My classes are 75 minutes and are interactive, focusing on practical application and effective usage of the language arts concepts learned.

Student notebooks are used for in class and out of class assignments . Homework includes ELA standards, SAT vocabulary word studies and writing and editing assignments.

Students' works of exceptional writing will be featured on my website and published in my newsletter. 

*A live online Advanced Language and Composition class is being offered to home educated high school students for credit.  Class meets Tuesdays, 2:00-3:15 for the 2023-2024 school year.






Advanced Language & Composition 9th-10th: day and time TBD
Advanced Style & Composition 11th-12th: day time  TBD

*live online & digital hybrid courses offered 

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7th Grade: The Art of Writing

Most students don't like writing and find it difficult. But we can change that!

This hands on small group class focuses on understanding and communicating the English language through writing.

We begin by learning the history, structure and artistry of language communication then move on to study the main genres of writing while focusing on the language arts elements that make each unique and beautiful. 

Students will compose original works, imitating the models studied while strengthening their language usage and writing skills.

The art of editing and paraphrasing are areas of focus to help the students develop and refine their unique writing voiceprint.

Wednesday 5:15-6:30 *ONE SPOT LEFT

8th Grade: Mastering Word Artistry

Not only comprehending a text's meaning but understanding its unique language is critical to deeply grasping a work of writing.

This small group workshop-style class focuses on understanding the structure and artistry of some of the best crafted works of writing.

We'll study a variety of carefully curated passages to discover the authors' seed idea and how the specific structure, literary devices and language arts elements chosen make the work effective.

Students will deepen their reading skills as they analyze and mark each passage using a whole language, immersion approach. They'll refine their writing as they apply what they've learned to imitate the models they've studied.

Writing variations and editing will continue to be a focus to help students refine and master word artistry and language communication skills.

Mondays 6:00-7:15  *CLASS FULL


9th Grade: The Art ofLiterature & Composition

Comprehending and writing about literature and poetry is a focus in high school and college.

This small group workshop-style class focuses on understanding the structure and artistry of some of the best crafted works of fiction writing.

We'll study a variety of narratives, plays and poems to discover the authors' purpose and theme and how the specific structure, literary devices and language arts elements chosen make their work effective.

Students will deepen their reading comprehension skills as they analyze, mark and study each work using a whole language, immersion approach. They'll strengthen and refine their writing as they apply what they've learned to imitate the models they've studied.

Variations, editing and revising will be a focus to help students develop and master word artistry to strengthen language communication skills in both writing and speaking. 

Tuesday 6:30-7:45 *TWO SPOTS LEFT




10th-11th Grade: MasteringAdvanced Style & Composition

Understanding complex texts and writing about them is a critical skill in high school and college.

This small group workshop-style class focuses on understanding the structural argument and style of a variety of the best crafted works of ancient and modern writings.

We'll study carefully curated passages to uncover the authors' purpose and the rhetorical and language arts elements chosen to make their work effective and influential.

Students will deepen their skills in analyzing, comprehending and interpreting as they study each work using a whole language, immersion approach. They'll refine their writing as they apply what they've learned to imitate the models they've studied.

Writing variations, editing and revising will continue to be a focus to help students refine and master word artistry and  language communication skills. 

10th Wednesday 6:30-7:45 *FOUR SPOTS LEFT
11th Thursday 6:30-7:45 *TWO SPOTS LEFT

Class Details

  • All classes have 36 weeks of lessons and meet in my home.
  • Classes begin July 30th and end May 22nd.
  • A weekly schedule is provided in the student notebook.
  • Tuition is $1,200 for each semester and is due before the first class of the semester.
              Fall semester tuition due by Sunday, July 27th
              Spring semester tuition due by Sunday, January 5th
  • There's no registration fee, and student notebooks are included in the tuition. Payments may be made by cash, check or Zelle transfer.
  • Because the classes this year are advanced and build on each other, it’s important the students attend every class. This year I will be offering a weekend makeup class at the end of each month for students to make up missed lessons.  
  • Deadline to register is Sunday, July 20th. Click the button below to register.





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