Home2teach offers high quality, challenging, college-prep online writing classes to home schoolers ages 8 to 18 world wide. We offer four six-week sessions per school year, with an additional modified session offered for summers, and students may begin in any session. Lessons are downloaded from our class website, and students will meet once a week in an online classroom with their classmates and the instructor to cover and reinforce the lesson material. Students will complete assignments or edits daily, typing in Microsoft Word (or equivalent word processing programs) and e-mailing to instructor for input and edits.
How it works:
The lessons are posted online at the lessons site — which is password protected. We “meet” once a week online for a chat to go over that week’s lesson and allow the students to share ideas or questions and work on examples. The chat is text-based (typing) only to ensure families with all levels of technology can participate. The students complete assignments from the lessons each day and e-mail them to their instructor for edits, input and revisions. Students will be completing work most days of the week. We cover a great deal of material, and we are so impressed with each class and how they improve as writers! We also adjust our expectations for each child. For instance, we sometimes have students that are excellent writers already, but that just means we expect more advanced elements from them. They have definitely been challenged! On the other hand, for students who are not as advanced writers, we adjust for them and provide expectations that will challenge them at their individual levels; these students may require more than one session in the same class to achieve mastery.