There’s More Than Great Curriculum to Essay Rock Star
With Essay Rock Star, your teenager receives...
- Writing instruction from a professional teacher with 10+ years of classroom experience...
- Personal feedback...
- Teacher responses within 24 business hours...
- Lessons laid out in a simple, easy-to-follow format...
- The ability to proceed at his or her own pace...
- Lessons that work well with different learning styles...
- Plenty of resources throughout the writing process that they can download and keep…
- One semester of high school credit in English upon completion of this course if homeschooling...
- An essay writing education that they’ll be able to use for the rest of their lives!
And if you’re homeschooling, YOU get to take a break from being the lead teacher in your teens’ writing skills education!
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What Our Customers Say
“The Essay Rock Star course came at the perfect time for my eighth grade daughter. Although she is already a strong writer, she had never been assigned a writing topic and had never been taught how to write by anyone but me, her mom. I loved the break from teaching writing. I offered some advice here and there, but for the most part, I was hands-off. At the end of the first month, my daughter had composed a beautiful five paragraph essay essentially without any help from me. Lily’s notes prodded my daughter to correct her own mistakes and hone her writing while offering enough positive feedback to motivate her to persevere. I consider Essay Rock Star an excellent tool for pushing homeschooled writers toward more independence in their writing and toward greater confidence with real world writing tasks. I fully recommend the course.”
–Jimmie Lanley, founder of iHomeschool Network and Jimmie’s Collage
“Our homeschool contains more than a few dyslexic learners. This complicates our homeschooling days in several ways; our kids tend to be less independent in their studies, and mom-intensive schooling means that mom has limited time to teach each child individually. The Essay Rock Star program meets both of these needs in our home by providing audio instruction which helps my auditory learners learn independently and step by step instruction that takes a seemingly huge assignment and makes it manageable. Secondly, I’m a strong believer in the continuing education of homeschooling parents. The extensive list of resources included with the Essay Rock Star program is a huge benefit to both the student and the involved parent. Even if I was confident enough to teach my kids writing skills, it is sometimes hard for my children to take correction from me. Having such a professional teacher to provide the feedback relegates me more of a co-learner. Lily was able to provide just the right feedback that my daughter needed.”
–Marianne Sunderland, Abundant Life
“So many online courses are automated, the program itself “checking” the child’s work. Not so with Essay Rock Star. With this writing course, you have a real instructor helping your child. Lily provides prompt feedback on every assignment. She doesn’t issue grades, which I appreciate. The program is great! My child, however, does have several difficulties. One is dyslexia, and the other is bipolar disorder. Lily has been incredibly understanding and accommodating, never pressuring Alexis forward at all. And that’s probably the best aspect of this online writing course: the teacher is human. In the end, we're getting through the program together. Progress is successfully being made and I highly recommend the program.”
–Michelle Cannon, Holistic Homeschooler
“My daughter thrived with Lily’s gentle way of critiquing her writing. I was pleasantly surprised by the extra effort that Kaylee put into her writing and by her genuine desire to please Lily. Lily’s sincere praise was an inspiration to Kaylee as well – positive reinforcement coming from someone other than “just mom” really boosted her confidence in writing. As a larger homeschool family, it can be difficult for us to fit in multiple outside commitments. With Essay Rock Star, Kaylee was able to turn on the laptop and do a lesson any time of the day, without ever leaving the house. Because Kaylee’s writing improved so much with Essay Rock Star, I’ve already purchased the course as part of my son’s tenth grade homeschool curriculum this year.”–
–Judy Hoch, Contented At Home
“By using the Essay Rock Star writing course, my son was able to dramatically improve his writing skills. He was not at all confident at the beginning of the course, asking me lots of questions as we went along. But, as time went on, he rarely asked me anything. I’d have to ask him or log into the platform to see if he had completed his assignments. The longer he was in the program, I was pleasantly surprised by the amazing results that I was finding! Each communication that Lily (a.k.a Mrs. I.) sent to my son was always so very encouraging. She never made him feel dumb, but always helped him to build his confidence in writing with her encouraging words of instruction. She has a gift for teaching children! Each time she communicated with my son, she would give useful tips to help him improve his essay, if needed. It was always just enough information to guide him in the needed direction, so that he could complete the assignment as instructed. My son went from hesitant writer to confident writer in two essay assignments. To say that makes me very happy is an understatement!”
–Sarah Robinson, Sidetracked Sarah
“I like when my children are good writers, but I don’t necessarily want to be the one to get them from point A to point B. And (for shame) I tend to neglect the mechanics of writing because of it. Enter Lily Iatridis of Fortuigence. Last semester, as a tenth grader, my daughter took Lily’s online Essay Rock Star Course which…well, rocked. Lily made sure those missing mechanics were plugged into my daughter’s writings! Lily is very positive in her feedback, but doesn’t allow lazy writing. I love that! Do you ever feel like you might not be quite strict enough with your expectations as a homeschool mom? Me, too. It was really good for Mahayla to be accountable to someone else for a change! Of course, you already guessed that I LOVED not having to teach or evaluate the writing myself, right?”
–Cindy West, Our Journey Westward
“Olivia, my budding authoress, seemed to breeze through the course essays. Even though she was already a strong writer, she still needed to learn some formal writing practices. This course helped hone her writing skills, and Lily’s feedback and high praise spurred her on through the process. Alec, my reluctant writer, was a different story. Because I was determined to take a ‘hands off’ approach with this course, I would ask him how he was doing and if he needed help, to which he would reply he was ‘fine.’ So, I went on with whatever I was working on. Big mistake. Apparently, he didn’t understand some things from the very beginning, and rather than asking for help, he thought he would just plod through the course until he was miraculously freed him from his bonds! Thankfully, Lily intervened by emailing me and asking to schedule a phone call with Alec. After sitting down with him and looking over his work, we got him back on course. I greatly appreciate the fact that Lily brought this to my attention.”
–Alisha Gratehouse, Alisha Gratehouse blog
“In my dealings with Lily, she has been completely professional, encouraging, and when it was clear my student was trying to take short cuts, she was diplomatic but didn’t let Lindsey get away with it. A perfect balance, in my opinion. For the in-lesson videos, Lily is always personable, pleasant, and clear in her explanations. I appreciate how easy it was for me to communicate with Lily. She was quick in her responses to any email questions I had for her, and always sent me emails with updates on Lindsey’s progress, as well as any potential issues. Because the instructor tailors all input to each student’s abilities, I believe the program would work for almost any high school level of writing, from average to advanced, and probably for struggling students as well.”
–Jamie Worley, See Jamie Blog
“I had my 9th and 7th grader work through Essay Rock Star (in addition to their regular studies), and they both enjoyed it for different reasons. My 9th grader loved the computer interface. He prefers to draft his writing on the computer so working with the webroom has been very enjoyable to him. My 7th grader loved the online graphic organizer she was introduced to through Essay Rock Star. Bubbles with words inside make her very happy! Both students will continue until they finish all the essay assignments as 10th and 8th graders.”
–Heather Woodie, Blog, She Wrote