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Are you wondering...

If your teenager has the writing skills they need to excel in school?

Can they get into a good college?

Or find a good job after they graduate?

Can you teach them writing yourself?

Do you really want to?


When your child takes Essay Rock Star, they will...

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  • Gain confidence in their ability to write...
  • Not hesitate to express their thoughts clearly in writing...
  • Develop their critical thinking skills…
  • Know how to respond to college application essays...
  • Be calm and collected when they face any timed exam...
  • Be able to catch and correct their own grammar errors...
  • Never face another writing assignment with fear and dread again!

And you don’t have to teach them yourself!

Not only that, but if you’re homeschooling you can even assign one semester’s credit in high school English for completing Essay Rock Star.

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Why Online?

SP - ERS - Kids with DadThis course is offered online so that your kids go at their own pace, work on the course at whatever time of day they want, and on any device. PLUS they still get feedback and direct interaction with an instructor whenever they need it! Our lessons are already uploaded into our online school -- along with videos and audios -- so that our teachers can focus their daily teaching time not on lesson delivery, but on working with our students. We want to give your kids as much time with their teacher as they need. And that goes for you too! We’re available to you, the parent, as much or as little as you want to stay updated on your teenager’s progress.


A Lack of Writing Ability Is a Critical Weakness

LP - US Dept of Ed logoThe truth is, our public school systems often don’t meet our teenagers’ needs, and parents at home need support! In 2011, a full 73% of U.S. teens tested failed to demonstrate writing competency, according to the annual report of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) of the U.S. Department of Education. This is especially alarming, since writing is a skill teenagers are going to need in almost any academic or work environment.


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 Writing competency should be achieved by a majority of teens in the U.S.,
NOT a minority!

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When your teenager goes out into the world, they’re going to be on their own. Their writing will be their calling card when they’re making contact with adults outside of their circle of friends and family. When a potential employer or college admissions officer reviews their writing, they’re going to make judgments about your child’s education, intelligence, and work ethic. These people are looking for candidates that go above and beyond what’s expected of them. Let your child’s writing skills demonstrate that.



SP - ERS - First JobLet’s face it. Teenagers today often don’t get the writing skills training they need in school anymore. And for homeschooling families, writing is a very challenging subject to teach. If you’re a homeschooling parent that’s not confident in your own writing skills, your kids are going to sense that insecurity. Second, teaching writing requires an entirely different skill set than being a good writer. A great writer isn’t necessarily a great teacher of writing.


SP - ERS - Woman at ComputerUnlike many other academic subjects, there’s never one right way or one right answer when it comes to writing a paragraph or a multiple paragraph piece. Therefore, writing is very hard to grade or review objectively!! That objectivity comes with repeated experience in teaching writing many, many times. And that’s one of the primary benefits that our professional teachers bring to your children: thousands of hours spent teaching one subject to hundreds, if not thousands, of children in a particular age group. This means expertise in lesson methods and delivery, reviewing papers, identifying problems, and developing a huge repertoire of quick and successful solutions to those problems.

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When you begin the registration process for Essay Rock Star, you’ll be asked to give a unique name and email address for each student taking the course. By doing this, you allow our system to create a personalized online classroom with your child's name at the top, and communications from your child's instructor will go directly to that one inbox, not getting mixed up with anything else. Our system creates student profiles based on the email address. The email address you provide for each student can and should be one that you monitor yourself. Giving a unique name and email address for each student allows us to track their progress better and avoids confusion between both teacher and student, especially if more than one person in the family is taking a course with us!

Once your registration is complete, your receipt will contain a link that will take you directly to the online classroom. You’ll also find an email with orientation and access information in your inbox. Your son or daughter can begin the course right away! Essay Rock Star continues in a linear direction. First you’ll be guided through our Course Introduction and our evaluation system. Then your teen will be asked to submit a past sample of their writing so we can see their skill level at the start. After we review that and give the go ahead, your kids will be directed to begin the first lesson step to the first of four essay writing projects we’ll be taking them through over the next few months.

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On the left hand side of the lesson page, your teen will see a column listing all the lessons and assignments in the course. Check marks will appear beside each lesson and assignment as it’s completed. If your teen ever has a question about a lesson, all they have to do is click on the “Ask A Question of the Instructor” prompt at the bottom of the column.

Videos with tips, hints and reminders to help with lessons are posted throughout the course. In each lesson, links to resource articles and samples of student work are also given. Audios that repeat the text word for word are available on every lesson and resource article to accommodate different learning styles. Not only that, but each resource article is also available for download. In other words, you can use our resource materials to create your own writers’ reference guide at home!


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Your teen’s teacher will be in touch via email to answer questions, give feedback on assignments and contact you if we haven’t heard from them in a while. We’ll also be in touch with you periodically to give you an update on how they’re progressing.


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Lots of Content in Essay Rock Star’s Curriculum

Your kids will learn how to do four types of non-fiction essays through four writing projects… 

  1. A Personal Statement - always one of the essay requests in every college application. Writing about yourself can be very challenging, but we coax it out of your kids! They come away from this project with a template to use when it’s time to do their college applications. 
  2. A Persuasive Essay - a type of writing assignment regularly encountered in school and beyond. Kids often make the mistake of not taking a firm position on an issue in this type of essay, and they lose points for that. We teach them exactly how to recognize and respond to a persuasive essay prompt.
  3. A Textual Analysis - often required in upper high school grade levels and always at the college level. A textual analysis is a review of someone else’s work to determine the purpose of that work and if the author achieved it. A book review, a movie review, an analysis of almost anything such as art, music or sports is a textual analysis. This essay is especially outstanding for developing your kids’ critical thinking skills!
  4. An Expository Essay - (explaining a process) needed whenever you’re asked to give a “how to” explanation in writing. Here we focus on developing thorough explanations -- in writing, of course.
For every essay, kids are allowed to pick their own topic, with the exception of the personal statement. The ability to comfortably write a well-structured paragraph is a prerequisite for this course, and the majority of our students are at the middle or high school grade level.


Here’s Our Five Step Writing Process:

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Step 1: Brainstorming - different activities are used for each type of essay assignment,

Step 2: Organization - main and supporting ideas are chosen and organized into an outline,

Step 3: Free Draft - here students write their first free written draft with attention focused on explaining their ideas fully in writing,

Step 4: Revision - students do major structural revision to their essays as well as craft a thesis statement, introduction and conclusion, and

Step 5: Editing - we review grammar, punctuation, spelling and mechanics issues in detail until a finished product is complete.

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Our resource articles and exercises cover topics such as style, purpose, audience, grammar, thesis statements, introductions, conclusions, and summarization.



We’ve heard from parents that Essay Rock Star has been a nice writing skills refresher for them too!

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There’s More Than Great Curriculum to Essay Rock Star

With Essay Rock Star, your teenager receives...

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  • 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!


Get Essay Rock Star Today!

Only $197!

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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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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“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

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Yes, There Are Bonuses Too!

SP - ERS - Happy FamilyWe have lots of bonuses for you! Remember, with us you get

  • Access to our curriculum 24/7, anywhere, anytime...
  • A self-paced course that you work on at whatever speed you need…
  • A professional teaching service…
  • Hundreds of dollars of savings on private tutors that would generally charge $50 an hour for the same training…
  • Future discounts on other courses…
  • Placed on our short list for beta testing future courses!



Don’t miss out! Give your teenager the chance to

write essays like a Rock Star!

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Get Essay Rock Star Today!

Only $197!

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Our Guarantee

If you purchase the course and find it isn’t a good fit for your teen’s learning style, we’ll give you a full refund up to 30 days after purchase. On the other hand, if we discover that your teen isn’t ready to take the course yet, we will also give you a full refund or a full credit to take Essay Rock Star when they are ready.

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