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Farrar Williams Reviews

Parent (AP World History) – September 27, 2022

Based on feedback I have received from my son, the class is challenging, but in a way that I believe will be beneficial to him. He feels comfortable reaching out to Farrar, and she has been supportive and encouraging. Farrar is helpful and provides good feedback.

Parent (Secret Codes & Mysteries) – September 20, 2022

I really just wanted him to have an elective that was fun and different and this seems to fit the bill. It’s low stress and yet fun and challenging.

Parent (History of Africa & the Middle East) – September 20, 2022

My daughter is excited about this class and learning new perspectives on historical events. The material chosen for the class has been excellent. Age-appropriate and challenging.

Parent (Secret Codes & Mysteries) – September 20, 2022

My son is enjoying it and being challenged by the puzzles. Diving deeper into a specific topic has been interesting for my son, he is talking about the course content to us throughout the day.

Parent (History of Africa & Asia) – April 2, 2022

This has been fantastic for my teen, challenging them in many ways while being so engaging that it has become their favorite class. They had tremendous growth in their academic writing and Farrar’s feedback and encouragement has been wonderful. Farrar’s ability to take difficult/complicated topics and make them both accessible and engaging. Also the feedback on writing assignments has been wonderful. We loved it and only wish Farrar was planning to offer European History next.

Parent (History of Africa & Asia) – April 2, 2022

This class is exactly what we were looking for. My son, who loves history, has learned so much, not just about the subject but about thinking and writing. The teacher is very engaging, knowledgeable, and consistent. She has high but reasonable expectations and is very approachable. I’m not easy to please. I like classes that are deep and rigorous, without involving busy work. This fit the bill exactly.

Farrar Williams joined the Aim Academy Online faculty for the 2021-22 school year. Below are reviews from teaching her classes elsewhere. Please see Farrar’s bio and qualifications here.

“My daughter loved taking an Asian and African history course with Farrar Williams. The curriculum is a great mix of history monographs, maps, and primary sources that places Africa, Asia, and India at the center of study.  Farrar is an engaging and knowledgeable teacher who knows how to help young writers develop. My daughter gained a comprehensive understanding of complicated history, while growing as a writer and having fun.” – Helen D.

“My 7th grade son took Puzzles and Codes taught by Farrar and it’s been a fantastic experience. He’s a kid who doesn’t like a lot of school and typically doesn’t like anything that seems schoolish even if it’s a topic he likes. But he’s totally gotten into the class. It’s also been a nice gentle first online class. The work is interesting and challenging but not so much that it’s overwhelming. I think he likes the independence of doing it on his own.” – Alice

I have been extremely pleased with Farrar Williams as a teacher. The curriculum is interesting and incorporates a variety of ways for students to learn the material. Ms. Williams’ passion and knowledge of the subject matter are obvious, and I also deeply appreciate the background she brings as an experienced teacher. Highly recommended! – Sonja K.