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Heather Eades Reviews

Kristoffer Koop (Student in Literature and Composition) — April 26, 2020

I really enjoyed the class – the books were great, the writing about the books was great. I liked the addition of the discussions this year as well. It was all super good – I think the biggest thing that would make it better is having the workload be more manageable (especially) at the beginning of the year. The only other thing, is maybe the class size. It wasn’t that big of a deal, but to me, a little bit smaller class would be better for this course – more individual sharing of projects would be able to take place too.

Daniel (High School Student, Literature and Composition) — May, 2020

“Mrs. Eades has by far been my favorite English teacher ever! Unlike all my other teachers who would make me want to go to sleep (literally), Mrs. Eades makes me excited to learn. She always has a smile on her face which always brightens up my day! You will have an amazing year in Mrs. Eades’ class, even if you don’t like school, reading, or writing! She makes everything fun, so time will fly by in her class.”

(Parent, Creative Composition 1) — May, 2020

“Heather is such an incredible teacher and a joy for my daughter!! She made writing fun and enjoyable, which is not easy to do. One of my main goals for this class was for my daughter to not hate writing, but Heather exceeded all those expectations by creating a class that was fun, encouraging, and academically sound. At the end of the year, my daughter was sad for the class to end, which was a wonderful, unexpected surprise. Thank you!!”

(High School Student, Literature and Composition) — May, 2020

“When I started In this class I wasn’t sure what to expect since I had never done a writing class before. I was pleasantly surprised at how amazing the teacher is and how she was able to help me become a better writer. Mrs. Eades is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had!”

(Middle School Parent, Creative Composition 1) — May, 2020

“This was an excellent class! My daughter learned a great deal about writing and really enjoyed the experience. She particularly appreciated the interesting writing topics included in the curriculum and Mrs. Eades’ warm, engaging personality. The course was thorough and interesting in content, and Mrs. Eades made it a FUN experience for the students!”

Caleigh (Student, Creative Composition 1) — May, 2020

“I really liked how inclusive this class was. Even though I was older, you treated me the same and had faith in me and gave me the courage to keep writing.”

Maguire (Middle School Student, Creative Composition 1) –May, 2020

“I loved this class so much. It helped me become a better writer.”

Laura Heikkila (Parent, Writers in Residence: Apprentice)  

“Signing my daughter up for Writers in Residence with AIM Academy was the best homeschooling decision I made this year (possibly ever)! It was my daughter’s first time taking an online course and Mrs. Eades ensured the class environment was welcoming and encouraging. Also, as a parent, Mrs. Eades welcomed communication and was happy to answer any question I had or provide any assistance I needed.

Writing is one of my challenging areas to teach, as it is not a strength of mine. I tried various curriculums with my kids and none of them seemed to spark an interest in writing. So many seemed to be filled with uninteresting exercises or busywork, but Writers in Residence was a completely different experience! It is focused on learning to write the way professional writers actually write. And the writing assignments are interesting and allow for creativity. It completely changed the way my daughter views writing and her level of skill increased dramatically this year.

When I asked my daughter why she would recommend the course, she shared that the class helped improve her writing by giving her a writing coach, as well as, providing her with other students to interact with in the class. She found it helpful to hear other students read their papers because it exposed her to different styles of writing and it also motivated her to improve her writing because she knew she would be reading her pieces to others.

We are looking forward to continuing with Writers in Residence (WIR) next year. My son will be taking Volume 1 and my daughter will be continuing in WIR by taking Volume 2. We highly recommend the Writing in Residence course and Mrs. Eades!”

Tonya (Parent, Writers in Residence: Apprentice)  

“Mrs. Eades has been such a blessing to my family! She has inspired my children (a boy in each section) to learn to write, and they have really enjoyed these online classes with her and their classmates. It’s been both a comfort and a joy to watch them develop their writing skills in such an encouraging, engaging environment. We are thankful to have found this class, and my sons and I highly recommend it! “

Kristin (Parent, Writers in Residence: Apprentice) 

This has been such a great class for my son! Mrs. Eades is amazing! She is so very kind and has only supportive and uplifting words for her students. She is always so upbeat, positive, and encouraging. She is very thoughtful in her critiques on writing assignments, which, again, are always only positive and upbuilding! She has really helped my son grow in his confidence and ease of writing.
The curriculum itself is also great! Many of the assignments are geared towards the students writing about themselves: memories, an autobiography, and even letters to their future children (fun!); and interviewing and learning about various family members. This has provided a valuable avenue for writing, but also an even more valuable opportunity for the students to explore and think about themselves and their lives and what is important to them, as well as creating a great collection of memories and stories about their family members. By the end of this class, my son will have a wonderful portfolio of writings full of personal and family gems. He will likely keep and treasure this for a long time to come!
I also really appreciate how Mrs. Eades and the Writers in Residence curriculum emphasize and support each student in finding and sharing their unique, God-given voice, and encourage them to “share” this with their readers in their writings.
We’ve already signed up for Section 2 of this class next fall!

Ashley (Parent,Writers in Residence: Apprentice)  

My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed Mrs.Eades WIR Vol.1class. Mrs. Eades gives encouraging feedback with each assignment and my daughter can not wait for her online class each week. The WIR curriculum is very well organized and easy for the students to follow. I never have to remind her to do her homework each day- she throughly enjoys each assignment! Mrs. Eades has truly had a positive impact on my daughter and given her confidence in her writing.