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Heather Eades Reviews

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.