Have you noticed our new sponsor in the sidebar, Living the Answer? When David contacted me about advertising, I jumped on the opportunity to review his online classes. Of our four oldest children, two are natural writers and two are more challenged. They all do well, but Kaitlyn and Lydia lacked confidence. I thought they would benefit most from some formal training in essay writing.
Today is their 4th weekly lesson in the online Essay Writing class, and they love it! It’s not easy, but they say that Mr. Vogel is a fun and engaging teacher. The 75 minute online lesson each week includes audio, slides, live interactive chat (via voice or typing), and some quick in-class assignments. Class size is limited to 12 so that the instructor can give personal attention to each student. The weekly writing projects he assigns are challenging, but doable – even for writers who lack confidence. Mr. Vogel is wonderful at providing personalized feedback and constructive criticism for each assignment, making his comments both helpful and encouraging. That’s not always an easy balance to strike, but he does it beautifully.
Our girls are rapidly gaining both confidence and proficiency. In just a few weeks, I’ve been very impressed at the change in their writing. I’ve always known they were intelligent and had good things to say, and thanks to their dad they are great verbal communicators. Now they are gaining the tools to communicate effectively in writing. This is important to us, and I’m thrilled that God has provided a way to build those skills.
Would I have sought out and paid for an online class? Never. Would I now? Quite possibly.
Have your children ever done an online class? If not, would you consider using an online class?