Three Exciting Things and Another Thing
I’ve got three exciting things (and another thing) to announce, and they are so exciting, I’m cutting this introduction short to get to them:
1. It’s Money-Saving Time!
We ran this early enrollment discount last year and it was a big hit, so we’re doing it again. It’s simple: be among the first 300 to sign up for a fall WriteAtHome course and save $80 off our normal tuition price. That means our $449 courses are only $369 for those who get in first.
I know it seems crazy early to start thinking about next year’s school plan, but it is very helpful for us to get students enrolled as early as possible. That why we’ve created this incentive. If it still seems like a lot of money or way too early for you, keep these things in mind:
- What you’re paying for is an experienced, expert writing tutor to work with your young writer on a weekly writing assignment for 32-weeks (we have shorter courses as well, but I’m talking about our popular annual courses). Sure, there’s a great curriculum involved too, but it’s the personal coaching that sets us apart.
- At the discount price, it works out to about $13 per week for an annual course. A curriculum and a personal tutor for $13 a week! I don’t know about where you live, but around here, the going rate for a tutor is about $50 an hour.
- It’s convenient too. The courses work on your schedule. There’s a weekly deadline, but it’s up to you and your students when they get the work done. And there’s no driving anywhere. Because of the magic of the internet, our writing coaches come to you. Sort of.
- There’s no risk! As always, WriteAtHome offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all our courses. After the start of the class, you have 100 days to evaluate. If within that window you decide the course doesn’t meet your expectations, you can withdraw with a full refund. Our promise to every customer is that you will get your money’s worth or you get your money back.
To sign up now or to learn more about our amazing annual writing courses, click here, or type WriteAtHome.com into your browser.
2. Semester Courses are back!
Two years ago, I had the brilliant idea of simplifying our course offerings by adding more 8-week workshops and eliminating our 16-week semester courses. And by “brilliant” I mean dumb.
Even though people liked the new workshops, many customers missed the semester option. So, we’re bringing it back.
The semester courses are abridged versions of our annual courses. They obviously don’t cover as much material and provide half the number of writing opportunities, but, like the annual courses, they offer a broad and comprehensive approach to writing. That means students will be given some creative writing as well as more formal academic projects. They will write descriptive, narrative, expository and persuasive papers.
Be aware, however, that semester courses are not simply the first and/or second half of the annual courses. They do not come in parts one and two. Some customers have mistakenly signed up for a semester course thinking, if they like it, they can take the “other” semester course in the second half of the year. But the course is the same in both the fall and the spring.
Semester courses are for people who only want a 16-week course. If you want a full year course, sign up for an annual course. And don’t worry. As I mentioned above, there’s no risk. If you don’t love it, you can withdraw with a full refund.
3. Fancy New Technology
I’m spilling the beans a bit on this, but I’m too excited about it to keep quiet. I can’t go into detail just yet, but we’ve got a crack computer-nerd team working on some really amazing new tools for our students and customers. We are hopeful that this dramatically improved system will be ready to launch in the fall. I can’t promise that just yet, but so far, so good.
Once we are sure it will be ready, I’ll be blabbing all about how great it is. And it will be great. It will make the WriteAtHome experience simpler, more convenient, even more fun for parents, students, and our writing coaches. I can’t wait to tell you more.
The Other Thing
Simply, the other thing is that we need your help. We are hoping and praying for growth this year — to help a record number of students become enthusiastic and proficient writers. Everyone here at WriteAtHome is eager to reach more students with our proven-effective approach to writing instruction. But we are a small business with a tiny marketing budget and can use all the help we can get to spread the word. If WriteAtHome isn’t for you, please consider sharing our wonderfulness with your homeschooling friends!
I’d love to answer any questions you might have about WriteAtHome and the work we do with young writers. Please leave them in the Reply section below.
Oh man. Of course you introduce the updated technology AFTER I graduate. I’m going to miss Write at Home. But I’ll definitely take the tips that I received here to college with me! 🙂
Sorry about that, GN. But thanks for the kind comments.
Hi Brian, I heard about your writing program on a homeschool group on Facebook today. Writing is the one area where my 10-yr-old son and I butt heads. Ari can write quite well when forced to (or is on rare occasions inspired), but he is so anxious about writing it’s a battle. Last year I attempted to end our misery by outsourcing. I enrolled Ari in an expensive Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) classroom course. The course was well done; however, I needed to help Ari DAILY. Result — more conflict and tears. How is your program different from IEW? How much time will be required of me, honestly?
“Writing is the one area where my 10-yr-old son and I butt heads.”
You’re not alone in this, Linda. I hear that a lot.
I wish I knew more about the IEW program. I’m familiar with their curriculum, but not with how they run their online instruction. I can tell you that our program doesn’t require anything from parents other than that you check in periodically to make sure Ari is keeping up with the schedule and that you are happy with the feedback from your writing coach.
That doesn’t mean you CAN’T be involved more. We leave that up to parents. You can be involved in the week-to-week assignments as you like.