Writing courses for primary and intermediate students teaching the proven and highly rated curriculum from the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW).

Hi there, and thanks for visiting my site. Located in New Zealand, I am an IEW-accredited Registered Instructor and offer writing courses (delivered online) to primary and intermediate aged school children. IEW or the Institute for Excellence in Writing are based in North America and provide a widely taught and respected writing curriculum. Their methods have proven to be effective at teaching writing, and they receive a lot of positive feedback – see here. The IEW programme has been running for 25 years, although it originates from a programme developed by a Canadian primary school teacher during her many decades of teaching – see more.

As a homeschooling dad, I use the IEW curriculum to teach writing to my sons; starting when they were Years 4 and 6. It has made the world of difference, teaching them how to structure stories and reports, how to generate ideas for what to write about, and how to use stylistic techniques to improve the flow and impact of their writing. I was so happy with the results from IEW that I completed their teacher training course to become an independent Registered Instructor, so that I can teach it to other children.

I will be teaching IEW’s Structure and Style for Students Year 1 Level A programme, which I have divided into 3 courses. The first of these is open for enrolment, and available for students aged 9 to 12 – please visit the course page for further information. To find out more about IEW see the About IEW page. If you have any questions, please visit my contact page.

Best wishes,
Richard

Fun in Fendalton

I am running an after-school writing course at the Fendalton Library in term 3. We will explore story writing, report writing, how to improve descriptive language, and linking ideas. And have some fun too!

Starts 23rd July, and runs for 10 weeks. See the course page for more information and to enrol.

Enrolments for the Online IEW Writing Course close 13th July

Don’t miss this opportunity for your child to learn some fundamental writing skills, and build on their own knowledge.

Enrolments close 13th July. See the course for more information and to enrol.