Online Writing Classes For Kids

Holly Dodson has been teaching writing classes for years, with rave reviews from students and parents alike.  Now anyone can benefit from Holly’s acclaimed writing classes no matter where you live, or what your schedule.  Classes are online, so students can work at their own pace from the comfort of their own home.

My IEW Online Classes are now NEW and IMPROVED!  They feature high resolution video, with me teaching directly to the online audience rather than video of me teaching an in-person class.   I have also updated my content and revised the pace to better meet the needs of most students.

Online Classes include

IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing) Writing I

IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing) Writing II

IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing) Writing III

IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing) Writing IV

Expository Writing (Common Core based)

Customized Writing Coach Programs


All materials are included.  Each writing lesson is filmed in high definition and includes instruction and practice.  Students are given homework assignments based on the video, and Holly edits and provides feedback on all homework via email.

Who will benefit from these classes?

The IEW Writing Classes are designed for students in 4th grade and up, but many third graders have successfully taken these classes as well. The IEW program is especially well suited for beginning or reluctant writers.

The expository writing course is designed for students in fifth through eighth grade, or any student who is comfortable writing a paragraph but would like to learn or review a variety of different expository writing forms.

The Customized Writing Coach Program is designed for all ages, and is customized for individual student’s needs.

Ready to enroll?  

Online payment is easy via PayPal or credit card.  Email Holly at to receive an online invoice.   Once payment is complete, you will receive a PDF booklet that contains all materials, links to videos, and instructions.  It’s super easy and it’s convenient!

For more information or to enroll your student, call 951-302-0540 or email

Holly is an approved vendor for River Springs Charter School, Harbor Springs Charter School, Sage Oak Charter School, Excel Charter School, Julian Charter School, Sky Mountain Charter School, Inspire Charter School, Granite Mountain Charter School, Carrillo Point Academy, and Mission Vista Academy.