Testimonials

Here’s what parents have to say about Holly’s writing instruction:

“One of my children recently scored in the 97th percentile nationwide in Writing and Comprehension for the SAT, and I am positive that Holly had a big part of that huge accomplishment.  I am very confident in my children’s college writing abilities.  Every time my eldest, who is now a sophomore in college, receives a high score on a paper (which is the usual,) we like to exclaim, with a heart full of gratitude, “Thank you Miss Holly!”  How can I ever say enough about a person who has given the gift of confidence in writing to each of my children?” —Mrs. Olomi

Thank you Holly for offering video courses!  It has helped our family take a class with a teacher when leaving our home isn’t always possible.  We have enjoyed IEW 1, 2 and 3!  And look forward to IEW 4.  You are an excellent teacher! I really appreciate your encouraging feed back directly to my son after each lesson! What works so well for us is the way you break down the material into understandable bite size pieces.  Which makes it so much easier for my son who does not enjoy writing.  I am so proud of how far he has come in his writing ability and I think he is too!!!  He might not love writing, but he certainly doesn’t hate it anymore!  Thank you again Holly!!  – Mrs. Smith

“As a mother I have seen his struggles, and now he faces his fear of writing armed with your checklist of dress-ups.  He is able to sit down alone and type out paragraphs without tears and anxiety. He’s found pride in his work and he loves to share his thoughts. Your class has made such a difference in his education, thank you so very much!” —Mrs. Kennedy

“Holly has been supportive and so helpful every step of the way. At this point, I can’t imagine my daughter working with anyone else…truly. I am so thankful we found her, and I now feel confident that Areya will be well prepared for advanced writing requirements in the years to come.  Thank you, Holly, for your teaching style and for the positive impact you have had on Areya!” –Mrs. DiLena

“My son Michael’s writing improved a couple of grades and he overcame his dread of writing…Holly had a profound effect on Michael’s education.”  –Mrs. Howard

“Within the very first hour, Holly’s straightforward, clear instructional techniques combined with her friendliness, energy and warmth secured my son’s respect and attention, and he thrived under her teaching style. Holly taught him a new way to think about and approach the process of writing, and caused Travis to discover in himself an ability and esteem that no other instructor has ever been able to do.”  –Mrs. Reid

And here’s what students themselves say about Holly’s classes:

“I like that when I write my own essays or stories now I automatically use all the dress ups, and that makes my essays so much better.”  5th grade student

“I like the style of IEW because it slowly adds in things you have to learn, but in a fun way.” 5th grade student

“I like how it makes writing easier.”  8th grade student

“Overall, this is the best class I’ve taken—ever.” 4th grade student