Teaching

I am currently offering local summer writing classes for your kids and students! These are shorter than my year-long courses and focus mainly on creative writing.

As a professional writing teacher of two years, I am fully equipped with the tools your child needs to write with confidence and skill. I am an Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) Certified teacher, and combine the practical approach of IEW with creativity and fun! I encounter each student as an individual, learning their strengths and weaknesses and helping them hone their talents. Sign your child up for a four week exciting journey of intensive writing!

How to Sign-up?

You can email me here: elizabethbernadetterussell @ gmail.com

Info on Summer Courses

Location: 3518 Voltaire Ln, St. Charles

Prices

$300 for 1st student

$200 for 2nd student from same family

$150 for 3rd student from same family

Open to students ages 12-18

JUNE Dates and Time

Dates: 8, 15, 22, 29

Time: 1:30-3pm

 

June Class Structure – Storytelling with Epic

Week 1 – The Hero’s Journey

Week 2 – Archetypal Characters

Week 3 – Evaluating Epic Stories

Week 4 – Drafting your own epic story

 

 

 

How to Sign-up for summer classes?

You can email me here: elizabethbernadetterussell @ gmail.com

Info on School Year Classes

Year-long class for grades 5th – 8th

1 child: $600

2nd child from family: $400

3rd child from family: $200

1st Semester: beginning October 13th, 2017

2nd Semester: beginning January 12th

Possible Materials

Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Aesop’s Fables

Alice in Wonderland

The House at Pooh Corner

Boxcar Children

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Matilda

Wrinkle in Time

Through the Looking Glass

Class for Grades 9 – 12

1 child: $600

2nd child from family: $400

3rd child from family: $200

1st Semester: beginning October 13th, 2017

2nd Semester: beginning January 12th

Possible Materials

Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Aesop’s Fables

Anderson’s Fairy Tales

Uncle Tom’s Cabin

The Lord of the Rings

Jane Eyre

How to Sign-up for year-long classes?

You can email me here: elizabethbernadetterussell @ gmail.com

TESTIMONIALS

“I had the privilege of having Elizabeth teach my girls this past year. She is a wonderful teacher! Elizabeth took time to get to know my girls individually and learn their strengths and weaknesses when it comes to their writing styles. She was able to guide each of them to become better, more confident writers.” – Brigid Ehrke

 

“Elizabeth tutored my daughter through fifth grade and the following summer. When she began, my daughter did not like writing papers and struggled to form her thoughts into words. Now, she writes easily and is receiving A’s from her teachers on her literature papers. I am so grateful for everything Elizabeth did, and I highly recommend her.” – Amy Gorski

 

What is IEW and why is it important?

Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) provides students with step-by step tools for creative writing, essay writing and compiling research reports, and is designed to benefit students of all ages. It enforces a student’s ability to easily employ adjectives, adverbs, strong verbs, etc. in their writing, and builds confidence in knowing how to construct interesting opening sentences and satisfying conclusions. IEW has been proven to help hundreds of students with their writing! learn more @ iew.com.

What will my child gain from these classes?

We are wired to understand the world around us through narrative and storytelling. Closely woven within the strands of imagination and fiction are the threads of storytelling structure. With a drive to imagine, create and explore, your child will gain tools to better understand and relate to reality.

What skills will my child learn?

  • How to analyze stories and tell the great ones from the mediocre
  • How to tell their own stories
  • How to relate storytelling to real life
  • How to challenge their imagination
  • How to write with style
  • How to finish a story
  • How to brainstorm for a beginning
  • How to fill in the middle
  • A fun experience!

How to Sign-up?

You can email me here: elizabethbernadetterussell @ gmail.com