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These uniquely designed writing classes teach the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) Structure and Style™ method coordinated with Connecting with History.

Our classes are taught by a certified IEW instructor with over fifteen years of IEW teaching experience. She is a Master Catechist as well as a Catholic homeschool mom who has used Connecting with History for 20 years!

With these unique qualifications, she has designed a one-of-a-kind course.

Each class uses source texts from the Connecting with History program to learn the foundational skills of the IEW program, reinforcing the history material your family studies throughout the school year.


  • Self-paced recorded lessons that teach the skills of the IEW method

  • Two learning levels for each volume of Connecting with History

  • Lessons and assignments especially created to coordinate with Connecting with History

  • Personalized feedback, editing, and advice on all assignments

  • Review, instruction, vocabulary, grammar, games, and quizzes

  • Live game and trivia nights throughout the school year.


  • Flexibility to create your own schedule.

  • 24/7 access to lessons and materials.

  • Children move at their own pace to ensure mastery of each skill.

  • Interactive lessons keep children actively engaged

  • No cameras are involved in these classes ensuring privacy and security.

  • More focused learning time - fewer distractions

  • Integration of history and composition results in greater interest and retention.

  • Spiral learning means there is review built into every lesson. Students build upon what they have already learned.

  • Parents and teacher work as a team. You’re not on your own!

The Classes

  • Nine months of 24/7 unlimited access to classes.
  • Lessons and instructional materials developed specifically for Connecting with History.
  • Personalized editing, feedback, and assistance to your child by a certified IEW instructor.


  • $375 per student


  • Classes August 29, 2022 through May 31, 2023
  • Lessons are recorded to allow you to fit your family's schedule and allow students to move at their own pace.
  • We provide a calendar and scheduling advice.

Level A
Level B
Typically grades 3-5. Any student who has had no introduction to the IEW program and/or might require a slower pace.
Students must be able to write a basic sentence.
Typically grades 6-8. At least one year of IEW experience.
The course begins with a brief review, so an older student with no IEW experience may easily catch on.


Ginny has instructed a few of my children in the last several years, and I will gladly send all the rest to her as they come of age to learn from her. Her lessons are clear, plus her feedback is concise and useful. How nice to have a proficient educator and faithful woman contributing to the development of our children. What a time saver to have the Companion Reader as the source text for the writing lessons. Great idea!
Thank you for revealing to all of RC History the gem of Ginny.

You are a wonderful teacher -- so patient and gentle. My son is learning so much...from self-checks, keeping a binder, deadlines, self-discipline, confidence - not to mention the writing skills you are teaching and the beauty of words, descriptive words. Yesterday as he was completing his paper on Egyptian writings, I was going over the checklist with him, and we talked about WHY dress ups and strong verbs and -ly words are so "cool" - like poetry - they enhance meaning while fitting into a structure (meter and rhyme)/discipline - a challenge!
Thank you so much!

We enrolled our 6th grade child to go along with our history, and this is her second semester. We have been moving slowly throughout history, but this doesn't affect the IEW class. You don't have to go at a certain pace through history curriculum for it all to flow and make sense. The class uses sections of the main history book for assignments. It is nice that she is learning more about her Catholic faith and writing skills. We will be enrolling more of our children in the future.

I am SO pleased with this class! My kids are learning so much, and I LOVE how it is tied right into our history.