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Parent and Student Testimonials

Here’s What They Say About Passionate Homeschooler

Discover some of the amazing experiences Passionate Homeschooler has provided to students and their parents.

"The feedback was very helpful. Miss Deanna not only pointed out grammar and tense errors, but also evaluated the validity of my arguments. She made points about my writing that I had not considered and helped me to communicate more clearly."

- Ainsley Burns, Student -

"We have taken plenty of writing courses. What we both really liked in this class were the concrete examples. Too often instruction is given in general terms when it comes to writing. The concrete examples provide the student with great models to help them get started. We liked the chunks of information. The lessons on coherence and unity were very helpful. The section on conclusions was new for us and very helpful. When instructors tell students to write a conclusion at the end of the paper, they rarely tell the student how. They explain the purpose of the concluding paragraph over and over without teaching techniques. Deanna is strong in this department as it doesn't leave the student making it up as they go. Lastly - Learned not to use that word!!! Would have liked to take the class at a slower pace. We speed up at the end just when we were getting into new territory. Liked that the student is not judged on their writing - rather they are tested on their knowledge of writing rules and processes that they can continually apply to their writing. Is a support for classes that require writing/ doesn't burden the student with too much extra work. Visuals are GREAT! Loved the Pride and Prejudice embedded education!"

- Sara and Isabel Froelich, Mother and Daughter -

"Day over day, Deanna has provided my son the attention needed to truly identify his opportunities to improve in his school-based lessons and beyond. She routinely works with him to understand the 'how' and 'why' behind his academic struggles, then collaborates with him to develop and instill a plan for success, often going above and beyond to teach him new, unique methods for learning. She's proven to be kind and thoughtful in their shared sessions, even when my son is having a difficult time navigating our current academic reality. If you're seeking a truly engaged, personalized approach to supporting your child's educational practice, seek the support of Deanna — she's a gem of an academic guide for both my son and me."

 - Alexandra Mattheisen, Parent -

Curriculum for the soul

"I know this headline sounds like an exaggeration, but this is the type of content that teenagers really need today: philosophy that gives them the framework to probe the questions that adolescence begs, rich literary classics that broaden both vocabulary and mind, and a sense of historical narrative that sheds light on what civilization "means". My high school-aged son has been using this curriculum for two years now and his response has always been, "finally - something I can sink my teeth into." So much of today's curriculum attempts to make things palatable for the students, when what they really yearn for is substance. And this is what Deanna offers."

- Jennifer Trulock, Parent -

Deanna's feedback not only benefitted my student, it helped me to be a better evaluator for my daughter. I appreciated how my daughter received not only correction, but also encouragement about what she was doing well. I look forward to working with Deanna again soon!"

- Sara Burns, Parent -

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