South Austin English
Matthew Stephens, owner and author of Essentials in Writing, is offering a middle school and high school writing class in South Austin! Essentials in Writing is one of Cathy Duffy’s Top 102 Picks!
Grades 9-11 High School Composition
Grade Level Writing (expository, descriptive, persuasive, compare/contrast) – Students will study and improve sentence structure and use the writing process to compose paragraphs, essays, and a research paper.
Grades 7-8 Writing
Grade Level Writing (expository, descriptive, persuasive, compare/contrast) – Students will study and improve sentence structure and use the writing process to compose paragraphs, narratives, business letters, essays, and a research paper.
First Day/Orientation: August 26-27
Thanksgiving Break: November 25-26
Christmas Break: December 18 – January 5
Spring Break: March 15-19
Last day: May 12-13
Grades 9-11 (Thursday 11:30-12:30)
Grades 7-8 (Wednesday 11:30-12:30)
- Students will be provided with our daily, video-based curriculum but will meet once a week for a 50-60 minute class with their teacher, Matthew Stephens, and other students.
- Students will participate in peer review, teacher-led instruction, and activities with verbal and written feedback.
- All assignments will be graded.
- Curriculum will be mailed to the student at the time of registration.
A registration fee of $67 is charged at the time of enrollment. All curriculum is included.
Tuition is $50 charged monthly on the 10th of each month, from September 10th through May 10th. You will enter your payment information when you enroll. Tuition fees are non-refundable. All curriculum is included.
Classes will be held in our classroom located in South Austin at:
9811 S IH 35 in Austin, TX
MEET THE TEACHER
Matthew Stephens holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with emphasis and certification in middle school and high school English as well as a Masters Degree in Education Administration as a Principal.
In December 2019 Stephens graduated from Texas State University with a master’s degree in Choral Conducting.
We began using Essentials in Writing when my oldest daughter was in sixth grade. She continued to use it all the way through her tenth grade year, and then in eleventh grade she started an online PSEO College Research and Writing class. She was very nervous until she saw the syllabus and realized that it was exactly what she had been doing all along in Essentials in Writing.
In fact, she found the college class to be easier than high school!
Before this, we had used several other writing programs, but Essentials in Writing was so straight forward and easy to understand that she finally quit complaining about writing and even learned to enjoy it.
All the years of practicing writing different types of essays, learning how to organize her thoughts and outline her papers, and the step-by-step guidance of the revision process, really gave her the confidence to not only do well in her college class, but to earn an overall score of 99%.
This is a complete testament to the effectiveness of Essentials in Writing since this is what she has used from the beginning, and we will absolutely continue to use it with our other children.
-Dawn (April 2019)
Grade level class not offered that you need? Is one of our classes full? Please contact customer service through our chat service (below) or call 417-256-4191.
We are located south of Austin and north of Buda right off I35 (across from South Park Meadow).
9811 S Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78744