WordWielder Calendar, Fees & Policies

Circled days are federal holidays, during which some classes may be held. We will not have class during weeks highlighted in red. 

July 1-5, 2024: Week of Fourth of July

November 25-29, 2024: Thanksgiving week

December 23, 2024 - January 3, 2025: Christmas Break - UPDATED

March 24 - 28, 2025: Spring Break

May 23, 2025 - Last day of classes

Tuition and fees for 2024-25


As a former homeschooling parent, I understand the struggles of families trying to homeschool on a budget, so I try to keep my costs as reasonable as possible. I last raised my rates in June 2022, and that was my first price increase in more than five years!  

Total yearly tuition for classes and tutoring will be divided into 9 equal payments, invoiced at the beginning of each month. Tuition is due each month in full regardless of student’s attendance.  This is because either time or a seat is being reserved for your student.  Credit toward a future class will be given if I must miss a class day.   Beginning in the fall of 2021, seats will be reserved with a nonrefundable deposit equal to the first month's tuition.

Please pay tuition via Zelle. PayPal users, please add 3.5% to tuition payments to cover fees.


Except for summer sessions, please keep in mind that you are committing your student to attend a school year’s worth of classes (September - May, see calendar above).  Absences are to be expected due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances.  However, your student is expected to attend each class in order to receive the maximum benefit from instruction. Instructions and/or videos will be posted for assignments in Google Classroom. In many cases, video recordings of classes are provided (for student and parent review only).  NOTE: These classes are online, and students will be expected to participate in the class by turning on their video settings. This provides the best experience for me and for other students, and it also ensures me that students are present and engaged. Please do not enroll in an online class if your student does not wish to participate via video.


Beginning September 2022, to withdraw from a course, students must provide an email with a notice to withdraw from the class and unenroll from the Google Classroom. If tuition has been paid in advance, prorated refunds may be provided.  First month deposits are nonrefundable. If I must cancel a class, a full refund will be provided.


Book purchases are required for several classes. Where possible, I will provide Etexts or .pdf versions of literature. Please purchase the books according to the specific links or ISBN numbers provided in syllabus or Booklist tab. This makes it easier for your students to follow along in class and ensures that they receive the best quality literature. (I am not responsible if you decide to use a version that is inappropriate or confusing for your student, which has happened!)

If attending online, please provide your student with a quiet place to attend class. For accessibility to both Zoom and Google Classroom, a high-speed Internet connection is best, along with use of a laptop rather than an iPad or phone.  Using a phone will not allow students to navigate in Google Classroom and our Zoom meeting effectively. 

Notice of publication

Parents of students give permission to use student’s work, photos, or portions of videos taken in class (without identification), for promotional purposes and to advance my certification level with IEW.  No student will be identified in photos or by full name on writing samples unless authorized.  Any objection to this policy must be provided in writing.  Online classes may be recorded, and joining an online class acknowledges consent to recording.  Instructional videos are reserved for student/parent use only and are not to be redistributed.

Statement of Agreement

Enrollment in and payment for a class indicates you have read, understood, and agree to the aforementioned policies.