Writing 2
Advanced Composition
Tutor: Kim Witthuhn
Email: kimwitthuhn@comcast.net
Length: Full Year Class Period: Thursday, period 3

Description:  Students will experiment with various forms of essays to enhance and improve their writing abilities and critical thinking skills. Literature will be used to develop critical thinking and further explore writing possibilities. Following are examples that may be used of various writing forms: narrative, descriptive, illustration, process, persuasive, compare/contrast, creative, cause and effect, definition, persuasion, argument. Specific grammar and other mechanical components will be reviewed and addressed in order to build the content around the needs of the students. Assignments for the class will include reading assignments, short, weekly, written responses and 3 to 5 essays each semester that are 2 to 5 pages in length. Students will compose outlines, rough drafts, and final drafts for each of the essay assignments.

Note:  Although Writing 2 is formatted as a year-long class, each semester has its own syllabus and literature selection.  Students need to register separately for each semester.

Tuition note:  Because of the additional time needed to grade students' papers, the base tuition for this class is $210.

Tutor: Kim Witthuhn works as a professional editor and has taught literature, writing, grammar, history, and geography at various homeschool organizations over the last 15 years, including homeschooling her own children. She recently became certified as a career consultant and enjoys helping people discover the unique design God gave them. She is passionate about helping students enjoy learning and knowing God better by studying His Word and the world He created. Mrs. Witthuhn graduated from Concordia University with a BA in English and Social Science Education. She lives in Eden Prairie with her husband and two of her four children and enjoys leading Bible studies, reading and learning, and spending time with family.

Level: Grades 10-12
Prerequisite: Writing 1 or tutor approval
Homework: 3-4 hours per week
1st Semester Texts: (to be purchased by parents)

  • TBD (coming soon)

2nd Semester Texts: (to be purchased by parents)

  • TBD (coming soon)

Supplies: $20 for photocopies