Coach Interview: Katie Wolfe

Meet the Coaches Series

Write from the Heart has an amazing staff of coaches who work with the students.  All the coaches are degreed professionals passionate about working with homeschoolers.  Coaches do a lot more at Write from the Heart than grade papers—they are available daily to help students, discuss homework, facilitate literature discussions, and encourage each student individually through the writing process.  Write from the Heart is an interactive class, and a big part of that is the wonderful coaches.  In this series, we hope that you can get to know our staff even better.

First up is Katie Wolfe.  Katie was one of the first Write from the Heart (WFTH) coaches when the program began.  She worked for three years and then took some time off to have two beautiful little girls.  Now that they are school age, she is excited to be able to return to coaching.  This year will mark her second year since her hiatus.  She is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and a Masters of Education degree in Literacy with Reading Specialist Certification. She and her husband live in western PA with their two little girls and their dog. She also enjoys spending time with her family and serving in the Children’s Ministry at church.

Katie serves as the Basic Composition coach and enjoys working with 6th and 7th graders, especially ones who are reluctant writers. 

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Peer Interaction

The Missing Link in Online Education

You know what’s great about an online class?

The flexibility offered is next to none. There’s no specific time you’ve got to be in a classroom, and you won’t get in trouble for being tardy. Of course, there are due dates for some assignments, but let’s face it: with the sheer number of cute cat videos on YouTube, we need those deadlines to keep us on track.

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Exploded Moments in Writing

Tick, Tick, Tick… Boom!

You know what’s awesome about movies? Those moments where time slows down to a crawl. The music gets super intense, or there’s a ringing silence filling the air. The actors are moving in slow motion, and there’s usually some broken glass shattering or a bullet ripping through the scene, leaving ripples in its wake. It feels so cool to experience a moment in time where everything’s basically come to a halt.

It’s too bad we can’t do that with writing.

Or, can we?

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