BIO     Valerie Chaffin instructs Foundations of Literature and Composition, American Literature and Composition, British Literature and Composition and English Literature and Composition (AP Preparatory). She is a licensed teacher with Advanced Placement certification and has been teaching high school English for over twenty years in public and private traditional schools as well as homeschool tutorials. She has earned Teacher of the Year twice in her teaching tenure, Tennessee’s Outstanding Teacher award, and has been featured in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers several times.    Valerie is happily married to her best friend, Christopher, and they have two teenage children who drew them into this exciting journey of homeschooling.

BIO

Valerie Chaffin instructs Foundations of Literature and Composition, American Literature and Composition, British Literature and Composition and English Literature and Composition (AP Preparatory). She is a licensed teacher with Advanced Placement certification and has been teaching high school English for over twenty years in public and private traditional schools as well as homeschool tutorials. She has earned Teacher of the Year twice in her teaching tenure, Tennessee’s Outstanding Teacher award, and has been featured in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers several times.

Valerie is happily married to her best friend, Christopher, and they have two teenage children who drew them into this exciting journey of homeschooling.

Grammar 1
(Middle School through High School)

32 WEEK CLASS

 

Tutor Name: Valerie Chaffin

Course Name: Grammar 1 (Middle School through High School)

Required Texts:

Most of the instructional material will be provided by the tutor, so there is a $20.00 supply fee to attend the class.       

Other Required Materials:

  • A 3-ring notebook for this class’s work only

  • A set of dividers for the 3-ring notebook

  • Access to email

  • The Only Grammar Book You’ll Ever Need (Thurman) (Available on Amazon)

Copy Fee: $20

Minimum Number of Students: 10

Maximum Number of Students: 

More Courses
  by Valerie Chaffin

  • Grammar 1 - High School

  • Foundations of English (English 1, High School)

  • British Literature – High School – English 3 or 4

  • American Literature with Writing Focus – High School, English 2

Course Description/Outline/Objectives:
This year-long course will explore the foundational elements of grammar using a variety of repetitive practice and writing exercises. It is preparatory for English courses where composition will be employed and command of the written language is expected.

Expected Weekly Time Commitment for Homework: 

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Grade Level: 7th-12th  

Rate for Additional Private Tutoring:  $35/hour