Rachel has been homeschooling her two children for the past twelve years. After first encountering the Institute for Excellence in Writing in 2008, she came to embrace the program in 2011 and is now an IEW® Certified Instructor. She has seen tremendous improvement in the student’s abilities to express themselves and to communicate clearly, having taught the same group of students for several years in a local co-op using the IEW program . One student increased her ACT English score by six points from the first time she took it to the second time! Prior to 2008, she and her husband worked for Campus Crusade for Christ for twenty years. Currently, she lives with her husband, Patrick, and their two children on her husband’s family farm just outside Nashville, TN.
Workshops from Rachel Rist (may vary by event location)
EZ + 1: Making Sense of Teaching Writing
Teaching writing well is not only possible, it can be enjoyable! Come and learn about an effective and easy-to-use approach for the very reluctant child as well as the natural writer. Using models, checklists, and a clear pathway for “EZ + 1” skill progression, the Structure and Style® composition program is guaranteed to instill confidence and build competence in students of all ages and aptitudes.