Christiana Pomaville is a redheaded follower of Jesus, and she loves all things creative and true. She is a firm believer that God is unimaginably kind and that He makes all things new (she has witnessed His goodness firsthand and loves to tell about it). Christiana enjoys using her gifts of teaching and working with compassion and empathy to help others. She finds delight in working with animals, especially horses. She also has a deep love for the arts, including literature (particularly historical fiction), theater (preferably comedy), and music (preferably good). Christiana also enjoys good food, long sunny days, martial arts, the color rose-gold, and acoustic guitar.
Christiana graduated from Campbell University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, and she has completed several master's classes through Liberty University. She has also gained much experience through jobs such as retail, banking, academic administration, and volunteer work. Christiana loves to help facilitate learning and community, and she looks forward to using her expertise and gifts to do so at Utmost.
What Is Writing: Basic Writing Skills
GRADE LEVELS: 6th-8th
Class: Monday 10:00 - 11:00 A.M.
Writing—though it may seem commonplace, the skill of writing is important for many facets of life, including helping the student understand and translate ideas that impact themselves, the people around them, and future generations. An essential part of writing is editing, which helps the writing become strong, accurate, and able to convey the meaning the author intends.
This writing and editing class helps students Grades 6 – 8 learn the following writing and editing skills:
PRACTICAL (strong print/cursive penmanship, computer document skills/keyboarding, voice/tone, notes/letters)
ACADEMIC (note-taking, organizing ideas/brainstorming/outlining, topic sentence/paragraph structure, basic paper structure with APA citations)
FACTUAL (directions, manuals, recipes)
EDITING (numerical/factual accuracy, strong topic sentences/supporting details/closing sentences, spelling/grammar/punctuation)
Homework: 1 – 2 hours per week
Textbook: God's Gift of Language C (3rd ed.), published by Abeka, #15724411
Minimum Students: 5
*Please note: this class is specifically for writing, not grammar (though basic grammar issues will be addressed as they arise in the class).
Tuition: $55 / month for 9 months