Nancy Micklatcher

10829 North 43rd Street

Augusta, MI 49012

(269) 731-4068




About the Instructor:


I graduated from Plymouth State College in New Hampshire with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in music. For 15 years I taught in elementary classrooms throughout New England. I received my Master’s degree in Literacy Education from the University of Southern Maine in 1994. After the birth of our second child, my husband and I moved to Michigan where I became a fulltime stay-at-home mom. Both of our sons are homeschool graduates. Over the years I have taught writing to hundreds of students.

About the Course:


This is a year-long class designed primarily for middle schoolers (and very early high schoolers with no formal writing experience). During the year we will meet weekly to practice different types of writing. My goal is not to take your place as your child’s writing teacher, but to show how you can help your child become a confident and effective writer. Basic grammar, spelling, and punctuation will be addressed within the context of the writing assignments.  Students must be able to read and take notes. Homework will be assigned each week.  Parents are required to attend the first 15-20 minutes of class the first day, and are expected to take an active role during the year in helping students complete the assignments.




There will be no textbook for this course. Students will need access to a computer, printer, and email. Handouts will be provided.


Tuition: $350 for the year


  • $175 on the first day of class in September

  • $175 on the first day of class in January