Take our placement test and follow the steps outlined on the page to determine your results. Our system will give you a recommendation on which Intro level and Grammar level may be most suitable for the students. You may also find it helpful to watch our “About EWC” video to understand the courses that are offered or even watch the recording of our recent open house.
That said, most students start with either Intro 100 or 150. Intro 150 teaches the same concepts and skills but use more advance reading material. Intro 100 is suitable for grades 4-6, while 150 is for grades 6-8.
If the student is in 3rd grade, consider enrolling in Grammar I as a preparatory step for starting Intro 100 when (s)he enters 4th grade.
How do I know what grammar class to take?
Complete steps A and B of the placement test, and then download the answer key PDF to determine the grammar class that best fits your current skill level. If you would like to see a preview of what each of the grammar classes looks like, you can do so here.
Are all classes live?
The Intro Series features both a live lecture and section component.
Grammar can be taken live or self-paced.
Our HUM Series features pre-recorded lectures and a live section component.
EWC Workspace is a completely live tutoring service.
ALL coursework is graded live by our team of instructors.
What is the structure of the classes?
The Intro Series consists of one weekly lecture (45 minutes) followed by a weekly small section component (1 hour).
Grammar (if taken live) consists of one weekly section (1 hour). If taken self-paced, students have the freedom to watch the class videos on their own time and at their own pace.
The HUM series consists of pre-recorded lectures (1 hour long each) that students will have to watch before section (once a week for 1 hour).
How long is each trimester?
The live-offerings of our classes run in trimesters 9-10 weeks long. Nonlive grammar, on the other hand, can be completed entirely at each student’s pace.
Do we have to purchase any materials for class?
Only the HUM Series requires students to purchase the books necessary for the course. No other course requires students to purchase any item.
Who are the instructors?
ALL of our instructors are members of the Harvard community who are extremely passionate about education. Please feel free to read all about our team here!
How many students are in each class?
The number of students in each class differs depending on enrollment numbers, but our traditional student to teacher ratio is 7:1, and we do our best to keep our sections at a maximum of 5 students each.
Will students have homework?
The Intro Series, Grammar courses, and HUM Series assigns students homework in order to ensure that students are grasping the course material. Feedback is provided on all assignments by our instructors in order to help our students continue to improve.
Participating in Class
Can I attend a different section in the same week if I can’t make mine?
Yes! If you missed the section that you were assigned, you may attend another section that same week. Please make sure to let your instructor know if you ever need to change sections for a particular week.
When are the lecture recordings posted?
Lecture recordings for all Intro levels are posted the Sunday evening after the lecture. You can find all lecture recordings in your personal EWC portal.
Please be aware that classes are not recorded when the class period is a midterm or final exam.
What time are classes?
Every live class is offered multiple times per week each trimester; to see dates and times, please go to our courses page and scroll down to the course you are interested in. There you will see a button that you can use to download a calendar for the term.
How can I see my student's grades?
For all of our classes, student work is assigned and graded through Google Classroom. You can see your student’s grades and their course progress by logging in at https://www.classroom.google.com. In order to see grades, you will need to log in using the same email address that your student uses to access the class.
In addition to this, for our live class offerings, our instructors will send out report cards with feedback after the midpoint and final exams.
Technical Support and Common Problems
Why can’t I access my Zoom meeting?
Please make sure that you are connecting to the correct Zoom meeting for your class time. You can do this by checking on your online portal on our website. Note that, if you are enrolled in a class that has a lecture component and a section component (such as our Intro Series), the lecture component has a different Zoom code from the section.
If you are sure you have the correct meeting, but you still cannot get in, you may have tried to join the meeting before the instructor has started class. You will not be able to access the Zoom meeting until the instructor starts the meeting. Just stay online, and once the instructor has begun the meeting, you will be automatically admitted.
I forgot my password!
Go to the portal login page as you normally would and click “forgot password” at the bottom of the page. You will then be prompted to enter the email address associated with the account. You will then be sent an email with a new password that you can use to regain access to your portal.
I can’t find the lecture recording!
Was this week’s class a midterm or final exam? If so, there will be no lecture recording for this week. Instead, you’ll need to take the exam!
If you are in one of our Intro series classes, the lecture should be posted in your portal at https://www.eyrewritingcenter.com under the corresponding class title. Lectures should be posted there by the end of the day each Saturday.
If you are in a class other than Intro, such as Grammar, your instructor should post the recording to Google Classroom. If it is not there, please send your instructor an email.
How do I create an account?
You can create an account only once you have purchased a course on our courses page. Once you have purchased a course or subscription, you will be automatically prompted to create an account so that you can log in and see your course.
How do I access my class?
To access your class, you will need to make sure you have logged in on our website, https://eyrewritingcenter.com, by clicking “log in” at top right. Once you have logged in, you can see all of your courses by clicking on your profile image at top right and then choosing “My Library” from the dropdown menu.
How do I change the email address associated with my account?
Make sure you’re logged in, and then click on your profile icon at top right and choose “Settings” from the dropdown menu. There you will be able to change the email associated with your account by editing the “Email” field. Make sure you click “Save” at the very bottom of the page!
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