I'm Holly Ramsey, the homeschool counselor and essay coach. My five kids range in age from 11 to their mid-20s. I'm entering my third decade as a home educator.
I offer Planning High School workshops for home educators, a Common App workshop for seniors, review services to help parents create the documents home educators provide to colleges, one-on-one consulting services for home educators, and individualized essay coaching & editing for seniors working on college applications.
Within the homeschooling community, I have taught or organized creative writing classes, literature clubs, public speaking clubs and contests, Science Olympiad teams, parent support groups, competitive math clubs, and field trips too numerous to list. Locally, I moderate a several-hundred-member Chicagoland online group for home educators.
My articles have been featured in Practical Homeschooling and Home School Enrichment. I also coach online writing classes for Brave Writer (including their College Admission Essay class) and serve as a mentor coach to new Brave Writer instructors.
Prior to home educating, I taught social studies in the public schools, and in a Coalition of Essential Schools program. I received a MA in Teaching from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated with High Honors from Binghamton University with a BA in History and Philosophy.
I am an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association and chair the homeschool affinity group within IECA. Recently, IECA recognized me with their inaugural "Making a Difference" award. It's a privilege and a joy to share what I've learned over decades of home educating!
Email ThoughtfulHomeschooling@gmail.com for details about consultant services:
how to start homeschooling, individualized curriculum selection, high school planning, transcript packages, college application workshops, and essay coaching & review.
Fees for 2021
Click here to schedule a free, no-obligation, 20-minute phone call to discuss my services and your questions.
Rate: $150/hour. Packages available.