2024-2025 School Year

IEW Writing Lab for Middle School GVL

Mondays Only OR Wednesdays Only

Course Description

IEW writing lab is designed as a companion course to offer additional support for students in various levels of IEW. We will review and reinforce key concepts of the IEW program, work through mini-lessons based on common errors, and practice important writing techniques and formats, including MLA style. Class time will include whole-group instruction, one-on-one tutoring sessions, and work on assignments as indicated on the assignment calendar for their core IEW class.

NOTE: This lab does not replace the important role of the teaching parent/editor for the IEW student, and parents will need to be actively involved in the writing/editing process each week.

To be successful in this class:

Students must bring their current IEW work to class every Wednesday. To get the most out of the class, it is important that the student begin the IEW assignment on Tuesday and be ready to ask questions or elicit help as needed. Ideally students should bring a computer/chromebook/etc. to class with their current IEW work so that they can conference with the teacher and/or continue their work on that week’s assignment.

Grades: 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade

Fees: $180 per year


Current enrollment in IEW 6, IEW 1 (7th/8th), IEW 2, or IEW 3


Sections Offered: 1st, 2nd, 3rd Hour (Wednesdays) - T. Rowland 2nd Hour (Wednesdays) - E. Rowland

Required Materials

Recommended Material:

Other materials:

  • IEW student notebook
  • Plenty of notebook paper and pencils and/or pens
  • Small student dictionary and any English handbook (helpful but not required)
  • Laptop computer/chromebook for use in lab each week

1st, 2nd, 3rd Hour (Wednesdays) - T. Rowland 2nd Hour (Wednesdays) - E. Rowland

Meet Tonya Rowland


  • Associate’s degree as a paralegal from Greenville Technical College (1994),
  • Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Furman University (2000)
  • Registered IEW instructor

Teaching experience:

  • K3 teacher (1 year)
  • Various classes at Vanguard Homeschool Academy, including high school Government/Economics, Lego Engineering, History, Literature and IEW.

UHC courses taught:

  • First grade
  • IEW1
  • IEW2
  • IEW3
  • Literature Discussion/Analysis

Began teaching at UHC in 2011

Meet Eden Rowland

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a minor in Creative Writing from Bob Jones University (2024)

Teaching experience: First teaching position (taught Sunday school lessons for upper elementary)

Homeschool experience: Homeschooled from 2nd-12th grade; UHC alum (2020)

Certifications: Certificate in Business Communication from Bob Jones University (2024)

Courses taught: IEW 2 Intermediate Middle School Writing and Lab

Began Teaching at UHC in 2024