Professor Brown Conroy has been teaching writing for 20 years at private colleges, universities, and online -- including as an online professor of writing and research for Patrick Henry College (six years) and adjunct professor for writing, leadership and management, and health and wellness for Cornerstone University’s Professional and Graduate Studies Division (seven years). Professor Brown Conroy is an author of eight books, including Simplified Writing 101: Top Secrets for College Success, EB Conroy's Simplified Vocabulary Guide, and Twenty Secrets to Success with Your Child, 40 Days to Balanced Parenting, a
Professor Brown Conroy has a BS (education, music) and MA (rehabilitation) from Western Michigan University and an MFA in Creative Writing/Genre Fiction from Western State Colorado University (terminal degree in writing). A member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), in addition to writing her own fiction and nonfiction, she is also a freelance professional editor, web marketing writer/manager, and ghostwriter of over twenty years.
Professor Brown Conroy is the creator of True North Reading: The Complete Mastery Reading and Spelling Program, a five-level multisensory learn-to-read program for children ages 3 to 15. Mrs. Brown Conroy, a homeschooling mom of ten children for over 30 years, lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and enjoys walking her dogs, playing the wooden flute, and homeschooling her last two teens at home.
Professor Brown Conroy is the Developer/Master Teacher/Supervisor for Aquinas Writing Advantage and is developing the new Initio Academy elementary/grade school program, with Kindergarten available September 2016. She teaches all of the Aquinas Writing Advantage courses, test preparation, Word, middle school health, and life skills courses in recording, as well as the "live" fiction writing and How to Be an Excellent Studentcourses.
Professor Erin Brown Conroy teaches the following courses:
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American Sign Language (ASL)
Science: Health, Fitness, and Wellness for Middle School Students
Test Prep: *New SAT Test Prep
Test Prep: ACT Test Prep
Test Prep: *New SAT/ACT English and Writing Test Prep
Life Skills: Microsoft Word I
Life Skills: Leadership and Interpersonal Communications Skills
Life Skills: How to Be an Excellent Student: Note Taking, Test Taking, and Getting an A+
Writing: Middle School Essential Writing 1: Punctuation and Grammar
Writing: High School Essential Writing 1: Punctuation and Grammar
Writing: Middle School Essential Writing 2: Sentences and Paragraphs
Writing: High School Essential Writing 2: Paragraphs and Essay Test Writing
Writing: Middle School Simplified Writing 1
Writing: High School Simplified Writing 1
Writing: Fiction Writing; Plot and Structure
Writing: Fiction Writing; Description and Setting
Writing: Fiction Writing; Characters and Dialogue
Writing: Fiction Writing: Theme, Style, and Point of View
Writing: Fiction Writing; Conflict and Creating the Breakout Novel
Writing: Fiction Writing: Authoring a Book: What it Takes and How to Succeed
Writing: Advanced Fiction Writing: The Hero’s Journey and Mythic Structure for Writers
Writing: Vocabulary and Writing, Parts One and Two
Writing: Middle School Simplified Writing II: Essays and Papers
Writing: Simplified Writing 2: Rhetoric, Essays, and Papers
Writing: Simplified Writing 3: Research Writing (College Preparatory)
"I just wanted to tell you that before I had teacher access, I used to take your classes recorded and they have always made my day -- and been the only class I ever look forward to taking! You have made more of an impact on my writing than anybody ever has, you have given me an understanding about things that I struggled with and most importantly you have made me a better person! I just really wanted to say thank you! "
"I would like to thank you for the Hero’s Journey Class. It has helped me figure out so much of my story. I feel like it's coming together, shaping right before my eyes. Thank you, thank you so much!"
""I wish we would have started using HSC sooner than my senior year! I keep urging my homeschool friends to use it, and I highly recommend you to them :)."
"Erin Brown Conroy is the best, she makes everything fun and you can tell she loves what she does!!!"
"This course has been wonderful and [my son] has learned so much. Thank you for putting time and energy into teaching these classes!"
"I have to tell you how much I'm enjoying your class. [My son} "attends" class on his own, but I've been watching the recordings both because the information interests me and so that I can help my son implement what he's learning. I don't think my son realizes how beneficial and necessary these things are, but I'm hoping that when we work together to implement these practices in our home school day, he'll become an enthusiastic believer!"
"I do want to share with you that our daughter Julia, when asked what she wanted for Christmas (I hand everyone an index card and ask them to fill in 10 items – with no hope of getting any or all of them…haha)…She filled out her card with the saying that all she wanted was to be able to take the Advanced Fiction Class part two…she did not want or need anything else! She has blossomed so much from taking these classes from Erin. Her eagerness for learning the craft, her ability to edit her work and others in the family, her desire to read with a critical eye, all stem from these creative writing classes. Thank you and thank Erin!"