A Conversation with Jean Hall
by Nancy Graham, Brave Writer Minister of Magic
Our summer online writing classes are filling up but there are spots left in a choice few (classes start July 5th!)—
- Kidswrite Basic with Deb Bell, April Hensley, or Sarah Holden
- my summer movie club, Magnificent Horses, and
- the SAT/ACT Essay class led by longtime Brave Writer teacher, Jean Hall!
Jean and I hooked up for an online conversation about the SAT/ACT Essay class and what students get out of taking it.
Jean is a former newspaper reporter and literary magazine editor who homeschooled three children from birth—now they’re grown up, but Jean still has a house full of animals. We chatted via Zoom (which is like Skype), and I got to hear her dog, Dobby (who had a lot to say), and meet her lovely yellow cat, Fireball (the name Snowball had already been taken by her white cat).
After talking to Jean, I was convinced that no one should walk into a timed-essay test without the benefit of her experience. The SAT and ACT tests recently changed, and Jean redesigned the class to reflect those changes.
Find out more by listening to the podcast below. Summer is a great time to take this class—but I’ll let Jean tell you why.