Organize your thoughts • Express ideas with clarity • Elevate your writing!
|Who||Grades 10-12 only
(or with express permission from Mr. Murray)
|When||Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4-5:30p (1st class meets 4-6p),
|Where||The Jones-Gordon School Campus,
4800 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., PV
All Workshops have been postponed indefinitely.
My daughter has worked with Josh for about 2 1⁄2 years. She started as a freshman in high school with poor writing skills and anxiety when it comes to writing. Josh immediately eased her anxiety with his charming and kind personality. He is so happy and enthusiastic towards every child. He sees them all in the best possible light and recognizes their strengths both in and out of school so that every child feels like his favorite. This rapport he builds with every student helps motivate them to give it 110% even if writing is their least favorite subject.
The results will speak for themselves. I could see the improvement in her writing, but it wasn’t until a fight I had with her that the enormity of her progress registered. She was upset at having her phone taken away and stalked off to her room. An hour later, she came out with a document that truly shocked me and in private brought me to tears. She had written a five-page essay on why she should get her phone back. It was laid out perfectly with an Intro, supporting paragraphs, and conclusion. Each paragraph had topic sentences and supporting details. It was a persuasive piece carefully crafted without insults. It was nothing short of a miracle.
In 2 years, my daughter swung from anxiety and illogical thoughts with poor handwriting on a page to whipping out a document
in an hour worthy of a school report. Josh gave her the structure, tools, and confidence she needed to make progress every day and somewhere along the way it all came together.
My daughter and I will be forever grateful for the lifetime gift.
Josh Murray is that amazing teacher who inspires students to want to learn.
He has an unparalleled ability to connect with students, even while teaching fundamentals like grammar and punctuation. He inspires students to think and to put those thoughts into writing with incredible structure, precision, and imagination.
My son has become a top writer under the tutelage of Mr. Josh, but even more importantly, he has become a better human being.
To Whom It May Concern:
It is my pleasure to recommend Josh Murray as an English teacher & tutor.
Josh has been my high school son’s English teacher for the past three years. We have seen tremendous growth in his writing as well as a love for the class due to Mr. Murray’s fun and engaging teaching style.
Mr. Murray was also a tutor for my middle-school- age son. We were underwhelmed with the writing assignments given in his public school. We asked Mr. Murray to work with him after school to enhance his writing techniques as well as teach him how
to get more out of what he was reading. Josh accomplished both.
Mr. Murray is always on time and ready to teach. My children enjoy working with him and I recommend him to everyone I know!
Sincerely, Nicole Bahu