"Crystal walks that line between teacher and peer beautifully. She relates to the kids in a way that garners their respect, always striving to really listen to their ideas and mirror back to them their own thoughts. Crystal breaks down the writing process in a fun and engaging way. I can definitely see the difference in my child's writing style since beginning classes with Crystal. He now brings a new enthusiasm to his creative writing assignments (and he doesn't balk as much anymore at the more structured ones!)."