WrightClasses was founded in 2005 by Brian Wright and is continued today by his wife April. Both are graduates of Patrick Henry College. The initial basic essay course was designed by Brian after seeing how poorly prepared many high school students were upon arrival at rigorous colleges and universities. Some do not even make it past the admissions process due to poor writing samples, and those who are admitted often struggle unnecessarily through classes as they learn to write by trial and error. Even many years into a career, weak writing can damage a person’s credibility and confidence.

It is never too late, however, to learn this life-long skill. At WrightClasses, our approach is based on two assumptions:

  1. To write well, you must read good writing! Each 8-week class is made up of weekly lectures. Detailed but entertaining, the lectures explain key concepts while drawing upon pertinent and tasteful examples in classic and contemporary literature.
  2. To write well, you need to know what is wrong with your current writing! Each assignment you turn in will be carefully read and responded to. We not only edit your work but write up detailed commentary and suggestions for improvement.

Whether you are interested in creating a sonnet or simply crafting a bibliography, we tailor our teaching approach to your personal goals for writing.


April Wright is the current instructor for WrightClasses. Homeschooled from 1st-12th grade, April has divided her education and time between four main pursuits: writing, art, music, and theater. She has had extensive experience teaching in each of these fields.

A graduate of Patrick Henry College, April received a B.A. in Literature with an emphasis in creative writing. Throughout her college career, she retained strong grades and was repeatedly recognized by PHC professors for her strong writing and editing abilities. Other writing credentials include various freelance publications, a member and researcher for PHC’s NEDA debate team, an independent tutor and writing coach, co-author of a successfully debuted play, A Tale of Two Cities: The Musical, and scriptwriter for high school adaptations of Much Ado About Nothing and Cyrano de Bergerac.

For fifteen years, April trained as a classical piano performance major. She was part of the Royal Schools of Music, England, completing all grade levels and receiving her Advanced Certificate in piano performance and the Hedy King Robinson Award for music theory. A private piano teacher for five years, she also taught one full year as a music teacher at Cedar Tree Classical School.

In addition to teaching for WrightClasses, April currently runs her own portrait studio. Although most of her works on done in graphite pencil or chalk pastel, she is proficient in all major mediums. April has taught several art classes, ranging from beginners to advanced portrait drawing.

In her spare time, April enjoys acting and dance, specifically in musical theater. She has been involved both onstage and backstage in many college and community theater productions at PHC and various theaters in Ohio.  She has served as an acting coach in several productions and directed Patrick Henry College’s first musical.  April has also been the instructional coach and camp director of Patrick Henry College’s Teen Leadership Drama Camp for the past four years.