Andrew Pudewa is the founder and director of the Institute for Excellence (IEW) in Writing and a father of seven. Traveling and speaking around the world, he addresses issues related to teaching, writing, thinking, spelling, and music with clarity, insight, practical experience, and humor. His seminars for parents, students, and teachers have helped transform many a reluctant writer and have equipped educators with powerful tools to dramatically improve students’ skills. 

Although he is a graduate of the Talent Education Institute in Japan and holds a Certificate of Child Brain Development from the Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his best endorsement is from a young Alaskan boy who called him “the funny man with the wonderful words.” He and his heroic wife, Robin, have homeschooled their seven children and are now proud grandparents of fifteen, making their home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Watch Andrew Pudewa’s 2023 session, “Nurturing Competent Communicators.”

Watch Andrew Pudewa’s 2020 session, “However Imperfectly: Lessons Learned from Thirty Years of Teaching”.

Watch Andrew Pudewa in Schoolhouse Rocked: The Homeschool Revolution.