Mono has supported the Options Solutions team with writing workshops and writing coaching for over a decade. Their goal, as a writing coach, is to empower university-bound students to craft applications that succinctly document their qualities as candidates for postsecondary programs, from their educational background and extracurricular experiences to their unique skills, interests, talents, and goals. In addition to helping students identify and understand the writing requirements for various postsecondary applications, Mono provides hands-on support with brainstorming, writing, and revising application essays and supplements. They also use one-on-one sessions and workshops to share strategies and techniques for producing authentic applications that make an impact.
Students who have worked on application writing with Mono have been accepted into competitive programs in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally.
Mono’s work with Options Solutions clients is motivated by their passion for postsecondary. They have a PhD in English from the University of British Columbia and currently work as an instructor in the English department at Langara College. In their spare time, they enjoy cycling, bouldering, reading, and cooking.