Tag: Education consultant Surrey

We’re hiring! Join our fun, dynamic administrative team.

Options Solutions is a unique educational practice. We create a safe space for adolescents to identify their interests and goals, provide them with the information and tools to make informed educational decisions, and empower them to define their own paths to success. We are looking for a dynamic, detail-oriented person to join our team. Working […]

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There’s a BIG CHANGE coming to BC high schools…

…It’s called the Graduation Literacy Assessment (GLA). WHAT IS THE GLA? The GLA, a requirement for graduation, is an exam that will evaluate students’ ability to read and analyze a variety of texts and to communicate ideas and draw out personal connections in writing. It goes on students’ permanent high school transcript and will prepare […]

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Meet Our Team: Interview with Michelle Robertson, Educational Consultant

This month, we sat down with Michelle Robertson, one of our educational consultants, to learn more about her role at Options. Tell us a little about yourself and your role at Options Solutions. Over the past several years, I have had the opportunity to participate in a number of roles at Options Solutions. I opened […]

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This Week at Options: English 12 Provincial Exam Prep, Write Well Workshop: Mastering the Essay & ACT Prep

Here is what’s happening at Options Solutions this week: Saturday, April 6th (West Vancouver) After working with students on provincial exam prep for many years, we have broken down the study process into a few steps and created a number of programs to assist students with their preparation. Start early & attend a Kick-Start Session for the […]

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This Week at Options: Back-to-School & Intro to Canadian Supplement Writing Workshops

Here is what’s happening at Options Solutions this week: Saturday, September 15th (West Vancouver) Our Back-to-School Study Skills Workshop is an instructional as well as practical, hands-on work session that is offered at the start of the school term to help students get a start on forming solid executive functioning habits. Students will leave the […]

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Get Ahead On Your Writing Skills This Summer!

Summer is a great time to work on foundational reading and writing skills. While our writing coaches have been recommending students pick up a book—or more!—this season, they’re also excited about some of the upcoming programs at Options. In High School Essay Writing Boot Camp, students learn about how to write effectively at the high […]

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Campus Visit: University of Victoria

This past Saturday my daughter and I went to see the final school on our list, the University of Victoria. We arrived at the campus around 12:30, wandered around for a bit, and then met at the Welcome Centre for our tour. I was particularly excited to see one of my Options clients there! Our tour […]

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Where Our Students Were Accepted

Options Solutions wants to extend a heartfelt congratulations to all our students who were accepted to the universities and colleges of their choice. Our students were accepted to over 30 different US schools, over 25 different Canadian schools, and over 15 UK and international schools. Some notable acceptances are: United States Julliard MIT Harvard Princeton […]

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A Writing Coach’s Perspective: What I Learned About Helping Students Learn

Our writing coach Alyssa Morris shares her insights from her nine-week course that focused on how to support and encourage executive functioning and academic preparation skills in students with LD designations. During the nine-week “Academic Strategies and Executive Function Supports for Students with LD, ADHD, and ASD” course offered by Landmark College, I explored the […]

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Upcoming Test Prep Sessions for 2018: English 12 Provincial Exam + SAT/ACT Exam

English 12 Provincial Exam There are several factors to keep in mind regarding the importance of the English 12 BC Provincial exam. The exam is worth 40% of a student’s overall grade and many students find the exam content challenging. Every university uses English 12 to calculate a student’s final admission average. Typically, students receive a lower mark on the […]

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