Tag: education

Travel the World—Virtually!

Travel may not be possible at the moment, but there are still opportunities to escape your living room. Plenty of museums and art galleries around the world are here to help, offering virtual tours of their permanent collections and exhibitions, activity ideas, and interactive resources. Sure, you might prefer to be visiting Paris or Seoul […]

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Play Games, Get Smarter?

We’re all spending a lot more time indoors these days, so what better way to keep the family occupied (and off their phones) than playing a few board games together? Many board games can be exciting, competitive, and good for your mind! We’ve compiled a list of our favourite games that are fun to play and sneakily build English and math skills. Enjoy!   English games […]

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Intro to Supplement Writing Workshop

This three-hour session introduces students to writing components for Canadian applications. The session will include a presentation that outlines the typical essay and supplemental writing prompts required by major Canadian universities and programs (e.g. UBC, Queen’s, Western). During this presentation, session leaders will also provide writing and time management strategies and sample essays from previous […]

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Campus Visit: SFU

Last week, on a sunny afternoon, I drove up to Simon Fraser University (SFU) Burnaby for a campus tour. After parking, I followed an impressively detailed set of directions (sent by SFU Student Services) through the maze of construction to our meeting point. There I met the other guests on the tour – from the US, […]

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Meet our Newest Consultant, Alyssa Morris!

We are excited for our clients to meet our newest educational consultant, Alyssa Morris! Over the past four years, Alyssa has worked as a writing coach and now, as an educational consultant at Options Solutions. As a writing coach, she has empowered students with the knowledge of how to develop and enhance their writing. She believes […]

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Meet our Newest Writing Coach, Megan Holec!

We are excited for our clients to meet our newest writing coach, Megan Holec! Megan holds a Masters in English Language and Literature, and her BA in Honours English Literature from UBC. As a first-year English course TA, Megan taught discussion-format classes every week, provided her students with writing feedback, and worked closely with her students […]

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Want to experience a week of business education with a group of like-minded peers?

We’ve partnered with YELL (Youth Entrepreneurship Leadership Launchpad) to bring a summer boot camp to students who want to learn about the tools and exercises entrepreneurs use to turn their vision into reality. Our first session was such a fun, interactive week that one student said: “I loved the environment of this course – entertaining, […]

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Update on English 12 Provincial Exam Marks

We were advised on July 29 that there was an issue with the English 12 Provincial Exam marks from June 2019. The ministry confirmed in a public statement on August 1 that the issue had been resolved. August 1, 2019 The Ministry of Education has released a statement confirming the problem has been resolved here. […]

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