Friday, January 18th, 2019

Team Options’ Holiday Reading List

December 5, 2018 by  
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It’s December! Our students have had a busy year so far—applying to their dream schools, working hard on their assignments, and attending to their many, many commitments—and, as their consultants, coaches, and cheerleaders, so have we. To relax, the Options team will be performing the usual holiday rituals: spending time with family, eating too many […]

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

February 28, 2018 by  
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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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This Week at Options: Write Well Workshop + Core Test Skills Prep

February 14, 2017 by  
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Here is what’s happening at Options Solutions this week: Thursday, February 16th (South Granville) Core test skills classes at Options Solutions allow students to prepare for the ACT and/or SAT exam(s) while also building essential academic skills. Students develop their abilities as active readers, learn fundamental grammar, and increase their understanding of essay structure. On-going […]

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Want to Learn How to Write Effectively? Attend our Write Well Workshops!

January 31, 2017 by  
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Professors complain that their students lack them. Job postings nearly universally demand them. We’re talking about strong communication skills. Having the ability to express yourself clearly and expressively is essential in today’s world. All too often, however, high school students feel that their writing skills are lacking. They worry they won’t be able to handle the rigorous […]

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This Week at Options: Write Well & Video Interview Workshops

August 29, 2016 by  
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Here is what’s happening at Options Solutions this week: Saturday, September 10th (West Vancouver) Having the ability to express yourself clearly and expressively is essential in today’s world. All too often, however, high school students feel that their writing skills are lacking. They worry they won’t be able to handle the rigorous assignments of the […]

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Write Well Workshops

August 25, 2016 by  
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Professors complain that their students lack them. Job postings nearly universally demand them. We’re talking about strong communication skills. Having the ability to express yourself clearly and expressively is essential in today’s world. All too often, however, high school students feel that their writing skills are lacking. They worry they won’t be able to handle the rigorous […]

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This Week at Options: SFU & UVic Deadlines

February 22, 2016 by  
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It’s the last week before the SFU and UVic deadlines for BC high school students! Our writing coaches are available to meet with students for a final review of their writing supplements at all three of our office locations. If your student has any final questions about the application submission process, please contact the office at (604) […]

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Why Get Supplement Writing Assistance?

October 8, 2015 by  
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At Options Solutions, we recognize that writing plays an important part in the application and scholarship process for Canadian, US and UK universities. Business and Engineering programs in Canada are becoming increasingly selective, and many universities, including Queen’s and UBC, require writing samples from ALL students. Effective writing matters! The writing portion of applications are […]

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Meet with Molly!

October 8, 2015 by  
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Team Options is excited to introduce our newest team member, Molly, who joins us as a writing coach for the South Surrey and South Granville offices, and a writing workshop leader. Molly helps students improve their writing as a one-on-one instructor and as a regular writing workshop leader in supplement writing workshops. She specializes in helping […]

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Start Your School Year Strong by Attending English Essentials

August 11, 2015 by  
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In her 2012 article “The Writing Revolution,” Peg Tyre explores how one struggling US school effected radical change by rethinking how students were being taught: eschewing what has become the traditional approach of asking students to express themselves creatively, the New Dorp teachers returned to classic grammar instruction, giving students the tools to write clearly and […]

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