Tag: writing coach

What Team Options Is Reading this Holiday Season

It’s December! While we know this is a very busy time, we want to remind everyone to make some time to relax. Read on for our team’s recommendations of what to read, whether you’re huddled under a blanket or spending your break lounging in a hammock at the beach. Enjoy! […]

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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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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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Team Options’ Holiday Reading List

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

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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