Tag: writing tutoring

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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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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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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