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August 2019

ACT/SAT Prep: Full-Length Mock Exam Sitting (+Debrief)

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
West Vancouver Office, 1549 Marine Drive, Suite 303
West Vancouver, BC V7V 1H9 Canada
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This option includes a 4-hour exam, exam marking (including customized essay marking), and a 3-hour debrief. Each student is given a cover sheet to help them understand their successes and their areas needing improvement. In order to get an accurate estimate of a student’s abilities, we use only officially released ACT or SAT exams. This is the best “bang for your buck” prep wise, and the most crucial element of prep. Mock exam (SAT or ACT): Tuesday, August 20th from…

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Canadian Admissions Boot Camp

August 20 @ 2:00 pm - August 21 @ 5:00 pm
West Vancouver Office, 1549 Marine Drive, Suite 303
West Vancouver, BC V7V 1H9 Canada
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Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm daily   This two-day intensive preparation will help students understand and tackle the Canadian admissions process. The goal of this boot camp is to relieve the stress students feel about the application process and to kick start the process before heading back to school. Some materials will be provided, but please bring a laptop to each session. Topics will include: Comprehensive overview of the Canadian admissions process Introduction to university or college – choosing…

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Video Interview Workshop

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
South Granville Office, 3195 Granville Street, Suite 203
Vancouver, BC V6H 3K2 Canada
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This three-hour session prepares students for the video interview components of university applications, such as those required by the commerce programs at UBC, the University of Toronto, and York University, as well as the engineering programs at the University of Toronto and Waterloo. The session will include a presentation that outlines the main components of video interview requirements, as well as a practical guide for successfully completing those videos.

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Young Entrepreneurs Leadership Launchpad (YELL) Summer Workshops

August 26 @ 9:00 am - August 30 @ 1:00 pm
South Granville Office, 3195 Granville Street, Suite 203
Vancouver, BC V6H 3K2 Canada
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The Young Entrepreneur Summer Workshop is a week-long boot camp that will introduce you to the tools and exercises that entrepreneurs use to turn their vision into reality. You'll learn about entrepreneurship, design thinking, how to validate if people are interested in your idea, and much more. Whether you come with an idea or not, the program will culminate in your pitching a start-up concept to judges, and we'll help you get there! 65% of youth say they're interested in…

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Canadian Admissions Boot Camp

August 26 @ 10:00 am - August 27 @ 1:00 pm
South Surrey Office, 15252 32 Ave, Suite 210
Surrey, BC V3S 0R7 Canada
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Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm daily   This two-day intensive preparation will help students understand and tackle the Canadian admissions process. The goal of this boot camp is to relieve the stress students feel about the application process and to kick start the process before heading back to school. Some materials will be provided, but please bring a laptop to each session. Topics will include: Comprehensive overview of the Canadian admissions process Introduction to university or college – choosing…

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ACT Boot Camp

August 26 @ 10:00 am - August 30 @ 5:00 pm
West Vancouver Office, 1549 Marine Drive, Suite 303
West Vancouver, BC V7V 1H9 Canada
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Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm + 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm daily This boot camp is a one-week intensive session that focuses on helping students master the ACT exam. Topics will cover every portion of the test and will include test-taking strategies, time management tips, and crossover skills for the SAT exam. Monday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm: English/Grammar 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Math Tuesday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm: Reading 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Science Wednesday:…

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Ready, Set, Write Boot Camp – Grades 11 & 12

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - August 29 @ 5:00 pm
West Vancouver Office, 1549 Marine Drive, Suite 303
West Vancouver, BC V7V 1H9 Canada
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Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm daily   Want to brush up on your reading and writing skills and get prepared for your English courses in the fall? This interactive, fast-paced workshop is aimed at providing students with the theory and practice to succeed in their English studies at the grade 11 and 12 level. It will give students the skills and confidence they need to succeed, making their future English courses easier and more enjoyable. DAY ONE: Literary terms,…

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September 2019

Video Interview Workshop

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
South Granville Office, 3195 Granville Street, Suite 203
Vancouver, BC V6H 3K2 Canada

This three-hour session prepares students for the video interview components of university applications, such as those required by the commerce programs at UBC, the University of Toronto, and York University, as well as the engineering programs at the University of Toronto and Waterloo. The session will include a presentation that outlines the main components of video interview requirements, as well as a practical guide for successfully completing those videos.

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Intro to Supplement Writing Workshop

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
West Vancouver Office, 1549 Marine Drive, Suite 303
West Vancouver, BC V7V 1H9 Canada
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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 years’ successful applications. Students will then be given time to brainstorm and engage in practice writing exercises. Options Solutions writing coaches will give students one-on-one…

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Back-to-School Study Skills Workshop

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
West Vancouver Office, 1549 Marine Drive, Suite 303
West Vancouver, BC V7V 1H9 Canada
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These intensive study skills sessions are designed to help students be academically prepared for their educational futures. The sessions are instructional as well as practical, hands-on work sessions, and they are offered at the start of the school term to help students get a start on forming solid executive functioning habits. Students will leave the workshop armed with the knowledge, skills, strategies, and reference material required to prepare them for academic success. They will also leave the workshop with a…

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