Shauna Jain, Director of Quills and Quotes
Thank you for your interest in our program. Our mission is to go beyond the classroom and help students achieve academic success.
Why Choose Quills and Quotes?
Our world is competitive, and students need to set themselves apart. You have 10 seconds to make a first impression, and superior writing and speaking skills are the keys to success. Quills and Quotes teaches students to be effective, be persuasive and be confident.
The Quills and Quotes after-school academic program combines a writing and public speaking curriculum in one class! It is for students in grades 4-10 and runs from September to June.
Quills and Quotes aims to create a fun and challenging learning environment that fosters effective communication and writing skills. The goal is to graduate students who think, write, and speak with confidence.
The Writing Curriculum: Students learn to research topics, critically analyze information, and generate essays that stimulate, engage, and persuade. The finished essay has an engaging introduction, a memorable conclusion, and a body of strong supporting ideas. Students learn to edit and proofread for sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation. Additionally, students complete weekly vocabulary and reading comprehension exercises. By the end of the year, our students can write powerful essays and have an advanced vocabulary.
The Public Speaking Curriculum: Students master communication and speech delivery. They are taught how to use effective body language, project their voice, and engage the audience. Plus, they learn how to compose a speech with proven speech writing techniques. They practice public speaking in various forums including formal and impromptu speeches, slide presentations, debates, soapbox rants, and mock interviews. By the end of the program, our students have the skills and confidence to speak with passion and polish.
We offer a literary course to prepare for high-school English. Students critically read selected literature and learn to write an in-depth analytical essay. The program runs for 10 weeks over the summer.
Teaching at Quills and Quotes
We have carefully selected teachers who specialize in English and with expertise in public speaking. They have classroom and online experience and know how to inspire students. Our teachers know that students learn best when taught material in a variety of ways. We reinforce knowledge through engaging visual aids, class discussions, debates, writing resources, sample essays, quizzes, and more. Our teachers are committed to ensuring each student’s success and are available for extra help or even one-on-one tutoring if needed.
We are proud of our students. They genuinely love coming to class and participate with enthusiasm. Our greatest moments come when we see our students succeed – when they conquer their public speaking anxiety, win class speech competitions, enter international writing contests, create blogs and podcasts, write short stories, and proudly show us their report cards – those moments are awesome.
If you want to learn more about Quills and Quotes, please visit our website at www.quillsandquotes.ca. If you have questions or want to book a free assessment for your child, please contact us at (647) 985-3711 or [email protected]
Shauna Jain, MD
Director, Quills and Quotes