Shauna Jain, Director of Quills and Quotes
Thank you for your interest in our program. Our mission is to go beyond the classroom to help students achieve academic excellence.
Why Choose Quills and Quotes?
Our world is competitive, and students need to set themselves apart. Candidates have 10 seconds to make a first impression and superior writing and speaking skills are the keys to success. Quills and Quotes gives students the tools to be confident speakers and powerful writers.
Quills and Quotes combines a writing and public speaking curriculum in one program! Students in grades 4-10 are divided into appropriate levels after a free assessment.
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 have the skills to write critical and powerful essays.
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.
New! We offer creative writing courses to stimulate and foster a love of reading and writing!
Teaching at Quills and Quotes
We have carefully selected our teachers. They are certified and specialize in English with expertise in public speaking. They have classroom and online experience and know how to inspire and engage students. Our teachers know that students learn best when taught material in a variety of ways. We reinforce knowledge through visual aids, class discussions, group work, debates, quizzes, and more. Our teachers are committed to ensuring student 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. We love watching our students succeed – conquering public speaking anxiety, winning class speech competitions, entering international writing contests, creating blogs and podcasts, writing short stories, or showing us the As on 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