Write on Q is an innovative course that teaches students to write using a unique methodology. Unlike conventional classes, students do not start with graphic organizers or a blank page with a writing prompt. With our methodology, they will read critically and take notes, selecting important facts and capturing it in a brief outline. They will learn how to draft their ideas and make their writing more interesting by using various stylistic techniques. Through weekly vocabulary lessons, students will build a rich repertoire of words, improving their ability to choose the best words to express their ideas.
Writing is a multi-step process. Once students have created their outlines and drafted their rough work, we show them how to revise and edit their work in partners. This is a key step to improve their writing results and their interpersonal skills.
Finally, to develop their confidence and public speaking capabilities, students will recite various forms of poetry with proper expression, clarity and composure. In addition, regular presentations of writing compositions will strengthen the student’s ability to stand up in front of their peers and deliver presentations more confidently and with greater articulation and poise. Clearly, Write on Q is a communication course that will result in a student’s success on many levels!
WHY DO SO MANY STUDENTS STRUGGLE?
When writing, some students stare endlessly at blank pages trying to come up with ideas to write about; while others struggle with graphic organizers, not knowing how to sort their information into clear and meaningful arrangements. This can frustrate a student and discourage them from writing. Learning how to note-take and organize their information in a clear manner will enable them to write well, contributing to their success.
The results speak for themselves.
What We Offer:
- Qualified teachers using a unique approach to teaching effective writing skills.
- Opportunity to improve confidence and self-esteem by presenting regularly.
- Collaborative approach to learning that enhances interpersonal and team building skills
- Vocabulary builders to enhance fluency, style, and comprehension
MEET OUR TEAM
All our teachers hold a university degree and a designation in education. In addition, they have passed a rigorous screening process to ensure they possess the attributes of an ideal educator:
- ability to inspire confidence and motivate others
- passionate and creative in their teaching approaches
- committed to excellence and continuous learning
- Our Assistant Teachers are aspiring teachers working towards their designations.
- Our qualified teaching team sets us apart from other programs. Schedule a trial class and see the difference a passionate teacher can make!
Ms. Fatima Ramji personally understood the important role effective writing and public speaking played in an individual’s career. Having spent years hiring and training senior professionals, she knew technical competencies were not always enough to secure management and executive positions. Therefore, in 2011, she started looking for writing programs for her own children. Disappointed with what was available, she started researching and developing a curriculum, which would later become Write on Q. This work was a labour of love for her own children as she wanted them to develop strong language and presentation skills.
What Parents are Saying
As a public school teacher, I understand the challenges of teaching a classroom of diverse learners writing skills beyond that of the “hamburger paragraph”. There are gaps in education where students do not learn the basic structures of writing. The result is students find writing a painful process, with poor outcomes and a stunted development of expression. Write on Q fixes this! Among other things, the program involves both the writing and editing processes and students receive meaningful FEEDBACK that guides their learning. Understanding the structure of how to write gives students the ability to develop their own style and voice, facilitates critical thinking but more importantly allows students to express themselves with accuracy and precision.Shemin Jaffer IB Teacher