For tutoring quality assurance purposes, only 2-4 students are accepted into each small class at Golden Key. Small classes enable tutors to pay attention to every single student and ensure that they’re all able to keep up and not fall behind. Tutors also personally revise each student’s homework—this makes it easier for tutors to find out about each student’s academic situation as well as how much they’re learning in class, so that lesson plans can be adjusted accordingly. Since classes are small, there will be more interaction between tutor and student, and the in-class atmosphere will be nicer. The tutor would not only help students pass exams, but also become a mentor to them. Although these are excellent small classes, we still provide students with the best prices, just to help them break through quickly!
Course Summary: This course will explore strategies for creating and delivering effective public speeches in a fun and encouraging method. Topics of study will be dependant on the student interest with consultation with course instructor.
About This Course: Speaking in public doesn't have to be scary, nerve-wracking or intimidating. In fact, with practice, it can become one of the most rewarding and enriching experiences of your life. Just look at the way actors perform in a theatre. They too have once bee intimidated and shy of being on the stage. This course can help you through the process of researching, rehearsing and delivering your speech. Get tips for narrowing down your speech topic, selecting the right organizational pattern, grabbing your listeners' attention, practice non-verbal communication, vocalization, intonation, pacing and breathing techniques.
Listed below are just some of the topics covered by this course:
Questions to Ask
Q1: What is pubic speaking?
Public speaking is the process of communicating information to an audience.
Q2: Why do we do it?
The information is specific and meant to inform, influence or entertain a group of listeners.
Q3: How many elements does it have? There are five elements of public speaking.
It basically boils down to who is saying what to whom using what medium with what effect.
Why Do We Need to Do It?
There are so many reasons why everyone should learn how to speak in public.
With the benefits of public speaking, you too can achieve all these:
Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety
There are many ways in which a person can overcome their fear of public speaking.
Let's explore some of them:
Acting Your Way out of Public Anxiety
Source: Acting Your Way Out of Public Anxiety,
Misty Cozac & Adrian Lipsett
Golden Key Reading & Writing Boost Class
Worried about your teenage child's ability to keep up with writing assignments in school?
Does your child seem to avoid reading the books given for reading assignments?
Is your child unfamiliar with Canadian history and cultural topics?
We have a class designed to solve these issues!
- Does not include pornographic or sexually related material.
- Does not include depictions of violence and/or death.
- Will be relevant and applicable to both boys and girls.
Q: Why youth and young adult literature written by Canadians & Americans?
A: By reading literature written by Canadians and Americans, students will be more accustomed to North American literary styles. So, they will be more prepared for the assigned reading that they will receive from school.
This is what an average class will be like:
Student - "Teacher, what is the ministry of child services?"
Teacher - "The Ministry of Child Services is the branch of the government that is responsible for the safety of young people under 19 years old."
- fill in the blanks
- matching words to definitions
- short answer questions (one or more sentences)
What are Sarah's thoughts about her parents' constant fighting? Is she OK with it, or is it making her feel bad?
Teacher - What do you think of Sarah's situation at home? How would you feel if you were in her situation?
Student - I would be very sad if my parents are often fighting. That could lead to a divorce, and I would have to choose which parent to live with.
How: They will grow accustomed to expressing their opinion about the reading material to the teacher and fellow classmates.
How: The exercises and questions that follow each reading will ensure that the students put effort into understanding the material.
How: The teacher will writing assignments for homework that will get the students to create several different forms of writing (short story, poem, article, persuasive essay, etc.)
How: As they spend time in class together, they will naturally mingle and talk about the reading material.
This course will enhance students’ skill in academic writing and prepare them for first-year University English, easing students in the transition from high school to postsecondary and ensuring their success in a high school as well as a university setting. In the duration of the course, an array of topics will be covered that are traditionally addressed in grade 12 English and first-year English. Students will receive an introduction to grammar, writing style, essay writing, literary analysis, research papers, and MLA documentation. These skills are not solely expected in the English classroom; other courses in high school and university require your knowledge of these areas. Hence, by taking this course, students will improve their overall writing skills.
Day-to-day instruction will consist of lectures, group discussion, writing exercises and tests. Everyday we will begin with a writing lesson (either in grammar or in style), and students will be tested on their understanding of the writing lessons at the end of the week. The course will consist of regular writing assignments (both take-home and in-class); detailed feedback will be provided on each written assignment. Students will receive thorough instruction on both the literary analysis essay and the persuasive essay, two of the most commonly assigned essays in first-year English. Proper documentation of sources and proper MLA formatting will be discussed in class. Students will also be taught how to avoid plagiarism. Last, they will be trained on sophisticated literary analysis via in-depth discussions of literature in class.
This course is designed for upper level high school students who want to succeed in a postsecondary context. Grade 11 and 12 students are welcome; some keen Grade 10 students may also apply. Because the course will be addressing first-year English, in-depth ESL instruction will not be provided. Students wishing to enroll in this course should be at a satisfactory writing and reading level. The ultimate goal of this course is to introduce students to the expectations of a first-year English course and better prepare them for success in university life.
Benefits after this course:
-Students will improve their oral and written communication
-Students will develop analytical and critical thinking skills
-Students will improve their vocabulary, grammar and style
-Students will gain confidence in their university and high school courses
-Students will become familiar with different essay models
-Students will learn to adapt their writing to suit the assignment
This course will be taught by Dr. Charn Jagpal. Dr. Jagpal has a post-doctorate in English from Western University, a PhD in English from the University of Alberta, a Masters in English from the University of Victoria, and a Bachelors in English Honours from Simon Fraser University. She has been teaching at a postsecondary context for the last seven years. She has taught a total of thirteen English courses during her employment at both the University of Alberta and Simon Fraser University. She has also worked one-on-one with high school students to better prepare them for the expectations of university.
Students whose English writing foundation is weak and lack of systematic writing training. Intended to concentrate on a short-term intensive writing training in order to break through.
Students who have received introductory writing training and have obtain basic writing skills. Aim to advance English writing and pass the LPI exam through taking this class.