Writing has been the toughest subject for my daughter. She needed to be foundational in her grammar knowledge and was battling with “perfect product anxiety” to where she had basically given up even trying to do a decent job of writing assignments. ... This program has given her the confidence and the positive feedback by using a checklist that makes senses more clearly stated and accurate with what she is trying to say.
I could not help my children with writing. We speak English as a second language at home and I struggle with speaking and writing. I had no idea that Aaron had the ability to write as well as he now is writing. The weekly practice that these classes offered him brought him out of his shell and now he is confident and explores many different subjects to write about.
I am a believer. Sentence structure through a list of how to “add on” to the basic subject/ verb sentence has made a huge difference in Kate’s writing. She is very comfortable now with writing a rough draft and going back and adding clearer wording and stronger wording to help get her message across.
In the public speaking course, I learned to internalize my message, rather than memorize it. There is a difference in telling a story versus sharing a powerful message.
I learned a core value unique to me, and how to give an impactful speech about it. I can now communicate with more confidence and fewer filler words.
After taking one of Ms. Jackie’s courses I can communicate more powerfully because I know how to give a good speech. I also learned how to provide better feedback to others.
Ms. Jackie’s speech class was AWESOME!! I know now that gestures are important when giving a speech. I know how to organize a speech, and the 3,2, 1 method of giving feedback.
From Ms. Jackie’s workshop I learned, 1. How to be confident; 2. Don’t be afraid to say what you want to tell the world; 3. How to be clear and concise.
I had fun in Ms. Jackie’s class, and I enjoyed it a lot. I liked how our class all ‘linked’ together.
I feel more comfortable speaking, and I learned a lot about different speech types: informative, persuasive, entertaining, and inspiring speeches. I know how to develop each one differently.