Quills and Quotes | Kids Essay Writing Program Mississauga
Our Founders, Teachers and Philosophy
Great teachers inspire learning
"Quills and Quotes aims to create an engaging learning environment that inspires, challenges and builds leaders of tomorrow."
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. We questioned whether the school curriculum would prepare our children to meet those challenges.
We are a group of professionals with experience in education, public speaking and curriculum development. We have collaborated with the most inspiring, knowledgeable, creative and dedicated people to build a program that would ensure our children's success in the future.
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.
"A good teacher will inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning."
Our teachers are the heart of our program. They were carefully selected based on their qualifications and teaching style. A Quills' teacher must:
Be certified by the Ontario College of Teachers or have advanced English education
Come highly recommended by their students
Be passionate about English and public speaking
Incite enthusiasm for learning
Challenge students to think critically
Teach with engagement, energy and understanding
It was the small things that made the difference in Quills and Quotes. The writing and public speaking curriculum is outstanding, but what really did it for me is that my daughter progressed tremendously AND she loved the class. The teacher really cared that she got all the concepts. She followed up on any missed assignments. She was given positive encouragement throughout. Discussion was encouraged. Questions were encouraged. For the kids the small things that made a big difference were the prizes, the awards, the debates, the fun things like the “Soap Box Speech” and the “Who Is” books and discussing TED Talks. Quills and Quotes is quite a unique program. I highly recommend it!
Suhas Kotecha, Quills and Quotes parent
Quills and Quotes dramatically increased my essay writing and speech skills. The program helps me consistently achieve a 4+ in my language assignments. The teachers are kind and willing to put in the effort to help us succeed. I'd definitely recommend this program to kids who want to write and speak like a pro.
Nik C, Quills and Quotes student
If you are looking to improve your child’s reading, writing and public speaking skills, I highly recommend this program! I wish this program was around when I was in middle school.
Dina Mehdiratta, Quills and Quotes parent
I've been looking for a program like this for my children for a long time! So happy to have finally found a curriculum that really focuses on public speaking and writing skills. They cover all essay types, build strong vocabulary and get kids speaking from day one!
Monica Malhotra, Quills and Quotes parent
Thank you for your enlightening and practical session on the Fundamentals of Pubic Speaking with our students as part of our E-learning program. You have instilled in our students the importance of pubic speaking. They are now inspired by you to present themselves with clarity and confidence.
We appreciate you sharing your time, talent, and expertise with us. We look forward to more presentations from “Quills and Quotes” in the next academic year.
Deanne Jackson, Principal, Guiding Light Academy