at 102-5512 Hasting St.
ELITbyHaydee is a unique concept which provides students with academic English training and tuoring that creates opportunities for academic success
We believe in the power of educational experiences which happen inside and outside the classroom. At ELITbyHaydee, students learn about academic reading and writing, but students also learn about maximizing their time and given circumstances for school and personal success. We are passionate about teaching and therefore, we never stop learning.
Great News!!! ELITbyHaydee is one of the 5 finalists for the Burnaby Business of Excellence Awards in the Business of The Year (up to 50 employees) category. I am grateful beyond words to the city of Burnaby, The Burnaby Board of Trade, our teachers, and last but not least, our wonderful students and their parents!! Thank you to all of you (my family included) for helping me materialize this dream!!! I will post photos and pictures of the event soon...
We had a great start today! Too bad that so many great students are still "waiting" for a solution to the on-going conflict between the BCTF and the Government. These young students are concerned about their future and it is because they do care about education. I wonder whether we, adults, are maximizing our efforts to create a nurturing, comprehensive and coherent environment for them to study. It is their right to receive a good education and it is our responsibility to exhaust our efforts and resources to guarantee that these conditions are finally brought back to their classrooms.
Last minute registrations and placement to our program. Visit us from 2:00-6:00 pm. We anticipate a great start and we look forward to working together!! See you soon!!
We are recording some grammar videos and getting ready for a great start on Sep 8 Also, creating a special program (Reading & Writing Workshops), 2 or 3 times per week for students in grades 4 to 6! Get tuned for more news!! Or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Haydee
To Our Students Last Week for Early Bird Registration for the FALL!! Tue 19 and Thu 21 2:00-6:30 pm / 604.299.1612 See you then! Haydee
As teachers, parents and mentors we have an incredible opportunity to practice what Maya Angelou has once so beautifully said, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
So happy to have seen (for the past 2 months or so) former students dropping by to say hello.Thank you to all! There is nothing that gives me more joy as a teacher and mentor than reconnecting with students who have graduated and take the time to come back and say, 'hello and thank you.' Today, they have become young men and women who are carrying themselves with confidence, respect for others and passion for life. Kudos to Karen, Cherry, Edmund-now in Alberta-, Sunny, Jacky (and mom Jane), Peggy-now in Toronto-, Ronald, Jessica, Vivian & Jimmy (mom Amy stopped to give me the updates)...James (mom gave me the updates), and Becky. Also, to my former students who are overseas and keep sending me their updates via Facebook ...thank you to Alejandra, Flavia, Lorena, Pablo, Picky, Irene, Graciana and..I am sure I am forgetting some names now, but you are all in my heart!
OUR SUMMER CLASSES START ON JULY 15 AND END ON AUGUST 21..Tuesday and Thursday 4:30-7:30 pm email us at email@example.com or reach us by phone at 604.299.1612...Workshops on Academic & Creative Writing and Practice of Impromptu Speeches...Great Summer Ahead!!
Congratulations to all our students who completed a successful school year! Our Public Speaking Workshops and Competitions have been very successful too! I loved the speeches and poems. I enjoyed seeing everybody trying their best and feeling more comfortable with their public speaking skills. Thank you Devin for bringing in your expertise and your fun self!!
All the best to our students writing the English Provincial Exams for grades 10 and 12!! You have prepared yourself with diligence, focus and tenacity. Take the exam with confidence and just relax......cheers!
IMPORTANT DATES FOR OUR STUDENTS: EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION for SEPTEMBER: June 23 to 26. Get the best tuition fee by registering early! SUMMER CLASSES: July 7 to August 22.
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Calming down the busy mind… Before going to sleep every night, I make a point to practice mindfulness meditation. Usually alone, and sometimes with my sister… Having a person who joins you in your practice might be a good idea since you can motivate each other to stick to the daily practice. What is Mindfulness Meditation? Mindfulness is a type of meditation that essentially involves focusing the mind on the present. To be mindful is to be aware of your thoughts and actions in the present, without judging yourself or without thinking of what is stressing you. Research suggests that mindfulness meditation may improve mood, decrease stress, and boost immune function. I find that my creativity gets greatly enhanced when I can stick to a meditation routine. How to Do It 1. Sit in a quiet and comfortable place (I use my meditation room). If you do not have a special room for meditating, find a quiet place in the house. Sit in a chair with your head, neck and back straight but not stiff. 2. Try to put aside all thoughts of the past and the future and stay in the present. 3. Become aware of your breathing, focusing on the sensation of air moving in and out of your body as you breathe. Feel your belly rise and fall. Pay attention to the way each breath changes and is different. 4. Watch every thought come and go: e.g. worry, fear, anxiety or hope. When thoughts come up in your mind, don't ignore or suppress them but simply note them, remain calm and use your breathing as an anchor. 5. If you find yourself getting carried away in your thoughts, observe where your mind went off to, without judging anything, and simply return to your breathing. Remember not to be hard on yourself if this happens. 6. As the time comes to a close, sit for a minute or two, becoming aware of where you are. Get up gradually and get ready for a restful sleep. I usually practice this for about 10 to 15 minutes. If you are new to the meditation, begin with 4 minutes and increase daily. Modifications that work for me: a) When my mind is too full of things, and I find it difficult to empty the mind …I use ‘sound’ to help ‘empty’ my mind. When reaching point #4, after using breathing as an anchor, use ‘sound’…e.g. the word ‘ohmmmm’ or any other sound which you might find soothing …your own sound…not music … b) If there is a special goal I’d like to reach…(e.g. completion of a project, a writing piece, or a presentation, this is the time that I use to ‘visualize myself achieving this goal’…I create very vivid, colourful and pleasurable images …I ‘breathe success’ in and out my body…then I wrap up with #6
Hello everyone! Sorry for not following up! I've been too busy with our wonderful students! All hard-workers and creative thinkers... Just a quick note on some great news: we are revamping our curriculum: will still contain academic English modules but will bring in more high tech in the class, also new techniques for learning enhancement: magnetic memory method, public speaking, visualization, meditation.....I am excited about the changes and can't wait to see the outcomes; this will help students to maximize learning and also to have a more relaxed and balanced approach to life in general. Cheers! Haydee
Tips for Parents: Help your child break big projects into smaller ones. It will seem less overwhelming and less likely to be left to the last minute if it is done in manageable chunks.
Study tip from Haydee: Don't do all your studying the night before the test. Space it out. Review materials several times a week, focusing on one topic at a time.