Bee Bound is an intensive 6-week regional and National Spelling Bee e-prep course. This course is not focused on one competition but will cover the gamut of words from the beginning off-list ilk to the esoteric off-list ilk for regional and national competitions. The full course is 6 weeks. Although this course officially started on Sunday March 3, 2019, WE ARE STILL ENROLLING FOR THIS CLASS until March 10, 2019! If accepted into the program, the instructor will help you make up material from the missed class. Interest Form
STARTS: Sunday, March 3, 2019 - Interest Form
TUITION: $1600 for 6 sessions of online group coaching plus assignments.*
*Includes 1 hour of weekly group quizzing and group coaching (if classes reach eight or more students, sessions will be 1.5 hours in length). There is a minimum of two students and a maximum of ten students for this online course. You may opt to not use all of your sessions; however, you will not get a refund for unused sessions. A $400 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your child’s placement in the course, and the remaining balance must be paid before your first session. Read more information here.
Our 2019 Bee Bound Coach – Michelle Horton
Michelle Horton is our original coach who assisted in developing the Spelling Coaching Program with Linda Tarrant. Michelle has been writing and editing products for Hexco for the past several years and has been coaching students using our new system for over seven years. Prior to coaching Hexco spellers, Michelle coached all of her children using Hexco products, and they together spelled at the National Bee a total of seven years. Michelle’s youngest, Mary, ultimately tied for fifth place at the NSB in her final attempt and has since aged out of the competition. Michelle is an expert grammarian who holds a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education with a specialization in Chemistry. As head coach, she has developed instructions for approaching the spelling of words in various language families beyond what is in Hexco's Spelling Rules Book and has added multiple lists for many language families and beyond. Currently, Michelle is expanding the Personal Spelling Coach Program to include new areas for mastery for coaching students as well as working with Linda Tarrant to convert our current program to include coaching eMentors for the PSC program. Her positive attitude helps build excellent rapport with students as she continues to receive stellar reviews from customers who have had the opportunity to benefit from her coaching, many of whom have made it to the higher rungs of the National Spelling Bee.
Thank you again for the coaching, the guidance, the access and the support! We are no less excited for our third year of participation in the Oral Bee and look at this as an ongoing wondrous journey for which we’re grateful, regardless of outcome. Certainly for the word nerds in our family, this is a scintillating endeavor! ~C.L.
Personal coaching is non-refundable once you begin the program due to a limited number of slots available and the time it takes to customize sessions in advance. A non-refundable deposit is required.