Beginning Track Class


ONLY $950 - for 6 weeks

A course strictly for beginning spellers up to 3rd grade!

Includes 30-minute group sessions PLUS

15-minute individual weekly sessions!

Wondering if your young ones are ready to enter the spelling arena? Not sure where to start? Our 6-week summer Bee-ginner Combo Class will allow your speller to explore words from many different directions. The only requirement is that your child must know how to read. This class is designed at a beginning level with the intent to keep your youngster engaged while building knowledge and a love of the language. Michelle Horton will conduct the group sessions and schedule an individual session weekly with each speller to give personal attention and guidance. A $400 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your speller's space.



Michelle Horton is our original coach who assisted in developing the Spelling Coaching Program with Linda Tarrant. She has been coaching students using our system since 2008. She had been writing and editing Hexco products for several years before that. Prior to working with Hexco, Michelle coached all three 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 Jonathan, her oldest speller garnered the sixth place win. 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 by working with students in our coaching programs and in a new, unique approach to coaching very young spellers in our Beginning Track 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.