Spelling Crash Course

Maximize your spelling performance.

Conquer the stage at the 2024 National Spelling Bee!

National Spelling Bee CHAMPIONS and finalists have used Hexco's Spelling Crash Course program to refine their skills and feel more relaxed and confident at the National Spelling Bee. Enroll today and accelerate your journey!

Unlock Your Potential with Our Exclusive Program

  • WEEKLY ADVANCED SPELLING CLASSES over 5-6 weeks (45 mins. per class) enhanced by personalized one-on-one coaching (15 mins. per week)
  • Delve deeper with 'difficult to impossible' lists including prior National Bee words that are extremely hard to spell many of which are not elucidated by etymology, eponyms, trademarks, words from imitative origins and unknown origins
  • Experience an in-depth study of diverse languages, language families, as well as specific language rulesa knowledge base that can significantly enhance one's ability to 'figure out' words never encountered
  • LIVE "Spell Bees" with fellow NSB contestants!
  • NOTE: additional study lists may be added according to skill level and completion of assigned lists

Schedule & Times

WHENSundays, April 21, 28, and May 5 & 19 (note we are skipping May 12 due to Mother's Day, we will also add one more date TBD)

TIME:  5-5:45 pm EST / 4-4:45 pm CST / 3-3:45 pm MST / 2-2:45 pm PST


The tuition for Hexco's Spelling Crash Course $1550 and is all-inclusiveno additional study materials are required! The tuition includes access to all words and word lists studied or assigned in the Crash Course; homework study lists are provided in Hexco's online eMentor format. Access to a variety of language training videos by our veteran head coach, Michelle Horton, is included. Although additional resources are not required for the class, we do recommend Merriam Webster's Unabridged Online Dictionary SUBSCRIPTION, not the free version. Other recommendations for additional study include: New Nat's Notes or eMentor
(NNN), Verbomania or eMentor, Spelling Rules Book, Blitz List(s) or Blitz eMentor, Webster
Detector, etc. for studying; these are not provided with the class and are not required. Only computer and internet access is needed to participate in the course!

Other Info / Details

  • All correspondence outside of classes and coaching sessions will take place via email and Google Sheets.
  • There are no make-ups. If students cannot attend a class, all words, instructions, and comments will be emailed to all parents and put into the spellers Google Sheet for studying.

Interested? Please fill out our interest form, and we will contact you within 48 hours with a coaching agreement and a link for payment. Already filled out our inquiry form and waiting for a reply? Call 830-367-3825 or email hexco@hexco.com

Get immediate access to our spelling eMentor demo samples. This app is used in our Spelling Crash Course!

Head coach, Michelle Horton, has coached nearly 100 spellers in our Spelling Crash Course, totaling over 200 students in our other coaching programs. Beginning with coaching her own children to the 5th and 6th places in the National finals, Michelle has worked for Hexco for 15+ years. She has served as our coach since 2008 and she's worked closely with Hexco to edit words and compile new word collections for our eMentor platform.


Michelle guides spellers on skills needed to field unfamiliar words during a bee by using ‘language of origin’ skills, asking the right questions, reviewing Latin and Greek elements, relating words to other words and using time at the microphone to dissect words expediently.


Our goal for spellers is excitement about language and mastery of words, not just rote memorization!


Michelle is an incredibly skilled coach and educator with a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education, and her positive attitude helps build excellent rapport with students. She continues to receive stellar reviews from spellers and parents 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.