WriterCoach Connection

WriterCoach Connection is back in action and just started its fall coaching sessions. Active in Berkeley middle schools since 2003WriterCoach Connection will again be supporting every King 8th grader with individualized writing support.  In partnership with teachers, WCC takes teams of trained volunteers into English classes to work one-on-one with every student in the class on their writing assignments.

For a commitment of less than two hours per week, during the school day, you can help students develop their ideas and writing skills. In 20- to 30-minute sessions, coaches engage students, challenge them to think more deeply, and offer encouragement. Because it is so well organized, many of our volunteers say that writer coaching is the most satisfying volunteer experience they have ever had.

You don’t need to be a writer or an educator to participate. Volunteer coaches are parents, college students, working and retired people of all backgrounds. The in-depth training offered will give you strategies to work effectively with every kind of writer and student.  Volunteering with WriterCoach Connection is a great way for 6th- and 7th-grade parents/guardians to be involved at King and see what’s ahead for their students; and for 8th grade parents/guardians to stay engaged at the school.

To learn more or register to become a coach visit this link or “http://www.writercoachconnection.org/volunteer-orientation—sign-up-here.htmland select “Volunteer for an Orientation.”


Site Coordinators:

June Pangelinan

Shauna Rabinowitz