I help people get the word skills they need for the life they lead ...

I'm a myth buster, problem solver, and skills booster. My aim is two-fold:

  1. Ensure no one is held back by the myths most of us still believe about word skills
  2. Help fill gaps in skills and understanding

Some of my best ideas are shared free of charge!

I want to live in a world where everyone feels comfortable about their word skills.

When skills are weak, confidence suffers, weakening skills even further. Together we'll break that unhelpful loop and get those spelling, reading, and writing skills on track.

I won't give you a giant list of things to try …

I'll give you a short list of things to do.

That's right, improvements can be made quickly, easily, and painlessly. I promise you'll be amazed. The key that opens the door to new skills is tiny but mighty!

Get access to my unique insights into all the word skills …

Like me on Facebook  - If you want to be the first to hear about new ideas and offerings, like my Facebook page.

Register for free emails  - Let me know a little bit about your needs. Then, when I've got something useful for you, I'll send you a quick message.

Visit the Wordskillz BLOG and register to receive regular messages relevant to your situation. I'll fill you in on the least you need to know, and do.

Not everyone has the word skills they need, and I'm on a mission to change that. ...

I believe we make learning harder than it should be. What's worse, we often make it hardest for those who struggle the most. We can do better!

There are skills, not widely known, that are more basic than 'the basics'. These foundation skills support the rest. When learners can't progress, it's because these few core skills are missing! I'll help you fill in the blanks.

I love to make complicated things simple ...

In fact, this project has taken longer than I intended because I kept finding better, simpler ways to explain things, and better, simpler activities to promote learning!

I also believe in second chances ...

I think we should all have an opportunity to be the best we can be. I know what it’s like to feel stuck, to not know what you don't know. It's impossible to make progress!

That's why I share most of my best stuff for free, so everyone, no matter what their age, background, or circumstances, can get the skills they need.

People come to Wordskillz to get unstuck ...

But don’t just take my word for it…

Register for my free help, and you’ll see what we can accomplish together! Sample my free mini spelling course! You'll take the first, most significant, steps on the road to better word skills. Without spending a penny, you'll discover if the help I offer is a good fit for you.

Like me on Facebook  - If you'd want access to all my free ideas, like my Facebook page. You'll find my posts particularly useful for wrapping your mind around word skills in general, and certain skills in particular.

Visit the BLOG and register to receive regular messages that fill you in on the least you need to know, and do, to improve your word skills

Email me:  janet@wordskillz.com - I'm approachable, and I check my email regularly.  I'd love to hear from you. What's the one thing you'd most like to improve? I'll get back to you as quick as a wink.

Use my resources for as long as you need them ...

You'll receive the most important stuff first, and it will prepare you, or your learner, to continue learning independently. If you want to dig deeper, stay with me longer. Otherwise, just jump in, then jump out whenever you've achieved your personal goal …

If you’d like to go deeper

More about me …

I've homesteaded beside the Shuswap River. I've run a toy business and a home-delivery business. I've been a farm worker, market gardener, coordinator of community environmental projects, and last but not least a preschool teacher, elementary school teacher and adult tutor.

I'm currently living in England with my Englishman, but will be returning to Canada very soon. What's not to love about the English country-side? But friends and family and the beautiful Okanagan-Shuswap are calling me home.

What else do I care about deeply beside my kids, partner, family, friends and work? …nature in all her forms, healthy soil, clean water and air, biodiversity, global citizenship, peace and solitude.