FLEX Pathways: Writing Center

This program offers students long-term academic pathways for middle and high school students who are serious about English and Writing.

The FLEX Writing Pathway leverages the deep knowledge and expertise of its instructors to help students build confidence in their writing and introduce or reinforce different writing techniques.

Our approach is not only to provide students with high-level instruction but also help them apply their learning through ambitious projects, cultural analysis, and editorials.

The FLEX Writing Pathway offers an engaging experience in all genres of writing. In 2021-2022, the FLEX Writing Pathway will focus on non-fiction & academic writing as follows but contact your local FLEX center for a full list of course offerings.

(Courses do not need to be taken in sequence though it is recommended.)




NF1: Exploring Essay Writing, The Personal Narrative Essay

Learn the key components to creative writing while documenting your personal memories and experiences in your autobiography.

NF2: Biographical Essay Writing

Research and document the life of an influential person of your choice. Learn researching skills and cultural analysis. Good preparation for upper-level English Lit and History classes.


NF3: The History Research Paper

Apply researching skills to history. Learn how to get a big picture view of history and evaluate evidence. Good preparation for AP classes in the humanities.

PE1: Exploring Persuasive Essay Writing, Cultural Analysis

Taking a deep look at the trends and cultural objects that surround them, students learn to craft innovative arguments by writing sociocultural commentaries. In addition to becoming more persuasive writers, students grow into more informed readers and creative, original thinkers.

PE2: Persuasive Essay Writing, Literature Analysis

In this course, students focus on building a thoughtful, well-supported argument about a work of literature—the single most important skill for success in English and language-arts classes.

PE3: Persuasive Essay Writing, Advanced Techniques in Logic & Style

By mastering advanced organizational and rhetorical strategies, students become adept at becoming persuasive communicators, creating arguments that are logically sound and compelling.

Meet The FWC Team

FLEX’s FWC program employs only experienced, top-level instructors and curriculum writers. Our FOP instructors have taught at:





Yoon Choi (FLEX Writing Center, Program Director)

Yoon Choi (FLEX Writing Center, Program Director)

  • Stanford University: Stegner Fellowship in fiction (2017–2019)
  • Johns Hopkins University: Teaching fellowJohns Hopkins CTY: Teacher
  • and curriculum developer
  • Education: Stanford MA Literature, Johns Hopkins BA/MA Writing
  • Publications in Michigan Quarterly review, Narrative Magazine, New England Review, and Best American Short Stories 2018
  • Debut collection of short stories, Skinship, forthcoming from Knopf: a division of Penguin/Random House
Kate Huh (FLEX Writing Center, Program Manager)

Kate Huh (FLEX Writing Center, Program Manager)

  • Recipient of University of California STAR Award for exemplary work performance as a research editor at UCLA
  • Columbia Scholastic Press Association Certificate of Merit for Editorial Leadership
  • Founder of Yale Undergraduate Journal of Comparative Literature
  • Education: Yale BA Literature English & Admitted to Harvard Law and Stanford Law
  • Troy High School: Graduate & Editor in Chief
Meagan Mason (FLEX Writing Center, Program Coordinator & Instructor)

Meagan Mason (FLEX Writing Center, Program Coordinator & Instructor)

  • UC Davis: College Essay Mentorship Program
  • UC Davis: Undergraduate Research Assistant
  • UC Davis: BA Communication
Dr. Henry Rownd (FLEX Writing Pathway, Principal Instructor)

Dr. Henry Rownd (FLEX Writing Pathway, Principal Instructor)

  • Stanford University: Former Undergraduate Reading & Writing Lecturer
  • Stanford University: PhD Art History