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Monica (Tomek’s mum)
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Mr UsuanleleParent
We brought him to the centre in Year 6 because he just had no idea about maths.  This year won the ‘Most Improved in Maths’ certificate for his year.  He also came top of his class in 2 out of 3 maths exams.  Coming to here is the best thing we ever did!
Mr S White
Maths is fun

“The GCSE Maths Tutors Are Great.”

T’anna came to us as her mum had seen us on Facebook and decided to call.  T’anna, now in year 10, had always struggled with her maths.   In four short months however, she has improved so much that, the school want to put her up for the Higher GCSE paper!!  Kerry, T’anna’s mum says ” She has come on leaps and bounds, I am so pleased with the progress. The tutors are great! It’s a convenient location and the assessment is easy to arrange.”

Kerry RobertsonParents
“I Love to Learn really helped me prepare for my entrance exam.  I give I Love to Learn 10/10.  I Love to Learn helped me understand pie charts, algebra and story writing.  I enjoyed coming to I Love to Learn and would love to come back in the future.”
-Ollie, Student in Portsmouth
Alex had been tested in Year 4 for dyslexia and he came out mildly dyslexic for spelling.  He has a poor short term memory, and we were concerned about him going to Senior School with these problems. Alex started off a bit ‘anti’, but now he agrees that his writing is better and the improvement has been commented on by teachers.  We are so pleased he is getting professional help, and are especially pleased that he now see the benefit and is self-motivated. He now is now asking for help with his Maths too!
Mrs D Wilson
Thank you for your lovely card.  You have helped with my creative writing and vocabulary.  I have grown in confidence and I appreciate your help.
Naomi
We are so pleased that Mahera has got a FULL BURSARY for the local girl’s high school in Portsmouth.  She has been to your centre before for tuition but we came back in November so she could get ready for the exams.   She has worked so hard and Linda has really encouraged her in her writing!  Thanks so much!
Mahera's Mum
GCSE Maths
Alex says ” I learned more in three months than my whole time in the maths classroom at school. I went from dreading it to feeling much better about being there.” This Summer he was overjoyed to find that he had gone from a Grade 2 in his mocks up to a Grade 4 (C) pass in his final exam.  
Alex
Dylan had always struggled with very poor handwriting.  After only a few months teachers can now read his writing and he feels more confident.  His coordination problems have been recognised “Thanks to your suggestion,” and this has helped at school.   It has made a big difference to his schooling as he enjoys it much more now.  
Samantha WildingParentPortsmouth

Summer Writing Competition

I Love Our World

Summer Story Writing

Imagine a setting, near or far.  Create characters, human or animal. Describe problems and difficulties they face.  Think of ways their problems are solved.

Summer Writing Competition 2019!

Your school could win £100 in book tokens to celebrate if one of your students is the overall winner!

Last year was a great success and we had some wonderful writing from local children. We are keen to repeat this and have invited local author, Justin Strain, to judge this year’s competition for the second year running.  His first book, ‘The Secret of the Scarlet Ribbon’, was shortlisted for the, 2018 Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Award. He is currently writing the sequel among other novels!

Competition Details

The theme is, ‘I Love Our World’, issues that hi-light caring for the natural world and the problems involved with living in a polluted environment .

Here are the criteria, for Justin to use, to judge the entries;The stories will be judged upon;

Read more about Justin here….

1)  How children use powerful descriptive language to create their settings and bring their characters to life.

2)  How they use narrative structure to develop the plot (including a clear opening, build up, problem, resolution and ending.

3)  How their story explores the key theme of caring for our environment – How we can explore ways to love our world.

We have three age categories

  • Ages 6 to 7
  • Ages 8 to 9
  • Ages 10 to 12

Competition Deadline: Entries must be submitted by 7th September.

Entries To: Linda Jones, I Love to Learn Professional Tuition, 3 Beacon House, Cumberland Business Centre, Southsea, PO5 1DS.

Email; tutors@ilovetolearn.co.uk

Winners Announced: Monday 23rd September

Prize Giving: Saturday 28th September at our ‘I Love to Learn Professional Tuition Centre’ in Portsmouth, with Justin Strain.

To help children get started and to encourage them to ‘have a go’ here are some top tips;

Top Tips

  • Try and imagine a scene as your character would experience it. Showing the reader what the character; sees, hears, tastes, smells, feels. This can be really powerful.
  • Think about how your characters move, speak, and react and write choosing words carefully to explain this.
  • Use similes to give readers more information that help you describe your images more fully.
  • Break up you story into paragraphs to show a change of place or time. Planning your story will really help.

Lastly, don’t worry too much about spelling as you can edit your writing later on. Enjoy writing and have fun creating your own story!

We are so excited about this opportunity to celebrate creative writing and hope our enthusiasm will inspire local children to write this summer.

 

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