What parents say...

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
“I would just like to say I have nothing but praise for I Love to Learn and all the tutors, not only has Dottie already improved with her maths work in the time she has been there but her confidence is so much better too. I want to thank you all so much, she has absolutely loved it, and without a doubt I would not hesitate in bringing her back.” Kayleigh (parent) 2021
Kayleigh Nutbeamparent
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
Happygirls
“Our children have enjoyed their time at your tuition centre very much, and my wife and I have been incredibly impressed with your professional approach to tuition. Thank you so much for all you have done in making our kids feel comfortable, cared for and safe.” Mr Usuanlele.
Mr UsuanleleParent
At the time of writing this testimonial, my daughter has had only 5 sessions and her confidence and ability has increased significantly!  (Now) she talks of enjoying maths and of her abilities in maths instead of her inabilities, participates more in maths lessons at school and is keen to do her maths homework, both from school and from the sessions.  As a parent I am thrilled that her confidence has grown significantly and would recommend I Love to Learn without hesitation.
S BondParentPortsmouth
“We also had a parent’s meeting at his school earlier this week.  I am pleased to say that his maths teacher was very impressed with not only his work, but also his attitude toward it.  I can only say that this is because of the wonderful service you and your colleagues have given.  Thank you so much for this.  Ellis is really enjoying his time with you and also seeing how well he is doing and this has resulted in a positive attitude towards learning.” James (parent) 2021
James Hannon
“Thanks for all your hard work with Rebecca Kivlin. She has started Milton Cross this week. Rebecca is in the top set for maths and science, and the second group for everything else. Without coming to Love to Learn she would never have achieved this.  Thanks”    
Julie Powell
I would like to thank you for everything that you have done, and also pass on my gratitude from Lottie because she has learnt she has really benefited from and her confidence in maths has vastly improve, so much so that she now tells me that she looks forward to maths class at school!
Charlotte's parents
winner “We had planned to stop the tutoring after the 11+ exam, but with the next lockdown and more disruption to her education, we quickly relented when she literally begged us to continue going! The sessions are adjusted to her needs and she describes them as ‘really fun’ and she likes it that the work is specific to her level and much more individualised than the class work at school.”
Penny Meeking
I would like to thank you for the enthusiastic way in which you have helped Vicky gain confidence in her abilities to learn.  She has been a different child since coming to you and has a more positive view now!
Vicky's Parents

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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