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Firstly, I would like to thank yourselves and your staff for all your help and dedication to helping my daughter Saoirse with her maths.  She has shown an improvement with her confidence at attempting to handle the mathematics she is give by her school.  And I feel this is due to the staff at your centre, she had a very rough year in Year 4, with her very unsympathetic teacher and you all helped her through that.  For that I’m very grateful.
Mrs R Wall
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
Prezton has done really well and we are very proud of his achievement so thank you all again
Mrs A Laborde
Thank you so much for helping me with my maths!  I have come along much more in maths lessons at school! Hopefully, depending on whether I need help when I go to Secondary School I might come back again. (I hope so)  Thank you again. Madison.
Mrs H Breen
She loves coming, and sees that it helps her at school.  Her scores are going up all the time and recently she got three class awards in three weeks, she says this is ‘Thanks to you.
Mrs C Walker
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
“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
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
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
Thank you for all your support with our son, Thomas. His hand writing, spelling, maths and reading is progressing beautifully. I would highly recommend your setting to anyone who wishes to give their child a boost or to work on specific learning goals. It has been invaluable. All your tutors are warm, welcoming and professional and Thomas is always made to feel valued. Positive praise and lots of stickers, stamps, rewards, prizes and certificates give that extra special touch to reward and recognise the children’s efforts. Thomas is certainly always proud of his achievements from your centre.
Laura (Thomas’s mum)

Help, It’s Homework Time?

The Joy of Homework

11+ assessment examAt some point most parents encounter the problem, or joy, of homework.  So what, if anything, can we parents do to help?

Here are some practical tips on how to support children when they ask for help.

  • Set aside a time each day for family learning.

Set aside at least 30 minutes, devoted to “family brain cell development.” During this time, there should be no TV, video games, computer games, etc.

Model your own excitement for learning by reading a book, writing letters, etc.

Your child may learn by doing their homework, reading about something they love or writing stories, etc.

  • Help only when your child truly wants it.

Some parents make the mistake of forcing help upon their kids. This only creates frustration, anger, and kids who believe they can’t learn without their parents’ help.

  • Help only when there’s an absence of anger or frustration.

When either you or your child gets frustrated or angry, learning becomes associated with frustration and anger.

If this happens it may be time to get professional help.

  • Help only when your child can describe what the teacher said.

This ensures that your child continues to believe that it’s important to pay attention to teachers.

Unfortunately, some kids learn that it’s best to “tune–out” at school and let their parents do all of the teaching at home.

  • Move away from your child before he/she “gets it.”

Some children believe they can only learn something, or “get it,” when an adult is in the same room…or is guiding them every inch of the way.

To prevent this dependency, avoid falling into the habit of sitting at the table as your child does their homework, especially when they are on the brink of learning something new.

  • Reward progress and completion of homework, reinforce positive effort.Congratulations

A hundred years ago the mind was viewed as a muscle that needed regular exercise to become strong. Therefore, homework was seen as mental exercise that should and could be carried out easily at home. This exercise usually meant memorising dates, texts and tables.

As time went by homework went out of fashion and was even frowned upon as preventing children from taking part in social or sporting activities.

However, ideas about how the mind works and the best ways to educate young minds have continually been challenged and changed over time.

One thing is certain, homework is here to stay and it does benefit children when monitored and set correctly.

Teachers still give homework to children to help them remember important facts but it is also given to help them develop study skills which they can use long after they leave school.

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