What parents say...

“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
We were super happy with your approach and B settled in so well. She looked forward to the tutoring and got a lot out of the sessions. Without a doubt her confidence has grown and I wouldn’t hesitate to use I Love to Learn again in the future. Many thanks, Cat
We are Super Happy!
“Dear Howard Thank you so much for all these lessons you’ve been giving me!  They really have improved my work at school and now I can put all your help to good use with my SATs.  Thank you so much for everything! From Lewis”
Lewis (student)
She is a quiet girl and I was concerned that her poor spelling was not being corrected.  When she saw the progress Bella was making in such a short time, I enrolled her for Maths as well!   It has transformed her thinking and she now has the self-esteem to ask questions in both numeracy and literacy.
Ms R Temple
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)
“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
Thank you very much for your help and support in helping Tomek achieve his goals in English
Monica (Tomek’s mum)
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
“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
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“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.
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The 6-week Summer

English and Maths Tuition in the Summer (Portsmouth, Fareham & Havant)

Summer days are always welcome.  The sunshine and that extra Vitamin D always makes us feel more positive.  However, academically, the summer holidays can be detrimental.  It is a long time to not be engaged with learning.  The old adage “If you don’t use it, you lose it” holds true, not just for our physical skills but also for our intellectual skills.

One of the best ways parents can combat the “brain drain” and enable children to be ahead of their peers at the start of the Autumn term is to attend booster sessions over the summer holiday.  These involve two hours of English and Mathematics at a level that will help with a student’s confidence and enable them to improve in these core subjects.  We have three weeks available and you can book individual sessions at a time to suit you.

So, what are you waiting for?  Sign up by following this link:

https://www.ilovetolearn.co.uk/summer-school-and-catch-up/

 

Most Improved in Tutor Group and Year Group!

Most Improved Maths

Finley was struggling with Maths at school when his mum got in touch.  She said “It scared him that he was finding if so difficult.  I had tried contacting tutors before but there’d been no response.  I was really pleased when I spoke to someone and got a free assessment.  He enjoys the lessons and has no problem now.”

Linda his tutors says,”He has become more confident and improved a great deal.  He works hard and he want to do well each lesson.”

Finley has gone from strength to strength and now enjoys maths.  He got certificates for most improved student in tutor group and year so school have certainly notice it!

GCSE Maths Success in Only 3 months!

GCSE Maths Grade 2-4 in Three Months

Alex had always found maths difficult at school. He found himself in Year 11, dreading the thought of taking his GCSE maths exam. He enrolled with us for maths tuition with just three months to go and attended two lessons a week to try to catch up. It was the repetition and individual attention that he found very helpful. Alex says, “I learned more in the 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.

Maths funNow he is at Portsmouth College studying his A levels and very happy! Howard Jones, his tutor, said, “Alex was a very motivated student and knew what he wanted. I was able to channel this energy into a really positive direction. If students are prepared to put in the work, it is amazing how quickly some targeted one-to-one tutoring can make a difference in many cases.”

We had to go right back to the level of maths that Alex could cope with. We then focused on drilling his number work to improve his fluency and arithmetic (remember, at least one of the papers is non-calculator). Each lesson, we also completed a set of mixed questions which analyzed areas of weakness. These were matched each lesson with GCSE-type questions which we repeated until Alex could answer them independently for himself. As the exam got closer, we then focused more on exam-type questions, making sure we repeated each one to give Alex maximum confidence.

 

How we teach maths…

We recommend Corbett maths for revision…

Summer School 2018 Pictures

Celebrating Our Largest Summer School Ever!

This year our Summer School was so full we needed extra space!  Howard, Linda, Maxine and David would like to thank all the students for making our jobs so fun and rewarding.  It really was a pleasure!

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Everyone enjoyed earning stamps, stickers and prizes for their hard work.  They all completed 10 hours of tuition and made lots of progress in just a week.

Many thanks to Michael Whitelock from P.S. Trampoline & Gymnastics who provided lots of afternoon activities including gymnastics, trampolining and tennis.

11+ Common Entrance Assessment Dates January 2019

11+ Entrance Assessments for January 2019

Indepedent Schools in Portsmouth and Fareham

We love helping children prepare for 11+ common entrance assessments. I thought it might be a good idea to make sure everyone has the dates they need.

The entrance exams always cover maths and English to a high level. Children are also usually tested on their verbal and non verbal reasoning. These tests are designed to be more difficult to prepare for as they are not a school subject. Verbal reasoning is concerned with language and words problems while non-verbal reasoning looks are logic, shape and number patterns.

Here is a testimonial we received earlier.

“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!”

Click here to find out more about tutoring for Entrance Exams …

Are you considering entering your child for an independent school?  Tell us and we can help prepare them.

Click here to read more about our success…..

Portsmouth High School

11+, 12+, 13+ or 14+

Saturday 19th January 2019

Portsmouth Grammar School

11+ and 13+ Entrance Assessment

Saturday 26th January 2019

Mayville High School

All Candidates Sit Exam

Saturday 19th January 2019

St John’s College

11+ Entrance Assessment

Thursday 20th November

Tuesday 22nd January 2018

The Gregg School

11+ Entrance Assessment

Saturday 2nd February 2019

 

 

 

Summer School 20th -24st August 2018

Maths and English Fun at Summer School

Summer will soon be here and Summer School 2018 is here by popular demand!   Each student receives 10 hours of professional tuition in a week.  Some children stay in the afternoon for sport activities.


Summer School 20th -24th AUG

Tuition: Maths & English 9-11am or 12-2pm Cost £200 6-16yrs
A full ten hours of professional tuition in reading, writing, spelling and maths to boost your child this summer.  Individual plans and all abilities catered for.  Classes in our Portsmouth and Fareham Centres.

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It’s good to learn together.

Tuition and Sport*: Maths & English Tuition + Trampolining/Gymnastics 9am-3pm

Sport*: Trampolining, Gymnastics and other activities with fully qualified coaches from PSTGC
Learn some new moves and gain a badge and certificate at the end of the week!

*Transport is available to take students from the Fareham Centre and back to Priory Tennis for the sport activities.

-Save £30 by booking both Sport and Tuition-

Cost was £275 only £245 (if booked before w/e June 30th) 6-12yrs


Many Children Fall Behind

‘Research shows as many as one in three children can fall behind as a result of a seven-week break from the classroom.’

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Amazing progress

For most children, summer is a time to leave classes and homework behind. While summer is a holiday from school, it does not have to be a holiday from learning. The summer holiday is great for recharging your children’s batteries, but if they are not using the skills and knowledge that was learned in the classroom, they will find themselves struggling when school starts up again.

Skills and knowledge gained throughout the school year fade during the summer months. Research shows that loss of content retention begins within 24 to 48 hours of learning unless the new information is reinforced or applied immediately. That is why, during summer holidays, even the best students forget lessons they have learned during the school year. After a month without reinforcement, approximately 80 percent of what a student has recently learned can be lost.

Gain Confidence

For children who have struggled in school, summer is an invaluable opportunity to catch-up on key skills and feel more confident when they return to class. For students who do well, it is an opportunity to keep their enthusiasm for learning high.

If your child needs help with reading, writing, spelling or maths call Howard or Linda for a free assessment on 023 93 96 86 26 now.

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Meet the Fareham Centre Director

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Professional Tutor

Meet the Centre Director: Howard Jones

Howard is the Centre Director. He is a secondary teacher with over 13 years experience and has now tutored 6 to 16 year olds for 13 years. He loves to teach all topics but especially secondary Maths. He is passionate about education and love seeing children reach their full potential. He enjoys politics, running and reading but not at the same time! He is married to Linda and they have two fantastic children.

Click here to find out more about tuition in Fareham…

Loving to Learn: Activities and tasks that your child Can Do!

After the assessment we use their results to create an individual plan for your child.  It will focus on any areas of weakness and allow us to set work at the right level.  We will give your child work that they can do so their confidence and feeling of success returns. We will ensure that in each lesson they will discover success and also find a challenge. Homework is set to practice and repeat their learning- this helps them to retain it!

Summer School 21st -25th August 2017

Maths and English Fun

Summer will soon be here and our Summer School is back by popular demand!   Each student receives 10 hours of professional tuition in a week.  Some children stay in the afternoon for sport activities.

Fishprize
Learning can be fun!


Summer School 21st -25th AUG

Tuition: Maths & English 9-11am or 12-2pm Cost £200 6-16yrs
A full ten hours of professional tuition in reading, writing, spelling and maths to boost your child this summer.  Individual plans and all abilities catered for.

Sport: Trampolining & Gymnastics with fully qualified coaches from PSTGC Cost £75
Learn some new moves and gain a badge and certificate at the end of the week!

Tuition and Sport: Maths & English Tuition + Trampolining/Gymnastics 9am-3pm

*Save £30 by booking both Sport and Tuition*

Cost was £275 only £245 (if booked before w/e June 30th) 6-12yrs


Many Children Fall Behind

‘Research shows as many as one in three children can fall behind as a result of a seven-week break from the classroom.’

For most children, summer is a time to leave classes and homework behind. While summer is a holiday from school, it does not have to be a holiday from learning. The summer holiday is great for recharging your children’s batteries, but if they are not using the skills and knowledge that was learned in the classroom, they will find themselves struggling when school starts up again.

Skills and knowledge gained throughout the school year fade during the summer months. Research shows that loss of content retention begins within 24 to 48 hours of learning unless the new information is reinforced or applied immediately. That is why, during summer holidays, even the best students forget lessons they have learned during the school year. After a month without reinforcement, approximately 80 percent of what a student has recently learned can be lost.

Gain Confidence

For children who have struggled in school, summer is an invaluable opportunity to catch-up on key skills and feel more confident when they return to class. For students who do well, it is an opportunity to keep their enthusiasm for learning high.

If your child needs help with reading, writing, spelling or maths call Howard or Linda for a free assessment on 023 93 96 86 26 now.

Request a Call Back

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Christmas Competition

Can you guess the number of gold coins in the box?

We are always thinking of ways to have fun learning maths here at I Love to Learn! One important skill is estimating numbers of objects to help learn quantity.

Santa has helped us by providing golden coins for our children to count – but how many are there? Write down your guesses at our tutoring centre and we will announce the winner of an exciting age-appropriate prize very soon. Watch this space!

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How many coins in Santa’s box?

No More Maths Anxiety!

She now talks about her ‘Maths Abilities’!

“My 12 year old daughter has experienced maths anxiety since Year 3 and on returning to school after the summer holidays into Year 8.  This anxiety was heightened due to school pressures.  We discussed strategies that may support her in her learning, having heard such good things of I Love to Learn, made an appointment for a free assessment.

Keen to Attend

The analysis of my daughter’s results suggested there was a difficulty in understanding the language of maths in addition to some gaps in her learning, despite being in top set for maths in her school.  My daughter was keen to attend the weekly session as she had enjoyed her assessment so much.

‘I Am Thrilled’

At the time of writing this testimonial, my daughter has had only 5 sessions and her confidence and ability has increased significantly.  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!”

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