Reach your child’s po­ten­tial

Central Leader - - EDUCATION -

Phoebe and Clau­dia Brown are typ­i­cal school stu­dents. The Year 9 and Year 6 sib­lings both do well at school, but there is al­ways room for im­prove­ment, es­pe­cially in pur­suit of those Ex­cel­lence grades.

‘‘We wanted to chal­lenge our girls’ learn­ing; they were do­ing re­ally well at school, but we felt that they needed a boost to work more ef­fi­ciently,’’ ex­plains Jane, their mum. ‘‘We met with Num­berWorks’nWords, liked what we learned, and signed up.’’

Both girls signed up for Maths and English tu­tor­ing; Phoebe be­gan in Year 7 and by Year 8 had achieved the max­i­mum in all her English as­sess­ments, so is con­tin­u­ing solely with Maths.

Both girls find that hav­ing the work in front of them on the com­puter is easy and fun to ne­go­ti­ate. They also like their tu­tors who they say un­der­stand and re­late to them very well. ‘‘They help us a lot,’’’ says Clau­dia.

‘‘They re­ally know their stuff!’’ Jane adds. ’’They ex­plain tasks, use lan­guage and ex­am­ples in a way that the girls quickly grasp. Most of all they make it fun and the girls feel com­fort­able that they can ask lots of ques­tions.’’

You wouldn’t ex­pect stu­dents to be over-en­thu­si­as­tic about do­ing ex­tra work after a full day at school, but Jane is amazed about their pos­i­tive at­ti­tude at the end of each ses­sion. ‘‘How does Num­berWorks’nWords achieve such fan­tas­tic en­thu­si­asm in two hours?’’ she asks.

Num­berWorks’nWords’ pro­grams fol­low the cur­rent NZ cur­ricu­lum, com­bin­ing com­puter ex­er­cises with lis­ten­ing, com­pre­hen­sion and hand writ­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.

The girls thrive in the en­vi­ron­ment, in­di­vid­ual learn­ing pro­grams, spe­cially se­lected tu­tors, reg­u­lar as­sess­ment and feed­back. Phoebe re­mem­bers one par­tic­u­lar ses­sion be­fore a ma­jor test at school. Her tu­tor took her through not just the key points of learn­ing but tips on how to struc­ture her an­swers in an exam sit­u­a­tion. She came out say­ing: ‘She’s such a great tu­tor, I re­ally un­der­stand it.’’

Jane says, ‘‘If you want to give your kids a boost and want to see them feel­ing more con­fi­dent and be­ing more suc­cess­ful, or pre­pare them for in­ter­me­di­ate and col­lege, then con­sider Num­berWorks’nWords, its work­ing so far for our girls.’’

For a free as­sess­ment and in­tro­duc­tory les­son, con­tact your near­est Num­berWorks’nWords: Royal Oak phone 625 8091.

Phoebe finds Num­berWorks’nWords is about mas­ter­ing sub­jects and get­ting exam ad­vice.

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