Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre helps stu­dents gain top awards

Queen­stown Kip McGrath con­tin­ues to help stu­dents across the ed­u­ca­tional spec­trum reach their po­ten­tial and their goals.

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Kip McGrath Di­rec­tors Martin Wight­man and Joanna Helby are de­lighted with their re­sults. ‘‘We have seen our stu­dents gain Merit and Ex­cel­lence en­dorse­ments at all 3 lev­els of NCEA’, in­clud­ing stu­dents with Spe­cial As­sess­ment Con­di­tions. ‘‘We have stu­dents who have gained schol­ar­ships to top in­de­pen­dent schools, achieved Dis­tinc­tion and High Dis­tinc­tion in ICAS tests’’ said Martin. ‘‘The 2013 Wakatipu High School Dux came to us to en­sure she got the grades she needed in Maths. ‘‘So in to­tal that’s four out of the last five High School Dux who have come to us for tu­tor­ing at the top level. ‘‘It’s easy to think that chang­ing a child’s at­ti­tudes to learn­ing would be a long-term project’’, says Martin. ‘‘But af­ter just two ses­sions of our tu­tor­ing par­ents said they no­ticed an im­prove­ment in their child’s at­ti­tude at home. ‘‘That’s pretty spe­cial and we’re very proud of that. ‘‘We’re also look­ing for­ward to sup­port­ing Dys­lexia Ad­vo­cacy Week in March.’’ Di­rec­tor Joanna Helby is a spe­cial­ist in Dys­lexia and of­fers dys­lexia screen­ing and men­tor­ing plus Ir­lens screen­ing. ‘‘We are start­ing the year with record num­bers but lim­ited spa­ces are still avail­able, with NCEA classes start­ing in week two, so call now to make a change in 2014.’’

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