Throughout our school years we experience people and situations that set much of the tone for how we will live out the rest of our lives, what jobs and careers we hold and what attitudes we have towards learning, development and growth. For many of us this journey can be rough and filled with many experiences that are not easy or in our best interest. Nonetheless, the process and skills of becoming a top grade student and maintaining such a high level of excellence can be learned and developed. However, this is a process that takes time and needs to be fitted to the skill and competency level of each different student.
From the basics of reading and writing to mastering homework, diminishing test anxiety to learning how to take ownership and responsibility for your own growth and be able to see each and every moment as a learning opportunity takes close careful attention and practice. I work with students to develop these skills by applying a wide range of services from tutoring in various class subjects to counselling and coaching. Each instructional session is designed to help with specific school subjects and test preparation and the overall improvement of marks.
The learning services I offer address the following areas:
Time and Personal Management
Writing / Reading / Conversation
Improvement of marks and grades
Performance Anxiety and Stage Fright
Self Image and Confidence
LEARNING CONCENTRATION AND FOCUS ISSUES
It is not surprising to find many students today affected by communication technologies. As computers and smartphones become permanent fixtures in our daily life there is growing evidence and a direct correlation between the loss of effective learning skills and computer / smartphone use. Such things as time management issues, attention and focus deficits plus dependency and addiction issues are all making a huge impact on students.
As I continue to work with children and teens and adults I can verify that students with low marks and learning problems tend to be heavy computer and smartphone users. It is not to say these technologies are the only things affecting students, but combined with poor study habits, time management, poor communication skills and concentration issues it is creating learning and adjustment problems at home and in school.
BASIC PROBLEMS WITH READING, WRITING, RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATION
For many students poor performance at school simply comes down to the basics. Along the way many students have either missed or were never taught many of the basic academic and study skills while many more students face ESL challenges. No matter what type of student, as problems continue and grow, they become emotionally and intellectually beaten down and soon give up. Most resign themselves to accepting low marks and poor study habits as the norm and standard in their life. They give up and don't care. This type of student needs to learn basic skills, but more importantly skills training augmented with counselling and direction to get them back on their feet and excited again.
For many who have been out of school for a long time, quit school early to peruse employment opportunities, were kept out of school to raise families or simply chose to drop out early returning to school and studies as an adult learner can be extremely challenging. Together we work to get back on track by helping you with adjustment issues and adaption skills along with learning strategies, time management, research and writing skills to name only a few.