We ensure that your kid passes their entrance tests and arrives at their new school knowing everything their peers know.
Your needs are assessed:
Study habits, routines, interests and learning style. This entails both an in-depth qualitative and detailed quantitative review of the student’s scholastic career up to that point.
Your Target Syllabus
We review your target syllabus to determine what outcomes you need to have mastered by the ‘move date’ in order to ensure a smooth transition.
Mock Exam and Diagnostics
Following the initial family interview, the student will write skills-based assessments at the correct level in the target syllabus at our assessment centre. These exams are then carefully analysed to determine the specific subsections that the student either hasn’t been taught, or hasn’t been able to translate to the new framework.
Then We Fill In The Gaps:
We select a mentor from our team of tutors. It is crucial for a student to ‘like’ their tutor and look forward to the lessons.
The trained tutor comes to the house for high-impact one-on-one lessons where they actually teach the ideas and concepts.
We set structured homework for the student to do in between lessons. When it comes to learning, practice is key.
We use projects, experiments, and practical demonstrations to excite the student and pique their interest.
The student writes regular mock tests so that they can practise their skills under exam conditions, and we can monitor their progress and increase their confidence.
We supervise, guide and support the programme to ensure a great result.
Over the last 30 years, we are proud to have helped students transition to school systems in countries such as:
Family Interview: Our process starts with a family consultation at our assessment centre in Fourways. We get to know the student – we find out about their study habits, routines, interests and goals. This includes both an in-depth qualitative and detailed quantitative review of the student’s scholastic career up to that point.
Team Selection: Tutors, if tuition is deemed necessary, from our team are selected based on an optimal match in terms of learning style and personality. We aren’t an agency; we know all of our tutors personally, and as far as we are concerned, choosing the right mentor – someone your child will look up to and connect with – is crucial!
One-On-One Lessons In Your Home: Lessons happen one-on-one in your home or at your school. The tutors build a working relationship with the student and move through the outcomes effectively and constructively. We set and keep track of work to be done in between lessons.
Teaching note-taking techniques to a student who is not sleeping well, eating well, and doing some kind of regular exercise really is like rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. Despite this, there is so much hype around teaching students study techniques and learning modalities and very little emphasis on the fundamentals.
The reality is that a student really can drastically improve their focus, alertness, energy, and effectiveness by making a few small tweaks to their sleeping habits.
Prescribing vs Professing Andrew Huberman is an American neuroscientist and tenured professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Learning podcast. The tools described in this article are a brief introduction to some of the mechanisms that Huberman describes in his podcast, and we highly recommend you take the time to listen to it in its entirety (the first few episodes are on sleep).