Is there a wrong way to learn?

This is an up date to a blog that I wrote some time ago. I’ve been really pondering on why so many parents are suddenly calling me for tutoring sessions. I know we’ve had the school closures due to the pandemic but there seems to be something else going on in...

Reasons why your Child is Failing in School

  What do you do when your child’s report says they’re not meeting expectations? Do you dive onto Amazon and buy whatever is the latest snazzy looking book? Do you find them a tutor? Or…. Do you think about what those expectations are and why they might not be...

What to do if your child is falling behind in school

Do you feel a kind of dread when you know it’s parents’ evening? You want your child to be doing well and you definitely don’t want to hear that they’re falling behind! We’re hearing about falling behind a lot at the moment because of the amount of time children spent...

What did we learn from building towers?

It was a simple enough challenge: Build a tower from the floor to the ceiling, just using newspaper and masking tape that will withstand blowing from arm’s length. The six children in the room on Saturday at Create (Saturday) were all successful at the challenge, to...

AAGH! She’s starting school!

Starting school can be an anxious time, both for parent and child. Returning to school after the summer break, even if you’ve been there before, can be just as bad. All the feelings you could be feeling! You are anxious about them being away from you all day, in...