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Free Stress Management Course for Parents

These days many of us are busy juggling work, parenting, childcare and a multitude of other responsibilities for our families. It can be really challenging trying to fill all of these roles, leading to high rates of stress and anxiety. Trying to cope with stress on your own as well as everything else can be really overwhelming, so we at the Learning Hub are offering a complimentary class, run by NHS professionals, on how to reduce stress and manage your responsibilities in a way that is healthier for you and your family.

Eight out twenty of the most stressful things about being a parent relate in some way to schools whether it’s getting your child to do their homework or ensuring they are on time for their class. In fact this same research shows that most mums and dads feel stressed out for almost 2 hours every day! We will be offering some handy tips on how to negotiate some of these areas with your child to remove some of these anxious feelings and leave parents feeling more at ease with the day to day routines.

If you would like to join us on either of the dates we are running this course, please call and confirm on 0208 908 0123.

Limited places available – book now to avoid disappointment!

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What makes a good tuition centre?

All parents find it difficult to know which tuition centre to choose. Here are the 5 Golden Rules for choosing a good tuition centre:

1. Aesthetically inviting classroom environment. When a tuition centre possesses visually pleasing surroundings, it creates positive impressions for your child. Having to study extra hours outside of school can be a chore for most children so clean, bright and well-maintained classrooms can significantly take away feelings of apprehension and dread when it comes to learning.

2. Comprehensive content and engaging way of teaching. It is always a good choice to go for a tuition centre who employs tutors that know their craft. A good coach demonstrates a deep understanding of your child’s weak subjects by pitching at standards that are relatable to their students’ level of understanding.

3. Open school-home connection. One of the main purposes of enrolling your child in a tuition centre is to keep your son or daughter abreast with their school’s curriculum. Naturally, parents should be kept up-to-date of their child’s learning progress, as well as their homework, and other curriculum-related matters.

4. Healthy socio-emotional learning environment. A tuition centre that employs tutors who have empathy and compassion towards students is a great indication that the faculty is well-run. Tutors must be more patient and encouraging for them to fully unleash their student’s potential.

5. Detailed monitoring of tutees’ progress. Good tuition centres require teachers and coaches to give regular formative assessments of their students, as well as constructive feedback.

What the Learning Hub offers:

1. We’ve invested in our classrooms ensuring they provide an optimal atmosphere for learning.

2. We keep class sizes small, ensuring we give your child the individual attention and support they deserve in order to help them excel academically.

3. Personalised meetings with parents to discuss student progress is only part of the way we partner with parents to ensure our students receive all the help they need.

4. Our dedicated, qualified teachers work on boosting a child’s confidence in the areas they are struggling.

5. We have regular tests in class to ensure students are picking up on the new concepts and skills we teach.

Get in touch to find out more about everything that we offer!

Source: actualyse.com

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Is Literacy a problem in the UK?

Copy of Flat Illustration Infographic by Geena Patel

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How to get your child running back to school!

The summer is now coming to an end for both parents and children. Starting a new school year is a time of new beginnings and a chance to overcome any old habits that may be holding children back. This time of year is often hectic as children must leave behind the freedom of their holidays to enter a more structured system of education. Some children are eager to start back at school, whilst others struggle or lack motivation to re-enter an academic setting. One of the most common factors in a child’s struggle may be that they find the material too easy or too difficult. They may need some academic help but instead of explaining this to their parents they are more likely to act out.

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They might complain about the teacher, act out in class, or talk about how the material is boring. If they miss class, show up late or even complain about a tummy ache or feeling unwell to get a sick note this is often a signal that they are struggling in some way. Often parents think that their child is not paying attention but it happens more when they feel disengaged with a subject.

Is there anything a parent can do to help?

Girls on Desk Looking at Notebook

One way to help boost a child’s confidence can be to engage them in extra tuition classes. The change of setting, pace and approach often helps children to find their feet. In a smaller group, with detailed explanations and the chance to ask whatever questions they want; many children thrive.

Over the past 15 years we at the Learning Hub have helped more than 2000 children succeed in the 11+ exams. An 11+ specialist tuition centre we ensure that academic goals are realised. Student feedback from our 2018 summer workshops:

“My confidence and self-esteem has been boosted like a rocket” – Ritvika, Aged 11

“I have been taught about time management, reasoning techniques and strategies for Verbal and Non-verbal reasoning. I will recommend this to all my friends!” – Marcus, Aged 10

“My teacher was helpful and supportive, explaining the things I didn’t understand so that I improved my marks in the next class” – Safa, Aged 9

If you want you child to be more excited about school then get in touch to find out all that we can offer!

 

 

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Brexit Blues? Children bored at home? Why not try our Summer Camp?

 

Apart from a short vacation abroad or visiting family, children end up spending most of their summertime playing video games, watching TV or using a computer. Past summers will remind you of how bored your children become with all of that extra time they are left alone for. Any work would need to be supervised by you. Do you have the time? Former President Obama has highlighted the effects on children of a summer without learning. Here at the Learning Hub we support those hardworking parents who want their children to experience a fun summer without losing that all important knowledge they have worked hard to get.

“Students are losing a lot of what they learn during the school year during the summer.”

Barack Obama (September, 2010), NBC’s Today Show

 

During the summer many parents struggle with the extra financial costs, as well as the difficulty of trying to keep their children entertained. Here’s our top ten reasons why sending children to our Summer camp will benefit both children and parents!

1. Intensive tuition

2. Improved Grades

3. Increased confidence

4. Parents save Money and Time

5. Develops skills in subject areas that are struggled with

6. Helps to develop social skills

7. An edge over other students when back at school

8. Educational and interactive time away from a Screen 

9. A fun, challenging and engaging environment

10. Making new friends

To find out more:

Summer Camp Booking Form

 

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Summer Camp 2018 – 23rd July to 17th August

For those parents worried that their children will miss out on vital time to learn during their lengthy holidays we at the Learning Hub are running a Summer Camp! We have four weeks of fantastic courses for children to learn in a fun and well- structured environment. With between 10 to 15 hours of solid tuition every week – this camp is guaranteed top give your child a big push and a constructive break this summertime.

We provide all materials needed for the workshop so you don’t need to buy books or folders. With a strong emphasis on quality teaching we limit each class to 12 students only. Focus is on Maths and English as these are the essential skills the government is campaigning to improve in both children and adults. If you are going on holiday there are flexible options for booking per week should you need this.

To book your interest complete the form below:

Summer Camp Booking Form

 

Alternatively call us on 0208 908 0123!

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Grammar School Places – time to start registering your interest!

For all those parents aiming to get their child into the best possible school we have a handy guide featuring all of the local grammar schools that will be of interest.

One way to support and prepare your child is to enrol them onto our Mock exam preparation course. We have only 3 exam dates left this year so book before they are gone. The first session is an exam to test your child’s knowledge. This is followed by another session which goes through the paper giving children detailed feedback on their errors and tips on how to answer the questions, as well as what to include to get the higher marks.

                                                  Mock Exam Booking Form and Dates

Just click on the school you are interested in below to get more information about 11+ exam dates, admissions procedures and school brochures. All of this information is vital to help ensure that your child gets a place at the school of their choice!

Queen Elizabeth’s Boys School

The Henrietta Barnet School

St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School

Upton Court Grammar School

Langley Grammar School

Aylesbury Grammar School (Boys)

Aylesbury Grammar School (Girls)

Beaconsfield Grammar School

Tiffin School

Watford Grammar School for Boys

Watford Grammar School for Girls

The Latymer School

Mill Hill County High School

Chesham Grammar School

Sutton Grammar School

Tiffin Girls School

Herschel Grammar School

Dr Challoner’s Grammar School

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