Could your child be doing better?
Studying or daydreaming?
The truth is that most of us believe just because there are books in front of them, our children are studying. Do you really know how effectively your child spends this time?
The best methods
What type of learner is your child? Auditory? Hands on? Visual? Knowing the answer to this and other related questions will unlock the potential your child has.
The bottom-line: better marks and more confidence
Our Study Skills courses are designed to give real results. The table to the right provides a summary of some of the topics we cover.
We are passionate about seeing children reach their potential.
Your child will achieve success
There are no large classes. Your child will get quality coaching on an individual level.
We teach concepts. We review progress. We know what works.
“ I used to get stuck and I didn’t realise that it was because I didn’t get a lot of stuff in year 7 and 8. Now I am able to pick up things better at school and it all makes more sense. ”— Bradley – Year 9
“ I always used to hate Maths but now I do well and it’s one of my favourite subjects. The computers make it really fun and I like the teachers here too. ”— Susan – Year 4
“ My son tried other Maths tutors but he never seemed to remember things. The way they tutor at MESH really helped. Now he’s much more confident and I can see that he’s making real progress. I’m really happy with the results. ”— V. Briggs – parent
“ At MESH they really helped with my writing. I think the best way to put it is that now I write actively. I’m able to plan essays properly and think about the right strategies to use for each essay that I write. ”— Sam – Year 11
KEY AREAS THAT BOOST CONFIDENCE AND MARKS
Getting to know your child is essential if real progress is to be made. Being honest is often difficult but it gives us an important starting point. We like to go deeper and identify what learning style your child uses and how this could be affecting their performance at school.
Many factors influence how well children study. For example; do you think it’s OK for your child to listen to music while studying? The research might surprise you.
It’s important that children see the benefits of study for themselves. Having their sights set on something often makes it easier to tackle even those subjects that they don’t enjoy.
About 96% of students don’t manage their time properly. Having this area sorted out will not only help with performance; it also often reduces the conflict between ‘us’ and ‘them’ when it comes to making sure enough time is spent studying.
We usually think of notes being either ‘neat’ or ‘messy’ but the real question should be; “Are they useful?” We believe that if done properly, notes are one of the most effective revision tools your child will develop.
Do you find that your child picks up concepts quickly but does not do well in exams? The problem could be long-term retention. We teach techniques to deal with this.
Dealing with stress is one of the key factors when it comes to performance. We teach effective strategies that can be used in the classroom, during exams and in life.
Making progress is not going to happen if students are not able to objectively evaluate their current performance. We teach strategies to help them recognise their achievements and decide on what can be done better next time.