Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Tuition Helps Students Hit Personal Bests

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Tuition Helps Students Hit Personal Bests

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STUDENTS spend many hours each day at school, but extra tuition is still valuable, according to a local education centre.

"There are many reasons students come to us, but whatever the reason, we aim to help them become better thinkers and more pro-active, self-reliant learners," Think and Learn Education Centres owner and manager Judy Iland said.

"Some of our students have quite significant difficulties in literacy or numeracy; some have missed important concepts and need to catch up; some struggle with the classroom environment; and others are seeking a challenge.

"In all cases, though, the aim is to fulfil their individual potential, both academically and personally."

Ms Iland said quality tuition was about much more than going through homework.

It developed a solid framework of learning strategies that could be applied throughout life, and helped students recognise they actually were capable people.

"Often, there is simply not enough time in class to really come to grips with important concepts and the range of skills needed to learn effectively," she said

"Teachers often tell me they are only too pleased to have a student attend our centre as our teaching supports what they are doing in the classroom. …

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