Year 8 Student Goes From B-‘s to A+’s In One Month
At A Team Tuition, we pride ourselves in transforming students not only academically, but also psychologically, emotionally, and any other ways our students may require in order to reach the pinnacle of their studies.
While many students may require Academic Personal Training to catch up on school content and understand assignments, Ava needed help with something different – the methods in which she approaches studying.
On top of that, Ava had a distinct goal.
“When Ava received a B- on her Semester 1 report, we decided to get her some personalised tutoring and she was determined to raise her grade to an A, and finish the year on a high.”
We all love a student who aims high for the sky!
Accordingly, A Team Tuition paired Jess, one of our amazing Academic Personal Trainers, with Ava soon after Ava’s parents reached out to us.
Fortunately, Jess and Ava connected very quickly through their common bubbly personalities.
When asked, Jess revealed that Ava’s greatest struggle was remembering the content taught through effective means: “It wasn’t so much the theory behind the concepts, however, it was about devising techniques Ava could use in exam/test situations.”
As a result, Jess thought it would be perfect to first find out Ava’s learning language – a key element to the effective and efficient learning of an individual. (Be sure to check out our learning language blogs to gain a better understanding on the best way you take in information!)
To do this, Jess prepared a test for Ava to work through 3 different problems where she had to implement either an auditory, visual or kin-aesthetic type approach. The outcome of this test suggested that Ava is an auditory learner in terms of remembering concepts.
In order to utilise Ava’s newly discovered learning language to the duo’s advantage, Jess and Ava began to work on creating rhymes for learning algebra.
Who would’ve thought algebra could be rhymed? Our power Academic Personal Trainer- and-student here have truly inspired us all with their resourceful creativity!
However, there is no success without a little hardship.
For Jess and Ava, the toughest thing about tutoring was Ava’s lack of motivation. Jess described Ava as a very relaxed person, which prompted her to work on trying to make their sessions more engaging.
Undoubtedly, it wasn’t long before Jess surprised us all with her ingenuity in overcoming such an obstacle:
“When Ava was trying to memorise her oral, we would read it out in different voices, trying to act out the words which made her have to think about how placing emphasis on different words can change the meaning of what she is saying,” Jess noted.
At A Team Tuition, there are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, persistence, hard work, and learning from failure.
In the case of Jess and Ava, their hard work was paid off when everything came together to successfully transform Ava.
The pinnacle point of transformation for them both occurred when they were revising for Ava’s test – they broke the session up with naughts and crosses when Ava got 10 questions right in a row!!
“It made the atmosphere light hearted and she seemed to have gained confidence with her ability,” remarked Jess.
Of course, this would not have been possible without Jess’ connection to Ava.
Coming from a fresh perspective, Jess became more of a mentor than a teacher to Ava.
Moreover, having just finished high school, Jess could possibly relate to Ava more than a teacher may.
As an Academic Personal Trainer, Jess was also able to spend ample time understanding how Ava learns best, thus making it easier to come up with strategies to enhance Ava’s learning.
When asked about the most significant thing she contributed to Ava’s life, Jess replied:
“Personally, it’s hard to pin point one significant thing as it is the little things that build up to one big thing. Maybe confidence would be the key thing, building on what she knows and reinforcing it.”
Through Jess’ Academic Personal Training, Ava has become more confident when it comes to approaching problems she does not completely understand. She is also a lot more open to new ideas.
Favourably, both Ava’s parents have seen a positive change in attitude:
“Ava immediately became more confident in Both English and Maths and her general confidence grew very quickly. Jess helped her with an oral presentation and Ava was much more confident with performing the presentation in class.”
There is almost no greater feeling than seeing your child transform and grow after getting help from an Academic Personal Trainer.
Not only did Ava’s parents reveal that Ava became more confident and keener to study, she also works diligently at home and is really focusing on her homework and assignments now that tutoring became part of her life.
And, of course, Jess has benefited equally much from her tutoring sessions with Ava:
“Ava is an absolute joy to tutor, I always look forward to our sessions. She has such a bubbly personality that the time flies by. She approaches questions slightly differently than how I would, so she’s taught me a new perspective in some things which is really refreshing. She’s teaching me just as much as I’m helping her.”
For us here at A Team Tuition – nothing makes us happier and prouder than both a transformed student and a transformed Academic Personal Trainer!