‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’ – quoted by Nelson Mandela.
Most of us know that the right kind of Education is important for our children to survive in this challenging world. Being in such a competitive environment, we always wish for our children to study in the best schools and get the best education. But what if the school has teachers who aren’t able to focus on our child or give them the extra attention that they require and somewhere down the line our children lose track of what they learn? I thought the 5 or 6 hours that a child spend at school was enough to help master his/her learning skills. But I was wrong! In reality, kids like my son lacked concentration and learning skills as he got no extra attention or help from his teachers. I’m sure it’s impossible for teachers to concentrate on one child when there are 29 other kids in the same class! Dubai is known for the best quality education and a board like KHDA makes it easier with their rating system to choose the right school for your child. But you can’t always depend on a school or teacher if your child needs extra help. You need to find the right place for your child so that he feels comfortable to learn and hence I chose the Tutoring Center.
The Tutoring Center is an afterschool learning program for school aged children to develop core skills in math, reading and writing. They have a network of Learning Center’s, all enthusiastic about helping children to maximize academic performance and concentration dramatically. They use One-To-One Instruction and “The Rotational Approach to LearningTM“ to provide children with long-term skills that will last a lifetime.
The Tutoring Center and “The Rotational Approach to Learning” was developed in 1994 by Dr. Edward Theilheimer, Psychologist, to help children with various attentional, behavioural, and learning problems. Their innovative system gives far more one-to-one instruction than in any classroom or even in a small group. In any of their 100 center’s worldwide you will find children who are excited about learning and having FUN while doing it.
The center specializes in helping children master academic skills and increase their concentration, attention span, and focus. The Centre uses a unique system of one-to-one instruction that builds academic skills necessary for long-term success and to excel to unimaginable heights.
Before enrollment in one of the programs, the centre conducts a free Diagnostic Assessment that quickly and accurately pinpoints the child’s strengths and weaknesses and the skills needed for improvement. A personalized program is developed and then given the finest instruction possible in a positive, fun, and caring environment. Children are assigned two or three 60-minute sessions per week. In a short period of time students will see unparalleled results!
Why I chose The Tutoring Center
I got Shane’s admission in a school that was close to home and the fees was affordable but yet I wasn’t quite happy with the teaching methods. I began to see no difference in my son and the teacher wanted me to work with him everyday at home. When asked about how to improve his concentration and attention span, they were pretty clueless! I was no expert at teaching my child either so I was quite worried. My son lacked concentration and interest in learning. It seemed impossible for me to do anything at home with Shane whether it was learning or getting him to sit for 5 minutes to do his homework. My son never liked writing and his phonics were weak. I was lost and didn’t know what to do!
I gave up hope on everything and decided to google to check what’s best to improve a child’s concentration. I chanced upon a lot of tutoring center’s in Dubai which helped kids in learning and concentration but they would charge a lot for each subject! I knew Shane was too young to be going to a Tutoring Center so I enrolled him for art classes, thinking that would improve his concentration. Art did help him a lot but he needed to improve on his phonics, writing, reading and maths. During this time, his Art teacher suggested I visit the Tutoring Center at Knowledge Village and book a free Diagnostic assessment for Shane.
I didn’t think too much at first as the assessment was free and we could decide later if we wanted to enrol him. The assessment was 45 mins and Shane thoroughly enjoyed it though he kept getting distracted every now and then! The tutor made sure that he was comfortable while doing the test. The assessment was very straightforward and the tutor gave us a complete analysis of Shane which highlighted his strengths and weakness and how they could work towards helping him.
I eventually enrolled Shane for the program, which was 2 sessions weekly. The fee was reasonable and each session was for an hour where they covered Maths, Reading and Writing.
One to One Instruction
The Center uses an innovative system that gives your child far more one-to-one instruction in the following areas than he or she will ever receive in a classroom full of children or a small group. There are also times when the child is asked to work independently without the teachers sitting next to them so that they learn to complete an assignment or to do some writing without help. This helps them to be more independent and confident in doing their work.
The classrooms at the Center is well maintained and the ambience is perfect for the tutor to have a one on one interaction with the child. Every desk is designated for a child and teacher to interact and work on the lessons.
Books & Materials
The books and materials are given to the children during the sessions. The books are designed for each level of the child. The center ensures that the child is well versed with what he learnt in each book before proceeding to the next level or book. The parents are send a progress report after every 20 and 40 sessions to discuss the child’s development during this course of time. The materials are then shown to the parents and we get to see how the child has done each lesson. They have each book which is a program and used based on your child’s level. To get more details please click the link Programs
Other Programs offered at TTC
The Centre has a range of programs in Math and English but also offer Enrichment, Kindergarten and SAT Prep. More Information about the programs is listed below.
Geniuses in Training Math Programs ™ will increase computational and problem-solving skills for long-term success, and prepares children for immediate classroom challenges like daily assignments and chapter tests so he/she can earn A’s and B’s.
Geniuses in Training Reading Program™ will help improve dramatically in the areas of Reading Comprehension, Phonics, Sight Words, and Vocabulary. It also includes a substantial amount of Writing…. and best of all, all our programs build focus and concentration.
Writing Enrichment Program ™ will increase writing skills for long-term success, and will also prepare children for more advanced courses in High School. This program will help children excel in writing composition and Language Arts.
Details on tuition fees is mentioned on their website. They have a referral incentive, sibling discount and loyalty discount once you enrol for their programs.
They also have a reward system to encourage the children to do well in their sessions. During each session they get stickers based on their performance and behaviour. These stickers are then converted into money (not real money!) so that they can use the money to get the goodies and toys. At the end of every month they have a Shopping day to use their cash or stickers to buy what they like.This motivates the children to work hard during sessions and earn more stickers.
My son loves getting awarded for his hard work. They even hand out cards with comments to the child about his/her work. Below are a few which Shane received from the Center.
Its been 2 years since Shane has been going to the Center and I must say I have taken the best decision to enrol my son in this amazing Tutoring Center! The Center has professionally qualified tutors who helped Shane to work on areas where he’s been lagging behind. Within just a few months, I saw tremendous progress in Shane. He began to concentrate more, his behaviour and attitude towards learning changed and that truly amazed me and my husband. I’m highly grateful to the tutors for being so helpful and in supporting us.We couldn’t ask for more and now Shane just loves going to the Center every week.
I highly recommend Tutoring Center to any parent who have been facing difficulty with getting their children to learn. It’s not too late to give your child the extra help they deserve. The tutors at the Center puts your mind at ease and gives you reassurance that your child will do well!
A Big Thank You to Joanna, Nastaran, Ida and all the other tutors at The Tutoring Centre!
To find out more about their programs visit www.dubai.tutoringcenter.com or
Call 800 TUTOR (800 88867)
They have 2 convenient locations in Dubai :-
Friday : Closed