Children of all ages, levels and from a range of backgrounds have been tutored at Clever Kids Education New Plymouth. Here’s what some of them and their parents said:
Before I started at Clever Kids Education New Plymouth, there were a lot of things I didn’t understand. After my school teacher had explained to me in a sort of hurry, I still didn’t get it and didn’t want to put my hand up and ask her again, because I would feel like an idiot in front of my class mates. Warren was so understanding and patient and helped me to sort out the things I didn’t understand. I hated fractions and thought they were the most ghastly things on earth, now they are a piece of cake and I can’t wait to get into them. With algebra, I didn’t understand why there were letters in maths and couldn’t get my head around it. Now I’m not so frustrated and am going through the process of understanding it. Throughout the year I had only ever passed my maths tests with ‘achieves’, now I am passing with ‘merits’. For me and my maths, Clever Kids is the best thing that’s happened to me.
I started Clever Kids Education New Plymouth at primary school, needing help with my maths and English. I improved so much, that I even stopped Clever Kids for a while!! But then I changed schools and had a really bad year in year 8 and failed all my maths tests. My teacher at the time, wasn’t very understanding and didn’t care that some of the maths questions, I hadn’t even learnt at my previous school. She only seemed interested in the kids that were good at maths. I began to hate maths and lost all confidence in it, becoming too scared to put my hand up in class, fearing I would give a wrong answer. I joined Clever Kids and have never looked back. I got my confidence back and enjoy maths now, thanks to Warren and his team. Clever Kids has helped me heaps. I understand things easier and enjoy maths. I am now a year 10 and continue at Clever Kids, passing my maths tests with merits and excellences.
My two girls were really struggling with maths. They had lost their confidence, and had become really worried about attending their maths class. To be honest, I have forgotten a lot of the Maths that I learnt in my younger days and didn’t feel confident at all to be able to help my kids with their maths homework. Clever Kids Education New Plymouth was recommended to me, and so I enrolled my girls. What a difference. They have gone from struggling, to absolutely nailing maths problems with ease. They enjoy maths at school and love attending Clever Kids. Their confidence has soared and the staff at Clever kids are awesome, with their patience and understanding ways. I am so proud of the way my children have progressed, now passing their maths tests with the majority of their grades being merits and excellences.
Warren and his team at Clever Kids are “Simply the Best”.
I would just like to say a big thank you to you all for all the good work that you have done for my children this year.
Shaun came to you two years ago hating Maths and telling me that it was dumb. In the last two years you have managed to not only get him to love maths but to be achieving at a level that has enabled him to achieve all of the credits available to him to get his NCEA level 1 Maths. You have appreciated that he is shy and lacked confidence around adults and have assisted, helping to build his confidence. He is now willing to engage in conversations with most of your team.
My Daughter Alex has also been coming to you. The growth in her confidence and believe in herself has been amazing. I believe that along with the hard work that she has put into this year and the support received from you and your team this enabled her to achieve and become one of the top students in her year at Spotswood College this year.
The one on one tutoring has been invaluable to both of them. I have been impressed by the flexibility shown. If they have had particular need at the time you have always been willing to change things around to meet these needs often with very short notice. Nothing has been too much trouble.
I look forward to working with you all again next year.
The staff at Clever Kids Education New Plymouth are always helpful and accommodating. Nick ‘s concerns regarding a particular area of mathematics were quickly resolved and his confidence restored.
As a parent, you want your child to be happy and to succeed to the best of their ability and when you see them struggle with their school work and the impact it has on their confidence you want to do something about it.
Victoria has always found Maths a challenge. It’s not that she didn’t have the ability she just needed to find her road map to lead her to decipher the code. That’s where Clever Kids Education New Plymouth have made the difference. Victoria started with Clever Kids in Year 5. From the moment I had my first encounter with Clever Kids I felt comfortable and confident I was doing the right thing. I was informed that Victoria would be matched up with a tutor that would be best suited to her. Victoria and her tutor clicked straight away and gone were the conventional teaching methods replaced with fun games incorporating the principles of math concepts. The results were evident in Victoria’s next School Report showing the movement from below the Standard to slightly above expectations.
Victoria’s first experience with Clever Kids lasted 18 months. Victoria returned to Clever Kids part way through Year 8 when it became evident she needed more help. The decision to return to Clever Kids was a no-brainer and Victoria was excited.
Clever Kids provides a relaxed and positive learning environment and the tutors are experienced and passionate people who care about the students, and like parents, want them to reach their potential and be happy. This is supported by Victoria’s comments about how nice her tutor is, that she always looks forward to her session and “Mum, I like maths now”.
I consider this an investment into Victoria’s future.
Quote from Victoria’s December 2014 School Report – “Victoria made significant improvement in tests and solid progress in class work. She made excellent post-test improvements in both Algebra and Geometry. She should be pleased that due to consistent focus and determination her progress has been accelerated and she demonstrated achievement in line with most aspects of the National Standard”. I attribute this progress and the confidence gained, to the wonderful support and teaching from Clever Kids Education New Plymouth.