Having a child who is struggling at school makes you feel all sorts of emotions. For me it was guilt and worry that I, as a parent, had done something wrong.
As a military family our children have had many amazing experiences but unfortunately because of the frequent moves our daughter, who is 9 has become behind age appropriate expectations in Maths.
When her most recent school informed me, she was a year behind where she should be in Maths I initially panicked and didn’t know what to do or how I could help her.
I researched what help there was in the area and came across various options. Computer based tutoring, recommended tutors and Launch2Learning. I was keen for her to have help from a qualified teacher rather than a computer programme.
I decided to contact Launch to Learning and have a chat. During the call I was greeted with warmth, listened to and reassured.
I think I was on the phone talking about my daughter for nearly an hour! But afterwards I felt like a massive weight had been lifted and I was confident they would be able to give my daughter the support she needed.
My daughter needed persuading initially to attend her first session. I think we were both apprehensive, but those nerves didn’t last long because we were greeted by Debbie in the most friendly and enthusiastic way possible. It felt like Debbie understood my daughter from the beginning. She is an amazing teacher and her passion for teaching shines through.
I collected my daughter an hour later and the transformation was instant, she was beaming and full of new found confidence.
Debbie in one hour had given my daughter something that I had been trying to do for months, confidence in her Maths ability.
We are now 4 months in and my daughter goes to Maths not only willingly but happily. Her confidence has continued to grow and my once Maths hating daughter is (& she probably wouldn’t admit this) beginning to find a love for number.
I receive weekly feedback from her tutor and Debbie always makes time to chat about progress. The admin staff are very helpful, enquiries are always replied to promptly and helpfully. Now it’s not just my daughter that looks forward to Maths I also do because I enjoy chatting to the amazing staff and other parents that use Launch2Learning.
My daughter is still not quite where she should be with Maths, but she is going in the right direction and her school has noticed an improvement in her perseverance, confidence and knowledge.