GRADE 4 - 7 LEARNERS
Unlock Your Brain's True Potential For Better Learning Skills
24 JUNE 2023 | 08H00 - 17H00
ONLY 1200 PULA | 1 CHILD AND 1 PARENT
Are you struggling to teach your child to become an independent learner? Let us help you unlock their full potential with our expert guidance and proven methods!
Discover the secrets of successful studying with our study method course, designed to help you master key concepts and achieve your goals
Read what parents had to say
More about the presenters & Course Developers
We strive to raise our children to believe they can achieve anything and be who they want to be. That success is measured not only by your grades, qualifications or job title but also by who you are as a person and what you have achieved with the opportunities provided—being happy and content with your life and making a difference in other people's lives.
However, we grew up with different beliefs. We grew up believing that good grades were the only thing that mattered. I would argue that we were bright students who studied hard but never achieved 'top' grades. We learned exactly how children do it today, and our parents helped us exactly how parents do these days but without buying summaries. LOL
Because our grades were between 50% - 65%, we believed we were dumb, stupid, and slow, and our self-esteem plummeted. Only years later did we realise that we didn't know how to study and, secondly, did not have the skill to plan, organise and prioritise. The way our parents tried to help us was not what would have worked for us. Amazingly today, it is still the same reason children struggle.
Karin & Marlize
FYI we are also the owners of Biolink Brain Training. We have branches across South Africa. At our centres, we teach and develop cognitive and executive function skills for students, and these skills form the foundation of learning.
Not Just Another Study Methods Course
Academic success depends mainly on a learner's ability to apply proper study skills, methods and techniques and then develop these skills into a habit of studying more productively and independently.
Common mistakes PARENTS make
Trying to teach your child how YOU studied. Your way might not work for your child. Does this cause conflict between you?
BUY summaries or MAKE the summaries for your child. It is very difficult to understand the thought process of the person that made the summary. The child must UNDERSTAND the material's content to make sense of the summaries.
Help them study. The parent will help their child by asking questions, definitions etc., and the child must repeat the answer until it's remembered. The problem is that the child learns like a parrot, and remembering the information is very hard. The reason: they don't have a clear understanding of the content.
Common mistakes CHILDREN make
Waiting for Mom & Dad to help them learn.
They read the material repeatedly and hope to remember the information - like a parrot.
Rewrite material - they make summaries by simply rewriting the material. The problem is that they spend so much time rewriting the content but still need to learn and try to remember.
They don't fully grasp certain concepts - again, they try and remember the work like a parrot.
If you can relate to any of the above scenarios, we want you to know that we understand entirely.
As parents, we understand the daily demands and challenges our children experience in school. Lack of time, homework, reports, assignments, complicated and difficult schoolwork, busy schedules, extramural activities, etc., are all challenges they face daily.
We have been teaching study skills & techniques for the last 11 years, have identified the exact problem areas our children struggle with and have developed the solution to help our kids achieve success. Each child is different and should ultimately develop their own learning style for it to become a habit.
How does YOUR Study space look like?
How to set goals to achieve academic success
Learn the skill of planning and getting more organised.
Learn how to be more conscious of your time and how to manage it.
How to improve active listening in class
Learn the skill of taking notes in class
Master the skill of reading with comprehension
Your study process
Follow our 4 step formula to identify keywords in sentences or paragraphs
5 Types of memory techniques
3 Types of Summary techniques
Book Report Template
Creative writing Template
Parts of Speech
This Workshop is for you and your child if:
You feel stuck as a parent and don't know how to help your child study for tests and exams.
If homework and studying always leads to a fight.
You and your child are tired of spending the evening just trying to catch up on homework.
Your child feels like a failure and starts using words like dumb or stupid.
All the hard work does not reflect in your child's school marks.
If the way you studied and made summaries is not working for your child
If all the money you spend on buying summaries is of no use.
IF YOU JUST FEEL LIKE GIVING UP
Meet our new owners in Botswana
Moira & Mike Hall
Biolink Brain Training & The Study Method Hub
I was born in Zambia and moved to South Africa as a baby. Growing up in Margate on the Natal South Coast, I attended Port Shepstone High School. Although I initially pursued a Legal Secretarial Diploma, I soon realized it wasn't my true calling. After settling in Johannesburg, I had the joy of meeting my husband, and together we have three children—two sons and a daughter, with two of them choosing careers in teaching. In 1993, we made another move, this time to Botswana, when my husband received a job offer in the diamond mines. It was during our time there that my passion for teaching flourished, leading me to work at a Creche. Seeking further knowledge, I studied through Unisa and obtained a certificate in Early Childhood Development. Subsequently, I was offered a position at a mining school where I dedicated a decade to being a pre-school teacher. Additionally, I provided homeschooling and tutoring for children, including those facing learning difficulties. Six years ago, I took a significant leap by becoming the proud owner of a stationery/gift shop with a strong focus on educational aids, books, toys, and stationery. My husband and I strongly believe in supporting and assisting children in Botswana, which is why we were immediately captivated when we discovered Biolink Brain Training and its role in meeting this need. Today, we are the enthusiastic owners of Biolink Brain Training, a business devoted to nurturing cognitive and executive function skills in children. We recognize that these skills are vital for academic success and future achievements. Through specialized programs and exercises, we strive to enhance crucial cognitive abilities such as memory, attention, problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making. In addition, we are excited to introduce The Study Method Hub as part of our business. At The Study Method Hub, we provide comprehensive study skills training to students aged 9–14. Our programs cover various essential topics including time management, organization, note-taking, active reading, critical thinking, exam preparation, and goal setting. We empower students to manage their time effectively, create efficient study plans, take meaningful and well-structured notes, engage in active learning techniques, and employ strategies to improve information retention and recall. Now, as we embark on this new chapter in our lives, we are filled with tremendous enthusiasm and anticipation. The opportunity to positively impact children's lives through Biolink Brain Training and The Study Method Hub is a source of great joy and fulfilment for us.
What makes this Course Unique?
This study method course aims to teach learners new study methods and techniques to learn more efficiently and retain material for extended periods. The goal is to develop these skills, let them become a habit and ultimately save themselves hours of study time.
"Wouldn't that be great?"
We developed a learning process with steps where children know exactly where to start and what to do, so they can comprehend the content before making any summaries.
They can recall information BEFORE writing and making summaries, dramatically reducing study time while retaining the information for longer.
The ability of any learner to study successfully depends to a great extent on their fundamental study skills, i.e. their ability to concentrate, to perceive correctly and accurately, and to remember what has been perceived.
WE PRACTISE, PRACTISE AND PRACTISE
The best way to identify which method works best for your child is to practise all the different methods and see which one works best for your child currently.
WE TEACH ALL THE METHODS
As your child goes through school, with more subjects etc., they need to learn how to use both the left & right side of the brain to study different subjects. The brain is wonderful, and these SKILLS can be taught and practised.
As your child enters Grade 4 and beyond, they will increasingly rely on executive function skills like planning, organisation, and analysis. However, many children struggle with these skills because they have not yet fully developed. This can lead to difficulties with homework, study time, and academic performance. That's why our study methods course goes beyond just teaching study skills - we also provide expert guidance on developing executive function skills that will help your child succeed in all areas of their academic life.
Retaining information is crucial for academic success, as exams are designed to test what your child has learned from classroom instruction and self-study. Our course includes a variety of memory and summary techniques to choose from. By practicing these techniques and developing executive function skills, your child will be equipped to stay on top of their homework, manage their study time effectively, and achieve their academic goals. Don't miss out on this essential opportunity - enroll your child in our study methods course today!
24 June 2023 | 08h00 - 17h00
ONLY 1200 PULA FOR 1 CHILD AND 1 PARENT
Basic Stationary Kit
Bonus Material and Resources
60 Minutes post -course support at the hub itself.
Contact: Moira: +267 71626824