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Our Reasons for Home Education:

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Although he was achieving good results, he wasn't reaching his full potential because his love for learning had been destroyed & hence his grades were steadily declining.

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Completely failed by the system, he hated school, was always tired & homework time was a major frustration for both of us. He was severely frustrated & quickly heading to become yet another ADHD statistic.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Technology

We’ve had a bad start this year where Technology is concerned. The textbook & teacher’s guides received from Le-Amen, made absolutely no since to me, so I passed it on to Daddy, but to no avail. It made no sense to him either. With Daddy too busy at the office to still find time to figure out the material I was quite concerned about the subject & after a call to Le-Amen produced no results because they consider this as a “poervak”, I was quite concerned about it.

I finally managed to find a more learner friendly text book but was overjoyed when an email arrived on the forum advertising a Design & Technology Tutor came along, best of all 5 minutes from our home. I’m very happy to have finally found someone that’s able to understand & teach him that “Fong Kong” Technology material, as Jesse called it.

They started at the beginning of August, at 1 hour a week, covering the Design Process in detail. He had to draw a house plan with various elevations and also had to make a model.

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It seems Jesse quite enjoyed this and of all his subjects it’s the only one where he eagerly did his “homework”. I’ve seen him spend hours working on this project.

According to Edward, Jesse has a natural ability to grasp the technology concepts quickly.

I’m happy to see here’s a subject he’s really enjoying apart from Maths. Next term he’ll paint & decorate his model & then we’ll look at other areas of interest for him to continue learning, but from what I’ve seen so far this may become a winning solution.

It’s just so amazing how much more fun learning becomes when the subject mater is in their area of interest Smile