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How we help
Some children have a hard time at school and can struggle with their learning and friendships as a result. Canine Comprehension support students in understanding their learning process better. A well-trained certified AAE (Animal Assisted Education) dog and a tutor will work with an individual or a group to build confidence in their learning goals.
Through weekly attendance young people may now have more positive feelings about themselves and school. The presence of a dog can make awkward or tough conversations a little easier because the focus is not on the students. As a result, your child may feel less anxious, more in control of their emotions, or have made some new friends.
Our focus is to:
- Help them discuss their worries around learning
- Learn more about possible triggers
- Learn strategies and develop confidence in managing them
- Practice mindfulness techniques
- Assist young people develop interpersonal and social skills, manage their own emotions and develop empathy for others, enabling better connections in their learning environment.
What Our Clients Say
"I decided I needed an English tutor for extra help during year 12. having a tutor allowed me to have a second perspective on what I was learning at school. I also decided I needed a tutor as one on one lessons would further my understanding on subjects as a teacher with 23 other students could not.
My lessons with Sarah were usually an hour long and we would do multiple tasks to assist with that i was learning in class. We created a 'vocab bank' to demonstrate a larger vocabulary and I would write down objectives and ways to begin sentences alternatively. We would look as essay writing by myself and other students and I learnt how to write higher quality essays. We would plan essays and continue to edit other essays I has previously written.
In our lessons we would also find background information on characters in the novels I was studying and use that insight to fully grasp an understanding on the texts. The notes taken during our lessons would be emailed to me so I could look over it during the week when I studied.
Through tutoring I was able to greatly improve my marks. Having a second person who has a vested interest in my education helped me to achieve higher. I learnt how to think about ideas for myself instead of just resighting what my class mates and teacher has said.
The lessons would act as a revision and due to that I found that revising was mush easier to do when you have structure in your planning. As the year went on I found an interest in what I was learning and I was more driven to achieve the
highest mark possible.
I would highly recommend Sarah as a tutor for anyone who has a little self doubt. Sarah has the ability to bring out the best in you."
Biranna - VCE Student