Discovery Session - how to reduce exam stress

 A Discovery Session is designed  to help your child overcome  exam stress and build  exam confidence.

Benefits for students:

Benefits for parents:

This session is a face-to-face,  or Zoom call which is run in a relaxed and informal way. You are welcome to be present if your child agrees. The aim of the session is to build trust with your child and help them to understand their preferred learning style.

During the session we will explore the difficulties your child is facing with their learning and offer practical suggestions to begin to resolve the problem areas. By the end of the session, you and your child will have clearer strategies for managing school work and revision and a larger toolbox of tips and techniques to stop them feeling exam stress.

What you get for £99 - as well as reduced exam stress.

A 90 minute, fully interactive and personalised learning coaching session.

 Working over zoom allows us to be fully Covid compliant and prevents the need to travel. 

Follow up emails  to check on progress.

Option to continue further  with the online Study Success programme to build on revision strategies as well planning and implementing learning skills.

Through understanding their learning style, previous students have reduced their exam anxiety and coped with exam pressure without their usual panic attacks – life is much less stressful when they feel that their studying and efforts are working, they have the right support for their exams and they aren’t worried about exam stress anymore.

What are Learning styles?

Learning styles are the preferred way that students absorb, process and retain new information. There are a number of different models of learning styles and at Connective Learning we use a model that focuses on the 4 main styles: Visual, Kinaesthetic, Audio Tonal and Audio Digital.

Visual learners learn best through processing information they can see. This includes pictures, infographics, mindmaps and flashcards.

Kinaesthetic learners learn best through processing information where they can be hands-on, practical and active. Examples might be learning times tables using buttons or learning about history by acting out a scene. Often better retention occurs for kinaesthetic learners if they can move around whilst processing information.

Audio tonal learners learn best through processing information that they hear. They may also need to discuss information for it to be understood and retained. They learn best from listening to podcasts and recordings, using rhyme and rhythm to help with retention of information and  sometimes listening to music while they study.

Audio digital learners learn best through processing information that is logical and ordered. They can receive the information a variety of ways (visual, auditory or kinaesthetic) but they need it to be clear and make sense. Examples of helpful tools for audio digital learners include flow diagrams, tables, charts, lists and bullets.

How the learning styles help your child's exam stress

When your child discovers how their brain learns, they understand how to learn more quickly, how to learn without forgetting information and how to achieve greater exam success without all the stress and pressure that leads to burn out and poor mental and physical health.

Life is more fun and learning becomes easier.

Frequently Asked Questions

Depending on where you live they can be either online via zoom or face to face at my office in Maidenhead. (Covid restrictions allowing).  The zoom call can be recorded and sent to you afterwards if you would like it to refer back too.

If possible, I encourage parents to be present for some of the meeting.  This allows me to feedback what has been discussed.  A full written report can be requested and will be provided within 5 working days at an additional fee of £50.

Unfortunately this is not possible.  Each child will be unique and hence I work 121 on a discovery session to be able to focus 100% of my attention on one child’s learning ability.

This is dependant on what further support your child may need.  For some the discovery session is confirmation they are doing all the right things.  Others go onto the study success programme and others have a series of further 121 coaching sessions.

At the end of the discovery session I will discuss what the next steps could be for your child.

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