Study Skills

Given the right “tools”, anyone can learn. Learning only becomes meaningful when the learner understands how the pieces of a concept fit together. Meaningful learning is an active process during which the learner relates what he or she already knows to newly acquired knowledge.

During study skills sessions and workshops The Study Toolbox Study Skills Workbooks are utilized. The junior workbook works well for younger learners, aged between 9 and 11 years old, and the senior workbook is aimed at junior high school and high school learners.

The following aspects are covered:

  • Motivation
  • Setting S.M.A.R.T. goals
  • Time Management
  • Your Brain and Learning
  • The Learning Environment
  • Learning Preferences: Auditory, Visual and Kinesthetic and the importance of multisensory learning
  • Obstacles along the way: reading difficulties, concentration, personal problems, etc.
  • SQRSTR – 6 steps to follow to master new learning material
  • Levels of Comprehension
  • Summaries and Note-taking skills
  • Mind Maps – a picture is worth a thousand words
  • Mnemonic Techniques – all the important mnemonic techniques are discussed
  • Homework Program
  • Assignments: Research & Planning
  • Preparation for Tests and Examination
  • Parents as Partners in Learning
  • Grade 4 Learners – manage the transition from grade 3 to grade 4
  • Grade 7 & 8 Learners – be prepared for the new challenges in high school

The following are offered:

  • Individual sessions
  • Group sessions
  • School based workshops