Marina holds a B.Ed Honours (Educational Psychology) degree and is trained as an Integrated Learning Therapy Practitioner; she is a member of the Association for Mathematics Education of South Africa (AMESA) as well as the International Association for Cognitive Education in South Africa (IACESA).
For the past 20 years Marina has been using her educational expertise to change lives for the better.
What prompted her to have her own Edublox franchise? Her years at the University of the North West’s reading and learning department where she worked with students and young learners on a daily basis, inspired this move. It was during this time that Marina realised that when reading and learning skills are not up to standard, students suffered serious backlogs in their academic work. Starting an Edublox Clinic was the logical next step for Marina in becoming part of the solution.
“Creating a positive, edifying learning environment where learners feel safe and happy, are respected for their uniqueness and given individual attention is what makes Edublox such a success,” says Marina. “I teach children that if they have the skills and the self-confidence to reach their full potential, they can excel and it will become part of the rhythm of their lives.”
Marina has many success stories. Tristan Daniel, a Grade 2 learner showed remarkable progress. His marks steadily improved from 4 to 7. The general comments on Tristan’s performance changed from satisfactory to excellent results! He improved at all levels, but especially in his reading, writing and concentration. Tristan was also nominated as one of the Top 10 achievers in the Edublox Learner of the Year Competition in 2014. “Tristan consistently attended his tuition twice a week, skipping into class with a positive attitude, ready to cooperate fully and give it his very best,” says Marina.
Satisfied parents are part of Marina’s life. Istell Potgieter, the mother of Nicolas, says that his reading and spelling has improved considerably. According to Istell, her son had to sound out the words and therefore he never wanted to read. “He now reads out aloud with confidence and no longer needs to sound out the words.”
Linda Kleyn, mother of Jovan, testifies that her son’s self-confidence has improved significantly. “Previously homework always turned into a fracas,” says Linda, “but now he does it with enthusiasm and is a lot quicker. As a matter of fact, he wanted to remain in the intensive Edublox programme permanently instead of going back to school!”
Marina celebrated her first Edublox birthday in February 2015, together with the learners from Laerskool Mooirivier, Bailliepark Laerskool, ML Fick Laerskool and Central Primary School. Her Potchefstroom clinic is the first of its kind in North West Province and attracts learners from as far as Laerskool Saamtrek in Klerksdorp and Laerskool Ottosdal.
What Edublox offers
• A scientific assessment of your child’s reading and learning skills.
• Edublox classes aimed at Grade 1 to 10 learners improve concentration, perception, memory, logical thinking, reading speed, spelling ability and reading comprehension.
• Mathblox classes are aimed at Grade 2 to 7 learners and set the foundation for grasping mathematics.
• The Edublox English Language Course is aimed at learners in Grade 3 and older.
• Intensive holiday courses, 1-on-1 courses and the EASY programme for accelerated progress and results.
• Studiblox course on study skills, study methods and study techniques for Grade 4 and older learners.
• School readiness classes for the little ones.
Tel: (018) 294-5636
Email: [email protected]
Address: 9 Olivier Street, Potchefstroom