When you enter Marj’s Edublox Reading and Learning Clinic, you enter a space where the hand and heart of an artist is tangible. Along with her more than 20 years’ experience in helping children with learning difficulties, she utilises her training in fine arts, commercial art and textile design to such an extent that her clinic can only be described as an absolute joy.
How does an artist become an Edublox franchisee? Caring for a disabled child first sparked her interest in the intricacies and challenges of the learning process and motivated by her enthusiasm for building the abilities of every child, she regarded the establishment of her Edublox reading and learning clinic as the pinnacle of a lifelong dream. In 2014 Marj, a Master Trainer, had the privilege of travelling to Singapore with Susan du Plessis, the Director of Educational Programmes at Edublox, to deliver lessons to children at Mind Edge. Mind Edge is a learning academy that is continuously exploring well-researched and validated learning methods across the world. “This was a truly unforgettable experience,” says Marj.
In 2014 Marj was presented with a momentous challenge. A young learner named Zan, whose parents had been advised that she would not cope with mainstream schooling, enrolled for classes at Edublox. Dedicated attendance through afternoon classes and holiday courses completely changed Zan’s life. Within six months she began to excel and became a top achiever at her school. She was the 2014 winner of the Edublox Learner of the Year Competition.
Shannon Wiesinger, mother to Kai who attends the Deutsche Schule Durban said that she had seen a huge improvement in her son’s confidence and attitude after attending Edublox classes with Marj. “He enjoys reading so much more now and is constantly reading signs and notices. This is so encouraging because before he didn’t want to try for fear of failing. We have had positive feedback from his teachers in all his subjects. Some children go to Edublox fragile and full of self-doubt and uncertainty, and they leave with courage and confidence.”
Marj has also helped adults. Forty-five year-old Craig was dyslexic and unable to recall the alphabet or their sounds when he asked Edublox for help. Within four months he was able to read articles in the newspaper.
Since opening its doors in 2011, Marj’s clinic has served children and families from schools in Durban’s Upper Highway area such as Hillcrest Primary, Winston Park Primary, Kloof Junior and Senior Primary, St. Mary’s and others from further afield.
What Edublox offers
• An 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: (031) 764-3226
Email: [email protected]
Address: Suite 7A, Delcairn Centre, 15 Village Road, Kloof, Durban