When Phillip joined Edublox in March 2018, he seemed to lack confidence when performing his homework – specifically reading. Over the last 7 months, Phillip has benefitted greatly from the Edublox programme and below are some of the milestones we treasure:
- Feedback from his class teacher stating that he is now able to complete his work on time and the quality of work has also improved. Although there is still room for improvement when reading, his confidence has grown overall.
- Getting selected to perform solo and group Eisteddfod poems at his school.
- Phillip broke the existing “Sequence” record at Edublox (see pic).
Thanks to everyone at Edublox for the effort.
Nadia Cartlidge, epos, 2 November 2018:
Dihann was ‘n paar jaar gelede by julle voor ons na Jhb verhuis het. Hy het baie groei getoon en is na ons verhuis het na ‘n privaat skool in Randburg.
Ons het gister aand die prys uitdeling gehad en Dihann is beloon vir top presteerder IN DIE SKOOL. Hy slaag met twee onderskeidings en het 70% en op in alle ander vakke.
Ons is sooo trots op hom en wil graag ook dankie sê vir die rol wat julle in sy lewe gespeel het.
‘n Dankbare mamma
As soon as Milan started school we noticed that he struggled to concentrate and complete his tasks. He struggled to read and that made him frustrated and very troublesome. Homework time would be ‘mission impossible’, with me shouting and him crying. I dreaded parent-teacher evenings and I was always being the one called in to see the teacher. In Grade 3 his teacher called me in and said how much he was struggling and needed to repeat the year.
As a single parent I was not sure what else I could do to help my child. One night I came across the Edublox website and decided to take him for an assessment and he started his lessons. Since being at Edublox he has excelled so much academically. His English and Afrikaans have gone from a level 3 to a 6.
I would like thank Monique and her staff for their patience and hard work.
Thato Tlhabanyane, 9 October 2018:
Before Mbali started at Edublox, she was struggling with speech, concentration and her academic marks were not impressive. I am glad to inform you that she has improved a lot in her speech and concentration at school.
Her reading and writing has improved a lot but she can do better. Reading books everyday has really improved her thinking abilities and she is also able to hold a clear conversation with her peers. I would like her to continue attending lessons to improve her logical thinking and strengthen her confidence even further. Her academic marks has improved, even though they are improving at a slow space. I believe that with the hard work that she puts in her school work and lessons from Edublox she will thrive.
Nadia de Jongh, Pretoria, 12 September 2018:
Ons het vandag Liam se assesserings vir die kwartaal gekry. Hoe trots is die mamma nie?!? Vir die meeste take het hy tussen 70 en hoë 80%! Hy het selfs ‘n paar in die 90%! Die waarin hy nie so goed gedoen het nie was in die hoë 50%. Die vorige 2 kwartale was sy hoogste in die 60% gewees!
S.M., an adult from Durban, who completed 53 sessions of Reading Tutor over a period 6 months:
I have been doing Edublox Online Tutor for the last 6 months and have seen an incredible difference in my reading, spelling and word pronunciation. I feel this program has benefited me in all aspects. It has unlocked my communication and confidence. With no doubt I can say it has improved my auditory and visual memory to a positively noticeable level. I would like to thank the Edublox team for the user-friendly program and their support. Making time to do the Edublox sessions may be difficult, though I reassure you, all your efforts will be outshined by your ability to read, understand and comprehend the knowledge you want to acquire.
Omphile’s Report; Great improvement in English!
Hiermee wil ek net met lof getuig hoe Edublox George – Karen en haar span my dogter gehelp het. Ons was 10 jaar oorsee en die besluit om terug te kom Suid-Afrika toe was skielik. My kind moes vinnig aanpas en die lewe gaan aan. Niemand wag nie en sy moes byhou. Na ‘n paar maande het ek agtergekom daar is êrens ‘n swart kol. My kind kan lees, maar verstaan geen storie-lyn nie. Haar woordeskat, sinsbou en skryf was swak. Haar skrif was ook onnet.
Karen en haar span het ingespring en gehelp met ‘n 10-dag plan!!! Net een woord – Fantasties!!!! Kemieke se woordeskat het uitgebrei; sy kan woorde identifiseer asook die betekenis gee. Sy’t begin hou van lees en wil net vir almal briefies skryf. Sy konsentreer en onthou baie beter.
Hulle het my kind ongelooflik baie gehelp, nie net met haar skoolwerk nie, maar ook met selfvertroue, postuur en mens-wees! Hulle het haar in haarself laat glo. Sy het geleer mens mag foute maak en dis hoe jy leer – solank jy aanhou probeer en dit regmaak – sy leef nou daarby! Haar skoolwerk het so mooi opgetel, sy’s deel van die klas… nie meer die skaam, bang kind wat nie weet hoe nie. Sy probeer en neem deel in die klasse.
Daar is nog werk wat voorlê, so volgende jaar sien Edublox ons beslis weer vir meer lees en moontlik ‘n wiskunde klas! Edublox het vir my kind gehelp om weer in ‘n skitterende stêr te floreer.
I enrolled my child at Edublox because she was not confident and she was very shy to read. It would seem that she couldn’t do something because she was afraid to make mistakes. Proclaim would rather keep quiet than answer a question or read out loud.
Proclaim has improved a lot. She now loves reading and spelling and she was one of the Top Ten Achievers in English and Life Skills.
I believe that Proclaim can still improve with her Mathematics.
Proclaim’s brilliant report:
Although Gontse tried hard at school, she had a challenge of remembering her classroom activities which demoralised her. She lacked confidence.
Since joining Edublox her reading ability has improved. Now she is able to share with me her schoolwork. Her confidence is so amazing that she can do her homework without constant supervision. Above all she has passed term 3!
Gontse’s report. She passed Term 3 after failing Terms 1 and 2:
Ek het vir Dylan by Edublox ingeskryf omdat hy gesukkel het om te lees, hy’t gesukkel met wiskunde en hy het agtergeraak by die skool.
Edublox het definitief Dylan se selfvertroue en konsentrasie met 100% verbeter. Hy is nou baie meer gemaklik met wiskunde, hou van lees, skryf beter en hy is mal oor die rekenaarwerk by die sentrum. Sy gemiddeld by die skool het van 50-60% geklim na 77%. Sy juffrou sê hy is ‘n ander kind: waar hy gesukkel het om werk en toetse te voltooi maak hy nou altyd sy werk klaar en kry amper volpunte vir sy toetse. Hy het tot met hul prysuitdeling ‘n trofee gekry vir beste akademiese vordering in sy klas.
Lethlotlo has been struggling with reading and spelling and have been to a reading centre previously in Mpumalanga, but it did not yield a positive outcome. On arrival in Polokwane I was referred to Edublox by a relative where I took him for assessment and enrolment.
Lehlotlo couldn’t write a sentence and make sense out of it before enrolling at Edublox. Spelling was a huge challenge to him also. He hated reading and spelling during dictation. Since he started attending extra classes, he can write a sentence that one can relate to though there are still some words that he cannot write. Edublox has given him a lot of confidence and he can even participate in class. It further assisted him to realise that repeating a class is not really bad as kids have different learning abilities. His progress report for the past three terms can attest to the improvement especially in Phonics where he managed to obtain a 7.
Mr. Shitsunyani Nelson Sabeka, 13 November 2017:
I would like to thank you for your patience in uplifting my son’s educational skills. Nkateko started with Edublox this year and has shown great improvement in terms of his understanding of the English language. Before he could not even speak nor understand a single word.
Nkateko studied at Leralli Primary School in Ga-Mampa Village, Giyani, Limpopo and recently moved to stay with Daddy in Tembisa. He was referred by Curro Serengeti.
Adele Meyer, 8 November 2017:
Anük was having trouble concentrating in class and reaching her full potential of being a ‘7’ learner. She was extremely forgetful which caused her to neglect her homework.
Anük is now more focused and more aware of her work. She takes pride in her writing and reading and strives to do better every time. Her tests have become challenges in which she is focused on getting the best outcome possible.
There are still some areas where she loses focus, but seeing as she hasn’t been with Edublox for a long time, we believe that it will improve with time as well.
Anük’s reports. In Term 2 she scored one 7/7 and in Term 3 four 7/7!
Ons het vir Phillip gevat vir evaluering omdat ons vermoed het hy sukkel met sy skoolwerk en omdat hy ADHD het. Na die evaluering is daar bevind dat Phillip se nodige vaardighede nie heeltemal ontwikkel is vir sy ouderdom nie.
Phillip let definitief baie beter op in die klas. Hy sukkel nie meer om sy huiswerk klaar te maak nie en het ook nie regtig ons hulp nodig wanneer hy sy huiswerk doen nie. Inteendeel, kom hy baie minder gereeld met huiswerk huis toe. Hy gebruik die tyd wat hulle in die klas kry om sy huiswerk klaar te maak, m.a.w. hy werk definitief vinniger. Phillip toon baie meer belangstelling is sy skoolwerk wat nooit so was nie. Hy kom leer (vertel) ons gereeld iets nuuts wat hy by die skool geleer het.
Phillip sukkel nog met sy wiskunde alhoewel hy al BAIE beter doen daarmee.
Phillip se skoolwerk is nou netjies!
CJ started with Edublox in May 2017. Before Edublox he was failing English Home Language (39%), but after only 2 months his English improved by 20% and his Maths improved from 58% to 71%!
We can’t wait to see his Term 4 report!
We are so proud of him!
CJ’s stunning report. His average improved from 45% to 66%!
Charmaine Fourie, 4 November 2017:
Reece Wilson started attending Edublox classes in January 2017:
Parents in Polokwane, 2 October 2017:
Ouers in Polokwane, 29 September 2017:
Gina Hartoog, 13 March 2017:
From: Gina Hartoog [mailto:[email protected]…]
Sent: 13 March 2017 01:00 PM
To: Alison Bourbier
Subject: Daryn’s progress
Here is my write up
During the third and fourth term of Grade 2, my son did very poorly in maths. His confidence took a knock and he became very emotional and anxious when it came to written tests. We decided to put him in Edublox and Mathblox classes for Grade 3. Within six weeks I noticed a huge difference in him. His confidence grew amazingly and the tears stopped! He was quite simply – a different child! In his first written Maths test for Grade 3 he got 77% – the second highest in his class.