Proud hugs, grins and papers flying triumphantly in the air? Of course, I am talking about GCSE results day where teens flooded the corridors and entrances to their schools with excited chatter on 24th August 2017.
It was an emotional high for many, and well done to those whose hard work paid off; but let us not forget those who kept their chins down, stuffed their papers sheepishly under their arms and tried to sneak off unnoticed, avoiding the awkward confrontations with friends. “So...how did you do?” that dreaded question. It feels like the world has come crashing down and they don’t want to answer; don’t want to disappoint. However, once they have accepted their result was lower than expected, we need to pull them up and let them know that the only thing that defines them is what they do next.
Whether they have got enough to scrape through into their chosen College or Sixth Form, or they have to retake their exams, there is help on hand to build up their confidence and their grades.
Relatively new to Dorking High Street, having launched in November 2016, Learn Grow Create opened its doors to pupils of all ability and age (5-18 year olds and even adults!). An Educational facility that believes with determination and creativity, it is never too late to inspire a love of learning. With 1:1 and small group Private Tutoring by qualified and experienced teachers, pupils can reap the benefits of a personalised educational plan to supplement their school curriculum, working at their own pace. Learn Grow Create provides a caring and inspiring environment within a beautiful venue and aims to harness happy learning relationships by welcoming the parents on the journey too.
Laura Glen-Cooper, the founder and director says: ‘I used to tutor from home and felt awful realising that the parents would sit in their cars outside for the hour as there was no point going home. Something just wasn’t right about that! Now I am very pleased to be able to offer a gorgeous, relaxed parents' area with homely facilities aimed to let Mums and Dads take a breather from the daily hustle and juggle.’ She laughs, ‘but yes there is free wifi if they really can’t leave the office behind them!’ Furthermore, if parents feel left out whilst their youngsters have fun upstairs, there is an exciting adult learning room on the top floor offering independently-run classes such as Mindfulness, Yoga, Art, Poetry workshops and much more.
If you would like to find out more as a parent, pupil, tutor or someone interested in running a class, please email Laura at email@example.com