Welcome To Studio Of Learning – Home School Centre
Studio of Learning was established in 2008 and is owned and run by Clare Hulse who has been in education for the past 30 years.
SOL is an independent learning centre for learners who struggle in a mainstream environment. Our team of professional tutors takes great interest in the personal growth of each learner. Based on his /her unique learning profile, SOL strives to develop the whole learner so that they become confident, and self-advocate throughout life.
SOL employs a holistic approach by evaluating the individual needs of each learner. Learners enrolled at SOL come with a variety of challenges, from academic to social and or emotional.
We realise that each learner is unique, with unique circumstances and is affected differently. At SOL, we strive to highlight the learner’s strengths and give them the confidence to use them.
Why choose Studio of Learning?
* Individualised Learning – Learning at SOL is as individualised as a learner/pupils’ fingerprints. Classes are small, so we can deliver the kind of personal attention that’s necessary for progress.
* Help learners who learn differently – We work towards broadening the understanding of learning and cognition, and transform the lives of those who learn differently.
* We see each learner as having a unique combination of strengths and weaknesses and talents and uncertainties and passions. We embrace our children for all that they are and we do everything in our power to help them become the absolute best they can be.
We cater for learners from Grade 1 – 12 and provide Mainstream classes with remedial assistance.
We at Studio Of Learning strive to:
• Equip learners with the tools necessary to reach their true potential
• Provide a caring and supportive, nurturing environment for all learners, thus allowing them to learn at their individual pace
• Encourage every learner to achieve excellence according to their own capabilities
• Boost the self-confidence and self-esteem of our pupils
A learning barrier is not a problem with intelligence or motivation. Children with learning barriers are not lazy. They are as smart as everyone else. Their brains are simply wired differently and this affects how they receive and process information. They see, hear and understand things differently. This can lead to trouble with learning new information and skills and putting them into use. They need to be taught in ways that are tailored to their unique learning styles.
ADHD certainly can interfere with learning and behaviour. Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviours (may act without thinking about what the result will be) or be overly active. Although ADHD cannot be cured, it can be successfully managed and some symptoms may improve as the child ages.
Helping children with learning barriers
- Self-awareness and self-confidence – Struggles in the classroom can cause children to doubt their abilities and question their strength. At SOL, we encourage children to develop their strengths and passions. Feeling passionate and skilled in one area may inspire hard work in other areas too.
- Perseverance– Children with learning barriers may need to work harder and longer. At SOL, we discuss what it means to keep on trying even when things seem difficult. Rewards for hard work are experienced. Children learn to understand that giving up may lead to missing out on opportunities.
- Ability to handle stress– If children learn how to regulate stress and calm themselves, they will be much better equipped to overcome challenges.
- Emphasize healthy lifestyle habits – Exercise isn’t just good for the body, but for the mind. Regular physical activity makes a huge difference in mood, energy and mental clarity. At SOL, we encourage healthy eating and healthy play.