The first step in getting your child started at Learna is to is to discuss your child’s performance with a Learna teacher. Learning at Learna consists of the following aspects:
One important feature of the Learna method is the accurate placement of your child at a level that exactly matches his or her skills in a particular subject. This is achieved by a placement strategy that evaluates your child in core areas of each subject at the beginning of the program over a number of weeks. During this period, we also identify the gaps in your child’s background and recommends remedial activities before starting at a level corresponding to his or her school grade. Alternatively, we will suggest enrinchment activities based your child’s strengths if he or she is an advanced student.
When you register your child, he or she will be given a username and password to access our computer system at the centre as well as the online resources at www.learnies.com. A one-time registration fee will be needed as well.
Activities at the centre
Your monthly fee includes eight one-hour sessions per subject at our centres and about eight hours of homework per subject. This is the minimum time your child is expected to spend for each subject per month. However, additional sessions, which require an additional payment, will enable your child to practice more, try advanced enrichment activities and fully benefit from our method.
In addition, our method and the software allow special activity tracks for each student depending on your child’s needs, school curriculum and special examinations like National Curriculum key stage tests.
Tests and competitions
In order to ensure long-term retention of the concepts, our activities at the centre include progress tests – the concepts learned over many related levels are tested periodically.
We also conduct biannual competitions to rank the students and select the winners for our Learna Laureate Scholarships as well as Learna Distinction Awards and Learna Recognition Awards.
Your child will be given a performance report at the completion of each concept level. The report is based on your child’s performance in computer-based activities and on the teacher’s specific comments and recommendations. In addition, periodic progress tests are conducted and reports are given at the completion of a few related levels to ensure the retention of the concepts learned previously. We also encourage the parents to meet our instructors regularly.
At the end of each session, your child will be given a set of homework assignments to complete before the next session. The homework assignments are also individualized and selected based on the performance of your child. They are selected so that your child can review the concepts learnt in the session and remedy the gaps in the prerequisites for the following session.