Coaching and changing mindset around learning and academic achievement. As a qualified teacher of 20+ years, I also teach language and maths through these classes.
"math's is just not my thing"
"I don't like Writing!"
“I can’t read the books I want to, I get the baby books.”
"I hate spelling! I just can't do it!"
"To be good at maths, you have to be able to do two textbook pages in like 10 minutes."
These are things that children have said to me when describing their relationship with learning or how they see themselves as learners.
IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE LIKE THIS!
I was one of those kids at school - I just didn't get it and I thought being clever and smart wasn't for me either, so what changed?
My mindset - I developed a growth mindset. My biggest block was maths but now I believe that maths is FOR ME!
Why? I was training to become a teacher and I knew that I had to change how I thought about maths or let my future pupils down.
If you would like your child to have a more positive relationship with maths, be more confident in their abilities and ENJOY maths, writing, reading and spelling, then I have just the thing.
Maths Confident! and Language Confident!
My methods are based in Maths Recovery techniques, phonics, activity, games and fun.
Jac McGill - 45 years
Primary Teacher - 23 years
Children's Coach/mindset author - 5 years
Maths Person – 27 years and counting!
I believe that mindset around maths and language is more important than actual ability – why?
If a child believes that they can’t – they are correct. They can’t! If a child believes that they can – they can!
Develop a detective approach to spelling and phonics so reading and spelling become easier.
Build up vocabulary and sentence structure through oral storytelling. If they can’t say it, they will never write it!
The Wise for My Size approach focuses on bringing fun and curiosity back into maths and language through games, play, and changing mindset.
With 20+ years of teaching experience, Jac can prepare your child to return to school and thrive in their learning. Coaching children with the Wise for My Size tools to feel self-confident and able to live a life without limits.
1:1 session available for P5- S2 who still need to cover Second Level maths/build their confidence around maths. (Can be in-person/zoom)