“Coming here is one of the major turning points of my life, where everything is starting to make sense. I am becoming my own person, coming out of my shell. That, together with all the support that you get here.”
“At the Broadacres Academy Tutor Centre, school is focused on individualised learning. It is much easier and more enjoyable to learn at the Tutor Centre. It is not just about ‘getting through the syllabus.”
Here, at the Broadacres Tutor Centre, the message is reinforced for us: ‘We want you to achieve to the best of your abilities, not the ability you have been labelled to have.’
Here, at the Broadacres Academy Tutor Centre, it’s like a fresh start for me. I moved in matric, which is normally unheard of, but I wanted a new start.
“Before, worrying about school was actually a big thing in my family. But now school is quite nice. It’s a nice environment – people want to be here.”
This is relaxed learning environment. No constant pressure or constant panic coming from students or co-workers. It is a more lenient, facilitating environment. This is like breath of fresh air.
I believe each student learns differently and it’s up to us to help him or her find a way to make learning fun and interesting.
Parents are saying that previously, they would have to force their kids out of bed to go to school, whereas now, at Broadacres Academy, they come happily, because it’s a nice environment. You want to be here.
What a privilege it is to teach art at Broadacres, it has changed the way I think of schooling and education, how I perceive its advantages and potential.
The small classes at Broadacres give me the opportunity to engage with students without other distractions – this has deepened my love for teaching!
I am so grateful to have the wonderful opportunity of tutoring at Broadacres Academy, with students that are as unique as the environment they are ‘schooled’ in.
When I was four years old they tried to test my IQ, they showed me this picture of three oranges and a pear. They asked me which one is different and does not belong, they taught me different was wrong. ~Ani Difranco~