"When we decided to have my son join Apostrophe Kids, our hope was that he would build greater confidence in his public speaking skills. Now that we are nearing the end of his first year at Apostrophe Kids, he is walking away with so much more! My son is an enhanced learner however, he does not always put in his best effort into his work. During his time at Apostrophe Kids I have seen a change in how he approaches his work. He actually enjoys reading the weekly reading comprehensions, working on the novel studies, creating the oral presentations and presenting in front of the class.
This year I saw improvements in his spelling. When he does written work I have noticed that the vocabulary he taps into has grown immensely. When he first started, his sentences were very simple. Now he takes pride in writing complex sentences that are becoming more creative as the weeks progress. When asked to do presentations, he takes the time to practice his delivery, which is greatly encouraged by the teachers at Apostrophe Kids. The teachers also gave an opportunity for students to present their final book report in a variety creative mediums. My son chose to combine his presentation with a commercial he created. The quality of his presentation was incredible! More importantly he had a blast creating it.
The teachers at Apostrophe Kids gave descriptive feedback on my son’s writing throughout the year so that we knew where there were improvements along with areas that still needed more focus and practice. The value of this feedback gave me, as a parent, a true insight of how he was performing. Most recently, my son worked on creating an essay. Writing has always been a challenge for him. The teachers knew just how to manage his learning style. By focusing on one paragraph at a time it took the pressure off of him to create one large piece of writing. When he was done, he had written a strong essay without feeling frustrated.
I am so pleased at the learning I have seen with my son during his time at Apostrophe Kids. When my son looks forward to going to class each week, I know we made the right decision to join Apostrophe Kids!"
~ S.E. parent of student in AK2A ~