My 19-year-old daughter completed a 20-session course with Usha
after being diagnosed with mild dyslexia, while at college
studying for a level 3 Childcare course. Clare had gone through her
education years struggling with spelling, sentence
construction and mathematics and had come out of school with
mainly D grades at GCSE level. My husband and I had over the years
paid for private English and Maths lessons, which seemed to highlight
Clare's difficulties even more.
After reading about the Raviv method we decided to give it a go, to
help Clare tackle her problems in a different way. Clare had never
enjoyed maths before but suddenly she was enjoying maths patterns
and magic numbers. Similarly the Alpha Omega literacy worksheets helped
her to see the patterns in spellings and she was able to memorise whole
sentences after hearing them read out and then writing them herself.
Clare's relationship with Usha has been very positive from the beginning.
At no time was she made to feel that she could not achieve and over the
period of time spent with Usha, Clare's confidence has been raised to new
heights. Clare has recently gained a C grade in her maths mock retake.
She has a provisional acceptance at Roehampton University and an
interview at Chichester University next month. At one time, before
Raviv Clare may not have considered applying for University. Moving on to
a new phase in life is often daunting for many people and the fear of the
unknown can stop people from progressing forward. I think in Clare's case
she may have been cautious, in the past about moving away from home, but
she is now looking forward to a new chapter in her life. I believe that
the Raviv programme has helped her to believe in herself and enabled her
to make her own decisions regarding her future career.