If I am going to be be honest, English was one of my worst objects and I hated it; I had a lot of difficultly with my exam technique and I just found it confusing. After having had several previous tutors for English (all of them with no success),I joined the Love Literacy programme and I was astonished by their high standard of teaching. The teachers, especially Zara, were thorough with their explanations and were ready to help me when I needed help.
After one month, I noticed that my level of English had improved and I was confident to achieve the top grades at GCSE level. I can now proudly say that I received 2 A*s from English Language and English Literature!
Without the help of of Zara and the teachers at Love Literacy my achievements wouldn’t have been possible.
Love Literacy is really something else. As parents we invest in our children’s future- it’s natural to make that investment as they are our own. Zara and her team have done a fantastic job in making literacy fun for my son. They invest themselves, their time and their vision into every single child. It is overwhelming that my son is more excited about an hour and a half at Love Literacy then he is about 5 days at school! The progress he is making is clear to see. Thank you all.
There are many variations of the quote themed around ‘the wealthiest place is the cemetery’, which is cited to have originated from Ed Wynn a popular American comedian in January 1932. The version I find more inspiring is that of Dr. Myles Munroe, who in the preface of his book ‘Understanding Your Potential (Discovering The Hidden You)’ says:
“The wealthiest spot on the planet is not the oil fields of Kuwait, Iraq or Saudi Arabia. Neither is it the gold and diamond mines of South Africa, the uranium mines of the Soviet Union or the silver mines of Africa. Though it may surprise you, the richest deposits lie just a few blocks from your house. They rest in your cemetery or local graveyard. Buried beneath the soil within the sacred grounds are dreams that never came to pass, songs that were never sung, books that were never written, paintings that never filled a canvas, ideas that were never shared, visions that never became a reality, inventions that were never designed, plans that never went beyond the drawing board of the mind and purposes that were never fulfilled. Our graveyards are filled with potential that remained potential. What a tragedy!”
I am endeavouring that that quote will not be part of obituary, and it is to this end that I have solicited the expertise and professionalism of Love Literacy to support me in creatively penning my experiences and imagination, that those whom I may not be fortunate enough to meet, may become a literary audience whose lives may be impacted by my God given life.
There will always be obstacles to overcome in the pursuit of accomplishing ones dreams, for me my age, location, time constraints and the need for grammatical structure are hurdles I have approached. Whilst Love Literacy cannot jump them for me, it has however, come alongside me to guide and motivate me to swing each leg across, and even when I fall it is a helping hand to go back and face the bar again, even if it seems higher to cross than at first, there is always another way, but jump it I MUST!
Of my many dreams, I hope to leave not just an impression on history, but an indelible mark through the medium of writing.
With the end in sight – thank you Love Literacy for your part on my journey.
Zara, I remain proud of you and your laudable community project. From what I saw, my initial optimism runs wild to eternity for your young learners! Such bold formative-drill-beginnings on “proper” literacy (beyond mainstream provisions by miles) will ultimately produce future capable barristers, budding writers and unparalleled orator-PMs, to mention but just a few.
Zara Muirhead and Love Literacy come highly recommended. I am living proof of the great service provided. I sent my personal statement for law school to be proof read by Zara; not only did I get into my first choice, my personal statement was commended on how it was well written and represents my commitment to law effectively. Once again, thanks to Zara for an incredible proof reading service.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Love Literacy! The staff of teachers namely Zara is one of the best (if not the best) in Literacy coaching. Can’t say enough great things about this tutor Ms Zara. My daughters and my son age (4) have been attending Love Literacy for a year now and they absolutely love it, they Look forward to attending every Tuesday.
The staff are just wonderful, creative and dynamic- extremely loving and attentive. My children just absolutely love going to Lesson every Tuesday day. The class structure provides a sense of comfort and the children just seems to thrive in their learning environment.
“My son Kofi Adjei has been attending love literacy since the summer booster course. My experience has been a very positive one. English is something I struggled with myself at school so I know all too well how important it is that it is taught well. Kofi has really picked up a lot of the basics of grammar and has now started building on that. He has started putting what he learns weekly into practice when doing written pieces at home and in school. His reading has also come a long way. Zara and her team have been fantastic! I have seen progress each week!”
“I had never been known as being outstanding in English; teachers regarded me as a C Grade Student. To be honest I didn’t mind, because I can tell you that I honestly detested the subject; every lesson would bore me. Then Mrs Zara Muirhead founded Love Literacy, which became my Knight in shining armour. Due to her outstanding teaching, I became outstanding in English. Furthermore, I can proudly say in every single English Controlled Assessment, I came out with flying colours. Three A’s and Two A*’s. Now, I love English. I Love Literacy. I’m so grateful that Love Literacy is available, and I thank Mrs Muirhead for her contribution to my success. I’ve now become a volunteer, supporting younger students, which I really enjoy and I’m still learning so much. This is a tutoring group to attend!”
“Both boys joined Love Literacy in August 2011. English was never their strength, however they have learned so much during the courses and also their one-to-one lessons. Zara helped my oldest son with all of his 11+ English preparation which he did really well in. The boys’ spelling, punctuation and grammar has really improved thanks to Love Literacy.”