Braintrain

About Braintrain

Esmé Strydom originally trained as a secondary school teacher for languages and soon became interested in students who struggled with spelling. Further study in this area lead to two post-graduate diplomas in learning and behavioural challenges. Esmé has over twenty years of experience as a Resource Teacher Learning and Behaviour in New Zealand and specialised tutoring experience for over thirty years.

As Esmé researched and worked more with the Tomatis® and Cogmed programmes, she become passionate about the impact these can have for children (and adults!) who struggle with their memory, attention and other learning difficulties.

Offering private tutoring, Esmé believes every child deserves to feel capable and successful – some just need a little more specialised support to achieve this.

How Esmé helps children

Programmes are designed to help us understand and meet each student’s unique needs. Using a data-based approach gives students of all ability levels confidence in learning, as the programmes ensure success through small steps. Sessions include a variety of activities: computer work, games and intensive 1:1. A short brain break helps with refocusing.

Physical environment

The teaching room is located in a quiet environment on the North Shore. Parking is available.

Atmosphere

The centre has a calm, patient atmosphere that puts the student’s development at the centre of everything we do. Sessions are individual so that students are provided with all the support they require, but parents are welcome to wait in the teaching room if they believe that it will be beneficial.

Everyone can learn if provided with support and a programme that matches the learning needs. Call Esmé today to discuss your child’s needs on 021 039 6679.

Services

Assessments
Specialised tutoring for reading, spelling, writing, comprehension
Tomatis ® neurosensory stimulation for attention, communication and learning difficulties
Cogmed Working Memory Programme
Maths tutoring using Numicon

Services

Assessments
Specialised tutoring for reading, spelling, writing, comprehension
Tomatis ® neurosensory stimulation for attention, communication and learning difficulties
Cogmed Working Memory Programme
Maths tutoring using Numicon

My son has increased confidence, reduced bed wetting and his teacher reported that his maths is improving. Tomatis has helped to improve his auditory processing issues, which were holding him back.
Mother

Cogmed has helped J to improve his working memory and impacted positively on maths and spelling.
Parent