• ABOUT THE LEARNING CURVE

    WHERE SUCCESS BEGINS

    The Learning Curve was founded by Jenny Silvester, a successful and committed teacher with over 20 years’ experience in the classroom. Inspired by a desire to help younger pupils, on an individual basis, realise their full potential; and a long held ambition to share her love of learning a foreign language with adults she set up The Learning Curve. It has two key aims

    • To help pupils to achieve through personalised learning and individual support
    • To share our love of learning foreign languages with adults in a fun and supportive atmosphere

    We offer private tuition for students from 6-18 and language classes for adults aged 18 and over. Every tutor at The Learning Curve is a qualified teacher and we aim to deliver the highest quality teaching in a safe, supportive and enjoyable environment.

  • TUTORING - PRIMARY

    Does your child need to fill in some gaps or make great steps?

    We offer private tuition for primary pupils in Maths and English

     

    With the significant changes to the curriculum for the 2016-2017 school year, this is an ideal time for parents to think about supporting their child’s education, particularly as they approach their SATs. At The Learning Curve we support primary pupils with their Maths and English studies.

     

    Your child may be falling behind or struggling at school or you may wish to just give them that little bit of extra support to ensure that they make the best progress possible in every school year. We assess each pupil free of charge and after an initial consultation they can enrol on an individual learning plan delivered by a qualified teacher who will work with your child, supporting them to fill in the gaps and master new concepts and skills.

     

     

    Our specially designed tutoring hub caters for pupils aged 6 to 18. We have up to date teaching materials and IT equipment in order to deliver the highest quality tuition for every child. Pupils can enrol throughout the year by taking advantage of our FREE consultation and assessment. Pupils can attend for 1 or 2 hours per week to develop the skills required for every year in school. Tuition is on a small group basis, with a maximum of three pupils in each group who each receive excellent individual teaching. We at the Learning Curve ensure that each child has a personalised learning plan created and delivered by a fully qualified teacher. We believe that all pupils, regardless of ability, can benefit from extra support enabling them to reach their full potential.

     

    Regular feedback is given to parents

    English

    English tuition focuses on Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Comprehension and Writing skills. We use the initial assessment to identify where the areas of need might be and then design a personalised learning plan. We offer tuition to pupils in every class in Key Stage 2 and our in depth knowledge of the curriculum helps us to ensure that your child can meet the challenges and standards of every school year and the SATs exams. A wide range of teaching materials, computer programmes and individual teaching is used to support learners of all abilities.

    Maths

    Our Maths tuition aims to support pupils in their understanding of the basic Maths concepts covered from age 6 upwards. We use the free assessment to identify where there may be difficulties in Maths and then carefully devise a learning plan, which includes individual teaching of new Maths concepts, practice at solving Maths problems and independent learning. This enables pupils of all abilities and ages to overcome difficulties in Maths or to master more complex and advanced Mathematical concepts.

    All TUTORS ARE DBS CHECKED

     

    Private tuition costs £18-£32 per session depending on your child's age and individual needs

  • ADULT LANGUAGE CLASSES

    French, German, Italian, Greek and Spanish

    Do you wish you’d paid attention in French? Did you miss out on learning a language?

    Do you need to learn a language for your job? Your holiday? Your escape to sunnier climes?

    Or would you just like to be able to make conversation in another language?

     

     

    The Learning Curve offers French, German, Greek, Italian and Spanish courses to cater for all needs and abilities.
     

    Beginners

    This course is aimed at people with little or no language knowledge. Enrol on a Beginners' Course if you would like to learn the language from scratch for your job, holiday an exam or just for fun and general interest. The course provides opportunities to speak, read, write and understand the language with confidence. The course offers a wide range of teaching materials which are based on real life situations, such as reading menus, advertisements and brochures or listening to interviews, radio and TV clips. Grammar is taught in a clear and meaningful way so that students gain an understanding of how the language works and how to manipulate it to express themselves fully and accurately.

     

    The course is 3 blocks of 10 weeks - each week consists of a 2 hour session. A 10 week course costs £120, payable in advance*. A discounted price of £340 is available if a year's course (3 blocks of 10 weeks) is booked at the start. At the end of 30 weeks, students can continue into a second year and join an intermediate course. Students will be expected to buy the course text book - details will be provided upon enrolment. Beginners' courses are offered in French, German and Spanish - see our programme of classes below.

    Holiday

    This course is designed for those who want to get by on holiday. Students learn how to make conversation at a basic level; giving personal information about themselves and how to deal with common holiday situations, such as ordering food, using public transport, shopping, booking and buying tickets and visiting the doctor, pharmacy or hospital. There is less focus on grammar and more on communication. The course lasts 10 weeks - each week consists of a 1 1/2 hour session. A 10 week course costs £95, payable in advance*. This course is offered in French, Italian and Spanish - see our programme of classes below.

    Conversation Classes

    This course is designed to give more experienced linguists the chance to expand their conversation skills. The course requires at least a basic level - even if it was acquired a long time ago! Stimulus materials are used to initiate a discussion on the topics or themes contained in them. Students acquire and practise new vocabulary, language structures and general conversation tools to develop their fluency and ability to discuss issues, both light hearted and more serious, with confidence. This course lasts 10 weeks - each week consists of a 1 hour session. A 10 week course costs £60, payable in advance*. This course is currently only offered in Italian and German (French and Spanish by request). See our programme of classes below.

    Class sizes are capped at 12 and all our language courses are delivered by fully qualified, experienced teachers in a fun, relaxed environment. Our tutors are committed to providing teaching of the highest standard and plan lessons expertly to ensure that learning a language at The Learning Curve as an adult is a rewarding, enjoyable experience.

     

    *Course fees are payable prior to the start of the course and refunds will not be given if students drop out of the course.

    Programme of Classes April-July 2017

    All classes commence the week beginning 24th April (except German Conversation (May16th) and Italian Conversation 1 (May 11th). The courses end the week commencing July 3rd (with a break during halt-term w/c May 29th)

     

    Monday 7.30-9.30pm: French Intermediate
     
    Tuesday 7.00pm-9.00pm: Greek Beginners
    Tuesday 7.30pm-9.30pm: German Conversation
     
    Thursday 11.30am-12.30pm: Italian Conversation 3
    Thursday 2.00pm-3.00pm: Italian Conversation 1
    Thursday 7.00pm-9.00pm: Spanish Intermediate
     
    Individual Language Lessons are priced at £24 per hour
    Please ask about private small group classes with your family or friends
     
    If you would like to enrol on one of our courses please email enquiries@thelearningcurveleeds.com and we will send you an enrolment form
     
     
     
     
     
  • NEWS AND EVENTS

    Open Day at The Learning Curve

    Our doors were open and the adults enjoyed some bubbly whilst the children played on some interactive educational games. It was lovely to meet so many new people and we look forward to them starting tutoring and language courses with us soon.

    Proud sponsors of Farsley Celtic Under 13 Boys' Team

    The Learning Curve is proud to sponsor the team this year

    This photo was taken just before their match against Colton, which was the official unveiling of the new kit. If you look closely you can spot our founder, Jenny Silvester, with the team.

  • EASTER GCSE and SATs REVISION COURSES

    Why not give your child the best chance in their upcoming exams?

     

    Courses are 3 hours per day for GCSE and 2.5 for SATs
    Tuition is delivered by highly qualified expert teachers.
    Each course is 5 days long
    All tutors are DBS checked

    GCSE Courses: £130 for 5 days (3hours per day) or £30 for a day

     

    SATs Courses are £100 for 5 days (2.5 hours per day) or £25 per day
     
  • LOCATION

    43b, Springfield Commercial Centre, Bagley Ln, Farsley, Pudsey LS28 5LY

  • CONTACT US

    PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT ADULT LANGUAGE LESSONS/PRIVATE TUITION OR TO BOOK A FREE ASSESSMENT FOR YOUR CHILD

    Unit 43b Springfield Commercial Centre, Bagley Lane, Farsley LS28 5LY
    Monday 9am- 7pm
    Tuesday 9am - 7pm
    Wednesday 9am - 6pm
    Thursday 9am - 7pm
    Friday 9am - 6pm
    Saturday 9am- 1pm
    Sunday Closed
    0113 457 2796
  • REVIEWS - Pupils 6-18

    What people say abou The Learning Curve

    "My daughter hated maths and felt she was rubbish at it but that has all changed. The Learning Curve has made her feel that she can do it and she is starting to believe in herself. She even does the homework without being asked! They treat everyone as an individual and therefore teach them according to their specific needs. I couldn't rate the place highly enough."

    Abi

    "My 8 year old daughter is loving her maths tutoring wIth Jenny at The Learning Curve. She's gone from thinking she's rubbish at maths, with lots of tears trying to get to grips with school work, to having the confidence to apply the methods Jenny is teaching her and a much better understanding of numbers. A lovely environment for learning and a lovely teacher." Sarah

  • November 2016 GCSE Re-sits

    All our pupils who re-sat their GCSE in English or Maths in November got above a C

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    One Day Intensive Holiday Survival Courses in
    French, Greek, Italian and Spanish

    Come and learn all you need for your trip abroad - 2 course hot lunch included

  • REVIEWS - Language Courses

    What people say abou The Learning Curve

    "French for Beginners at The Learning Curve is great. Having been taught French to O'Level standard many years ago, and having been on refresher courses without success, I am happy to say I have finally found the course for me. Jenny's teaching methods are excellent; the class is very informative without being overwhelming, is friendly, easy going and interactive and I feel I have made a lot of progress in the first term. I will definitely be going back for more!"

    Linda


    " I am now half way through my Spanish for Beginners course with The Learning Curve, and will definitely be continuing next term. It's great to be able to do language classes without going into the city centre, and the courses are very good value for money. Classes are a lot more fun than learning languages at school used to be! Everyone is friendly and the lessons are relaxed and informal, with emphasis on actually speaking the language. I think I'll feel a lot more confident on holiday next year. " Helen

    "French for Beginners is the ideal way to get back into French. I did French to A-Level over 40 years ago, and wanted to refresh my knowledge. This course is 2 hours per week of discussion and exercises, and is interactive. No learning lists of vocabulary and conjugations if verbs by heart here. Jenny is good at knowing what her class want, and adapting to suit their needs. This course lasts a year, and I intend to do the Intermediate course next year" Peter

    "Having participated in the Learning Curve's Italian Conversation class, which is very enjoyable & definitely worth the long drive across Leeds for me to get to, I would recommend this to students looking for a friendly, well-researched but fairly basic class. The staff are very friendly, the venue is warm and well appointed and even though it is not in the city centre, it has excellent free parking & is easy to find.

    The classes are small & intimate, which enables students to ask many questions & enhances the feeling of individually- tailored help from the class leader, who is a native Italian speaker.

    In my opinion, The Learning Curve offers good teaching and great value for money"

    Joyce (retired)