Program Testimonials


Principals

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“The QuickSmart program has been instrumental in improving the [cognitive] capacity of some of our students… …the educational benefits of the program are immense. It is wonderful to see the children’s confidence and competence increase…” – School Principal, Melbourne

“I’ve used a number of intervention programs and I think the beauty of QuickSmart is that it works with a computer which monitors student’s progress really carefully. It gives students a lot of feedback.” – School Principal

“The QS Program has once again been instrumental in improving the numeracy capacity of some of our students. It has really been wonderful to see a growth in their confidence, knowledge and ability.” – School Principal, Melbourne

“Children are always keen to go to QuickSmart. Parents note children talking about their work in the program. Teacher feedback has been very positive.” – School Principal


Teachers / Instructors

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“All of our QuickSmart candidates demonstrated greatly improved results and embraced the program enthusiastically.” – School Teacher, Sydney

“Thank you for another year of assistance with the program. It is very satisfying to see the progress the students make. Looking forward to another successful year.” – QuickSmart Instructor, Melbourne

“Another successful year of QuickSmart. All our children have greatly improved. Thank you for your great program.” – QuickSmart Instructor, West Sydney

 “My students have made great strides while participating in the QuickSmart numeracy program. It really is a great program and the children themselves appreciate seeing their own progress. Thank you!” – Teacher’s Aide, Port Macquarie

 “(The students have) become a lot more confident in class and around their friends because they were achieving similar results. Their behaviour has improved greatly in the classroom.” – Teacher’s Aide, Victoria

 “According to all pre and post testing results, all students had a very positive and successful academic achievement rating.” – Teacher’s Aide, Victoria

“It has been the most rewarding experience being able to watch students grow confidence and build on themselves as a learner.” – Teacher’s Aide, Victoria

“Students are noticing an improvement in their marks and their ability to complete class work with greater accuracy and understanding. They comment that they use the strategies that they have learnt through the program in their class work.” – Teacher’s Aide, Queensland

“I have found the program to be fabulous and it has been of massive benefit for the majority of students involved. Every student has improved and thus their confidence in themselves and their ability to learn has been extraordinary. The skills I have learnt in terms of using/teaching different strategies is something that I can now use in classes I attend as a Teacher Aide. This program definitely has a place within our Junior School program.”  – Teacher’s Aide, Queensland

“I am an aide, however, studying to be a primary teacher. This course has made me aware of the varying abilities and learning styles of the students. I have also taken on the role of organising the data and analysing our students’ learning, in turn, gaining a better understanding of teaching.” – Teacher’s Aide, Sydney

“Students displayed significant confidence in their own abilities as a result of the QS intervention. Self-esteem improved as they received positive feedback and positive QS results. Student behaviour was outstanding at all times.” – Teacher’s Aide, Queensland

“A number of parents have involved themselves with their child’s at-home practise and have commented favourably on the resulting progress.” – QuickSmart Instructor, South Australia

“(on student self-esteem) The students became more confident with getting things wrong. It was nice to see children opening up if things were happening in other parts of their lives.” – QuickSmart Instructor, South Australia

“QuickSmart has been a great acquisition for the school. It has made a very positive impact upon student academic outcomes and has been a new selling point to add to what the school offers.” – QuickSmart Instructor, Coffs Harbour


Students

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“It is helping in maths by finding other ways, easier ways, to figure out the numbers and answers, instead of spending ages on one. It helps my times tables. When I came to QuickSmart first, I didn’t know a lot about them. Then I improved a lot in my times tables and everything and the speed sheets and the flashcards.”

“With some words… like, I went back and read a book I’d read before, and a lot of the words I didn’t know before QuickSmart, now I know most of them. It’s because of the reading passages that we do. First we learn the hard words, with the flash cards, and then we know them all the time; it’s just in your head.”

QuickSmart is very fun and it has improved my learning heaps. I don’t really like school and school work but I like this because it’s improving my skills and that but it is still fun and normally school work isn’t fun.”

“I have learned all my times tables. I’ve learned all of the work that I’m doing in school is much easier with QuickSmart‘s help. I’ve learned more skills and I have a better understanding of what we are meant to be doing in Mathematics. I use it in class because I sometimes know the answer and no one else does.”

“I can read better in class activities and at home. I am reading more than I used to. I started to read books for ‘fun’ when I started QuickSmart because I could read them a lot better.”

“When asked a question before QuickSmart lessons, I had a sort of blank but now… answers pop into my head… and ways of working out the answers pop into my head too.”

“More people should do it because it is fun. Sometimes you learn a lot more. You learn more than the classroom because you start with easy work and gradually get harder – so you understand better.”

“I use the strategies in numeracy and literacy. I underline the problems and what I have to do in both numeracy and literacy. I’ve gone up a spelling group in literacy. I’m in one of the top groups for numeracy. I read a lot better than I used to.”

QuickSmart is a helpful program. It is the best thing that ever happened to me to help me with my maths. I think QuickSmart should be given to every school in Australia.”

“Definitely got better at maths.  QuickSmart still helps with maths even though I’m in the bottom class, I’m one of the smartest there.”

“Wasn’t really too bright – I’d kind of rush and not think, just try and get through it.  QuickSmart made me stop and think and actually get the right answer instead of trying to keep up with other kids.”

“I know English is something I can do since I had QuickSmart whereas before I was like, I probably can’t do the stuff in there – it made me have more of a positive attitude.”

“I have enjoyed the work on the computer because I can try hard and beat my fastest times and I can also see how far I have come since I started and that makes you feel happy about yourself.”

“It’s been useful to me because it now gives me a lot of confidence in maths.  I now know how to do sums, division, take aways and tables in my head.  I learnt how you do them in a much quicker way.”

QuickSmart has improved me so much.  Before I would take 20 mins to do a speed sheet and now it takes me only 2.15 mins.  Over 15-20 weeks of 3 days a week in maths it helps me so much.  Before I got angry.”


Parents

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“Our daughter thought she learnt heaps. It helped her greatly. We appreciated the opportunity the program offered and we believe the benefits for our child were great.”

“He told me how well he was doing and how he was improving. His speeds were getting better and so was his accuracy. He enjoyed the work on the laptop. Yes, it was a good experience for my son and he is a lot more confident in his approach and more willing to take risks with his maths.”

“My daughter has improved her basic maths knowledge. She no longer uses her fingers. I believe she has learnt a lot. She enjoys maths in the normal classroom now.”

QuickSmart has had a huge effect on our daughter’s performance at school – most notably the Basic Skills results. In Year 3 she was in the bottom 30% of the state. This year, in Year 5, she was in the top 30%.”

“My child had a brilliant year in 2004. No doubt QuickSmart contributed to her success. In 2002, I had to force her to school and hand her over to the teacher. Today she loves school and is so excited to be going on to secondary. It is all we hear about.”

“The school and QuickSmart combined have created a child who wants to learn. She now happily completes homework!”

QuickSmart should be part of the school forever. For kids who are having a bit of trouble with the basics, the program has given them the boost they need to catch up, keep up and stay confident with themselves.”

“Hugely beneficial to our child. Such an amazing change in his ability. Without QuickSmart he’d still be lost.”