Happy Parents’ Stories
10-year-old boy, Nicholas Loke
Through word of mouth, Mrs Loke heard of BrainFit® and signed Nicholas up for the BrainFit® Scholar programme in December. By the end of January, she noticed that Nicholas’s handwriting had improved significantly. For example, his writing of Chinese characters was much neater. “I thought he had brought home someone else’s worksheets!” recounted Mrs Loke, of her initial surprise at her son’s improvement. Nicholas enjoyed the BrainFit® Scholar programme, as it was active and fun.
In addition, Mrs Loke also noticed that Nicholas’ listening and attention skills have improved. “Nicholas is making good progress academically, in English as well as Chinese,” she said, “I am so glad that this programme has helped him!”
10-year-old girl, Tricia Lee
10-year-old Tricia Lee hadn’t done well in school, despite having gone through numerous enrichment and tuition programmes, and she often seemed overwhelmed by her schoolwork. Then her mother, Corporate Trainer Mrs Anita Lee, heard of BrainFit® Studio through a friend’s friend. “I attended a talk on brain fitness by Cheryl, and decided to get Tricia assessed, after which I signed her up for the BrainFit® Scholar programme,” said Mrs Lee. “The positive change in Tricia, a Primary Four pupil at a girls’ school, was obvious just after about 20 hours of training!”
Mrs Lee recounted, ”Tricia used to have a short attention span, whether at school or at home, doing homework. A piece of homework that should take about 30 minutes would take her at least one or two hours to complete, because she was easily distracted.” Tricia would also be short-tempered and irritable, and at times aggressive when communicating her needs and requests.
After enrolling at BrainFit®, Tricia has become a much happier learner. “She is calmer, more patient and more willing to listen and learn. She is also able to do her homework independently and within a shorter time,” said Mrs Lee. “Tricia has also started passing tests in school.”
Mrs Lee is particularly pleased with the emotional changes in Tricia. “I am really happy that Tricia is calmer now, and more open in discussing her emotions,” said Mrs Lee. “She also shows more resilience and a willingness to work hard.”
Tricia enjoys her sessions at BrainFit®, as they are fun and game-like. As Mrs Lee explains, “Tricia gets a high sense of achievement as she moves up the different levels of the programmes, and that motivates her as a learner.” Here’s to more productive learning, Tricia!
11-year-old boy, Christien Koh
“It was very disheartening indeed”, recalled Mrs Koh, “We all knew that Christien is an intelligent child. Yet he didn’t do well in school, despite all the tuition and remedial lessons he had gone through. We were at our wits’ end actually.”
Fortunately, things changed for the better when Mrs Koh enrolled Christien at BrainFit® Studio. “In September Christien started on the BrainFit® Scholar programme, after a cognitive assessment at BrainFit®,“ said Mrs Koh. “It has really helped him – he is more alert to his surroundings. For example, he’d be able to remember where we have parked the car – little details like the level and the lot section. Previously he couldn’t do this. He also started doing better with schoolwork, and showed more independence in completing homework.” Christien’s teachers also noticed that he was becoming more confident and responsive in class – a wonderful change indeed.
“The greatest change he experienced is the huge boost in his exam performance,” said Mrs Koh. “Not only did Christien improve significantly, he was also given the “Best Effort” award for achieving more than 50% improvement in his overall results. That was really great! He also passed Chinese for the first time, achieving a fairly good grade.”
Christien is carrying on with the BrainFit® Scholar programme. He finds the programme interesting and fun as well, especially the game and movement elements. Said Mrs Koh, “Christien has improved so much in his listening, visual and attention skills, which makes learning much easier for him. I am really glad that BrainFit® Scholar is helping him so well, when nothing else was effective. ”
5-year-old boy, Mathew Voong
Little Matthew Voong was just five when his dad enrolled him for BrainFit® lessons. “Initially I just wanted him to mix with other people and build his social skills,” said Mr Voong, a quality engineer by profession.
Matthew joined the BrainFit® Junior programme. “He likes all the fun movements and enjoys coming to BrainFit®,” said Mr Voong. “I think the games are fun and stimulating for him, and his teachers, Mr Lim and Ms Wong, are very good with him.”
It was not just all fun and games, however, as Matthew learnt crucial brain skills too. Said Mr Voong, “I notice that he is more attentive now, and his reaction to things is faster. Before, his attention was just all over the place. His coordination is much better too.”
“Most importantly, Matthew has also gained in confidence. This will definitely give him a head start when he starts Primary One next year,” said Mr Voong. “I am very happy with Matthew’s learning experiences at BrainFit®, and am thinking of getting his younger brother to have BrainFit® lessons too!”
9-year-old girl, Fidelia
“Previously, my daughter, Fidelia, had poor visual perception. She often made careless mistakes. She also had difficulty understanding concepts. As a result, she wasn’t doing well academically. That was why I signed her up at BrainFit®.
After going through the BrainFit® Scholar programme, Fidelia has improved tremendously. She finds it so much easier to understand concepts and her academic results have also improved. I would say she processes information very well and has good comprehension skills now. In her class, she is now usually the first one to put up her hand to answer questions when other children are still thinking about the answer. This makes her happy. Previously, she also had problems with letter reversals but now she doesn’t have this problem anymore.
Fidelia is also more confident now and I think it has to do with better perceptual abilities. I also find that some of the activities are extremely helpful and enjoyable for her, as she would always be in a good mood after her lessons.
Fidelia is also more focused on her work and her listening skills have also improved tremendously. In the past, she will often say ‘huh?’ and ask me to repeat my instructions to her. Now, she hardly needs me to repeat. It’s great that her concentration level is so much better now! Overall, I am really pleased to see the improvement my child has made after going through the programmes at BrainFit®.”
“In September Christien started on SMART Listening, after a cognitive assessment at BrainFit showed this to be his weakest area,“ … “The greatest change he experienced was the huge boost in his exam performance,” .Denise Koh, mother of 11 year old Christien Koh
“In her class, she is now usually the first one to put up her hand to answer questions when other children are still thinking about the answer.”Jess Chan, parent of a 9 year-old Fidelia
“Tremendous improvement in reading; he went from 50-page story to a 200-page story book!”Parent of a 7 year-old boy, after 6 weeks of brain training.
“BrainFit Studio helped me to improve my comprehension and English. It also made me more matured, smart, independent, responsible, and successful. By the way, it also cheered me up when I felt sick and very miserable after school!”11 year-old girl, after 6 weeks of brain training.
“I won’t think of the change as physical, but it really improves response time. And you know what? It means more time to react to changes without being oblivious to the fact that changes, whether physical or mental, are happening around you. Not just response, but comprehension, too. Keeps me more alert, something even java can’t bring to me. Kudos!”14 year-old boy, after 6 weeks brain training.
“He speaks very clearly now. His English is better than mine now! It’s good to see my son change.”Parent of an 8 year-old boy, after 8 weeks of brain training.