Technology Gives, Technology Takes

Technology Gives, Technology Takes

by Norman Bernard New technologies have, in my opinion, given us unprecedented opportunities for the good. I am a beneficiary of them in my professional life. I could never even as a young adult have envisaged that I would give lessons in which the participants were...

Training in conscious awareness by Sharon Levy

Training in conscious awareness by Sharon Levy

“The conscious mind is like a gigantic camera with the ego directing the view and focus”. Jane Roberts “Nature of Personal Reality” If you observe your thoughts, you will notice how like attracts like:  a positive memory will tend to recall other associated thoughts...

Your Natural Talents, Gifts & Abilities

Your Natural Talents, Gifts & Abilities

The Highlands Ability Battery (HAB) By Diana Ritchie Have you ever noticed that when you happily do certain tasks, jobs, activities it does not feel like work but rather like pleasure? No one needs to pay you – you would happily do them for free! We often call these...

Cultivating an enquiring mind in children as a goal of education

Cultivating an enquiring mind in children as a goal of education

“What we are looking for is what is looking”  -St Francis The modern world poses many challenges for children today. How does one navigate all the conflicting and contradictory messages we receive from the media, the community and the social environment? How does one...

A Call for Support

A Call for Support

Meet Tapuwa Muchinga, our A level Biology and Mathematics tutor from Zimbabwe. Since 2020, Tapuwa has been following his dream, pursuing his PhD on Genomic Cancer research at UCT initially funded through the United Nation’s International Center for Genetic Engineering...

Development of cognitive empathy in our learners

Development of cognitive empathy in our learners

On the morning of Easter Monday, I happened to drive past a homeless person sleeping at a bus stop at the very moment when a car pulled up, and the driver anonymously delivered a meal to the sleeping person. He took care not to awaken the sleeping tramp. I was struck...

It’s Human Rights Day, 21st March 2023

It’s Human Rights Day, 21st March 2023

“A man who takes away another man's freedom is a prisoner of hatred, he is locked behind the bars of prejudice and narrow-mindedness. I am not truly free if I am taking away someone else's freedom, just as surely as I am not free when my freedom is taken from me. The...

Farewell and Just You and Me Program

Farewell and Just You and Me Program

In this newsletter we will be saying farewell to the Cummings family whose brief sojourn with Learning Unlimited was to prepare the twins Jenna and Joshua for their transition to the Irish schooling system. I will briefly outline my “Just You and Me” program that...

A new vision for education: redefining our humanness

A new vision for education: redefining our humanness

In this newsletter I would like to welcome the newcomers to our Learning Unlimited Community and congratulate Learning Unlimited students who excelled in the November 2022 CAIE exams. I include testimonials from these students. There are also notices concerning the...

The Power of Beliefs

The Power of Beliefs

“I wear the chain I forged in life” - A Christmas Carol When I told my 5 year old son that I had walked over burning coals during a Tony Robbins “Unleash the Power Within” seminar he replied: “Can you do this again with me and carry me when you walk on the coals?” He...

Towards a holistic education for the next generation

Towards a holistic education for the next generation

In this newsletter, I will examine the impact of the emergence of science on the western industrialized education system, what gaps exist in our schooling because of unexamined assumptions underpinning our curriculum and the ways in which Learning Unlimited addresses...

Recent developments in online education

Recent developments in online education

Sharon Levy, Director of Learning Unlimited reflects on recent developments in online education. It is a pleasure to announce some new Learning Unlimited (LU) initiatives such as an online student’s forum and, as always, to celebrate those LU students who...

What to watch out for when choosing online tutoring for your child

What to watch out for when choosing online tutoring for your child

Sharon Levy, Founder and Director of Learning Unlimited, shares her views on “what to watch out for when choosing online tutoring for your child”.     Is cost the main criterion in choosing a suitable tutor/tutoring centre? Education is an investment in your...

Showcasing current achievements of our students

Showcasing current achievements of our students

It has long been in mind to track our LU alumni and to showcase some of the current achievements of our students. This newsletter is my attempt to share their stories in 2022. I have long held the view that each individual child has a unique talent or gift to...

Reflection upon this year’s achievements

Reflection upon this year’s achievements

My heart swells with pride when I reflect upon this year’s achievements. Despite the many challenges we faced throughout the year, our students have continued to succeed in their academic endeavours thanks to the tireless support of their tutors, parents and the staff...

One lucky student will win a free HAB

One lucky student will win a free HAB

One lucky student will win a free HAB 6+ hour program. This includes a private interview, the 3 hour HAB test, a 2 hour feedback session with parents including up to 10 reports and invaluable practical advice on subject choices, educational direction and what to do now and what to do in the future.

Common questions regarding A levels in South Africa

Common questions regarding A levels in South Africa

What are A levels? If you wish to study at a university in the UK, you will be required to have completed A levels in the relevant subjects. A level (Advanced Level) qualifications in any given subject usually take 2 years to complete. The first year is devoted to AS...

Know thyself with the HAB

Know thyself with the HAB

How can young people prepare for a future that few of us can define? How do we equip our young people to navigate their future? The answer is to know as much about yourself as you can. And the Highlands Ability Battery experience is a unique tool to do just this –...

Studying at Oxford: finding your dream

Studying at Oxford: finding your dream

For many ambitious people, attending Oxford is the height of academic excellence. A small city, ancient in origins yet populated by young people – around 40,000 of them, it boasts a large percentage of people under 30, in fact, more than a third of the population. Few...