Grace - Students of Inspiration Education

How Grace Transformed Her Mindset and Self-belief

“Grace had lost confidence in herself as her results did not reflect her effort… after her lessons I noticed she was more confident in herself and delighted with what she discovered.”
– Wendy, Mother of Grace, Year 13 Student, Christchurch.

Grace* has big dreams. She wants to be an entrepreneur. However, she lost some morale when her hard work wasn’t showing through in her results.

Grace started getting tutoring in Economics last year after some poor grades in her mock exams knocked her confidence. Like many other students, Grace’s biggest difficulty wasn’t content. Grace is a hard worker and she had the ability to do well, however, her mindset was in the wrong place.

Grace and her tutor Sam worked together to create an action plan which outlined the problems she was facing and how they would work through these. Sam helped Grace create a framework for how to study which gave her the confidence to walk into her exams knowing she had the ability to succeed.

Sam also helped Grace change her mindset. “Grace had lost confidence in herself as her results did not reflect her effort” Grace’s mother Wendy says. “After her lessons I noticed she was more confident in herself and delighted with what she discovered.” Grace was even excited to sit her economics exam which demonstrates a change in mindset that was vital for Grace’s success.

Wendy is adamant that Sam has made a lifetime difference for Grace. Grace has recently let us know that she passed her Economics externals with merit – an awesome achievement! However, tutoring had much more holistic impacts for Grace, impacts that went far beyond an improvement of grades. Witnessing her own improvement dramatically increased Grace’s belief in her own abilities. Wendy says that “she also had a breakthrough in being coachable, which one needs in life to achieve their goals.”

Grace has always had big dreams. ‘Take a Chance’ is an inspiring charity that Grace started which works to help empower young people to achieve their dreams. Since receiving tutoring Wendy says that Grace now realises that “she has the ability to achieve her own dreams too.”

*Real name not used

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