Far from a ‘Curse’

By Sean Kolenko – North Shore Outlook, March 09, 2011

Sue Hall’s son George struggled with reading and spelling in elementary school, but after a move across the pond and enrollment at a new school, he’s nearing graduation from UBC.

Sue Hall doesn’t consider herself an educator. She says she’s a mom – and a stubborn one at that. She isn’t particularly keen on Band-aid style solutions so when her son George started having trouble early on in his school career, she kept digging.

Teachers said he was having trouble with his reading and his spelling. And he was. He couldn’t keep up with the rest of his class, and Hall began to think public school may not be the best fit for the kid. It was never a question of intelligence or potential; she knew George had the chops. It had to be a process thing. She needed something a bit more nurturing, something with a bit more of a focus on the individual child.

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