Why do we call the project Confidence Club? Since the beginning at The Homework Club I understood there was so much more to life than tests or exam results. However, when we do better in reading, writing or maths we conquer our challenges. We feel able to face the world in a new way. The key for me is being the best version of yourself – not giving the answer that someone else has devised. But being able to have the confidence to give the answer that is your opinion and knowing how to back it up. It’s the way you take in information and process the world around you so that you remember without endless revision. It’s very common for me to hear form parents, “I have a completely different child” or, “I don’t know if it is a coincidence but their confidence has rocked.” For me, the aim is to have a student walk away from a session after 90 minutes standing taller and understanding who they are – no longer trying to fit into some else’s box. When you know who you are, how to express yourself and how you work best – you can conquer the world!
Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly.