Academic Support & Counselling
Teachers across various curricula and departments are trained to provide academic support to students of different age groups, based on their varying needs.
CHIREC provides an enrichment programme for students who have an aptitude for particular fields, either academic or co-curricular. Gifted learners, who learn quickly and recall facts and concepts easily, often enter classrooms with prior knowledge of content that is advanced for their age. At CHIREC, we believe that exceptional students require adjustments to their education in the form of advanced intellectual stimulation to help them reach their fullest potential, and to prevent possible underachievement.
Our objective is to provide opportunities and initiatives in response to the articulated needs and interests of gifted students, while developing their higher order and creative thinking skills, and providing diverse learning experiences.
At CHIREC, we recognize the importance of paying special attention to struggling learners who might not be performing at the same levels as their peers. We use personal interactions to offer constructive feedback, and extra instruction in areas of need.
These after-school classes are designed to give students the tools they need to gain a more complete grasp of difficult ideas, allowing them to work at par with their classmates. CHIREC creates a positive and safe environment for students with low self-esteem, and we encourage them to ask as many questions as necessary and apply creative teaching and learning methodologies to help students understand a subject or concept, rather than feel pressured to learn everything immediately.
Students with learning difficulties and those who are differently-abled possess the same psychological needs and characteristics as their peers. Learning disabilities are often wrongly attributed to laziness, and students who encounter academic failure for too long may appear to lose interest in learning or to be confused by school work. CHIREC recognizes and offers these students opportunities to succeed and regain their confidence and motivation. We understand that students with learning disabilities require evidence-based instruction and educational support.
CHIREC International has an in-house Remedial Counselling Department with trained counsellors who work with students to thoroughly understand their strengths and weaknesses. Timely and consistent support can enable students with learning disabilities to become successful students and adults.
The behavioural counsellors at CHIREC foster positive student behaviour to provide a safe and active learning environment for all students. They work very closely in tandem with the teachers, parents, and sometimes with remedial counsellors to:
Conduct individual as well as group counselling sessions on various relevant age-specific issues that encourage students to find comfort to talk in the open Design and implement positive behaviour and intervention support plans for individual students in collaboration with teachers Observe students in both formal classroom settings and various informal settings to get a better perspective of children`s behaviour concerning others
CHIREC believes that the mental and emotional well-being of students lies at the heart of a successful education. With an aim to ensure every student is feeling safe and supported, the counsellors at CHIREC provide necessary professional care to any student needing guidance. Through one-on-one sessions, the counsellors:
Develop a supportive and trusting relationship, where they actively listen to student concerns
Assist them in working through challenges in the best interest of their personal and social development
Serve as a mediator between student, parents, and teachers as needed to bridge the gap