Education is not complete without examination. Although most people have an unhealthy fear of examinations, the truth is that it is the only way to test the understanding of students about specific subjects and whether they are ready to proceed to the next stage or not. However, there are some peculiar challenges that make leaning an individual an independent journey. For instance, the level of comprehension might vary per child, while the analytic or manipulation skills of a child/student might be superior or otherwise when compared to peers. This should not, however, be a problem, with the solution being the development of teaching and learning modules that accommodate different levels of understanding. Unfortunately, this might be easier said than done, and the truth is that most students still have to go through a form of standardized tests before they can proceed. What’s more? There are challenges that impede regular learning like dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, etc. that might also not be diagnosed on time. These learning challenges may create negative perceptions about studying and exams in the minds of the student that might have far-reaching impacts. Fortunately, there seems to be an increase in the awareness levels of learning challenges and conditions in the past few decades. EdPlace is an education-oriented company that provides resources to help students prepare for examinations, irrespective of their learning challenges.
EdPlace was founded with a mission to help students employ smart techniques and process in revising for their examinations. EdPlace was founded by Will Patterson who had a lot of challenges studying the traditional way because he had dyslexia. EdPlace claims to provide relevant resource materials which can be delivered in an engaging and interactive manner to ensure students operate at the right level and build confidence in their academics. EdPlace claims that their resources track and measures progress, tailor the learning experience to clients’ child’s level through technology, identify gaps and make recommendations to help children achieve their best, and provide relevant resources created by teachers. Their app is claimed to be useful for tutors, schools, and homeschooling. EdPlace has a partnership programme with Mumsnet.
Products and Services of EdPlace
EdPlace categorizes their teachers into two – reviewers and authors for the development of engaging and quality resources. EdPlace’s main product is a learning application for revising and preparing for GCSEs (with subjects like Maths, English Language, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry and Physics), SATs (Reading and Comprehension, Maths, SPAG and Practice Papers), and 11+ (verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Maths, and English). EdPlace creates a platform for users to connect either with their tutors or students without having to leave their homes, enabling them to study whenever and wherever they like. They also provide a platform that aids learners to track their learning progress. Such platforms are claimed to be quite helpful and learners get to learn at their own pace, and they are suitable for schools as well as home lessons and homeschooled learners and also beneficial to students preparing for their SATs and, or final exams.