Lauren McLennan has been a Juku Student for the past three years having commenced with us in 2011, in our first year. When Lauren was in Year 9, she showed great enthusiasm during our first lessons with her.
Lauren was entertaining, focused and hardworking and as one of our first students she remains incredibly special to us. Not only was Lauren a keen bean when it came to studying, she also participated in many other activities and had a strong passion for Netball. This enthusiasm and glow that Lauren had attained over the years culminated in her election as School Captain of ‘Balwyn High School’ at the start of 2014.
When congratulating Lauren on her wonderful achievement she responded, ‘I am really grateful for everything I learnt at Juku, whilst it taught me a lot academically it also was very encouraging and reassuring!’ She constantly appraised all the soft skills she learnt with our private tutors, and really looked up to our tutors, whom she saw as role models and had became a huge part of her life.
Lauren continued to grow in confidence, and decided to take on one Year 12 subject in Year 10, three Year 12 subjects in Year 11 and four Year 12 subjects in Year 12. Since she was that accelerated she thought she could handle the workload and stress over the three years, in comparison to the usual one.
Moreover, Lauren also attended our specialised English Exam seminars at the end of 2013 in preparation for her English Exam. Lauren really enjoyed these seminars that assisted her to fine tune her essay writing and confidence before her Year 12 exams. As a result, Lauren did incredibly well receiving a 48 in English and after completing four subjects she is already sitting on a 90.95 ATAR with four subjects to go!
She has done an incredible job and we wish her all the best for the remainder of Year 12 and her future. Great work Lauren! We are very, very proud!