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PARENT'S GUIDE TO DYSLEXIA AND STUDY SKILLS

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Frequently Asked Questions

Coaching Subscription Plans

The BulletMap Academy offers a monthly subscription. You can sign up for 1 year contract with 20% discount but you are still billed monthly. There are 3 packages to choose from; Basic, Standard, and Premium. Try the free Basic package first to see if this visual way of organizing works for you then pay for the subscription afterwards.

Monthly
Yearly

Basic

Try the BulletMap System, give it a go and see if you think this might help

Standard

Master the BulletMap process, build confidence and gain tools to thrive in school & college

Premium

For students who’d like intensive coaching, inc those age 15/16yrs who will be sitting exams soon

Free

£ 149

Billed Monthly

£ 275

Billed Monthly

Monthly
Yearly

Basic

Try the BulletMap System, give it a go and see if you think this might help

£ Free per month
  • Demo Session
  • Beginner's Course
  • Story Star Workbook

Standard

Master the BulletMap process, build confidence and gain tools to thrive in school & college

£ 149 per month
  • Demo Session
  • Beginner's Course
  • Story Star Workbook
  • 4 Coaching Session a Month
  • 40 Extra Video Courses
  • Free Admission to Public Events
  • Medals + Certificates + Postage
  • Learning Plan
  • Personal Whatsapp Group

Premium

For students who’d like intensive coaching, inc those age 15/16yrs who will be sitting exams soon

£ 275 per month
  • Everything in Standard
  • 4 Extra Coaching per Month
  • Regular Learning Plan Reviews
  • Monthly Video Message

STORY STAR

A person with dyslexia can take a long time to explain themselves. Including me. It’s cute when you’re young, but can be undermined as you get older. People can get the wrong idea. It can look like you don’t know what you’re talking about, or you’re attention seeking etc. 

In the last few emails, I shared how a child can learn to read, underline to understand and take notes in a dyslexia friendly way. Essentially they learn to translate what they read into something visual. It means they can “Read to Learn”. The next gear is learning to explain yourself.

We all want to be understood. For ‘manual’ thinkers what gets you from knowing stuff (3rd gear) to explaining stuff (4th gear) is telling it as a story. Not telling an endless bunch of experiences and/or facts but something with “a beginning, middle and end”. I never really understood what the teachers meant by that until recently.

Story Star Image

Dyslexic people need much more explicit visual teaching. For example in BulletMap™ Academy we use a ‘Story Star’ with 5 visual prompts:

  • Face = Who are the characters involved?
  • Eye = What does the main character want or have their eye on?
  • Foot = What trips them up, or is the problem?
  • Hand = What helps them find the solution?
  • Crown = What’s the reward or outcome?

Story Star Workbook

The Story Star is a 10-step process. For students to follow the process easily, we have created the story star workbook. It has all the steps and short instructions on how to make a story star. 

The workbook also has example topics for you to choose. It is patterned from an actual question from an English essay exam.

Write a short story, unaided, and at reasonable length on one of these topics. (40 mins)

1. An unusual lunch time at school.
2. A holiday memory.
3. Hot air balloon.
4. A bank robbery.
5. Moving School.
6. My new friend.

children with bulletmaps

MATERIALS

You don’t need a lot to create a BulletMap. All you need are these:

1. A3 or A4 paper. Although its better to have more paper area to work with.

2. Pencil or Pen. A pencil allows you to erase your mistakes.

3. Color pens. Preferably Frixion color pens. These type of color pens allows you to erase your mistakes.

THE BULLETMAP BELT SYSTEM

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© Copyright 2019

Demo Sessions

A Coach show you how to make a BulletMap. You can observe how the coach did it and try doing it afterwards.

Beginner's Course

The first step to your BulletMap journey starts with the beginner’s course. Try it and find out how BulletMapping can help you.

Story Star Workbook (PDF)

To help with the development of the students, we created a workbook to guide them on the steps of the BulletMap Process. They can also track their own progress by posting a photo of their maps as they go along the steps.

4 Coaching Sessions a Month

We combine our personal coaching with study skills clubs on Zoom which motivates students and makes learning social too. These sessions are once a week.

Video Course Library (40X)

We have over 40 courses to teach you how to BulletMap. You can watch them all intensively or take each course slowly. It’s up to you.

Free Admission to Public Events

BulletMap Academy sometimes hosts webinars and workshops for dyslexia and other related topics. Academy members can join them for free.

Medals + Certificates + Postage

At BulletMap Academy, we give points to the achievements of the students. When you reach a certain number of points, you’ll move up to a higher level. Once you moved a level, we’ll send you a medal and certificate through post. 

Learning Plan

Students will meet with a learning plan coordinator to make sure you get the most of your BulletMapping journey by identifying what the student really needs right now.

Personal Whatsapp Group

For easy access to Darius and your coach, We’ll set up a personal Whatsapp group so you can message us directly. This will also be a way to send photos of your maps to us.

4 Extra Coaching Sessions per Month

Sometimes, one coaching session a week is not enough for those who wants to learn BulletMapping intensively. This additional sessions can speed up your mastery of the study skill.

Regular Learning Plan Reviews

The Learning plan coordinator will meet with you on a regular basis to discuss the learning plan and the progress of the student.

Monthly Video Message

Darius sends this personal video message to students of the BulletMap Academy to help them with their mapping. It also encourages students to do more maps in the future.