The Turning Point was started by Tanya McCarthy in 2013. Her mission and vision is to provide the best educational and emotional support and to make a difference in every child The Turning Point works with.
Tanya has been involved in education in South Africa for the past 20 years, as a teacher as well as a Remedial Therapist. She has seen the need for Educational and Emotional Support for children. At The Turning Point, every child is treated as an individual and given the time and attention they deserve.
The Turning Point believes that when learning problems go undetected, children develop feelings of hopelessness, and as they become increasingly aware of their ‘failure’ and lack of achievement, they go into a downward spiral and are eventually labelled as ‘lazy’ or ‘problem’ children. Emotional problems that develop in children with learning difficulties can be more debilitating than the learning difficulty itself.