One of the best things about teaching is seeing the improvements of your students from day one until they finish. 

At BulletMap Studio, as we ran our pilot course for Mind Mapping for High School with Dyslexia, we had the pleasure of getting to know the students and families more and to hear how learning to mindmap was really making a difference for them.

Here are some of their experiences from the pilot course:


One of the students was at a ‘U” level. I hadn’t heard of it before but it means under 20% and ungradeable. She was really struggling and didn’t understand her course. Her teachers predicted a “U’ grade in her mocks. If that was her grade then she wouldn’t be allowed to sit the final exam in the summer which would mean she couldn’t go to University.

This student did the course and Mindmapped for eight weeks and she got a C+ in her mock. This was incredible! It was mainly the benefits of mindmapping course she learnt in the first four weeks of the course.


An unexpected benefits of mindmapping course was when another student commented that she was sleeping better and she said it was due to being able to mindmap.

She had been waking up in the night for weeks before a test date without realising that the two were related. Often when there’s a lot going on in your head and you’re stressed it can be hard to identify what thing is causing the main stress. Once this student could use a mindmap to organise her thoughts and get them down on a piece of paper then she found she was sleeping better. The thoughts were out of her mind and organised in her mindmap and so she could be at rest and sleep.

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Others reported seeing significant improvements in their grades as well.

So there were better grades and better sleep as a result of the course but for me the number one thing was that my students felt, “I can do this now.” A simple skill like mindmapping has changed their perspective on High School from ‘I can’t’ to ‘I can.’

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I know how helpful mindmapping is but it can be hard to explain that well to others. The course has helped teenagers and parents experience mindmapping and many said, ‘I thought I knew what mindmapping was and now I really know what mindmapping is.’

That’s when you know a course has worked. That moment when a light goes on in someone’s mind, you often see it in in the live group tutorials, and then the student is off mindmapping and seeing the benefits of their new skill. Those benefits of mindmapping course have been more far reaching than I first imagined.

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Darius Namdaran

Darius Namdaran

Darius is a teacher and MD of BulletMap™ Studio. He's passionate about helping dyslexic children, and their parents, get through High School with their confidence intact. From his own experience with dyslexia and raising children with dyslexia he has developed an online training business designed to equip and encourage dyslexic teenagers in their journey through High School.
His company produces Mindmap videos full of tips and encouragement to help understand dyslexia and to thrive in High School.
He is the designer and senior tutor of the first Mind mapping course for Dyslexic Teenagers called the BulletMap Method.



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