What makes us different from all the rest?
We do not believe in the "one size fits all" method of preparation. Based on extensive guidance and training, we utilize stylistic leeway in our sessions with scholars by employing creative, yet challenging and innovative personalized teaching methods. We evaluate scholars frequently, and always hold them accountable for their targeted results, but unlike other companies, we do not teach from a rigid, proprietary script. We meet the scholar where they are and employ various forms of differentiated instruction to help students fix areas of confusion as well as gaps in conceptualization.
We understand "Different Students Require Different
Approaches to Learning"
No two students enter a classroom with identical abilities, experiences, and needs. Learning style, language proficiency, background knowledge, readiness to learn, and other factors can vary widely within a single group.
Regardless of their individual differences, however, students are expected to master the same concepts, principles, and skills. Helping all students succeed in their learning is an enormous challenge that requires innovative thinking.
What is Differentiated Instruction?
Differentiated instruction is an instructional theory which allows instructors to take a variety of student factors into account when planning and delivering instruction. Based on this theory, instructors can structure learning environments that address the variety of learning styles, interests, and abilities found within a class setting across grade levels.
We develop Individualized,
Here are just a few of our strategies for Differentiating Instruction...
Based on Content
Utilize pre-tests to assess where individual students need to begin study of a given topic or unit.
Encourage thinking at various levels of Bloom's taxonomy.
Use a variety of instructional delivery methods to address different learning styles.
Break assignments into smaller, more manageable parts that include structured directions for each part.
Choose broad instructional concepts and skills that lend themselves to understanding at various levels of complexity.
Based on Process
Provide access to a variety of materials which target different learning preferences and reading abilities.
Develop activities that target auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learners.
Establish stations for inquiry-based, independent learning activities.
Create activities that vary in level of complexity and degree of abstract thinking required.
Use flexible grouping to group and regroup students based on factors including content, ability, and assessment results.
Based on Product
Use a variety of assessment strategies, including performance-based and open-ended assessment.
Balance teacher-assigned and student-selected projects.
Offer students a choice of projects that reflect a variety of learning styles and interests.
Make assessment an ongoing, interactive process.
What is AIS (Academic Intervention Services) and how can it help your child?
AIS (Academic Intervention Services)- are intensive support services which address specific area(s) of academic challenge, which impede a scholar's performance. This can be reading comprehension deficits, basic math skill deficits, behavioral management, mentorship needs, or any other area placing a strain on a scholars ability to tackle grade level content. AIS servicing also involves collaboration between tutor, scholar, parent & school, as well as any additional service providers involved to ensure optimal academic as well as social-emotional success.