We design each student's program individually based on highly respected national assessments, your child's own learning styles, and your wishes.
Whether you choose One-to-One or Small Group, your child will always be tutored individually.
One-to-One or Small Group
Unlike some places, students in our small groups are not tutored jointly. It’s not a small class. It’s individual tutoring within a small group environment. Your child will feel a sense of belonging and won’t feel alone. Students work on their own program using materials carefully selected for them, and they find comfort in the presence of others.
For most of families, the Small Group tutoring provides the most return for their investment. Your child will receive the most hours for the lowest price while receiving plenty of personal attention.
Students tend to like having other kids in view. It places them at ease and lets them see they’re not the only one receiving help. It also provides the supervised independence they need to be able to gain the confidence to transfer their skills from our clinics to their schools. Let’s look at an example: After we’ve introduced a new concept to a math student, we’ll have her explain the concept back to us, do enough problems with us to prove that she understands, then allow her a few minutes to do a couple more “semi-independently” while being closely monitored. Being able to tell her that she did them “on her own” is a great confidence builder…and with confidence comes increased motivation.
Here’s another way to think of the example above: Imagine you have a boss who has just shown you how to do a new task. With a couple of tries, you demonstrate that you understand but it’s clear it’s is going to take a bit of practice to master. Would YOU be more comfortable having a few minutes to practice while the boss is near enough to answer questions immediately or would you want your boss staring at you the whole time? And would you feel as confident doing the task completely alone in the future if your boss had been with you on every step of your practice?
Teaching grade-appropriate study skills is an integral part of our program. For most students, this includes learning to improve and maintain their self-focus; a skill more easily taught with at least one other child in attendance.