We believe that all children have great potential and start off life with great interest in learning, and that difficulties in school are primarily a result of a poor or flawed educational approach and methods. If children have a purpose for the subjects being learned, along with the proper tools for recognizing barriers to learning and how to remedy them, they can be more responsible for their own learning situation and maintain their interest in the subjects they want to know about.
Each child is tested on his/her basics, using a test that requires one-on-one assessment, to work out their strengths and weaknesses in reading, sentence comprehension, spelling and math. This data along with information gathered on their overall educational progress is used to construct an individualized curriculum for each child to strengthen strengths and improve weaknesses.
One of the tools used to enable a child to progress individually so he/she is not held back (or forced ahead before being ready) by the rest of the class is a “checklist.” A checklist consists of a set of assignments, both theory and practical, that a student carries out in order to learn and apply information on a specific topic. Use of a checklist ensures the child progresses well, and that no crucial elements of a subject can be omitted due to “lack of time” when in a lecture-style classroom.
We ensure that each teacher is trained in our study methods and how to communicate effectively with children. In our school, children are treated as individuals, not herds. We teach them how to learn so they can resolve their own learning difficulties and know how to get help when they need it. We believe that children should be able to work things out for themselves and we are sure to educate them thoroughly on the skills they need to do research to discover information for their use, not just parrot back facts for an exam. Our stress is always toward a purposeful understanding and ability to use the information they are learning. Make an appointment to visit the school and discover for yourself the difference our approach to learning can make in your child’s life and future.