Learning is a process of making the unfamiliar familiar. Thus, we expose and re-expose our students to key concepts through a fantastic build-up of problems designed not only to be practiced, but to be understood.
Trained instructors use Socratic method of learning
Well-planned and curriculum-backed lesson plans
1 hour sessions
Classes range from 1 to 6 students
Each class is grouped by grade level
Socratic Method Of Learning
Mentors avoid lecturing in favor of asking carefully crafted questions
Questions aren’t simply “How” or “Why” questions
Questions are designed to bridge the gap between what a student considers familiar to what is unfamiliar to them
Reinforces conceptual and abstract thinking, while still providing real world examples and word problems for students to tackle
Algorithmic methods are approached step by step and explained
Topics are discussed and revisited every year
CONCEPTUAL LEARNING OF THE AREA OF A TRIANGLE
INSTRUCTOR: How do you find the area of a rectangle?
STUDENT: length x width
INSTRUCTOR: What is the area of this rectangle?
STUDENT: (5 x 10) = 50
INSTRUCTOR: Correct! Let's say I cut this this rectangle in half diagonally.
INSTRUCTOR: How big is the shaded region?
STUDENT: 50 ÷ 2 = 25
INSTRUCTOR: Right! And what shape is the shaded region?
STUDENT: A triangle!
INSTRUCTOR: So what would the area of a triangle be?
STUDENT: (b x h) ÷ 2
Instead of giving the student the answer directly, our instructors guide the students to the answer to maximize their understanding of the concepts. In this example, the area of a triangle is not provided to the student directly, but the instructor guides the student to the correct formula using the student's prior knowledge.