Unlike many tutoring services, which focus on getting a student through a specific class subject or test, we take a holistic approach to our tutoring services.
We pride ourselves on developing relationships with our students that go far beyond the simple instructional techniques our tutors use. Our belief is that while effective instruction and study time is extremely important, it is dwarfed in relation to developing the child as a person.
When children of any age, from 5 to 18, struggle with school, more often than not the root cause of the problem is not a lack of academic talent. Instead, it comes from environmental or intrapersonal issues and straddles the line of child psychology and individual development.
We believe that the best way to overcome some of these larger challenges that many students face is for them to engage on a consistent basis with a mentor or tutor.
That means that we view our tutoring services as academic and personal mentoring. Children need a responsible adult figure they can look up to and build a trusting relationship with that is neither a parent nor a teacher.
In other words, they need a role model, not an additional authority figure.
Our best results always come from focusing on that relationship first, and the positive impact on the child’s studies will inevitably follow.
There’s a great TED Talk on this topic by Michael Benko, which you should check out below.
While this philosophy is still considered “new age” or “cutting edge” to us it’s common sense, and we’re confident that our results demonstrate that we know what we’re talking about!