We  help  students  attain  the  opportunity  to  establish STEM  careers  by  empowering  them to become  competitive  with  their  peers  around  the  world  in  math.

DEVELOPING AN EMPOWERING LEARNING IDENTITY

 

         We  relate  to  all  students  as  fully  capable  learners.

 

LEARNING HOW TO APPROACH PROBLEMS BY SHARPENING INQUIRY SKILLS

 

Students  are  afforded  digital  pathways  that  consist  of  decision         points  based  on  inquiry   pertinent  to  each  problem.

 

DEMANDING THE UNDERSTANDING

 

Students  are  encouraged  to  keep  on  asking  questions  until  they  are  confident  that  they  can  explain  a  concept  using  the  appropriate  terminology.

 

DEVELOPING A PASSION FOR LEARNING MATH

 

 Learning  math  becomes  a  more  meaningful  challenge  for students  as  they  realize  the  prospect  of  taking  part  in the God-given  possibilities  of  technological  progress  of  their lifetime.

THE   TRADITIONAL   PATH   IS   NO   LONGER   A   REASONABLE   RISK !!!

PROFICIENCY   IN   PRE COLLEGE   CALCULUS   HAS   BEEN   SHOWN   TO   BE   THE   SINGLE   BEST   PREDICTOR   OF   COMPLETING   A   FOUR YEAR   STEM  DEGREE

OUR    SOLUTION

 

The use of associative memory in learning the basic math facts of arithmetic has been  relied upon too heavily to practice math skills repetitively throughout the higher maths.  This leads to a profound lack of understandings required of those maths.

 

Our solution  is to help the student discard wrong assumptions and  misconceptions and to complete the gaps in their understanding by sharpening the student's inquiry process as they approach and work through the different problem types.

 

LEARNING  HOW  TO  WORK  THROUGH  EACH  PROBLEM  TYPE

Instead of evaluating students by how many problems they get wrong, we have established a way to follow them as they  work through each problem so as to evaluate how they approach and work through the problem.  They will learn to recognize and characterize the different problem types.  They will learn to ask the right questions so as to access the pertinent information to solve their problems.

 

INDIVIDUAL  LEARNING  PROFILE

Being able to follow the student through each step allows the tutor to determine the appropriate interventions.  Progress can be tracked by evaluating the step by step digital profile the student accumulates indicating where that student's strengths and weaknesses are.   This individual learning profile helps the tutor understand where  specifically that student needs more help.  Each problem, then, is an opportunity to learn more about that problem type so as to require less and less help with it.  Instead of doing many problems of the same type repetitively and indiscriminately, the student will only practice as many repetitions and variations as is needed to have learned how to solve that particular problem type with no extra help.  This is actually more of a real world approach at problem solving than what is traditionally taught in school.  It results in much more efficient learners, allowing them to advance much more rapidly.

 

PURPOSEFULLY   TAKING  AN  INTEREST  AND  PURSUING  WITH  UNDERSTANDING,  CONFIDENCE,  AND  PASSION

For the child, math can be a game that is only as much fun as the child has confidence in being able to win.  For the adult, math has a greater purpose.  Math is the conceptual world that God gave us to quantify the physical depths of his creation and to take part in creating new materials and technologies that improve our human condition.  As students mature through their high school years, they acquire the ambition to establish great careers.  Most of these young adults don't realize that they are actually setting themselves back by settling for good grades in a competitively deficient curriculum .  We are now entering a time when the opportunity for a formidable technological career will best be achieved by a competitive grasp of Calculus prior to college.  Only those students who realize the real purpose of math enrichment will take a sufficient interest and pursue a deep and broad understanding of math with confidence and passion.  Our students will understand that the competition for their career jobs will be taking place at least on that level.

 

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