SUPER TUTORS — A RETURN TO PERSONALIZED CURRICULA AND CLASSICAL EDUCATION

Our immersion programs offer your child superior tools to help him/her achieve success in an increasingly complex world.

A child’s future performance is rooted in the education pursued today — and that is less expensive and more accessible in the United States than many people think. All you have to do is embark your child on a wholesome curriculum and eliminate wasteful activities from his/her overloaded schedule…

A child’s social values, vocabulary, intellectual skills, and vision of life are built on his/her inherent abilities, and such abilities should not be wasted; solid support for these abilities springs out only from deeply-rooted civilizational information that a child should absorb day by day, happily and healthily, from the readings that have inspired many generations of achievers to build and preserve our human heritage.

This 5-year old student already reads and writes at a 3rd grader’s level and was able to understand high school grammar (impromptu reading from”Fibblestax” by Scillian and Darnell).

 

What is “super-tutoring”?

“Perhaps the answer lies not in teaching children values, but in equipping them with the tools to articulate difficult positions in a complex world. In classrooms of 30 children, this is pure fantasy. But in a more intimate one-on-one setting, it becomes a desirable possibility.”

(The rise of the “super-tutor” – The best ones teach far more than how to pass an exam by Lydia Hansell, The Spectator magazine, UK, March 2015)

Since 2011, when a British article entitled “The Rise of the Super-Tutor”* was published in The Independent, there has been a plethora of articles about the new kind of  “super tutors” hired by families in London, New York, and other cities to help children achieve their goals under the best educational conditions. In recent years, the phenomenon took wing with the help of televised programs like Supertutor TV.

The definition proposed by our School of European Languages and Art is this:

A super tutor is a teacher dedicated to nurturing a child’s intellect with complete seriousness and empathy using the best civilizational tools, such as meaningful cultural knowledge, foreign languages, world literatures, analytical thinking skills, and the spiritual freedom of artistic practice. 

 

Agencies apply the “super tutor” label to teachers who fulfill the following criteria:

  • are certified and hold post-graduate degrees from reputable universities 
  • could exercise a super-effective influence on students’ growth
  • have a global formation plus extensive teaching experience
  • are fluent in and able to teach fast a number of diplomatic languages 
  • are certified in tutoring efficiently numerous subjects

Ultimately, teaching and learning are very sensitive, interactive processes; many knowledge-loving students study more intensively in an atmosphere of congeniality and gradual self-discipline, “, which is why private teaching and homeschooling have such high rates of success.

“It starts by rethinking what a school is. Schools used to be the storehouses of human knowledge and going to school was the best way to learn anything. Now that is no longer the case, knowledge is no longer confined to dusty classrooms or old books. Thanks to the internet it is now accessible to anybody who wants it. All schools have to do is get them to want it.” (<<It’s time to rethink how we are educating our children>>) https://futurism.com/its-time-to-rethink-how-we-are-educating-our-children

The Importance of Reading and Language skills

In Teaching and Learning for the Twenty-First Century, Professor F. Reimers who teaches International Education at the Harvard International School of Education (HGSE), assesses that in the 21st century individual success increasingly depends upon students’ interpersonal dexterity, creativity, and ability to innovate; such skills, he thinks, will continue to form the basis of core competencies that will influence education around the world. The co-editor of his book, HGSE lecturer C. Chung, explains that nowadays “global citizenship education is a ‘must have’ and not a ‘nice to have’ — for everyone…”. The 21st century strengths are “intercultural literacy, self-discipline, and flexibility in social and work domains”.

The trend that has become increasingly noticeable over the past 2 decades is towards competences that can be acquired only through subjects like Literature and Languages, Reading Comprehension, Human Geography, and World History: learning about other cultures and using this knowledge as active and engaged citizens.

To quote the Harvard experts, “That means being able to: Communicate effectively and listen actively; Speak at least one language beyond one’s native tongue; Think critically and analyze local and global issues, challenges, and opportunities; Use evidence and assess information; Reason logically and interpret clearly; Be digitally literate”.

How to Thrive in the 21st Century, Harvard Graduate School of Education https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/uk/16/11/how-thrive-21st-century

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Tutoring = helping a student excel at homework and in courses taught by other schools

Teaching = providing courses and programs based on customized curricula designed by our school

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Gabriela is certified and very experienced in teaching 13 subjects: 

  1. Italian
  2. French
  3. English ESL/ESOL
  4. Romanian
  5. Literature (French, Italian, English, Romanian)
  6. SAT English (Reading, Writing, and Vocabulary)
  7. ACT English (Reading, Writing, and Vocabulary)
  8. AP European History
  9. AP World History
  10. STAAR
  11. TOEFL
  12. PAINTING
  13. WRITING

Gabriela is certified and very experienced in tutoring 40 subjects : 

  1. ACT English
  2. ACT Reading
  3. ADHD
  4. American History
  5. Art History
  6. Bible Studies
  7. Business
  8. Classics
  9. Common core
  10. Drawing
  11. Dyslexia
  12. Elementary (K6)
  13. English ESL/ESOL
  14. European History
  15. Fitness
  16. French
  17. Geography
  18. Grammar
  19. Handwriting
  20. Homeschool, OLSAT
  21. IELTS
  22. ISEE
  23. Italian
  24. Literature
  25. Marketing
  26. Painting
  27. Philosophy
  28. Proofreading
  29. Psychology
  30. Public Speaking
  31. Reading
  32. Romanian
  33. SAT Reading
  34. SAT Writing
  35. Spelling
  36. STAAR
  37. TOEFL/TOEIC
  38. Vocabulary
  39. World History
  40. Writing

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Bibliography

The Spectator  Magazine https://www.spectator.co.uk/2015/03/the-rise-of-the-super-tutor/

The Independent  Magazine https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/the-rise-of-the-super-tutor-6258462.html

The London Magazine  http://www.thelondonmagazine.co.uk/people-places/schools/the-rise-of-the-super-tutor.html

https://www.edutopia.org/discussion/15-characteristics-21st-century-teacher

BBC  http://www.bbc.com/news/business-40447950

Superprof   https://www.superprof.fr/

https://futurism.com/its-time-to-rethink-how-we-are-educating-our-children

 

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Naoko and her daughter Yuka, Japan, studied English; Yuka also studied painting and proved to be amazingly talented for a 3-year old (little Mikoto, 1-year old) was often vocally supportive….

“Daniel Pink, author of A Whole New Mind, predicts that creative, right-brained people will be in great demand in the 21st century workforce. Arts are fundamental. The great news is that 21st century readiness recognizes that every child should learn in the arts. The goal is not to turn every child into a professional artist but to give them grounding in the arts. A complete education includes arts instruction.” https://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/families/at-school/all-for-arts-education/raising-smart-art-students

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