Many students simply aren’t able to thrive in a traditional academic setting. In spite of their best efforts and that of their parents, they find themselves constantly struggling to keep up. At The Tenney School, we know how difficult it can be for students to learn in a classroom where the majority of teachers prepare their instructions for students in the middle of the class. Instead, we offer personalized mentoring in all of the core subject areas: English, science, history, and math. As a result, our students thrive in ways that simply isn’t possible in a traditional classroom environment. Check out these benefits.
Benefit #1: There’s No Embarrassment in Asking Questions
In a traditional classroom environment, many students are afraid to ask questions because of what their peers might think. No, they don’t understand; but they’re not going to indicate that for fear of looking “stupid” or “incompetent.” Unfortunately, this means that students are unable to get the support they need in order to succeed. With personalized academic mentoring, on the other hand, students can ask questions freely. This means that they’ll get the answers and the help that they need in order to succeed–and more than succeed, excel.
Benefit #2: Teachers Can Adapt Every Lesson to Meet Students’ Needs
Does your student fly through English lessons, absorbing new material and turning out papers at an astounding rate? Does your student struggle with chemistry in spite of their deep love for biology and other, more familiar subjects? Thanks to personalized academic mentoring, teachers are able to adapt to every aspect of the educational experience in order to meet your student’s academic needs. Whether that means accommodating a learning disability, providing more information about a subject in which your student is excelling, or both, personalized academic mentoring can go a long way toward improving your student’s educational outcomes.
Benefit #3: Students Feel More Confident in their Academic Pursuits
Trying to learn on your own can feel like a difficult proposition for many students. With an Academic Mentoring relationship, on the other hand, students will be able to embark on their journey with confidence. The mentor is able to build the student up, letting them know what they’re doing right while providing them with support in areas of weakness. Furthermore, the mentor can ensure that the student receives instruction in a way that will ensure that they are able to learn to the best of their ability, in a format that works well for them.
Benefit #4: Mentored Children Have Increased Motivation
Students who are mentored and who have a good relationship with their mentor are often more engaged in the educational process. They’ll work harder, dig in deeper, and be able to accomplish more toward their goals. Mentors provide incredible motivation for the students who work with them. This direct relationship helps lets students know that each day’s work is important, and they’ll know that they have someone checking in with them who will know whether or not they’re making progress toward their goals each day. As a result, they’re often able to reach higher levels of success than they would have been able to do on their own.
Benefit #5: Students Receive Highly Individualized Attention
When students receive individualized attention, they’re more likely to succeed! Academic mentors are able to get to know the individual students, providing individualized education opportunities that are geared toward helping each student reach their goals. They’ll get plenty of attention, support, and assistance where they need it without feeling crowded or watched excessively.
If you want a school where academic mentoring is the norm and your student receives the attention they need in order to succeed, contact us. At The Tenney School, we offer individualized academic mentoring and individual attention to each student in order to increase their academic understanding and future real-world opportunities.