Since 1995, Best in Class Education Center's instructors have aided students of all ages—from pre-K tots to high school seniors—in their academic journeys. They calibrate small-group and private math and English lessons that push each student at an individualized pace, helping struggling students catch up to speed or edifying advanced pupils seeking more of a challenge. The tutors give homework assignments for the kids to work on throughout the week, as well as administer weekly tests to assess their progress.
In addition to boosting success in current classes, the staff helps older students ready themselves for post-secondary schooling with SAT prep classes and college admission workshops, which help applicants decide on the right place, craft an impressive personal statement, and shimmy into their dream school's mascot costume before campus visits.
In the years that it took him to achieve the national master title, Elliott Neff learned that chess is more than just a game. He found that math competency, critical thinking, spatial reasoning, and other essential skills are honed as one plays. So, when he sits down to give one of his students a lesson, he thinks of it not as a diversion but, as his company's motto puts it, as "teaching life skills through chess." To help him expand the reach of his philosophy, Elliott has assembled a team of more than 35 local and national chess champions. During group classes and private lessons, these coaches motivate students to exercise their mental agility while learning the correct way to outsmart kings.
After a diagnostic test that measures the student's strengths and weaknesses has been administered, the center's director then determines at which level the child should start. Trained instructors then monitor progress and provide feedback.
While it?s impossible to know what Seattle?s skyline will look like in the future, the Seattle Architecture Foundation hopes that citizens at least have some input and interest in the developments. To do this, the organization arranges a slew of architecture- and design-related walking tours, lectures, youth workshops, and volunteer opportunities throughout the city. Ideally, the activities help people become more informed and enthusiastic about great design and more willing to become involved when the city finally launches into space.
Jared Rose really knows how to handle challenging situations while teaching. He began his teaching career in Oakland, California, helping struggling at-risk students. He then transferred to Los Angeles, where he became a literary coordinator who helped other teachers hone their skills. After that, Jared moved to Massachusetts to work as a high-school English teacher at a charter school for seven years. During his last year of teaching, he taught high-school English to special-ed students.
Jared's resume may be impressive, but he's not the only Apple Tree Achievement tutor who holds a master's degree and has real teaching experience. In fact, they all do. Each tutor relies on their immense knowledge to devise personalized lesson plans for their students. They also keep track of each student's academic growth, looping in parents via an online system where they post updates after each session. These sessions cover everything from first-graders' addition homework to high-schoolers' college applications.