Country Day is the philosophically grounded, learner-focused independent school. Students age 2 through 8th grade develop an abiding love for learning. Preparing students to live successfully as enlightened citizens in a changing world, our community embraces diversity, insists upon common decency, and fosters human dignity
By placing science, mathematics, and technology at the core of their program, the teachers at Overachievers Academy Inc. prepare students in elementary and middle school for a prosperous future in the tech industry. These professionals use the Backwards Design Model, meaning they start with conceptualizing the desired results, then move backwards to sketch out a suitable approach for achieving those results. That kind of reverse-engineering has led the team to some unconventional techniques, such as integrating lessons on story-telling and graphic design into their more quantifiable lesson plans.
The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous study facilities understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they use a four-step Sylvan Insight process to design custom lesson programs based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, one-on-one interviews.
Tutors work with students from kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results. SylanSync technology complements in-person tutoring sessions, allowing kids to use iPads to further their learning. After-school and summer classes can ready high-schoolers for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college-admissions officers with their superior essay-writing skills.