Our curriculum is specifically designed to allow each student to excel in his/her classes based on individualized lesson plans. We currently offer tutoring for 1st-6th grades, for the following areas.
Our curriculum is specifically designed to allow each student to excel in his/her classes based on individualized lesson plans. We currently offer tutoring for 1st-6th grades, for the following areas:
- General Subject Tutoring
Math, English, Science, History, Languages
- Mark Twain and Bay Academy Preparation Exams
- Homework Help
- State Exam Preparation
Preparing students for their Mathematics and English Language Arts Statewide Exams.
Our homework help program entails the following:
- The parent can bring his/her child for homework help at any time during our working hours.
- During the time requested with our highly qualified “homework helpers,” the “homework helper” will be helping your child complete his/her homework assignment for the next school day.
- The homework help program is offered in all major subjects.
General Subject Tutoring
Factors that make the JM method so unique for children ages 6-11:
1. Our Experience!
For the past 7 years, JM Learning and its affiliates have worked with nearly 20,000 students throughout the world, helping them achieve their goals. However, it isn’t the sheer quantity of students or our qualifications and “expertise” that so many other tutoring companies love to tout, but our case studies that have allowed us to create a truly unique approach to education. We teach with the notion that it’s not just about the what and the who, but the why and the how. Our curriculum always targets the reasoning and application behind each concept, not just the theory.
2. Results through Case Studies
Throughout the years, we have randomly selected 100 students per year and kept track of their progress through our various programs and tutors. We monitor the students’ reaction times, progress reports, personality profiles, failures, and successes in order to essentially understand what works and what doesn’t. After conducting over 700 case studies, the rudimentary application of our current education system simply does not foster for the development of every child. Students, especially at such a vulnerable age, should not be forced to adapt to a “one size fits all” system. Instead, the lesson plans, instructors, and application of the material needs to become tailored for each individual student. And, it is through these case studies that we have developed a process and approach like no other.
3. Every student is treated as an individual!
There is not some pre-programmed method or system that the student is placed in. Unlike the rigorous systematic approach done by many other tutoring companies, our tutors are specifically trained to evaluate the student based off a variety of factors and then use the insight that they gain in order to effectively establish a solid framework on how to achieve the best results.
This can involve a variety of methods, either through an evaluation exam, current grades, or a simple conversation with the parent and the child to understand needs, wants, desires, and expectations. Once a general understanding and evaluation of the student is established, we pair the student with a tutor that we believe fits best in terms of personality, qualifications, price, and overall stature. It is at that point that the tutor will reach out to both the parent and student to establish more of a sense of what level and what weak points/strengths to target so that the work can begin.
At the very heart of the lessons, there must exist a certain level of understanding between the parent, child, and tutor to manage expectations and understand exactly where the child stands based on grade level, progression, overall ability to cognitively process information, and a general understanding of not only the material taught throughout the tutoring lesson, but also the material that is taught in school to become “predictive” in our approach. Underlying problems in understanding framework behind what the student does/does not know can effectively predict problem areas in the student’s progress throughout the year and the tutor can target those areas before they become a problem and hinder the student’s confidence.
Throughout every lesson, every student’s information is recorded and cataloged, allowing us to keep track of his/her progress. The parent then receives student reports detailing exactly what had occurred throughout the lesson, the weaknesses or strengths of the lesson, high and low points of the lesson, and the general progress of the child.
***It is important to note that often academic progression is one that requires not only the effort of the child, tutor, and teacher, but also the parent. To be clear, we do not expect the parent to add more work onto his/her already very busy life, but rather we would like to foster an open line of communication and a safety net for the student to achieve the best results possible. We believe that an open-line of communication involving the student’s feelings regarding academia, failures, and success should all be managed in order to avoid some very difficult circumstances. This also fosters the greatest room for improvement.
Developments of Habits!
At JM Learning, we thrive around the notion of great habits! To have a student read every day for 20 minutes is significantly more effective than having the student read occasionally for an hour. This “occasional” reading only leads the student down a path to believe that reading is nothing more than another monotonous chore with no end. Instead, if the material is broken into segments and made enjoyable, you, as the parent, will find that your child will begin to read on his/her own and will feel a sense of accomplishment every time he/she accomplishes a reading session.
Habits need to become scheduled, ingrained, and become a sort of lifestyle for the student. And, at a very young age, we promote the notion behind great habits to foster development and establish a sense of camaraderie between the child and the learning process. If large homework assignments become broken down into short 15-minute segments every day, then the homework assignment no longer becomes so grueling and monotonous. All our tutors are specifically trained to coordinate with the students and parents in order to establish a sense of habit and lifestyle to truly make progress.
We do not often recommend that a student at this age be placed in a session longer than one hour, because most will not be able to keep the attention necessary to foster effective learning. That being said, each one-hour lesson starts with a review of the previous week’s material for 10 mins, a review of all of the material, assignments, topics, and homework that was discussed in school for 30-40 minutes, and preparation for the next week’s material for the remainder of the time. While certain projects, exams, assignments do come up, we tailor a study plan and syllabus for the student, to make sure that every lesson becomes an essential course on its own. Our lesson plans follow The Common Core curriculum.
Every tutor goes through a particularly grueling training process. The training process involves a series of examinations, tutorials, mock teaching sessions, and adaptive learning assessments so that the tutors are perfectly setup for the maximum results. We believe strongly that the tutor’s success is closely intertwined with the student’s, thus our staff closely monitors the progress of each instructor and each student through our proprietary systems and a variety of programs, such as google classroom. Each room is then equipped with camera systems so that the parent can witness firsthand the progress being made in the classroom. The qualification of each instructor and the instructors can all be found on our instructors page, along with a short video lesson and introductory segment sampling the instructor and his/her qualifications.