According to a recent story at The National Center for Public Policyand Higher Education, “Every year in the United States, nearly 60% of first-year college students discover that, despite being fully eligible to attend college, they are not ready for postsecondary studies. After enrolling, these students learn that they must take remedial courses in English or mathematics, which do not earn college credits.”
So, why are our high schools graduating students who are not ready for college?
The story goes on to say, “This gap between college eligibility and college readiness has attracted much attention in the last decade, yet it persists unabated. While access to college remains a major challenge, states have been much more successful in getting students into college than in providing them with the knowledge and skills needed to complete certificates or degrees. Increasingly, it appears that states or postsecondary institutions may be enrolling students under false pretenses. Even those students who have done everything they were told to do to prepare for college find, often after they arrive, that their new institution has deemed them unprepared. Their high school diploma, college-preparatory curriculum, and high school exit examination scores did not ensure college readiness.”
But, there’s hope! Back to Basics can help your high school senior get ready for the rigors of college-level work.
Founded in 1985, Back to Basics Learning Dynamics offers two educational facilities in Wilmington and Newark, Delaware serving the diverse educational needs of 13,500+ students in DE, MD, and PA. The area’s leader in 1-on-1 tutoring, Back to Basics provides instruction in 60+ subjects, the most comprehensive range of subjects available.
To learn more about Back to Basics and how we can help your student get ready for college, call us at 302-594-0754.
Celebrating 30 years of excellence in education! Back to Basics Learning Dynamics is the undisputed leader in 1-on-1 tutoring in Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania for over 60 subjects. The company offers a unique Department of Education-approved 1-on-1 K-12 Private School in Wilmington, Delaware and a Delaware Business and Trade School for ages 16 and older. In addition, the company offers translating and interpreting in 16 languages throughout Delaware. Back to Basics is the winner of numerous awards for academic and business excellence including the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.