Bridging the gap between high school graduation and college readiness

Briding the gap between high school graduation and college readinessAccording to a story at The National Center for Public Policy and 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 student become truly prepared 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 20,000+ students in DE, MD, and PA. Back to Basics provides instruction in 60+ subjects, the most comprehensive range of subjects available.

What makes 1-on-1 tutoring at Back to Basics so special? Back to Basics’ 1-on-1 approach provides maximum benefits by increasing knowledge and proficiency, and by building self-esteem. Tutors are placed with students in a standing schedule — this means that the student has the same tutor each session, thus building a rapport and knowledge of teaching and learning styles. In addition, Back to Basics educates students with a broad range of abilities – whether gifted, learning disabled, visually impaired, hearing-impaired, ADHD, Asperger’s.

To learn more about Back to Basics and how we can help your student get ready for college, call us at 302-594-0754.

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