Did you know that 2/3 of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of 4th grade will end up in jail or on welfare? Or, that over 70% of America’s inmates cannot read above a 4th grade level?
It may be hard to believe, but 1 in 4 children in America grow up without learning how to read. And as of 2011, America was the only free-market OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) country where the current generation was less well educated than the previous one.
Literacy is a learned skill. Illiteracy is passed down from parents who …
Now that the school year has wrapped up, it’s a good time to reflect on the hits — and misses — of the year. Did your child abhor subjects he previous loved? Sometimes, subject matter isn’t the only factor in such a situation. What really might be happening is disconnect in teaching and learning styles.
It makes sense that if an instructor’s teaching style matches a child’s learning style, the student will learn better, retain more, be more enthused, and perform at a level that is satisfactory or greater.
And, just as there are multiple learning styles, there are also …
Back to Basics serves the needs of a wide range of students with instruction in more than 60 subjects. Whether a student is pre-kindergarten through college age, or older adult, ou
r philosophy of building skills and confidence remains the same
Since 1985, the tutors at Back to Basics have been helping students reach their full academic potential. We work with remedial, special education, and enrichment students. In addition, we work with major corporations and small businesses doing interpretation/translation and teaching employees English as a second language (ESL), time management, writing, foreign languages, and other skills vital in today’s business