Monthly Archives: May 2014

New Study: 21st Century Skills Learned in School Positively Correlated with Job Success

New York, NY – A study released today suggests new relationships between skills development, job success, and school. The study, 21st Century Skills and the Workplace: A 2013 Microsoft Partners in Learning and Pearson Foundation Study, conducted by Gallup, confirms the positive connection between the development of the competencies known as 21st century skills – critical thinking, real world problem solving, collaboration and communication skills – and future job success. Importantly, more than half of those surveyed (59%) said that they developed the skills they use at their current job outside of school.

The findings of the study, conducted by Gallup from April 26-30, 2013 among 1,014 individuals aged 18-35 who are either employed or students, also indicates that individuals with college degrees were more likely to have developed 21st century skills than those with a high school diploma. For example, 50% of college graduates have experience working on real-world problem solving projects, compared to 28% of high school graduates. However the youngest individuals in the study (age 18-22) were more likely than those between the ages of 23-35 to have employed 21st century skills—findings that indicate greater development of these skills in the high school years among the younger students.
The survey also looked at the correlation between student success, the classroom environment, and teacher-student relationships and found that young Americans who have teachers who care about them and know their aspirations and dreams were much more likely to have developed the key 21st century skills that are a predictor of work success.

“This survey tells us that young people know for themselves what educators already understand: that an individual’s ability to thoughtfully employ skills like critical thinking, real world problem solving, collaboration and communication correlate directly with their ability to succeed,” said Pearson Foundation President and CEO Mark Nieker. “Just as important, young people also understand that these 21st century skills have a big hand in shaping their chance for success both in- and out-of-school.”

By |2014-05-30T09:00:36+00:00May 30th, 2014|Effective Learning, in-home tutoring|0 Comments

Where Will Your Children’s Education Take Them?

basic math tutorsThe world is getting much more competitive. College graduates are out of work in huge numbers. Having a solid education is no longer enough to insure success. The ability to think and learn independently plus powerful habits and motivation are essential too. Relying entirely on public education and taking summers off from learning to decompress is no longer a safe choice. In fact, summer is the ideal time to shore up skills not mastered during the school year, and to supplement skills and knowledge to expand your child’s horizons.

Here are some ideas:

  • Strengthen weak fundamental skills. Reading, writing and math are crucial to future academic success. School work will get tougher and tougher each year if the foundations are weak.
  • Develop advanced skills like early reading (phonics), speed-reading, superior reading comprehension, and effective writing.
  • Weak study skills undermine success and there is rarely time during the school year to develop these critical habits. Working one-on-one with a tutor will ensure these essential skills and habits are acquired and reinforced before next school year begins.
  • Summer is a great time for high school students to prep for the SAT and ACT tests. Their choice of colleges, and your costs to send them are highly dependent on these test results. Most students leave too little time to develop the broad vocabulary and speed in math that is essential to success.
  • Summer school itself often requires the help of a good tutor to succeed. The learning is rapid paced and the workload is enormous. A student who gets “lost” for just a day or two may never catch up when the pace is this fast.
  • Use summer to help your child find their passion. Encourage them to read and study a subject of their own choice- something that motivates them and cultivates a love for reading and writing. Both of those skills are essential in today’s world, yet lost in a world of texting and TV.

Summer tutoring programs are becoming an essential component to long-term success in academics and in life. They don’t take much time and can be tailored to your family’s schedule.

Mary Beth Inchalik is the President of Santa Clarita In Home Tutoring Tutoring. She has over 20 years of combined regular and special education teaching experience from elementary school through high school. Contact her at (661) 977-1629 or marybethinch@yahoo.com.

By |2018-08-23T20:59:55+00:00May 30th, 2014|In-Home Tutoring Santa Clarita|0 Comments

With A Class Size Of One, The Sky’s The Limit

Study after study shows the enormous power of one-on-one tutoring. The reasons are as obvious as they are compelling. The instruction is delivered at a pace that is comfortable for each student. The subjects are presented in the way best suited to each student’s learning style. The tutor can add depth and meaning to subjects that just can’t be delivered in crowded classrooms where the teacher is under the gun to race through the curriculum.

With one-on-one tutoring delivered in the comfort of the home, the experienced tutor can form a bond that just cannot be created in a one to many classroom environment. The result is great grades and a level of interest and motivation that just doesn’t happen in larger groups, or when the instruction is delivered by software, or by a less qualified teacher.

On Average, Our Students Improve 2 Letter Grades In 60 Days Or Less

Yes, that may sound unbelievable. But at Santa Clarita In Home Tutoring, we have tutored nearly a half a million students over the past twenty years, and the data doesn’t lie. One of our expert tutors, working one-on-one with a motivated student can do remarkable things. Just three hours of tutoring each week, focused directly on the problem subject, using the student’s own classroom materials and curriculum, will deliver rapid improvements in understanding, and raise the student’s homework grades, and quiz and test grades. The payback goes beyond better grades too. The student is more confident, less stressed and develops a stronger foundation for future classes.

The Secret Is A Team Of Expert, Experienced, Kind, Caring, Professional One-On-One Tutors, Completely Committed To Your Academic Success

Each of our tutors at Santa Clarita In Home Tutoring is a valued and trusted employee. Every tutor submits to a comprehensive background check, is thoroughly reference checked, agrees to drug testing, and either has a teaching degree or a college degree in an important specialty PLUS experience teaching or tutoring. And we don’t just stop there. We do competency testing and extra training with our tutors.

What we deliver is a far cry from the questionable tutoring you will find on Craigslist, or from a tutoring broker who just scours the classified ads to find someone who looks like they fit your needs. It’s also a far cry from the kind of software-assisted instruction overseen by high school students that you see at so many tutoring facilities. The difference is quite tangible- it means faster grade improvement, better learning, all in a safe environment working with a true expert. Call us today to find out how a hand-selected, experienced, professional tutor, matched precisely to your needs, can make a difference in your life!