Class Half Full
Tutoring in Chapel Hill & Carrboro
Learning to Learn
Developing Successful Learners
When a student begins to understand what kind of learner he or she is and the learning methods are tailored to that learning style, the possibilities are endless.
A student’s learning style can vary from one subject to another. The student’s ability to recognize this and adapt to different learning situations is critical to his or her success across a broad array of subjects.
A well-organized learning environment is critical for successful learning. We can teach short-term and long-term organizational skills; from setting up home-study areas to organizing notes, backpacks, and lockers. Your student will learn to make check lists, schedules and agendas that help plan and track his or her learning journey, with tutor facilitated checkpoints along the way.
Young students are often just begining to understand how important time-management is during the school year. We can help each student to develop scheduling skills that optimize the use of time and prioritize the tasks at hand.
A successful learner is active in his or her education. At Class Half Full we believe that it is crucial for students to learn to ask for help. Our students learn to ask good questions with confidence, understanding that asking for help demonstrates maturity and progress toward independent learning.
Understanding what is expected is the first step toward meeting expectations. Uncertainty around what a student is expected to achieve or produce elevates anxiety and hinders learning. We can teach students how to interact with teachers in a way that clarifies expectations, reduces anxiety, and elevates learning.