What is Skills-Based Learning?
Skills-based learning is where we teach students a specific skill. This not only allows us to teach a student how to achieve the correct answer in the practice that we use, but it also helps students to achieve the correct answer in every instance they see the same skill. Utilizing the same method, they would be able to replicate the same process, leading them to achieve their maximum potential time and time again. Skill-based instruction lays out the foundation for each skill that may have been missed or not mastered in standard instruction. Once we have instilled a new skill, the student will practice with a practitioner and/or at home, then it will be done by the student on his/her own, demonstrating true mastery of the skill taught.
Why is Skills-Based Learning important?
Skills-based learning is especially useful in SAT, ACT, and related test preparation, where we work to teach each student to master concepts that will be similar to those they’ll see on these standardized tests. We have developed a system based on the recurring patterns of types of questions that appear on these assessments by naming strategies for easier recall.
How will Skills-Based Learning help my child?
Skills-based learning allows the students to replicate this process later in their lives, when they will be studying in college in their undergraduate and graduate studies.
What tools do you use to master Skills-Based Learning?
We utilize what we call “Learning Notebooks” in which the students will be able to take notes on the information that they learn during their respective sessions.
Learning Notebooks Include:
- Notes on the information that they learn during their respective sessions,
- Color coding,
- Strategies of how to approach certain math problems,
- Use of the notebook to attack any similar problems they face, and
- Strategies to face reading comprehension questions,
All students are given the same strategies, but they are different than what is seen in other practices.