TRIAD FOR SUCCESS
call our service Connexion Tutoring because
we believe that learning is about making connections.
We have built our success in tutoring on three fundamental
types of connection, our Triad for Success.
Connecting students with competent tutors:
We start by assessing each student’s needs, and
then match him or her with a quality tutor we feel will
work well with that student in the areas in which he
or she requires support. If we find that the student
subsequently requires support in another area, a different
tutor can be called in, working alone or even in concert
with the current tutor. At Connexion we are a true team,
with tutors who bring different strengths and skills
for the range of each student’s academic needs.
Connecting pathways in the brain: At Connexion,
our approach to teaching is augmented by developments
in neuroscience. Research has shown that when we learn,
new information is “hardwired“ in the brain
at the neural level. It is these neural pathways, or
“connections” that allow us to learn, remember,
and succeed. This gives Connexion tutors a more holistic
view of the learning process. For example, although
a student may understand a tutor’s explanation
of how a problem is solved, we don’t stop there.
Once the neurons in the student’s brain have begun
to fire in specific pathways, our tutors have the student
work through the problem him/herself to reinforce these
new pathways, and hardwire success.
Connecting students with the knowledge: It
can be difficult for students to learn something they
can’t identify with. Our tutors bring motivation
and immediate relevance to the subject, and do their
best to show that learning can be fun or at least useful.
They are also sensitive to a student’s individual
learning style. By teaching in a way that works for
the student – and giving the student a reason
to learn – Connexion Tutoring can turn a student
around, and give him or her the drive needed to move
to the top of the class.