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The Case for One-on-One

The Situation

The most efficient way for a state to educate its children is in classrooms. That’s how we do it in America.

The Problem

For many, the advantage of a classroom is limited to asking their friends what just happened.

Classes educate effectively when the class size is small (it usually isn’t), the instructor is gifted (not always the case) and all the students have equal skill sets (never the case). Even the best teacher, given less than an hour, fewer than twenty times in a semester, must teach to the middle of the class – so the lowest performing students feel lost and the most gifted students get bored.

Every student has her own needs, and no student is the same as his brother. However, classes are the status quo and aren’t going away any time soon.

The Solution

One-on-one tutoring brings the student and instructor face to face for the entire session, so the instructor spends all his time dealing with one individual’s areas of concern. Tutoring supplements classroom instruction, progressing at one student’s optimum pace, making a subject more accessible to the confused and more interesting to the jaded.

However, even – and especially – at the larger “education systems” companies, tutoring is often a temporary job for workers of no particular aptitude or expertise.

This is why you call Jason, who has both.

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