Strategy

There are two ways to attempt a task:

#1. A way that works for you
#2. Any other way

When students need help, they don’t want to hear about #2.

A tutor must know effective, reliable methods students can reproduce. A tutor’s favorite technique may not work for a given student. In such a case, the tutor either comes up with another strategy or fails to serve a purpose.

Jason has personally taught dozens of strategies to over a thousand young scholars in middle school, high school and college. These varied strategies, broken down into simple steps, have effected positive change in every type of student, from underachievers barely passing class to Type A dynamos earning spots in top programs.

Q – How do you get a student who never reads to read — not Cliff’s Notes, but a real book? (After that, how do you get him to read another?)

Q – What could you try to encourage good study habits in a student who always turns in assignments late, incomplete, or both?

Q – How does a student handle a PSAT Writing Skills score significantly lower than she expected?

Q – What can a parent do for a student who consistently fails to comprehend reading assignments?

Q – How do you convince a girl who’s been told she’s a terrible writer that she can outline and compose her own 10-page paper?

Q – What can a student do to stop a teacher from picking on her?

Q – How can a student go from near the bottom to near the top of his class ?

A – Call Jason.

Most questions have more than one right answer (except on standardized tests, but that’s another story).

Jason helps students discover an approach that appeals to them, and then he works with them to make that process second nature, so that even when the tutor’s not around, the method still is.

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