the zoomtutor.com way
At zoomtutor.com we have developed a unique method of instruction.
Most tutoring companies are built by whiz-kids, by people who were good at math. Our company was designed by two brothers. The younger one, Eric, struggled through math & science his entire life. He always knew how hard it was first hand. He worked with scores of tutors and honed his sense for what strategies worked best. The other brother, Andy, had spent over a decade studying psychology and youth development. He knew the exact, precise science of what worked. Together, these two brothers have cracked the code. They figured out what works.
Countless research studies show that people learn math and science when they hear themselves verbalize their mathematical thinking.
This is what most tutoring is missing. Most tutoring is cut and dry and stale like old classrooms. Students sit their passively and watch.
But that's now how you learn! You learn through actively engaging with a tutor. That's why we believe in an active process where we ask questions specifically designed to have students verbalize their scientific thinking. This is critical because it allows the students to see the holes in their reasoning. Many times the students are able to correct themselves in real-time. Additionally, valuable information is provided to the tutor on to exactly what the student understands and what areas still need to be developed.
We believe in finding tutors who can teach difficult concepts in multiple ways. Math and science are tough. Sometimes it takes five or six different explanations for a student to understand a complex topic. This is something a video or textbook simply can't provide—real time feedback and explanations tailored to the learner.
At zoomtutor.com we understand that its not the number of letters behind your name that make you a good tutor. We've hired PhD students before who struggled to get ideas across. What counts in tutoring is the results. The results for the learner! And this comes from a tutor's knowledge of the topic, ability to communicate, and specific active strategies use to enhance learning and retention.
All of our tutoring is tailored to the learner. The simple fact is that people learn differently. We all have different sticking points. That's one reason why having a personal tutor from zoomtutor.com is such a big benefit.