Why the Need for Enrichment Education? | Business
Enrichment education is for everyone! Enrichment education is a self-directed means for learners of all ages to explore curiosities, hobbies, or new skills. Enrichment education is lifelong learning; it’s learning for the sake of learning. Why? Because it’s fun!
Do you ever think about learning to paint, play the guitar, speak Mandarin, develop a business plan, or read Ancient Greek? How about art history, chess, forensic science, or Judaics? Maybe it’s just a casual curiosity, a few lessons worth exploring. Maybe it’s more serious, but your school doesn’t offer a course and you want it tailored to your schedule and designed just for you. My Learning Springboard offers the long tail of tutoring services. In addition to expertise with core subjects, standardized test prep, and the most popular academic requests, we offer much more diverse teaching talent and a Learning Concierge service that will connect you with an expert and work with teachers, students, and families to design a program.
At My Learning Springboard, we teach our students to take ownership for their own learning. We ask students to share their curiosities, to actively engage, and to help shape the learning agenda. By creating unique learning experiences designed around a student’s interests, we don’t have any motivational issues. Our students want to learn and kids often take on scheduling tutors themselves! For more reluctant students, the totally safe, one-on-one or small group learning environment helps them to feel comfortable stepping outside their comfort zones and exploring new subject areas. The girl who didn’t think she liked science discovers that real scientific inquiry is amazing! The boy who wasn’t so sure about art created sculptures from natural materials in Central Park! And the eighth grade girl who was anxious about math but interested in learning about personal finance mastered an understanding of credit cards, interest rates, and savings account options!
Enrichment education celebrates lifelong learning. It offers an opportunity separate from the classroom, which automatically introduces a different perspective. Enrichment education helps young children to explore and imagine, it helps tweens and teens to discover their passions and have a positive impact as global citizens, and it helps adult learners to continue to grow. Enrichment education is often just as much about mentorship as it is about tutoring. We focus on promoting a love for learning, on fostering creativity and critical thinking, and on developing analytical and inferential reasoning—while building skills at the same time—in an alternative-learning format.