Factors that make the JM method so unique for children ages 6-11:
- Our Experience: For the past 7 years, JM Learning and its affiliates have worked with nearly 20,000 students throughout the world, helping them achieve their goals. However, it isn’t the sheer quantity of students or our qualifications and “expertise” that so many other tutoring companies love to tout, but our case studies that have allowed us to create a truly unique approach to education. We teach with the notion that it’s not just about the what and the who, but the why and the how. Our curriculum always targets the reasoning and application behind each concept, not just the theory.
- Results through Case Studies: Throughout the years, we have randomly selected 100 students per year and kept track of their progress through our various programs and tutors. We monitor the students’ reaction times, progress reports, personality profiles, failures, and successes in order to essentially understand what works and what doesn’t. After conducting over 700 case studies, the rudimentary application of our current education system simply does not foster for the development of every child. Students, especially at such a vulnerable age, should not be forced to adapt to a “one size fits all” system. Instead, the lesson plans, instructors, and application of the material needs to become tailored for each individual student. And, it is through these case studies that we have developed a process and approach like no other.
- Every student is treated as an individual! There is not some pre-programmed method or system that the student is placed in. Unlike the rigorous systematic approach done by many other tutoring companies, our tutors are specifically trained to evaluate the student based off a variety of factors and then use the insight that they gain in order to effectively establish a solid framework on how to achieve the best results.
- Evaluation: This can involve a variety of methods, either through an evaluation exam, current grades, or a simple conversation with the parent and the child to understand needs, wants, desires, and expectations. Once a general understanding and evaluation of the student is established, we pair the student with a tutor that we believe fits best in terms of personality, qualifications, price, and overall stature. It is at that point that the tutor will reach out to both the parent and student to establish more of a sense of what level and what weak points/strengths to target so that the work can begin. At the very heart of the lessons, there must exist a certain level of understanding between the parent, child, and tutor to manage expectations and understand exactly where the child stands based on grade level, progression, overall ability to cognitively process information, and a general understanding of not only the material taught throughout the tutoring lesson, but also the material that is taught in school to become “predictive” in our approach. Underlying problems in understanding framework behind what the student does/does not know can effectively predict problem areas in the student’s progress throughout the year and the tutor can target those areas before they become a problem and hinder the student’s confidence.
- Communication: Throughout every lesson, every student’s information is recorded and cataloged, allowing us to keep track of his/her progress. The parent then receives student reports detailing exactly what had occurred throughout the lesson, the weaknesses or strengths of the lesson, high and low points of the lesson, and the general progress of the child.