Benefits of Learning Enrichment
Research shows positive correlation between the early mastery of algebra, college graduation, and employment income.
By: Nila Patel
Research shows positive correlation between the early mastery of algebra, college graduation, and employment income. In the same regard, students studying above grade level in reading are more likely to graduate from high school and go on to attend and graduate from college.
This brings us to one of the biggest differences between enrichment centers that focus on self-learning and your typical tutoring service—the style of learning. A tutor often sits with a child and explains how to solve a problem. This makes the child a “passive learner,” listening to an explanation with no guarantee that the concept has been fully grasped.
Conversely, a better objective is to instill in students the skills and mindset for self-learning so that students become self-motivated, independent problem solvers. Actively engaged students can then complete the work on their own, learning by doing rather than watching. This is the type of learning experience that enrichment centers offer. This method helps boost confidence and improve study habits, providing benefits that last a lifetime.
Nila Patel is Director of the Kumon Montgomery Central Learning Center. She is passionate about helping students excel academically, and works with students of all ages and levels.