One student’s strength may be another’s weakness. A Math genius may be a poor speller, or vice-versa. So why should students get the same study or review materials?
That’s what the brains behind Knewton’s Adaptive Learning Platform thought about when they came up with their groundbreaking study method. The Knewton way tailor-fits learning to the student’s needs and style.
Is the student slow in figuring out fractions? The study module will then focus on fractions before proceeding to, say, the concept of mathematical probability.
Is he poor in subject-verb agreement? If so, the Knewton system will give more exercises on this subject.
This way, the student learns more, and is twice inspired to study.
Knewton applied this principle to a preparatory course on SAT (which used to stand for Scholastic Aptitude Test), among others. High school graduates who undergo this program therefore have greater chances of getting into the college or university of their choice in the US.
Ahead Tutorial and Review Center president Rossanna L. Llenado saw the merits of the Knewton system at once. She then decided to tie up with the company behind it and let Filipino youth enjoy its pluses in terms of faster learning and higher SAT scores. Most of all, Llenado saw the big benefits enrolling in a Knewton-powered SAT review can give to a student’s future.
We should not take chances when it comes to our children’s education, she stresses. It will determine who and what they will be someday. And, as we all know, today’s youth are our tomorrow.
Under the Knewton-Ahead tie-up, registered students get personalized practice questions for the SAT online. This means they need not leave the comfort and safety of their home to learn more.
Students get immediate feedback on test answers and homework straight from expert teachers. Thus, they don’t have to wait a long time to brush up on items they need to focus on. In this day and age of fast-paced living, time is of the essence.
Knewton’s SAT review is a godsend for busy parents. It has a mechanism that allows parents to check on their child’s progress with one click of the mouse button.
The parent can then discuss salient points of the child’s homework or tests to reinforce learning.
Parents who show concern for their child motivate the latter to study and achieve more, observes Llenado, a mother of four herself.
With or without modern learning concepts, this is what matters most.