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Our lessons are conducted one-on-one or in small, personalised and highly-focused groups of 2 to 4 students to achieve maximum learning effectiveness.

Our Lessons

At Elite Tutoring College, we're all about quality of tutoring and maximum results. That's why we only offer tuition on a one-on-one basis, or in small, personalised groups of 2 to 4 students.

Each lesson group is formed from students whose individual needs and levels match one another, and not simply for the sake of making up numbers. This allows us to specifically design each lesson's content around the students' needs and development, making each tutoring session as effective as it can possibly be.

This highly effective approach to our lessons is closely modelled after the well-respected Jewish system used in Israel. Google, the fastest-growing company in history, also recognises the working effectiveness of small groups - they organise their staff in groups of 3 to 5 people to work on each project.

The Jewish Education System

The Jewish community is highly regarded in the US as being extremely intelligent and not only highly successful on an academic level, but in terms of real-world achievements as well, particularly in the area of business. Considering the success-focused culture of the Jewish people, it is no accident that the education system in Israel is very progressive.

The value of the small-group learning strategy has long been recognised by the Israeli Ministry of Education, who in 2007 launched a national reform program in primary schools known as New Horizons, aimed at raising student achievement levels and improving the school climate.

The design of the program centers on the formation of small-group learning formats in which teachers work with groups of 5 to 8 students on a daily basis.

Studies have found several signs that the New Horizons reform makes a positive contribution to the schools, and that the small-group learning format is a helpful tool for the advancement not only of students’ academic achievements, but also their social-emotional state. This is a very important factor in the development of healthy, well-balanced and well-functioning adults.

Google

Google, the fastest-growing company in history, is another credible advocate of the small-group model. It organises its staff into groups of 3 to 5 people to work on each of its numerous projects.

Extensive research conducted by Google as part of their Project Aristotle initiative looked at the productivity of hundreds of its work groups. What they found was that groups have many unique values individuals or crowds don’t possess for improving productivity and satisfaction. They learned that groups tend to innovate faster, see mistakes more quickly and find better solutions to problems.

Other studies also agree that people working in groups or teams generally achieve better results, are happier, and experience greater productivity when members are persuaded to collaborate more. This is why business schools around the US have revised their curriculums to emphasise team-focused learning, and why study groups have become standard practice at M.B.A. programs.

Small-Group Learning

Some of the major benefits, therefore, of being tutored in small groups over one-on-one tutoring or larger groups (as in most coaching colleges) are:

  • Small groups promote a high level of interaction, so students learn by discussing and from other students' ideas and mistakes.
  • Small groups breed a positive sense of pride and competition in students, creating more incentive from peers to excel, compared to students studying one-on-one or in large groups.
  • Learning in small groups is particularly valuable for introverted children and only-children, who don't always have many opportunities to interact with others, and may not have the confidence to find their voice in the typical large-group school learning environment, or even in a one-on-one situation where all of the focus is on them.
  • Working in small groups has been found to better prepare students for their role in the modern workforce.
  • Students in small groups need less tutoring time than those in large coaching college classes because they are not forced to study what they already know, saving time and money.
  • Studying in large coaching college classes is no different to taking school lessons a second time!
  • In small groups the tutor can focus on what students need to know and on their weaknesses, which is not possible in larger groups and coaching colleges with a fixed curriculum.
  • Because different schools progress at different speeds and often reorganise their curriculum material, students need to be tutored according to their school studies. Small tutoring groups have the flexibility to allow students to do this, unlike larger groups and coaching colleges with a fixed curriculum.

Small-group learning, therefore, is a key part of Elite Tutoring College's culture, since it encourages an accelerated learning environment by promoting intra-group discussion, motivation and interaction, as well as an environment conducive to the development of emotionally and socially healthy children and young adults.

Before starting their lessons, each new student is evaluated and their requirements and goals are discussed. The structure and weekly duration of their lessons are then agreed upon, together with their parents if they wish.

In our experience, this personalised approach to tutoring allows our students to develop more rapidly and successfully than any other method available.


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