Let’s Develop A Lifelong Passion For Learning
“My love is thine to teach. Teach it but how, and thou shalt see how apt it is to learn. Any hard lesson that may do thee good.” – William Shakespeare.
What does ‘education’ mean to you? When they think of ‘education’, many people imagine a structured classroom or lecture experience, usually at school or university. While that is certainly an important part of it, it is not the be-all and end-all. At Evergreen Tutoring, we believe that education is synonymous with learning new things, self-improvement, and achieving goals. That is why we are believers in the education for life principle. Meaning that it is always beneficial to learn new concepts, challenge yourself, and aim for self-improvement, regardless of whether you are a student just entering high school, just graduating university, or well established into your career. Because there will always be some knowledge, you can learn to help you understand innovative ideas and work towards self-improvement.
Why education goes beyond the classroom
The skills you are taught at school and university are vital, and will help you achieve a range of goals. For example, the fundamental principles of mathematics can help hone valuable life skills such as setting and sticking to budgets. While English studies will help you communicate fluently, eloquently, and without unnecessary repetition.
However, we at Evergreen are committed to helping everyone achieve their learning goals. We work with mature age students to help them build valuable skillsets for a number of important things, such as:
Improving general communication skills.
Have you ever had to type an important work email, and you sit behind your desk for half an hour, just thinking about how to write the first sentence? Should I say “have to” or “must”? Should I write “sincerely” or “cheers”? It is easy to get so caught up in the minor details that we can’t see the forest for the trees. At Evergreen, we have skilled tutors who help students learn important writing skills that may extend beyond the classroom setting.
Developing an appreciation for new models of learning.
The world has changed so much in the past two years, and many people are finding that they have to move with it, or risk feeling left behind. With countless businesses now working from home, and classroom’s being taught via Zoom and Microsoft Teams, some people may feel there is a steep learning curve for keeping up with things. We at Evergreen are constantly adapting our practices to account for this.
So, we can help students develop a wider appreciation of learning, and help them find new ways to engage with texts, lessons, and ideas.
We have found that often when a student feels they can’t ‘understand’ something, the issue is not with their comprehension. It is with how information is being delivered.
We work with students to help them find a way to engage with texts that works for them.
Find a strategy that works for you
One method for actively developing an appreciation for lifelong learning is finding a strategy that works for you. When it comes to learning, there is often strictly no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ method. Rather different approaches to doing things. What approach works well for one student may not work so well for another, who may be more receptive to an alternative strategy. At Evergreen, we believe no approach is ‘better’ than another; you know what strategy is best for you? The one that works!
Remember, even exalted people universally regarded as the top of their field developed unique strategies to doing things. This includes engaging with texts, understanding mathematical principles and communicating with people. For example, the great William Shakespeare was born in 1564, and wrote many of his plays based on real-life historical people in the 1590s and 1600s. Students sometimes ask if his historical plays, such as Antony and Cleopatra and Julius Caesar,are ‘accurate’. Those people lived in the first century BC, over 1600 years before Shakespeare’s birth, and probably didn’t speak in either Iambic Pentameter or Elizabethan English.
Shakespeare understood a key principle of learning and engaging with people:
Do so in a way that works best for you (Shakespeare found it easier to write in Elizabethan English than Latin).
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