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  • Scholars Education Centre Launches New Centre in Markham, Ontario

    On May 27th, 2017, Scholars Education Centre celebrated opening its eighteenth location in Markham, Ontario.  Scholars Education Centre would like to welcome Alysha and her mother Terri to the Scholars family.

    The grand opening family event was held from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.  Over fifty friends, families, and residents from the community attended the opening.  The event included face painters, a Lego area, balloons, a variety of appetizers, a grand opening cake, and an official ribbon cutting from councilor Alex Chiu.

    Scholars Education Centre Markham is located at 7080 Warden Avenue, unit B4 (north of Warden and Steeles).  The Centre is anchored by a variety of businesses, making it a great spot for parents and guardians to drop off their kids and complete errands and shopping.  The plaza contains a T&T Supermarket, Starbucks, Subway, TD Bank, Shoppers Drug Mart, Boston Pizza, and more.

    Scholars Education Centre provides tutoring in Markham for students of all ages, all grades, and in all subject areas.  The Centre employs Ontario certified teachers and qualified mentors and provides individualized tutoring plans that are customized to each student based on their unique needs.  Different from local competitors, the Centre provides a low student to teacher ratio to ensure a high level of quality and service is being delivered to each student.

    Currently, the location is running a grand opening special along with specialized summer programs for students looking to get caught up and ahead over the summer break.  Contact Terri and Alysha today for more information: 905-604-8511 or via markham@scholarscanada.com.

    In case you missed the grand opening event, view the video below to recap the fun filled day.  Thank you for everyone that attended the successful grand opening!

     

    Markham Grand Opening Event

    Scholars Education Centre Launches New Centre in Markham, Ontario On May 27th, 2017, Scholars Education Centre celebrated opening its eighteenth location in Markham, Ontario.  Scholars Education Centre would like to welcome Alysha and her mother Terri to the Scholars family. The grand opening family event was held from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.  Over fifty friends, families, […]

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    Every year, parents like Beth take the time to research summer camps, sports teams, and vacations that she plans for her children to participate in over the summer months.


    “What makes it easier is knowing that they will not fall behind in their learning over the summertime,” she says.


    Her son Drew is 11 years old, and Karlee is age 7. They both attend Scholars Education Centre each summer to ensure that they don’t experience summer learning loss.

    Summer planning and preparation is a difficult undertaking for parents. It’s challenging to find activities that engage children and provide them with the tools needed for success in the next school year. Parents consistently cite summer as the most difficult time to ensure that their children are productive (Duffett et al., 2004).

    “Scholars Education Centre provides our family individualized programming that is flexible around our busy schedules,” says Beth.

    We know that summer learning is a key issue for Canadian parents. Over the past 100 years, multiple studies have shown that, in North America, summer learning loss is real. Students that don’t keep up with studies experience a ‘Summer Slide’ (White, 1995).

    Over the summer break, students may lose two months of grade-level equivalency in math computation (Cooper, Nye, Charleton, & Greenhouse, 1996). Similarly, spelling skills are greatly affected and decay over time if they are not practiced (Cooper & Sweller, 1987; Geary, 1995).

    Research suggests it is not just remedial students that should seek summer learning opportunities. Rather, all students, regardless of academic skills, will benefit from summer learning to prevent loss of their academic knowledge.

    For many parents, a common dilemma is trying to prepare their children for the next grade without knowledge of what material will be learnt.


    “I don’t have the time to research the school curriculum and find out what they will be learning,” states Beth. “Scholars Education Centre mirrors our local school board content and uses Ontario-certified teachers to work with my children. It just makes sense.”


    Parents that focus on ensuring that their children receive quality summer learning should contact Scholars Education Centre today for a free, no-obligation assessment.

     

     

    Summer Learning Loss

    Every year, parents like Beth take the time to research summer camps, sports teams, and vacations that she plans for her children to participate in over the summer months. “What makes it easier is knowing that they will not fall behind in their learning over the summertime,” she says. Her son Drew is 11 years […]

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  • Reviewing Tutoring Options: What Does Your Child Need?

    Tutoring

    Tutoring is basically re-teaching and reviewing what has been taught in class. If your child was sick and missed classroom instruction, or changed schools and missed content or concepts, then tutoring will help. Tutoring provides students with homework support, test and exam preparation, and study skills.

    Academic Upgrading

    If your child’s performance in school is significantly below grade level, or perhaps they are being moved to the next grade without mastering concepts and content of the previous grade, then they require Academic Upgrading.  The first step is to complete a standardized academic assessment to determine the missed skills. An individualized, academic program can target these areas and bring the student up to their grade level. However, academic upgrading may not be as successful for students with serious learning disabilities.

    Brain Changing

    If your child is struggling to read, has difficulty comprehending, trouble understanding math concepts, or has a lot of trouble processing information, it is likely there is an underlying learning disability.  My experience is that the primary caregiver (usually the mother) knows their child best. If you help your child with their homework and they can’t seem to grasp concepts, need repetiiton of content because they will forget the next day, or your child repeatedly becomes frustrated and shuts down, refusing to learn, then this may be another indication of a learning difficulty.

    Brain training, based on proven neuroscience can strengthen the brain much like fitness training can strengthen the body. Brain training can improve weak cognitive skills such as short and long-term memory, auditory and visual processing, attention and reasoning. For students with learning disabilities, tutoring is not the answer because it does not target the reason your child struggles to understand concepts or read fluently. Tutoring will actually increase the frustration level.

    In Peterborough, brain changing software and programs are available at Arrowsmith School, Phoenix Alternative School and Scholars Education Centre.

    What is the Difference Between Tutoring & Brain Training?

    Reviewing Tutoring Options: What Does Your Child Need? Tutoring Tutoring is basically re-teaching and reviewing what has been taught in class. If your child was sick and missed classroom instruction, or changed schools and missed content or concepts, then tutoring will help. Tutoring provides students with homework support, test and exam preparation, and study skills. Academic Upgrading […]

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  • The more routine your life is, the more dull and repetitive your job, the more your brain needs a vacation. Neuroscientist Michael Merzenich of Posit Science and Scientific Learning, developers of brain fitness programs, gives some interesting insights into vacation time.

    “You can say that taking a holiday is a little bit like going back to childhood, when the world was full of wonder and everything you saw was full of things that you hadn’t expected or seen before, you had to calibrate it in your brain.”Our brain functions best when we are alert and stimulated by new and challenging situations.”One thing that happens in your everyday life is that things can become so predictable, so controlled, and you can live a little bit of a dream-like life,” Merzenich said. “Our environments, after all, are constructed so that we are relatively rarely surprised by what’s happening in them.”So what are the healthiest vacations for your brain? You want a different and challenging environment full of surprises and wonderment. Trips to foreign locations, a canoe trip to uncharted waters, and volunteering with a humanitarian organization are a few suggestions.The latest research validates the saying “A change is better than a rest.””Part of maintaining your basic vitality is contributing in a very fundamental way to sustaining learning rates,” Merzenich said. “In a sense, the more you engage your brain in ways that stimulate it, the more you’re doing to maintain your capacity to learn and to improve. It’s actually right at the heart of maintaining yourself in a fundamental sense.”

    So, revitalize your cognitive self and take that vacation!

    Take That Vacation… Your Brain Will Thank You For It!

    The more routine your life is, the more dull and repetitive your job, the more your brain needs a vacation. Neuroscientist Michael Merzenich of Posit Science and Scientific Learning, developers of brain fitness programs, gives some interesting insights into vacation time. “You can say that taking a holiday is a little bit like going back […]

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