3D Learner focuses on helping bright right-brain learners to achieve success in months not years. These are smart students. who learn best when the student sees and experiences information, and who often have attention, eye-teaming and related issues.
Our approach helps the students to improve their attention and eye-teaming, to better understand sight words and to recognize words seen but not yet mastered and to visualize what he or she reads. We also leverage web-based software packages like Reading Plus (R) to significantly improve reading speed and comprehension.
We also help parents to know what to do to accelerate learning gains, to work more effectively and collaboratively with their teachers, we partner with like minded professionals, and we help the students to focus on success and how to handle the inevitable setbacks.
Even at 3D Learner, where we work with students either 1-on-1 or in small groups, it is not realistic to have all students be reading at grade level. There will always be students with significant cognitive disabilities, where grade level will not be possible, unless there is a scientific breakthrough. There will also be cases where the follow through is weak or non-existent We have designed our system to
Achieve Success in Months and Not Years
For Students with Average, Superior and Gifted IQs
Teachers and other naysayers argue that we have the advantage of working with smarter students and with parents who really care about education. We would contend that is exactly who we want as students and parents.
When a mom comes to us after spending $34000 with a competitor and her daughter’s reading was at the 1st grade level as she entered 5th grade, we had to be honest, it would take more than the 4 months we like to target to get a student back to grade level. Both parents followed through, the student got to grade level in 6 months, she doubled her reading speed and she worked more independently — the parents and the students got a well deserved A+++
People will say that it takes more follow-up from parents than most parents will do. We understand the challenges, which is why we have a discussion about what the level of commitment from the parents needs to be.
Let’s say that we need 100 hours of follow-up from a parent to get a child from where the child is at to grade level, in addition to our training: If the parent commits to an hour a day, 6 days a week, that can be done in 17 weeks or 4 months.
Let’s say the parent can only commit to 3 hours a week, then it would take 8 to 10 months to get back to grade level– when we have 6 hours a week of follow-up, we can see excellent gains and the results are more predicatable.
If the parent is only willing to commit 2 hours a week, then the same progress might take 12 months, but the chances of reaching the goals are not as good as the cases where the parents and the students commit 6 hours a week.
Success in months not years is likely to require the parents and the students to sacrifice some activities that they are now engaged in. Absolutely true.
We work with the parents to make sure those activities that contribute to their child’s success (e.g. music, martial arts and/or swimming) are prioritized, while other things may have to get less attention.
Three other factors to consider:
1- It used to be difficult for the parent to know how much time their child has spent doing specific activities. With the web-based software we use (e.g. Reading Plus (R)), we can track time on task and where the student is succeeding and where the student is struggling
2- By staying close to the parents, we can know what is working and what is not working
3- Lastly, our parenting efforts are specifically designed to improve the scheduling, to increase the positive rewards for jobs well done and to handle the inevitable setbacks as well as possible.
We can never guarantee Success in Months Not Years, but it can and often does happen.