More importantly, Joe has successful experience teaching students how to think, how to study, and how to learn. We all must break the cycle of students focusing on how much they can learn in order to prep for tests (and how to learn in general) and reinforce students being aware of how they are thinking. Students—and most of the current educational system—do not focus on understanding, but on how much they can learn.
As a parent, educator, or adult student, you are making life-impacting decisions when you choose an educational consultant. I want you to make a fully informed choice on this important investment—and know what is most important to us as well.
There are a growing number of options to supplement academic learning. I operate on a small number of well-defined core principles based on long-term growth and development including mastery, development of trusting relationships with my students, how to think, establishment of habits, and accountability.
Please read my Expectations document to get a very good feel for how I do what I do. It is of the utmost importance to understand my expectations of students and parents.
I have standards. I believe that students, and we humans in general, will only perform up to expectations we have of each ourselves.
No matter their age, I believe all students need to change habits to be successful—and our high expectations help them do so. I recognize the faith you, as a parent or student, are entrusting to me and I strive to consistently increase that trust.
I am a life-long learner and, hopefully, some of that rubs off on my students!