1-on-1 Private School FAQ

Why should I enroll my child in a 1-on-1 school?

Every year, over 100,000 students graduate from 1-on-1 schooling. And these students aren't just graduating; they're soaring past their public school counterparts with national averages close to the 90th percentile (more than 30 percentile points above public school students), according to http://www.hslda.org. By grade 8, the average 1-on-1 schooled student performs four grade levels above the national average (Rudner, History of Homeschooling).

Families choose 1-on-1 private school with Score At The Top for any number of reasons…

  • Course offerings not available in the student's school
  • Opportunity to take AP courses
  • Academic enrichment
  • Remediation
  • Scheduling conflict
  • Homebound
  • Suspension/expulsion
  • Credit recovery
  • Drop-out prevention
  • Summer school
  • Non-traditional learner

Why do students in 1-on-1 schooling do so well?

Each child has a natural learning style, one that can't always be nurtured in a traditional school classroom of dozens of students. At Score At The Top, a teacher will assess how your child learns best and adjust lessons to accommodate this learning style in order to maximize the impact of the school day. In a 1-on-1 environment, the teacher tailors the curriculum, lesson, and pace to your child's individual needs, using delight-directed learning to capture your child's interest.

What is delight-directed learning?

Delight-directed learning means giving a student the latitude – within reason – to choose topics that interest him or her. For example, to fulfill a reading assignment, a student can choose books on topics he or she enjoys, which, in turn, leads to a love of reading. This approach can be used in almost any subject, enticing a student to learn to his or her potential by fully engaging the student in the educational moment.

What about my child's social life?

Just because your child has a private teacher doesn't mean he or she won't have friends. Far from being a social recluse, the average student in 1-on-1 schooling participates in more than five extracurricular activities. The only difference is that your child's friends won't be in the classroom as possible distractions. We're happy to suggest extracurricular activities to enrich your child's life and ensure appropriate social contact.

But, no one I know does 1-on-1 schooling…

Actually, you know of plenty of people who were successfully schooled in a 1-on-1 environment, including ten U.S. Presidents; three U.S. Supreme Court justices; former presidents of Princeton, Yale and Columbia Universities; authors Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, and C.S. Lewis; composer Irving Berlin; inventors Albert Einstein and the Wright Brothers; and many more. Their independent minds were formed, in part, by the flexible and independent schooling like that offered by Score At The Top!

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