You’re here because you care about your learning and your success. You’ve come to the right place. I'm here to help you learn how to learn and help you with the skills you'll need to be successful.
My Mission: To Inspire and Help Students Learn and Be Successful.
I accomplish this by:
- Awakening and cultivating students’ spirit of learning and drive to be successful.
- Teaching students how to learn effectively and efficiently using the Concise Learning method (CLM).
- Teaching students the essential skills of success (SOS).
Beliefs that Inform My Mission
"I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas.” – Albert Einstein
- Learning is necessary and should be developed in every person. Learning is a central human activity and has important implications for school, career, and life. It is the foundation for success in and enjoyment of life. Learning is our core mission.
- There is an Einstein in every student . All students struggle at some point but that does not mean they are lost causes. All students are young Einstein's and can be successful. I’ll help you fully realize your Einstein potential.
- Learning has evolved. The most successful and innovative organizations boast a culture of thinking, understanding, creativity, and performance. Unfortunately, schools rarely mirror these highly successful attributes. To bridge that gap, schools need to change. They must become places where students learn by uncovering new understandings through thinking, are empowered to generate new ideas, and become prepared for life beyond school. Genuine learning, not learning for exams, should be the goal of schools of every individual student.
- Studying ≠ learning. Studying is not the same as learning. In this new era of information overload, passive studying, where students unreceptively listen to teachers, read their textbooks, and then hope for the best, just doesn’t cut it anymore. Students need to stop studying and start learning. In other words, they need to transition from rote studying to active, self-directed, and meaningful learning, where they become engaged, motivated, think critically about what they’re learning, and have fun
- You can learn how to learn. To be a successful learner, you must have some basic training on how to learn. The ability to integrate information - identify key concepts and meaningfully structure (organize & connect) for long-term retention and successful application - is key to student learning. You know you’re on the right path when you’re observing, discovering, forming and answering questions, thinking, solving problems, organizing and integrating information into existing knowledge, and, most importantly, feeling engaged and interested. Anything less is not true learning.
- You’re in control. Nobody can teach you better than you can teach yourself because only you know what works best for you. Once you realize that you’re in charge of your learning, you’re liberated, empowered, and engaged. Personal change happens only when you choose to change, and I’ll assist you in making that change by helping you see, think, and act differently.
- Part of learning involves teaching others to learn. Teaching others what you've learned forces you to keep learning. So share what you’ve learned.
- You can’t be successful without lifelong learning. Learning does not end when you graduate from college; rather, it follows you throughout your life. In today’s rapidly changing world, lifelong learning is no longer an option — it’s a requirement. You can’t afford to ignore the importance of self-assessment and self-adjustment based on feedback and new learning. These two elements will help you become a lifelong learner.
- Finally, to be successful, you need to develop a few essential skills of success to complement your learning. All too often, students are unsuccessful and perform poorly simply because they lack these essential skills. In many cases, they are confused from the start, don’t know where to begin, are not motivated, and feel overwhelmed by everything that’s going on in their lives as they begin their college careers. I’ll help you with the skills of success that you need to be successful.
Concise Learning Advantage
Concise Learning goes beyond the fuzzy psychology books and inadequate how-to-study books.
This is the only book that teaches you two critical prerequisites for success in college and life: mastery of learning and mastery of skills . Concise Learning embodies a comprehensive, systematic, theory-supported, and student-proven learning method that empowers you to learn effectively and efficiently and can be applied to all school subjects and real-life situations.
Ultimately, I help students establish a sustainable cultures of learning and skills that lead to excellent grades and all-around student success. Highlights of what I offer.