Deeply understand every student
Cognitive Assessment + Learner Personality Assessment = Actionable Insights from Day 1
Instead of spending thousands of dollars up front for a psych-ed evaluation, we provide and capitalize on deep insights into how our students learn and the specific behaviors around learning that are impeding their potential. We combine this data with the intimate knowledge we gain from our 1-on-1 time with students to customize our approach with each student.
Know what our students are up against
Social Media, Grade Inflation, College Admissions
As soon as students enter high school as freshmen, they learn to walk on egg shells. Why?
Now that an A has become the most popular letter grade in the US, students must constantly worry about a perfect or near-perfect Grade Point Average in order to maintain eligibility for selective colleges.
Just as problematic as engaging in thousands of hours of screen time instead of developing their skills and passions, students don’t have a safe space to make mistakes and grow outside of school.
Because of immense global competition for admission to US’s top colleges and universities, students learn to impress rather than learn to make their lives more meaningful, negating the speed and depth of learning that results from intrinsic motivation.
Anxiety resulting from both the social isolation of the pandemic and a year of learning loss has compounded forces contributing to cycles of self-judgment and low self-esteem that preclude students from learning at their potential.
Unconditionally accept every student
On a neurological basis, the human brain has a limited capacity for working memory. When learning something new at their potential, students must dedicate all their cognitive energy to developing that new understanding.
When students don’t feel accepted, their working memory is hijacked by a nagging concern for their need to fit in.
This concern over time results in stagnancy: rather than growing as people, students confine themselves to skills and knowledge they already possess.
Waking students up to the extent to which they’re leaving their smarts on the table is a delicate process built on a foundation of unconditional acceptance that our tutors constantly convey to our students.
When students absorb this mentality and learn to accept themselves, we are able to ignite their intrinsic motivation and curiosity about the world.
Empower every student to learn at their potential
Deep knowledge of the world around you is predicated on deep knowledge of yourself as a learner. We act as mirrors to our students’ potential until they see what we see in them. Our students then use this self-awareness to put into practice a framework for independently tackling the unknown.
SmartyScholars: Research and innovation inform everything we do
In 2014, CEO Ian Siegel launched SmartyScholars, as a means of providing the best in education to the students with the highest academic potential and fewest resources. After helping over 100 students through the program, SmartyScholars has evolved to tackle the complex mission of identifying and correcting the tragic reality facing humanity today: that the most capable students are too often the worst authentic learners in the modern world. The research and innovation at SmartyScholars inspire our programming at Streamline, providing our students with the most cutting edge educational resources and programming that exists in the 21st century.