A NEW EXPERIENCE STUDYHALL@STUDYNOW
A NEW WAY TO LEARN BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
HOW DO STUDYHALL SESSIONS WORK?
In each StudyHall Live session (private, group or online) there are specific goals to achieve for every student. Orientation sessions happen monthly at Neighborhood OnRamps, but students can join at any time. Each student completes a learning assessment at orientation or online.
Next, the tutor and the student will set subject-specific goals for each session together. Every session begins with a review of the homework and the material learned in the previous session.
Using a range of online, mobile and social resources, we provide students with different ways of comprehending difficult concepts. Students are exposed to learning strategies and study skills that apply to all subjects.
Students, parents, coaches and teachers receive regular assessments and feedback on student progress toward goals.
Forming study groups is a very effective strategy for enhancing learning. This is because groups share unique insights & learn from each other. Group members can teach confusing concepts they understand to other members of the group.
Clear objectives and goals
Each session has a clear agenda and group members are expected to have a plan for what they hope to achieve to ensure that sessions are productive & stay on track.
Group study can be ineffective if members come unprepared for sessions. Each member of the study group should review lecture notes, complete select readings from the textbook, and identify specific subjects for which they need study help.
Every member of the group should actively participate. This includes studying as well as teaching as mentor's will at times instruct the group. Teaching is a great way for students to retain information.
Before each session, the Study Group leader charged for leading a session must ensure it has a clear agenda, starts on time, is productive, stays on track and meets all learning and assessment objectives.
"Once I learned the simple trick in math of crossing out any and all information in a word problem that does not relate to actually completing the math problem, I was never again confused by all of those extra words that don't matter to what I am trying to do."
"Tutors at StudyNow have helped me stay on task by teaching me to be accountable to the assignments I need to complete and always hand them in when they are due! This has helped me get good grades more than anything! Just knowing I have someone else to ask for help with my work other than my parents or the tutors at school sure has made a difference!"
“I was such a nervous student before I began working with my StudyNow Tutor! But now I know I can handle any subject as a result of the results-oriented lessons and confidence I am gaining from both my in-person and online sessions. I’m totally a believer!”
StudyNow Study Halls are different from a standard definition of 'STUDY HALL' as defined by Ed Glossary
"A study hall is normally a period of time set aside during the school.. for students to work independently or receive academic help from a teacher or adult... study
halls have been used
to fill gaps in student schedules... at a
Our Study Halls combine the benefits of Academic Support
Periods, Advisories & Learning Labs in One Session!
"Some parents and educators have questioned... the value of the traditional study hall—an unstructured period of time spent in a lightly supervised classroom. Given that there are only a limited number of hours in the school day, and that many students may be underperforming or not receiving the help they need to succeed academically, many schools are replacing traditional study halls with more structured academic-support periods, advisories, learning labs, and other strategies, or they are abandoning them altogether.
The basic rationale is that unstructured study halls squander precious time that could be used more purposefully, either to help students who are struggling academically or to provide more useful, meaningful, and enriching learning experiences."
Recommended APA Citation Format Example: Hidden curriculum (2014, August 26). In S. Abbott (Ed.), The glossary of education reform. Retrieved from http://edglossary.org/hidden-curriculum