At Mind Matters Learning Center we believe that learning doesn't have to hurt!
Our enthusiastic staff of licensed teachers, professors and education professionals are ready to share their knowledge and real life experience with struggling students. Students will be matched with an appropriate professional who is sympathetic to students with varying skill levels and abilities.
We also emphasize the skill of critical thinking. As standardized testing places the emphasis on information over knowledge, our goal is to put that information in context so that it can be fully understood.
The approach to SAT/ACT test preparation is also more holistic in approach. We not only teach test taking techniques, but we also help the student to understand their personal strengths and weaknesses so that they can approach the test in a way that best serves them.
We show students how to take tests more confidently, thereby improving their grades. Too often academic performance serves as an example of the self-fulfilling prophesy; if a student feels that he or she can't succeed they won't try, ultimately perform below their capabilities, and thereby prove that they cannot succeed. We try to create the opposite dynamic, instilling a sense of confidence that creates success in students, in school and beyond.
Mind Matters is also able to provide students with skills that they might not necessarily be receiving in their normal school environment. There are workshops dealing with issues from test anxiety to creative writing, all of which are designed to address the needs of the whole student.