Global school rankings: Interactive map shows standards of education across the world

One in five British students leave school without acquiring basic skills, according to a new report commissioned by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The report, titled ‘Universal Basic Skills: What countries stand to gain’, was produced by economists Eric Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann. It includes the biggest ever global school rankings, which […]

Brain-Based Learning

Below is an article from Lisa Schopf on the tenets of brain-based learning, which is one of the core principles of our FasTracKids program.  For more information on the FasTracKids program, go to our website at www.ftkny.com or contact your local center to schedule a free trial class! Four Common Sense Tenets of Brain-Based Learning […]

Three Things You Need to Know Before The Start of Your Child’s Summer Vacation

Three Things You Need to Know Before The Start of Your Child’s Summer Vacation If you’re the parent of a school-aged kid, understanding the following three facts could turn this summer into a game changer for your child: At the end of summer vacation, students are, on average, an entire month behind where they were […]

Tutoring vs. Student Mastery

Eye Level separates itself from other learning centers because of its concentration on student mastery, as opposed to tutoring.  Below is an article from the Learning Consultants Group about the difference: We are often asked about the difference between tutoring and, what we have created and called “Student Mastery”. Tutoring is much needed for many […]

Avoid Summer Slide in Math Skills

Summer learning loss is a phenomenon parents and educators have long acknowledged as a significant setback to academic achievement. Math proficiency is particularly susceptible to the summer learning slide. Most students lose 2 to 2 1/2 months of the math computational skills that they learned during the school year. According to researchers at Johns Hopkins […]

Regional Director of Eye Level wins Staten Island Kings Award

The Eye Level Regional Director of Staten Island and Brooklyn, Franco Verdino, will be honored with the Staten Island Kings award, given to reward his contributions to the Staten Island community. Franco Verdino brought Eye Level, formerly Enopi, to Staten Island in 2005 in response to the demand for a supplemental educational program in the […]

Math skills need not go rusty over summer’s school break

Summer learning loss is a phenomenon parents and educators have long acknowledged as a significant setback to academic achievement. Math proficiency is particularly susceptible to the summer learning slide. Most students lose 2 to 2-1/2 months of the math computational skills that they learned during the school year.  According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, […]

Self-Directed Learning & Multiple Intelligence

Have you heard of “Self Directed Learning” and “Multiple intelligence (MI)?” As these represent the current trend in education, let’s find out what they are. The concept of Multiple Intelligences was first formulated by Howard Gardner in his 1983 book, Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences. Whereas linguistic and logical-mathematical intelligences are centrally […]