How does one-to-one learning work?
When we say our classes are one-to-one, we mean it. All of our classes consist of just one student and one teacher in their own comfortable private classroom.
Each student has a unique daily and weekly schedule, with courses based on his or her interests, strengths, and academic track. Teachers at Fusion Academy are experts in their subject areas, so students will likely have a different teacher for each class. However, each student also has a lead teacher who acts as the student’s mentor and is the main source of communication between the school and parents.
What are the advantages of one-to-one learning?
We practice the Mastery Learning instructional method, which means that our teachers don’t move on to the next lesson until the student has demonstrated proficiency with the current one. So if a student is struggling with a certain topic, the teacher will work with the student on it for as long as it takes for them to understand the material. And if that student is a natural when it comes to another topic, they might even get to advance to the next lesson early.
Personalized Alternative Teaching Styles
For some students, the traditional lecture-based class just isn’t conducive to learning. Maybe they learn most effectively by doing a hands-on activity. Or role playing. Or reading a passage out of a book. The point is, every student has a unique learning style. Our teachers identify that style, and then tailor their instruction to fit it. This makes us an ideal fit for students with learning differences such as ADHD or dyslexia, who may require specialized instruction.
Never a Dull Moment
Walk into a traditional classroom and you’ll likely spot a few distracted students passing notes, doodling, and daydreaming. That’s definitely not the case in Fusion’s one-to-one classrooms. Our teachers ensure that their students are actively engaged and excited about what they’re learning, whether that means picking out literature to read that actually interests them, or presenting a history lesson in a way that brings it to life.
No Shortage of Social Interaction
Our students have plenty of opportunities to hang out with their peers. We strongly encourage students to socialize with one another before, during, and after school hours. In addition, the Homework Café® is open all day, and you’ll often find students working together or talking quietly once their homework is completed. Many campuses also organize group field trips, clubs, and activities that give students a chance to get to know one another.