Are you struggling in school? Maybe you get left behind, and you spend the lesson staring out of the window? Perhaps school classes move way too slowly for you, and you get bored $($ and disruptive, and in trouble$)$?
The problem with contemporary education is that it’s a bit of a one-size-fits-all solution. Everyone learns the same thing, at the same time. And that works for some people.
But it doesn’t work for most.
Did you know that education originated with mentors and one-to-one focus? The concept of schooling was founded in Ancient Greece, and there was no big syllabus. The teaching followed how YOU learn.
That’s NOT how school works these days.
In this article, we’re going to look at the problem of education, and how PLATO Predictive Learning has found the ideal solution. And we’re going to show you how we offer the best math tutoring and HSC coaching; helping our students excel in their HSC.
We’ll look at approaches to teaching and learning, and we’ll explain how our AI engine, PLATO, could become your very own one-to-one mentor.
So, who was Plato, then?
Plato was a Greek philosopher over 2000 years ago. He was a great thinker and developed doctrines that influence how we think, how we behave, and how we learn today.
Plato is, perhaps, most well-known as the founder of modern education. He founded The Academy which worked on the basis of one-to-one learning. Students would hang out with their tutors, who would get to know their students, personally.
And as time went on, the tutor would recognise and understand their student’s strengths and interests and would create bespoke lessons just for them.
The tutor would know which subjects to cover and when because they would see how their student was progressing.
That doesn’t sound like my school.
But, we are talking almost four-hundred years Before Christ, here. And education was for the few; not the many.
In those days, it was the children of the rich and powerful who received schooling; everyone else just learned from their parents. But, of course, that depended a lot upon their parents having the knowledge to pass on.
The problem with modern education is that, while it’s every child’s right to receive schooling, it’s expensive to provide that education. And while education is as much a privilege as a legal requirement, current teaching works within the constraints of budget restrictions and large class sizes.
One-to-one tuition would be way too expensive for the state to provide.
And so, modern education works to a standard, universal curriculum that defines what every child should learn and when they learn it.
Not every child learns in the same way.
The Seven Learning Styles
There are seven recognised approaches to learning. Most of us learn through a combination of these approaches, although most of us have a predominant learning style that we favour.
- Spatial (or visual) – students who learn from seeing and spatial understanding
- Auditory (or sound) – students who learn through sound and music. They often learn with rhymes and rhythms.
- Verbal – students who learn using words, mostly in speech, but also in writing.
- Kinesthetic (physical) – students who learn from “doing”. They use their body, hands, and sense of touch to get hands-on experience. They enjoy using puzzles and physical activities associated with learning.
- Mathematical (Logical) – students who learn by recognising patterns and reasoning systems.
- Interpersonal (social) – students who like to learn in groups
- Intrapersonal (solitary) – students who prefer to work alone, with a focus on self-study.
In reality, we’re all a combination of these approaches. But think about your teacher: they have a classroom full of students who all learn in different ways.
While school teachers might be able to differentiate their approach to accommodate as many of their students as possible, it means that most students don’t get what they need in the classroom.
In a room of thirty students, most are going to get left behind.
And they do.
It might be you.
How PLATO Predictive Learning can help
We recognised that there’s a massive problem in modern education. The normative approach of classroom teaching is killing creativity, individuality, and has – seemingly – just become an exercise in group discipline.
Sure, some students do well. But they’re the exception.
We wondered how we might take education back to its roots. We asked how we might bring the one-to-one back into learning. Of course, we understood that whatever we created had to be affordable. Otherwise, there was no point in even thinking about it.
We figured that there must be a digital solution.
So, we set out creating an AI algorithm that replicated the Platonic school of learning – creating a syllabus around the individual student, rather than forcing every student into a one-size-fits-all fix.
What PLATO does
We run our complementary tutoring services in small groups so that we can spend more time with each student.
And each week, we scan our student’s work into PLATO.
PLATO quickly builds an understanding of each student; creating an individual profile that highlights their strengths, their challenges, and the rate at which they learn.
We’ve basically rebuilt the Greek philosopher Plato into a digital AI engine.
PLATO becomes your digital mentor; advising our talented tutors what to teach each student next. PLATO helps accelerate learning to optimise every minute spent in our teaching groups.
And, with PLATO’s help, we can help each student optimise their chances of a brilliant HSC result.
The Beauty of AI
If you’re looking for the best math tutoring, PLATO Predictive Learning provides everything you could possibly need. We provide world-class HSC tutoring with a scheme of learning tailored to how individual students learn.
We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all.
We believe in technology’s ability to help our children learn.
PLATO Predictive Learning is a revolution in education. And we believe that – one day – all students will enjoy the privilege of tailored learning.