Welcome to a world of learning!
RISE aims to provide a rigorous and relevant learning experience for all students enrolled in our programs. We believe that all students can reach their potential if they are provided with the right type and level of challenges.
While preparing for any test (STAAR, SAT, etc) is a good goal and provides a target, RISE aims to make students enjoy reading and math life-long. This is done through discussions, bringing in applications of the concepts outside the classroom, and creating a learning community where everyone enjoys math and reading for its own sake.
If you want a learning center where your child is in the hands of an experienced teacher who knows how to evaluate their math and reading skills and who knows that discussions and analysis, NOT worksheets, are what makes a child's learning grow, you are in the right place!! I LOVE teaching!!
Philosophy of teaching
Students are not given enough time to process the information given to them. RISE aims to create an environment where students learn the concepts at a very deep level through discussions, solving complex math problems with multiple steps or reading complex texts and learning metacognitive strategies.
More is not necessarily better. That is why your child's learning in RISE cannot be measured by levels or the number of worksheets they have completed, but by the improvement in their thought processes and their knowledge of the real world and their ability to discuss something in depth. This takes time and patience on the part of the teacher, student and parent, and consistency in attending the sessions.