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EducationThe Conscious Learner
Expert Tutoring for Your Highest Aspirations
- A.C.C. (Assoc. Certified Coach) expected early 2013
- M.F.A. City University of New York, Brooklyn College
- D.Univ. First Class, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK
- B.A. State University of New York, Empire State College
ExperienceMark Vecchio is a certified professional Academic and ADHD Coach, and has been a professional educator for more than two decades. He was the director of the Tutoring and Writing Center at Bard College at Simon’s Rock (an early-admission institution: average age of first-year students is sixteen), and the director of the Sylvan Learning Center in Hadley, MA. He holds International Tutor Program Certification from the College Reading & Learning Association. In addition to teaching and developing new courses for thirteen years as faculty in Interdisciplinary Studies at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Mark has also taught at Marymount Manhattan College, Brooklyn College, S.U.N.Y. Maritime College, Western New England College, and Westfield State University, among others. He earned his M.F.A. in Poetry at Brooklyn College, as well as a D.Univ. in Classics at the University of Kent at Canterbury.
Mark has extensive experience as a professional academic advisor, helping learners form their educational objectives, discern their individual academic paths, and navigate their journeys in and beyond school. He has a firm grasp of attentional learning differences, as well as a strong track record of recognizing and working cooperatively with learners on subtle academic performance-related issues.
Mark specializes in helping high school and college-age learners succeed in reading, writing, thinking, and studying across the curriculum.
HobbiesThe Conscious Learner Philosophy:
You Already Know How to Learn
All human beings learn. Learning comes naturally to us. We read things that interest us without being told to; we learn to garden, build machines, play music, star gaze.... In fact, every one of us has a mind-boggling abundance of learning skills.
So What’s the Problem?
If we are all so good at learning, then why do we sometimes have trouble learning certain things? Often we say to ourselves that we’re just not “good at” something. You might think, “I’m just not good at science” or “I’m just not good at English.” But the truth is, it’s not that you can’t learn the subject; the real difficulty is somewhere in the learning process: the way you are learning might not be working well for you.
The Solution: Conscious Learning
Tutoring can strengthen the learning process more effectively than any other kind of instruction or study. One-on-one tutoring provides an opportunity to concentrate on the learner’s individual process. Aim High I specialize in helping learners find the methods that work best for them, so they become conscious of how they learn and can take full ownership of their education.
When we’re conscious of how we learn best, we learn efficiently and authoritatively. We take a more active role in our learning. We form our own questions because we want to find things out. We figure out whatever we have to, despite obstacles. In short, we develop the agility and flexibility to learn in any educational setting. A conscious learner is a self-directed, resourceful, successful, life-long learner.
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