Westside Tutoring & Testing Services, PBS, and UnSchool
How many times have you heard someone say, “We’ve really gotta think outside of the box on this one!” Or simply, “We’ve gotta think outside the box!” The latter an abbreviation without the all-important “of.” Or perhaps, “Let’s think outside the box for a moment.”
“Really?” As my granddaughters are so fond of exclaiming.
Or, “Whatever!” “Really!” now “Really?” has been around for a very long time.
Anyway, I’m relatively certain that you’ve heard something like “We’ve gotta think outside the box” more times than you care to count.
Well, let’s turn the well-worn phrase on its head for a moment and ask a question or three:
Inside the box? Is that where we do most of our thinking? Inside the box? Think about it for a moment.
Here’s another question, a thought really (“really” again? “Really?!”):
If we do our best thinking “outside the box,” then why do we think–inside or outside of the proverbial box–children will learn best “inside a box” (i.e., a conventional school with four walls, a ceiling, etc.)?
That’s specifically why Westside Tutoring & Testing Services is as far from what school is and represents as one can possibly get:
- Tutoring, mentoring, and coaching
- Specializing in learning difficulties (ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome, dyslexia, TBI, processing disorders, etc.)
- Gifted Students Program
- Twice-Exceptional Program
- One-on-one tutoring and test preparation sessions (chemistry, geometry, biology, AP, OGT, PSAT, PLAN, PARCC, ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT, etc.)
- Individualized instruction designed to bring out the very best in our students
- Informal, casual, relaxed
- Experiential, hands-on, interactive, dynamic
- Results Oriented
- Rewarding, in and out of the classroom
Interestingly, we’ve come to find out that we’re not alone. Enlightened educators, men and women teaching at progressive institutions across the country, are finding out that getting our children “outside the box” works well. In fact, the results are astounding. Children flourish. Students grow intellectually.
Incredibly, this is exactly what we’ve been saying and putting into practice all along, first part-time, later full-time. Once again, this is precisely the educational model that WTTS has been advocating and applying for over three decades now. Read what our students and their parents have to say about WTTS.
I would love it if you would take some time out of your busy day to watch this video (or bookmark it and come back to it later). I’d also love it if you would take a moment to share it with your friends via the social media. You will find a variety of social media icons just below the video.
This video is thought-provoking, inspiring, and wonderful! I hope you will like it too.
Professor John P. J. “Jack” Zajaros, Sr.
Westside Tutoring & Testing Services
1596 Westwood Ave.
Lakewood, Ohio 44107