Meet The Tutor: Patty

   Patty has tutored at PBIA since 2006. She is our Spanish Tutor Specialist and assists our Latin American families with all their academic needs. In 2013 Patty became an Academic Director with PBIA and she loves the fulfillment of being a tutor and watching her students grow and thrive.   Fun Facts: Patty co-founded a soup kitchen and an elementary school for homeless children in Cali, Colombia. She was the president, for three years, of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) at the Inter American Academy in Guayaquil, Ecuador. She has been a member of the American Criminal Justice Association, Lambda…

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Meet The Tutor: Patty

Meet The Tutor of University@PBIA

    A veteran PBIA tutor of over 12 years, Jason Sholl teaches computer science, upper-level math, science and humanities, and test prep for the SAT, ACT and GRE. A graduate of Harvard University, Jason is also a certified college counselor and Director of University@PBIA. Fun Facts:  Jason used to be a literary agent at the AGI Vigliano Literary Agency in New York City, which sold many #1 bestsellers.  Jason’s writing has been published in magazines including The Weekly Standard, The National Post, Reason, The American Prospect and Gastronomica. Jason has an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing and used to lecture…

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The Colorful Learning Environment

         The majority of learning institutions do not have a very inviting or comforting environment. Our founder Joanne Weiner, an artist and an educator herself, knows the learning impact an environment has on the mind. There is a significant difference of learning in a standard classroom that lacks color and character than one that has vibrant colors. Scientific studies have shown that colors do not just change our moods, they - for better or worse - profoundly impact our productivity. For this reason, it’s imperative to decorate a learning environment with a vibrant medley of stimulating hues that…

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The Colorful Learning Environment
The Benefits of Customized Education

The Benefits of Customized Education

One of the most beneficial reasons to have a tailored education is because it’s designed to fit your child’s individual learning style, pace and personality. This form of tutoring gives students the individualized attention that they don’t get in a traditional classroom setting. It tremendously helps children who struggle not only to keep up but to excel and step into their full potential. When tutors get to know your child’s individual learning style, they can adapt certain teaching methods accordingly. Since they are your child’s own private tutor, they are able to work at each child’s individual pace. Being able…

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