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Tuesday, 28 October 2014 00:00

Online English Tutorials

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The Internet has revolutionized the way students acquire knowledge. Most researches are now done online and knowledge is readily available anytime, anywhere.

Eureka takes full advantage of the benefits of the Internet to provide more accessible modes of learning. Through Eureka Online, students can now study using the Internet with the help of platforms such as Facetime, Skype, Google+ Hangouts, and Facebook video chat.

 

In addition, Eureka Online delivers the following advantages:

1. Easy access to resources

Eureka Tutorials has designed a wide range of materials and modified online course components so that the materials used during the sessions are accessible anytime. It is also assured that learning online enables the students to engage more easily with multimedia resources and the wealth of extension material that is available online.

2. Face-to-face education through live interaction                      

Online tutoring preserves the value of face-to-face education through live interaction between students and tutors. Regardless of distance, one-on-one online tutorials that are channelled through voice and video conferencing software allow for a comprehensive dialogue between student and tutor that remains immediate and uniquely individual.

3. Convenience of studying from the comfort of their familiar surroundings

Online tutoring allows tutors and students to interact from the comfort of their own homes. Studies show that comfort is of paramount importance in promoting meaningful learning. Online tutoring enables the same level of engagement as face-to-face instruction within an environment that is familiar to the student and hence, conducive to effective learning.

4. Accessibility

Convenience assumes that you have a choice, but what if you don’t actually have any options for locating tutoring? For some, making the decision to seek tutoring online may mean the difference between getting help and not. Online tutoring is also good for children who are doing home-schooling and whose parents may need some assistance in an area that they may not be knowledgeable in.

5. Technology

Often people who haven’t experienced online tutoring fear that the technology will be a hindrance, but in many ways it is an advantage, especially for young people who are used to chatting on skype and not intimidated by new software.  When sessions are online they are easily recorded for future reference, and a good tutor will make use of technology for illustrative purposes by using photos, animations, drawings, and diagrams.  Not to mention there are resources readily available that wouldn’t be if you were sitting across a table.

Eureka understands that the demand for innovative type of learning process, such as the online tutoring, has grown by leaps and bounds. Eureka also assures its students that the tutors handling the classes must conform to the following responsibilities and standards:

  • Subject experts who can supplement self-study materials, fill-in any gaps, clarify any misunderstandings of the lessons, and point learners to the wealthy resources of information;
  • Coaches, mentors or counsellors who are responsible for helping the learners to achieve their learning goals by challenging, encouraging and providing constructive feedback; and
  • Assessors who constantly check to ensure that the learners have achieved the learning objectives.

 

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014 00:00

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014 00:00

English Grammar Tutorial

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It is innate among humans to have the ability to learn languages for they are born with the “neurological capacity” to do so. To learn a language, infants spend a good portion of their first two years learning the structure of the language or languages they hear or spoken around them. This is a complex and marvelous process that every human goes through, and it is learning that takes place unconsciously; in other words, it does not require formal instruction to initially acquire the knowledge for a certain language. Apart from the innate ability to learn the language, the emergence of unconventional language patterns, like the slang, colloquial, and the “jejemon”to name a few, which do not conform to the rules of the proper English Grammar, also draws the incertitude of the necessity of the proper grammar. 

Is it still essential and beneficial to study the English grammar given these language constraints of the modern era?               

The most important prerequisite in explaining knowledge is language. The medium of instruction affects largely the degree of understanding of a particular subject. Since it is a common knowledge that English is the universal language, and most of the learning instructions in schools are written in English, it is very beneficial to have a working understanding of the language in order to be educated on varied fields of learning. 

Grammar is important because it is the ticket that makes talking about a certain language permissible. Grammar names the types of words and word groups that make up sentences not only in English but in any language. As human beings, we can put sentences together even as children--we can all do grammar. But to be able to talk about how sentences are built, about the types of words and word groups that make up sentences- that is the process of knowing about grammar which offers a window into the human mind and into our amazingly complex mental capacity.

Eureka offers grammar enrichment programs that are proven effective by the students who already tried the said programs. In order to ensure the accuracy of instructions, the facilitators of the programs follow these principles:

a. Facilitating a Learner-Centered Type of Class Environment

The tutor provides lessons that the students can apply in real-world purposes. Vocabulary enhancement and mini-activities are done to engage the students in   using the language with proper application of grammar and structure for meaningful communication.

b. Implementing a Standard-Based and Thematically Organized Curriculum

The lessons are derived from standard units that culminate the students’ development or engage their abilities in spontaneous, unrehearsed communication applicable in real-life and academic situations. The teacher inculcates grammar as a tool for communication, avoiding meaningless rote drills and ensuring that all practices require attention to meaning.

c. Adopting Age or Level Appropriate Materials

The tutors make sure that the materials used by the students are appropriate to their language proficiency and age level.

d. Conducting Performance-Based Assessment

The tutor conducts formative assessment of the student’s performance to be able to keep track of the student’s progress and adjust the programs to the current level of the student if needed.

Eureka promotes the active mode of learning. The tutors are equipped with the ability to encourage the students to verbally interact. Initially, the theories are discussed then used in verbal activities afterwards. 

It is proven that an interactive type of discussion is more effective than a typical lecture type. This is the reason why Eureka employs the communicative type of learning in order to promote the habit of encouraging its students to use the English language that they know effectively and get their meaning across, even when the grammar is not perfect. By constant practice, the flaws in grammar that the students have will surely be properly addressed. Speaking activities are applied in order to give the students the chance to put their language used to practical applications whenever possible. Eureka agree that grammar is still and will always be the most important ingredient to an effective process of learning a language.

 

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014 00:00

English Grammar Lessons

eurekacentre.comEngGrammarLessonGrammar is universally considered as the backbone of any language, but focusing on grammar explanation and neglecting any reference to meaning can be detrimental to language acquisition. Grammar knowledge can be helpful in producing accurate forms of language and acts in monitoring its use. This shows that grammar alone does not  make the language. What is more, language use can be tremendously affected by conscious language usage as this may create a stressful environment. 

In a book titled: The Power of Grammar: Unconventional Approaches to the Conventions of Language (Heinemann, 2005), Mary Ehrenworth and Vicki Vinton state that grammar matters not only for how it transfers power but for its intrinsic beauty and revelatory qualities. On the other hand Brock Haussamen, professor of English at Raritan Valley Community College of New Jersey asserts that people associate grammar with errors and correctness but knowing about grammar also helps us understand what makes sentences and paragraphs clear and interesting and precise. It offers a window into the human mind and into our amazingly complex mental capacity. It is about finding out that all languages and all dialects follow grammatical patterns.

Therefore, a balanced approach to grammar teaching takes into consideration the appropriate use of language and does not reject the (conscious or unconscious) internalization of the rules. A perfect blend of grammar and vocabulary is the main ingredient in the program that Eureka employs in its English Grammar Lessons.

The power of exploration over explanation

Explaining a rule does not necessarily lead to full understanding of the language point.  It is preferable to let students discover the essentiality and depth of the rules by themselves. A grammar-discovery approach involves providing learners with data to illustrate a particular grammatical point and getting them to analyze it in order to reach an awareness of how the feature works. In effect, this needs acquirers to be active thinkers in order to discover for themselves how the grammar works. Instead of giving students a set of model examples to repeat and drill, it would be wiser to give them the opportunity to explore the examples by noticing/observing, making hypotheses and drawing conclusions about the language forms. This leads to raising an awareness about  the grammar and a meaningful and active understanding of the rules. Habit formation through drilling and repetition cannot lead to language mastery. However, using authentic language (instead of artificial language) to unconsciously internalize language forms might be much more beneficial to language acquirers.

The following are the advantages of grammar-discovery:

  • Students discover the usage/application of grammar after learning the theories.
  • Grammar becomes a content to be communicated about.
  • Acquirers develop analytical skills to understand and internalize language rules.
  • Grammar discovery leads to a deeper understanding and awareness of  the mother tongue or the first language as well as the target language’s grammar.
  • Grammar discovery teaches students to be autonomous learners.

In a nutshell, grammar must be a part of any language instruction. But the approach one adopts in the grammar teaching differs from teacher to teacher. While some may underestimate any importance of grammar in the teaching practices; others put grammar in the forefront of the language teaching. Eureka Tutorial and Learning Center believes in  a balanced view that considers grammar important, as long as it leads to better language use in context rather than being a set of rules about the language that do not help much in the communication of  meaning.

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Done with your first year of IB/AP? Are you ready for the more challenging second year of the program?

Summer vacation is the time to consolidate your learning and prepare for the year ahead!

Eureka! Tutorials and Learning Center  Mid IB Summer Courses are for students between the first and second year of the IB Diploma Programme and the Advance Placement Programme.

The following are subjects offered this summer:

IB Subjects offered

  • High Level Physics
  • Extended Essay / TOK
  • High Level English
  • Standard and HL Chemistry
  • SL / HL Economics
  • HL / SL Math
  • Psychology SL / HL

AP Subject offered

  • AP Calculus AB/BC
  • AP Physics
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Economics
  • AP Business
  • AP Biology
  • AP Politics

Experienced teachers will handle the summer program. Other subjects can also be offered depending on the demand of the students, i.e. Business/Management/Spanish.

Duration of the Summer Camp will be 6 to 8 weeks.

Assigned task/homework can be done in an hour or less per subject.

Topics covered in IB1 will be reviewed. Exercises will be given to the students from pass papers.

Six hours per day.

The nature of Math IAs will be explained. Past IAs with marks will be discussed to acquaint students of what IB raters are looking for in internal assessments.

Examinations will be conducted every Saturday for 4 hours.

Call us now to know more of this program.

DISCLAIMER: The AP and the IB are programs administered, owned, and handled the by College Board and the IBO. Eureka! has no affiliation with these organisations.

 

 

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Monday, 27 October 2014 00:00

IB/AP Preparation Course

The International Baccalaureate and the Advancement Placement Programs are two of the most rigorous academic programs followed by secondary schools in the United States and Europe. Unlike typical programs, the IB and the AP contain high level courses that approximate college level difficulty. Both programs culminate to a series of exams whose results are submitted by students when applying for universities around the world.

Eureka offers a month-long intensive review program/ preparation for students who plan to enroll in the International Baccalaureate and Advance Placement Programs. The program includes a review of 12th grade Mathematics, Science, and critical reading. The students are also given an introduction to the Theory of Knowledge and the Extended Essay.

 

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MTAP and MTG Training

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The Mathematics Teachers Association of the Philippines conducts annual mathematics competition to elementary and high school students. As former winners/medalists in various Mathematics contests themselves, the tutors who handle MTAP review can share their experiences and techniques with their students.

 

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Monday, 27 October 2014 00:00

Young Writers' Club

youngwritersclub2“Write to express, not to impress.”  

Young Writers' Club is Eureka’s writing enhancement program that aims to teach students the six qualities of good writing (focus, development, unity, coherence, correctness, and creativity). The program starts off with a discussion of sentence structures, the basic rules of grammar, correct use of punctuation, and proper spelling. It then proceeds to a discussion of literary devices and techniques employed by writers of different genres in conveying their thoughts and ideas. The program introduces different writing styles that students can analyze, learn from, and imitate. Written essays are checked by tutors who help the student further express his or her individuality through writing. Ultimately, the program aims to encourage students to be reflective, articulate, sincere, and confident in writing.

 

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Eureka’s Bright Readers

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“Bright Minds Read” - McDonalds

Reading is the foundation of learning. Eureka’s Bright Readers is a reading program aimed at developing and advancing students’ reading comprehension skills through carefully selected passages with varying levels of difficulty and vocabulary. The student’s level is carefully diagnosed and a tailor-made reading program appropriate to the student is administered.

We believe our custom-made reading programs will benefit students of all ages and increase their awareness of the importance of becoming active and critical readers as it is one of the prerequisites for future success.

 

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ESL Program

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Eureka’s ESL (English as a Second Language) program is designed to develop a student’s ability to converse in spoken English. ESL is offered to foreign students with little or no background in English. To encourage verbal communication, tutors focus on basic speaking skills such as correct pronunciation, stress, intonation, fluency, and diction. Lectures on basic grammar and writing are also included in one-on-one and group discussions.

ESL is also one of the programs offered ONLINE. Students who live in Japan, Korea, or other foreign countries can avail of Eureka’s online courses. 

 

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