“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.”
- Albert Einstein.
Academic Tutorials provide valuable support to students of all levels. The increased demand for academic tutorials is in a way a reflection of the advancement in the curricula and programs offered by many institutions. Every year, new subjects in almost every perceivable area of knowledge emerge and the amount of knowledge created further creates other areas of knowledge in the process. The cycle is a never ending one and it likely that many of what we know now will be outdated in as short as five years.
It is parallel with this way of thinking that we at Eureka, as a tutorial center, approach academic tutorials. We offer a wide range of subjects that have benefited and continue to benefit students of all ages. As a tutoring center, we employ the most number of full-time tutors/teachers in Metro Manila in order to attend to the diverse and evolving needs of our students. Since our inception in 2007, we at Eureka have already helped thousands of students achieve academic success by providing intensive academic programs and comprehensive study materials that help improve skills and promote excellence by demanding persistence and collaboration. We believe that by teaching students how to think, and by demanding excellence from our students, we make sure that they can adapt to the ever changing intellectual landscapes that the future will surely bring.
It is our commitment to helping our students that we continue our journey with them. And we will persist.
The following are the subjects offered:
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Proficient and skilled use of the English language can enhance career prospects which allow people to achieve success in different fields and can open up many opportunities. Through the study of English, a range of advantages are available. Quality courses offer candidates the opportunity to improve job prospects, the capacity to communicate with others, and access to information right across the world.
Arguably the greatest advantage of studying English is the vast increase in employment opportunities and career prospects. People who can speak English fluently (possibly together with the first language) are highly sought after by companies of many types, including international companies. With the world becoming so much closer and more connected, opportunities to travel and explore different parts of the world are more available, and being knowledgeable of the English language enables a traveller to communicate better. In so many parts of the world, English is the common language. When you have a command of the English language, travelling and interacting with people of different nationalities can become easier and more enjoyable.
In a recent study entitled “The Contribution of Multilingualism to Creativity”, it is proven that learning an additional language elicits a lot of benefits for the brain. English as a Second Language (ESL) students, as well as anyone engaging in obtaining multilingual abilities, were found to have obtained mental benefits characterized as the following:
1. The ability to communicate in a new language
It is proven that people who are committed to and engaged in learning new languages gain the confidence of creating connections with a wider range of the world’s population.
2. The brain undergoes a change in electrical activity
Before the study, it was believed that this change in brain functioning only occurred when the students had obtained a high level of language ability in the new language, but the study revealed this change may occur at the earliest stages of language learning.
3. Superior memory function
Language learning showed an increase in memory capacities. This ability is especially strong in short-term memory. It is considered as a huge benefit for it allows the braintostore information for longer durations while thinking processes are activated.
4. Increased mental flexibility
It allows a person to use the different avenues for thought for it keeps the mental pathways opened up. Constant exercising of the brain keeps it flexible and agile.
5. Increased problem-solving abilities
A person also benefits from language learning by gaining increased problem-solving abilities in all of the following areas: abstract thinking skills, concept information, creative hypothesis formulation, strengthened capacity to identify, understand and solve problems; the ability to focus on a task by filtering out distractions and extraneous information and an increase in multi-tasking ability.
6. Greater comprehension for how language works and is used
The acquisition of knowledge posts benefits by creating a greater comprehension for how language works and is used. The study found individuals with multilingual communication were able to better read and interpret social situations which improved their performance in social settings.
7. Prevents the deterioration of brain functioning over time
It was reported and proven in different studies that those individuals who were multilingual (those who are proficient in at least two languages) had the lesser possibility of developing age-related cognitive problems such as dementia.
8. Increased ability in digital literacy
All these benefits are culminated by the increased ability of individuals in digital literacy. Because of these mental abilities, individuals which are multilingual have a noticeable ability to stay up to date with modern technologies. Our intelligence tends to produce technological and social change at a rate faster than our institutions and emotions can cope with. We therefore find ourselves continually trying to accommodate new realities within inappropriate existing institutions, and trying to think about those new realities in traditional, but sometimes dangerously irrelevant terms.
For years, the popular methodology for learning a second language was to focus on grammar and sentences first and then on vocabulary. Recently, however, there has been a shift toward recognition that learning vocabulary first leads to more success. Having a base of vocabulary to draw from makes learning grammar and sentence structure easier.The program that Eureka employs is based on the concept of building a solid vocabulary foundation before tackling other aspects of the language. With the aim of making the students more engaged and involved in the process, the tutors present new words that are frequently and repeatedly in input. The more frequently the language learners are exposed to vocabulary, the more they are able to have retention of the words.
For the vocabulary program to be effective, it should avoid other kinds of elaboration that might produce negative effects on the learning of new words. Some learners may find it distracting or confusing if they are asked to perform other tasks at the same time that they are trying to commit new words to memory. Studies have shown, for example, that learners who were asked to either list their emotional associations for foreign language terms or count the letters in each foreign term they were learning actually had poorer recall for those vocabulary words than learners who concentrated just on the words themselves.
After broadening the word bank, the students are then exposed to the application of the words that they learned by reinforcing other skills in English such as speaking, listening, reading and writing. This allows the students to be exposed on the holistic application of the English language.
Eureka is aware that learning the language is just a half way to fluency. For people who speak English as a second language, several pitfalls may stand in the way of communicating fluently with native speakers. Even with a firm grasp of English grammar and a full arsenal of vocabulary, correct native-level pronunciation remains an obstacle for many language learners. That is why an accent reduction program (simply known as “accent training”) is also included in the Speech Enhancement program.
Accent reduction is the process of modifying a non-native speaker’s pronunciation to render a language more easily and effectively understood by native speakers. Offered in group classes and private tutoring sessions by trained and experienced instructors, accent reduction courses are intended to aid non-native speakers achieve fluency in American English pronunciation.
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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
AP Subject offered
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.
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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.
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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“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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“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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TOEIC or the Test of English for International Communications started as a standardized test to measure two (2) major academic skills in English: the Listening and Reading skills. In 2006, the TOEIC test became more comprehensive and broader in scope, thus, the other two (2) academic skills in English were introduced: the Speaking and the Writing skills. The exam is designed to reflect actual English usage in the workplace, though they do not require any knowledge of specialized business terms. Each test has a score range between 0 and 200, with test takers grouped into eight proficiency levels.
Eureka’s TOEIC review program exposes students to common terms and expressions the student needs in order to respond to actual questions. Hundreds of passages are available so that students can practice for as much as they want. The student is also required to take comprehensive computer-aided practice tests as well as lectures to familiarize him/her with common question types found in the test.
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The acronym AP stands for Advanced Placement. The AP offers college level curriculum and examinations to high school students. College Board, a group of expert educators, handles AP in the United States and Canada.
Eureka! offers review for the following Advanced Placement Exams:
Because of the inherent difficulty of AP subjects, it is recommended that the student reviews at least two months prior to the schedule of his/her exams to provide enough time to cover all the necessary topics.
Eureka's students have achieved distinction after reviewing at Eureka. One of Eureka's students, Peter Hyung of MIT, scored a "“5 in AP Calculus BC. This is the highest mark achievable in AP.
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The New Generation TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language, internet-based test) evaluates an individual’s ability to understand and use English in an academic setting. This standardized test is commonly required by colleges and universities in the US for non-native speakers who wish to pursue an undergraduate course in an American university. At the same time, it is a common measure of English proficiency used by numerous business institutions, government agencies, and scholarship programs.
Eureka’s TOEFL program includes multiple simulation exams and coaching from experienced TOEFL tutors who guide the students and acquaint them with important test takings skills needed in order to increase their scores. The TOEFL simulation test given to the students accurately gauges the student’s skills in the four areas (listening, writing, speaking, and reading) tested in the TOEFL. Eureka’s predicted score represents the likely score of the student in the actual TOEFL. This predicted score is very useful especially for those who need to achieve a minimum TOEFL score as a requirement for their college admissions. More importantly, the predicted score also pinpoints specific skills and particular areas of concern that a student must improve on.
In 2011, Thomas Lee, one of Eureka’s TOEFL review students, achieved a perfect score of 120 after three months of rigorous review.
The TOEFL is considered by many as the most comprehensive ACADEMIC English test available.
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Scholastic Aptitude/Assessment Test Review (SAT I and SAT II)
The Scholastic Aptitude/Assessment Test (SAT I) and the SAT Subject Tests (SAT II) are standardized tests taken by students who wish to study in foreign universities. These tests evaluate the academic readiness and competency of students bound for American universities although the results can also be used when applying for other non-American universities such as the National University of Singapore, The University of Hong kong, and other reputable universities. Developed and published by The College Board, the SAT aims to measures English literacy in both reading and writing as well as a student’s mathematical ability.The SAT is used by many institutions as an objective measure of a student’s ability although a high score in the SAT is not the sole criterion for admission.
Eureka’s SAT review employs the principle of “learning by doing”. Carefully-crafted exercises are given to students to pinpoint areas of weakness. These areas of weakness are then addressed by tutors who provide exercises that reinforce concepts essential to understanding. Tutors act as raters to give the students a prediction of the score they are likely to get in the actual SAT. Based on the scores of hundreds past students, Eureka’s predicted score is within five (plus minus 5) percent of what students get in the actual SAT. This accuracy is the result of years of extensive exposure and experience of the tutors handling the review.
Eureka has successfully assisted hundreds of students in the Philippines to significantly improve their SAT scores. In 2013, John Lee, one of Eureka’s students registered a perfect SAT score after two months of review while Peter Hyung, gained admission to UC Berkeley after achieving an SAT score that belonged to the 98% percentile of all test takers. Erick Lim achieved an SAT score on the redesigned test higher than the average score obtained by Harvard freshmen.
It can be argued that a student’s SAT score (or ACT) is the biggest factor determining acceptance to elite universities and Ivy League universities.
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