Amlon Tutors' Philosophy - press release-
The ever-quickening pace of information is a daunting aspect of this
technology age. But mere knowledge is a poor cousin to learning, and learning is
only useful when grounded in wisdom. From this deeply-rooted approach, Amlon
Tutors looks at education as a life-changing and lifelong experience, a quest
that goes far beyond achievement of the highest possible test scores, as a
person learns, adapts and discovers through life's challenges and rewards.
That is why we insist on selecting tutors who are well-rounded and
interesting people, have walked this path, and have solid experience in the
fields they cover. Our curriculum covers a wide range of disciplines, from the
educational building blocks of language, mathematics, and science, to the
artistic pursuits of music and dance.
Amlon Tutors uses encouragement and inspiration to develop a student's
potential. We believe education is a life-long process and starts with a desire
to learn, whether for star achievers or those who are feeling discouraged. Many
children suffer from being told they are behind. But we accept the child
wherever he or she is, seeking to awaken or stimulate interest in a subject,
rather than a sense of enforcement and duty. There are no lost causes.
We also understand that making a subject interesting and rewarding is the key
to unlocking a child's potential, to inspire him or her with a love of a subject
and to convey its enrichment of life and its relevance. Learning comes from
inspiration, not a sense of enforcement and duty. It encourages dreams, and
cherishes the gift of imagination.
We are also committed to the wider aims of professionals seeking to address
the education shortfall in the U.S., compared with other developed nations.
Hardly a day goes by without some news report lamenting the state of education
in the U.S. -- in literacy, numeracy, in scientific competence -- and the
woefully inadequate measures of cash-strapped administrations to address
The National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching, published in
September 2000, complained: "our children are losing the ability to respond not
just to the challenges already presented by the 21st century but to
its potential as well. We are failing to capture the interest of our youth for
scientific and mathematical ideas. We are not instructing them to the level of
competence they will need to live their lives and work at their jobs
productively. Perhaps worst of all, we are not challenging their imaginations
At Amlon Tutors, we believe in a well-rounded education that pursues a range
of disciplines. Whether we are discoverers, inventors, or pioneers, we must also
be communicators that can explain concepts to the layperson, and even if we are
laypeople in some areas, we still need to grasp what they have to teach us. The
renaissance ideal is not just a historical phenomenon but a standard that should
represent human variety. Learning never stops, and our capabilities are