Business Profile: Education Station enriches remote, hybrid learning

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Education Station

Education Station founders Christine Chapman and Sims Yun have intentionally chosen to focus fully on online learning for the foreseeable future to continue supporting students during this uncertain time.

Class sizes remain at six students, and each small group is assigned two dedicated, experienced instructors, providing a nearly semi-private learning experience. This has required vetting, hiring and training additional practitioners, yet program fees remain stable as part of the founders’ commitment to MetroWest families.

“Since March we have worked tirelessly to build programs and train our instructors to provide personalized and effective online learning,” Chapman stated, adding, “We’re proud of what we’ve built, and our instructors are amazing.”

Chapman believes the instructors’ ability to master effective online learning stems partly from their familiarity with Zoom (used since 2016). Instructors are being trained continuously to successfully use break-out room, screen share, white board and other features of the platform, supporting an efficient and effective teaching experience.

Because the educational model employs small groups, instructors more easily cultivate and nurture meaningful relationships with students. Having access to each student’s online portal to review work progress and assess student-specific needs also personalizes the teaching approach.

“When families choose us to support their child’s remote schooling needs, our instructors provide accountability, guidance and clarification so students have a deeper learning experience,” Chapman said.

Appreciating students may be challenged by gaps in their learning during this uncertain time, rife with the complexities of remote teaching, Education Station offers a robust programming schedule this fall. All classes are remote, and most are available for purchase as a single session or as part of a five-pack or 10-pack.

For elementary-age students, two models of support are offered for remote and hybrid learners.

Middle and high school students who need extra attention with math can depend on the Math Study Groups for assistance with algebra I, geometry, algebra II and pre-calc. In these structured group sessions, trained teachers will help students with class material, review homework assignments, prepare for quizzes and tests, and review key concepts and math skills.

For students struggling with a specific problem or assignment, the Math Center is the perfect drop-in setting to ask questions and receive help, clarification and guidance. Writing support also is available for middle and high schoolers.

Education Station continues to offer its Standardized Test Preparation program for SAT and ACT exams. The College Application Programs are split into two groups: college work Session A will focus on résumé and application form completion, and Session B on personal statement and supplemental essay work. Intensive, weeklong College Bootcamp programs also are being offered this fall.

Many are still taking advantage of the free resources for college-bound students, including: Academic/College Profile Review, Baseline SAT/ACT Testing, and the 15-Minute College Essay Review session.

“I have the utmost confidence that our instructors provide an unparalleled and empowered learning experience,” Chapman said.

For inquiries regarding scheduling, programming and more, contact Education Station at 617-823-5403 or email support@educationstationhopkinton.com.

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