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Business Profile: Empowered learning at Education Station

by | Jan 9, 2019 | Business

Education Station co-founders Sims Yun and Christine Chapman have a unique vision to help every child achieve both their educational and personal journeys. PHOTO/DEBORAH BURKE HENDERSON

Christine Chapman’s vision for education resonates with parents and children alike. An educational consultant and former teacher at Brimmer and May, a Boston-area pre-K-12 private school, Chapman thrives on seeing students succeed.

Education Station is a unique educational space, for students between the ages of 4-20. Students are challenged to become their best selves and provided with the academic support, enrichment and coaching necessary to successfully advance both their educational and personal journeys.

“We offer a mindful approach to education,” Chapman said. “Our instructors teach young people how to study and learn effectively so they become empowered learners who take stock in themselves, set goals and become accountable so they might realize their dreams.”

Last June, Chapman joined forces with former student and independent tutor Sims Yun and, together they built Education Station, launching just before schools opened.
Students learn in small group settings, according to grade levels.

The Homework Academy is a supervised study hall for first through ninth graders with mentors and instructors who help students fully understand and complete their work. This after-school program is available Monday through Friday, and students may sign up for one session or multiple sessions.

The Math and English Language Arts Labs are designed in six-week cycles and were developed with the Common Core and Massachusetts state standards in mind for students in elementary school right through eighth grade. The programs are meant to reinforce and enrich what is being taught in the schools and to help students develop confidence in these essential subject areas while having fun.

The College Process and Standardized Test Preparation Programs include testing preparation for SAT and ACT exams, including their signature CRAM Sessions, and one-hour college workshops that include assistance developing student résumés for college alongside college application and essay clinics.

Later this month, Chapman’s team launches “EmpowerYOU,” a coaching and empowerment series for sixth through 10th graders, geared towards reflecting on identity, community, goal setting and preparing students to confidently approach the college process when they become juniors through their College Bridge program.

“These programs are designed to engage each unique student in meaningful self-discovery lessons to unlock their full potential on their journey towards college,” Chapman noted.

After seeing the success of the free College 101 and Eureka Math workshops held for Hopkinton students and families last fall, Education Station plans to offer additional evening presentations and workshops in the future.

Mindful of community needs, Education Station offers its space free for education-affiliated non-profits.

“Education Station is a dream come true for me,” Chapman said. “It’s the culmination of what I have committed myself to for over 25 years. Our staff is truly amazing, and we are here to provide enrichment and guidance, whether it’s one Homework Academy session or the full range of our services.

A female- and minority-owned business, Education Station is conveniently located at 77 Main St. (second floor), in downtown Hopkinton with plenty of off-street parking. Discover more at educationstationhopkinton.com, follow on Facebook and Instagram or call 508-625-1663.

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