Customized Online and In-Person Tutoring Services Help The Stimulus Effect Boost Achievement Levels by Over 11%

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Through engaging algebra, reading, writing, finance, and accounting tutoring—among many other subjects—and independent exercises that enable student to diligently overcome skill gaps, The Stimulus Effect has increased student achievement rates by over 11% since last spring. Perhaps, with this company, engagement + effort = success.

Whether a student has failed a number of times before, has struggled with learning disabilities, or has even lost his or her motivation to do well, the firm’s committed to rekindling that passion for achievement.

A once insecure 11-year-old, who was left back twice, now earns As and Bs in her classes. An MBA student who once struggled with dyslexia earned a 95 on his finance midterm. A professional who was nearly “scared to death” of math is on track to receive an A- in her statistics class. And, an adult student who thought his learning disabilities would stop him from even earning his BA is now poised to be accepted into a rigorous graduate program. These are just some of the clients that enabled The Stimulus Effect to increase its achievement scores by over 11% during the last year. To what can this success be attributed? The students’ hard work, motivation, and determination are of course instrumental factors. However, if you ask them, they would also add The Stimulus Effect’s engaging tutoring services and tailored exercises.

From the company’s clients, it seems that a nurturing approach, and offering students opportunities to challenge themselves, serve as keys to progress. “The tutors really try to craft the concepts to your understanding during the sessions,” says Delia, an MBA student in Austin, TX. “The Stimulus Effect seems not only to want their students to do well on tests, but also to really know the material.”

“In elementary school, it was a struggle just to write a paragraph. But, it’s now easy to write quality, academic papers that are worthy of the graduate level…honestly, most of that progress came within the last year. My tutor had so much to do with that,” says Demia, a Ph.D. candidate in Jersey City, NJ who has also benefitted from the firm’s services.

“For the first time, I know I can make it. There were a lot of hard exercises to do (even sometimes on vacations and weekends), but it was so worth it. School is fun now,” says Ikia, an elementary student in New York, NY.

“I think if you look at the company’s successes, it really comes down to giving students an environment to safely expand expectations and redefine possibilities,” says Arziki Phenyo, The Stimulus Effect’s founder.
“Whether a student has failed a number of times before, has struggled with learning disabilities, or has even lost his or her motivation to do well, the firm’s committed to rekindling that passion for achievement.” And, The Stimulus Effect’s success is evident from the numbers. In the spring of 2011 median test scores were 80, 81, and 83 for elementary, secondary, and post-secondary students; now, median scores are 88, 89, and 94 for each academic level. The company seems poised for even stronger growth in the future.

So, how will The Stimulus Effect ensure that its students progress even more? “The goal is for all median scores to be at least at the A level. To do that, we will begin creating customized learning agreements in the summer of 2012 that allow tutors and clients to work collaboratively on practical—but challenging—goals that motivate progress. In addition, we will further tailor our ‘follow-up exercises’ to feature enriched and advanced problems that provide acceleration beyond the current levels of content in their classes. The idea is for students not only to be able to excel in their current classes, but to have the tools to thrive at the highest levels.” From the successes over the past year, it is evident that The Stimulus Effect holds their clients—and just as importantly themselves—to a higher standard.

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