March 15, 2017 Blog
TutorBright Founder and CEO Sunny Verma appears on Rogers Daytime Barrie to discuss student progress. He believes that we should focus on measuring the progress of a student, instead of just their grades.
“Instead of measuring the exact result of math, A, B whatever it may be, we should measure the progress around it. Even if you had an F and you went to a D, that’s progress. What progress allows us to do is sort of encourage trying. Trying is the first step towards success. We understand this as adults but we have to start to instil this in a younger generation. When we do that you start to build almost an addiction towards success. I’m a firm believer that the most addictive feeling in this world is success.”
At TutorBright, our greatest aim is to make students limitless. As a supplementary education organization, we seek to fill in the gaps left by traditional schooling. Rigid grading systems attach percentage values to students’ capacity to learn, and by extension, to their sense of self-worth. The TutorBright mantra comprises lessons that can’t be written into a curriculum: master failure, love the hustle, have integrity, support others, and be optimistic. Where school has an unfortunate tendency to make students feel like their abilities are limited, these lessons encourage students to recognize that there truly is no limit to their capacity for growth.
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001This week’s Spotlight Tutor-Mentor is Eiger Tolledo! Eiger teaches math in Scarborough. He is a graduate of U of T