Promise to Students:
(Things you can expect from your coaches)
1. You are important.
Gender, race, religion, disability status, political views, academic background,
or any other arbitrary division of people,
who are all unique anyway.
You have the right to be who you are.
2. You have talent.
Learning style, family history, school performance, or anything mentioned in #1.
Intelligence does not always equal motivation.
Lack of motivation does not equal "bad".
You are not alone. You had reasons.
Our job is to help you recognize and move past them, so that you can achieve your goals, whatever those might be.
3. Your journey is always more important than our egos.
If we are so insecure that we need to bolster our self-image at your expense,
then we should probably go back to school ourselves
and figure out what we missed,
instead of trying to teach you.
"It is rather more difficult to recapture directness and simplicity than to advance in the direction of ever more sophistication and complexity. Any third-rate engineer or researcher can increase complexity, but it takes a certain flair of real insight to make things simple again... "
- E.F. Schumacher, Small Is Beautiful.
Any teacher's inability to actually explain concepts in a way that works for you
or desire to make themselves feel good about themselves by making something seem overly complicated
...is a reflection on them, not you.
It is not impossible to understand math and science.
We. Are Here.
Many teachers forget (or never thought about) why they got into teaching in the first place.
We think about it every day.
We think the universe would be a better place if more people were better connected to the universe around them, including to each other, and our continuing goal is to serve you as you help us further this path.
You deserve to feel wonder. You deserve to feel good about yourself. You deserve to gain access to the mysteries of the universe, insofar as we currently understand them, and perhaps even push those boundaries yourself.
You deserve to enjoy yourself in the process.
Everyone traces the same journey from A to B, including those of us who might seem further along. It is simply a question of where you happen to be right now, where you want to go, and which sights you want to see along the way.
We are all unlimited, and we are all in this together.
All coaches and staff have been carefully screened and also sign this document before starting with SATisfACTion College Prep.
If you are ever unsatisfied with our fulfillment of these tenets, please let us know and we will address the issue immediately.
We are here for you, and excited to watch you grow along your journey.
Thank you for taking that first step.
signed October 26, 2017.