ORADELL, NJ--(Marketwired - Apr 24, 2013) - Huntington Learning Center stated this week that students need more than study skills and academic knowledge to succeed. Aptitudes advocated by the U.S. Department of Education such as tenacity and perseverance are essential to help students become resilient, intrinsic, lifelong learners.
Referring to the recently drafted report by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Education and Technology, "Promoting Grit, Tenacity and Perseverance: Critical Factors for Success in the 21st Century," Huntington's founder and chairman, Dr. Raymond Huntington, stated that the learning center considers such skills key to students' success in school, college and life.
"While our goal at Huntington is to help students build the skills they need to improve their grades, reach their academic potential and become better students, we also believe strongly in encouraging students to think critically, explore new and different ideas and set big goals for themselves," said Dr. Huntington. "We as parents and educators must come together to support students' acquisition of such non-cognitive aptitudes."
The U.S. Department of Education publication puts forth concurring ideas about grit, tenacity and perseverance, stating, "Importantly, we are deliberate not to treat these factors as residing only within the student -- it is the responsibility of the educational community to design learning environments that promote these factors so that students are prepared to meet 21st-century challenges," and also that "research evidence suggests that these factors can be just as important as intellectual abilities for success."
"It is exciting for us at Huntington to see the Department of Education undertake such efforts toward researching and promoting effective student learning environments," said Dr. Huntington. "Many of their suggestions and ideas are very much in line with our own feelings about individualized learning and the importance of providing each and every student the best possible education. We look forward to being a part of this important national conversation and continuing to help students become determined, hard-working and eager learners."
Read the full U.S. Department of Education report at www.ed.gov/edblogs/technology.
Founded in 1977, Huntington is a pioneer and leader in the tutoring industry. For over 35 years, Huntington has provided quality instruction to hundreds of thousands of students. Huntington prides itself on being "Your Tutoring Solution" for students in all grades and subjects. They tutor in academic skills, such as reading, phonics, math and study skills; and in advanced math and science subjects ranging from algebra through calculus and general science through physics. They also prepare students for state and standardized entrance exams, such as high school entrance exams and the SAT and ACT, and provide free school tutoring to eligible schools. Learn more about Huntington at www.huntingtonhelps.com.