Who we are.
Welcome to Academics1st! We are a team of teachers who passionately work together to offer students rigorous instruction beyond the classroom. We believe the key to taking students to a higher level of learning comes from building strong relationships. With strong relationships, we are able to offer needed customization for each student. We love our students!
OUR GOALS FOR YOUR STUDENT
To read and write with advanced proficiency.
To improve English/Language Arts confidence and grades.
To perform higher on state standardized tests and the SAT along with AP and IB courses.
To be equipped for college with the skills to be competitive and succeed!
We can't wait to hear from you! Call us today and let us help you find what you're looking for.
We offer custom courses for individuals and small groups!
We are a small team of English experts who are committed to partnering with your student to help them grow! All of our teachers have excellent educational backgrounds, coupled with years of experience teaching.
To view our teaching staff, please follow the link below to read their bios. You cannot specify which teacher you would prefer to receive, but we can assure you that all of them are fantastic!
WHY THIS MATTERS
The future belongs to those who can really connect and communicate:
Greta Solomon Forbes
"Having excellent writing skills can make you an indispensable member of your team or company. And it’s one of the best ways to remain consistently employable – no matter your profession. Especially when you consider that workers can spend a third of their time reading and writing emails alone (according to a Carleton University study). Then, depending on your role, it’s likely that you’ll also write reports and memos and, perhaps, proposals, PowerPoint presentations and social media updates.
Granted, there is an array of software to make sure that your writing is accurate and polished. So that with the click of a button, you can have perfect grammar and spelling.
But these apps can only work with what’s already on the page. They don’t know what was said at last month’s management meeting. Or, that a client is close to canceling a contract. Or, that another needs reassurance that service delivery will be swift and hassle-free. They simply cannot read between the lines.
A recent report by management consultancy firm, McKinsey, called “Jobs lost, jobs gained: Workforce transitions in a time of automation” stated that there will be challenging transitions ahead at work. And that in about 60% of jobs, at least one-third of activities could be automated.
However, as Bernard Marr writes: there are key skills that robots simply cannot master. These include empathy, critical thinking, creativity, strategy, imagination and vision. To stay ahead of the curve, your writing needs to demonstrate these qualities. So, it’s essential to plan and strategize so that you effectively straddle the line between what is said and unsaid. This is where many people slip up. And according to a Conference Board survey of 431 human resources professionals, writing is one of the biggest employee skill gaps."
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