LEARNING TO LEARN
“My true purpose is to help disempowered spirits rekindle joy in the learning process. All my students know that if their
lessons with me are not fun, I'm not doing my job. I'm not a tutor, but a personal trainer for the brain (for my older students) and a magician that teaches tricks for learning (for my younger students). Helping each of my clients to maximize their
learning potential is a priority, and I do this by teaching them the most effective ways to process information based on their own particular ways of learning. In addition, I help to remediate areas of cognitive weakness, teach metacognitive skills and help students navigate around difficulties by using their own strengths and passions.
If sessions can be turned into a game, I will make the deck of cards or game board. Much of it, however, is all in the presentation. For example, I never give homework. I only give "home fun," and it is always optional. It's not "script" or "cursive," it's "roller-coaster letters." Writing soon becomes painting with words, reading is creating a movie in your head (at least for some students), and studying for tests or working on spelling is usually a blast as goofy memory strategies assist the encoding and retrieval process. I think you get the idea. I create a unique path for each of my students. I feel honored to have the chance to work one-on-one with each of them and have developed some wonderful relationships - ones that have helped me to grow enormously.” - Erica Warren
No two people share the same strengths and weaknesses. In fact, each individual has his or her own unique ways of learning. While education continually searches for the best group approach to learning, individuals with contrasting needs are often neglected and learning can become an unpleasant experience. At Learning to Learn, it's not a matter of fitting a student into a program; it's creating a unique, individualized program for each learner that empowers and kindles a love for learning by:
1. Defining learning and academic goals
2. Utilizing exceptional study skills
3. Releasing the fear of academic failure
4. Understanding talents as every student has genius qualities
5. Developing compensatory strategies and remediating difficulties
6. Fostering confidence and independence
Dr. Warren has an expertise in lifelong learning and works with learners of all ages.