What People Say
“I learned how to do it for myself and didn’t have to bother my family with questions any more.”
“I understood more in one hour than in all of my computer lessons put together.”
Guided Discovery with a gentle hand
The S.A.N.I.T.Y. approach to teaching
Seniors And New Information TechnologY are committed to the ‘student centered’ style of learning. A great deal goes into understanding who you are and how you learn.
We use the Fleming's VAK/VARK model of teaching, we acknowledge and accommodate for three styles of learners:
- Visual learners
- Auditory learners
- Kinesthetic or tactile learners
We understand that each individual will learn differently. Some will prefer to have the task explained in detail while others will simply want hands on experience. Some may require demonstrations and others a deeper understanding of the reasons for certain results.
S.A.N.I.T.Y. believe ‘If someone’s not learning, it’s because someone’s not teaching.’ We will continue to strive to create a connection with each individual and their learning style. We will alter and change our analogies and they way we explain until we achieve a genuine understanding.
A key aspect to a creating a successful outcome is motivation. We will not tell you what you need to learn. We will ask you what you are interested in. Long ago teachers taught their students what they believed they should know, S.A.N.I.T.Y understand that if there is no motivation, no enjoyment there is no learning. We understand that there needs to be the correct combination of fun and motivation to achieve desired results.
Guided discovery is based on allowing an individual to reach a conclusion and discover the outcome for themselves. S.A.N.I.T.Y. instructors do not sit in front of the computer, you do. Our aim is to create a learning environment that encourages the one to explore things they otherwise might not have tried.