Thursday, March 8, 2018

6 Benefits of Think Tank Academics vs Traditional Tutor





We specialize in tutoring and remediation and pride ourselves at providing the tailored customization of a personal tutor, together with the broader resources of our full service learning center.

To discuss these aspects further, here are:


Monday, September 4, 2017

Think Tank Scientifics - Interactive, Fun Science



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An interactive science program for ages K-8! 
Hands on Science Presentations to meet the needs of the children of today!

INTERACTIVE, FUN SCIENCE 

Think Tank Scientifics strives to provide STEM Education principles in a fun, interactive, and engaging manner for learners of all ages!  Through exciting demonstrations, applications, and hands-on experiences, we seek to inspire children of our community and contribute to their understanding of Science. Think Tank aims to spread the word that SCIENCE IS FUN and also USEFUL!


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This month's experiments!


Lights, Sounds, FREQUENCY!
What IS light?  What is sound?  
Explore these forms of energy
that are as strange as they are
important to our every day life.
 (Great for ages 4-7.)

Earth, Wind, Water, and Fire
Learn a smattering of MATTER...ing!
 This show explores matter
& some of its properties
including weight, density,
forces, and chemical
reactivity!  
(Great for ages 8-12.)

Phrantic Physics!
Science makes us move!  
Learn about physics; the
science of matter and energy,
through dazzling demonstrations
including a singing pipe, a flying
potato, and a human-powered generator
for children to try themselves!  
(Great for all ages.)


Monday, January 2, 2017

5 Modern Steps to Effective Writing

           
 
As the Director of a Learning Center which services K-12 students, adult learners and college students, I am afforded the opportunity to see many different approaches to writing and composition. During my time as an educator, I have overseen the work of many students in diverse age groups, as well as spent a bulk of my career personally tutoring children and young adults in various academic programs. Yet, no matter where I teach, from the college classroom to private learning institutions, it always amazes me when I hear some of the things teachers tell students, and the "advice" they give on writing. Even worse, I cringe when I hear some of the "rules" teachers have laid down over the years in their attempts to create better writers in their classrooms.

Monday, June 8, 2015

OUR MISSION





Think Tank Academic Group is here to serve our community, and enrich the children and young adults we work with. We  provide elite educational services and holistic student support for every student. Our firm creates our unique lesson plans and tutoring methods at our facility known as "The Think Tank".

In our dedicated learning environment, our academic specialists truly enjoy exploring concepts with our students in an open minded atmosphere, filled with every educational resource imaginable. We create academic enthusiasm and provide our students the necessary tools to conceptualize, plan and accomplish their educational goals.

Think Tank Academics is dedicated to a round table tutoring and teaching method that allows our team of talented professionals to support your family with teachers of various disciplines. This is done in order to provide the best plan of action and cover every facet of your learning needs. We hire only the best of what the region has to offer. Our professionals have accrued countless hours in the classroom and have experience as professional tutors, trainers, and facilitators who think outside the box in order to approach your Educational Needs . We employ Early Reading Specialists, Early Comprehension and Fluency tutors, skilled professionals in Special Education, Middle School development, and High School learning experts who can prepare their students for any task from Kindergarten Developmental goals, to High School exams and Test Prep Classes. Our learning specialists are here for all students in our community. We serve clients K-12 from Early Readers to College Acceptance and also specialize in adult learning and professional advancement tests (ASVAB, TEAS V, etc) All of our teachers pass entrance exams and are monitored for a probationary period when hired.

OUR TEAM

At Think Tank Academics we are dedicated to a "round table" educational method that allows our team of talented professionals to support your family from many different scholastic angles. This is done in order to provide the best plan of action and cover every facet of your learning needs.

 Our professionals have accrued countless hours in the classroom and have experience as professional tutors, trainers, and facilitators who think outside the box in order to approach your Educational Needs in a way that encompasses a holistic approach. We employ Early Reading Specialists, Early Comprehension and Fluency tutors, skilled professionals in Special Education, Middle School development, and High School learning experts who can get their clients ready for any task from Kindergarten Developmental goals, to High School exams and SAT Preparation. All of our teachers pass entrance exams and are monitored for a probationary period when hired.



Blake X. Curry,  MALS

Think Tank’s Director and Founder, Blake X. Curry , is a unique educator in his own right. A two time Graduate of Wesleyan University,  Blake found his passion for the classroom as a Teacher’s Assistant for Wesleyan’s Sociology Department after gaining his Bachelors in Liberal Arts, in 2008-2009. Blake achieved these feats as a two sport athlete at Wesleyan, all while performing as personal assistant of Dr. Charles Lemert of Yale/Wesleyan. During his Masters studies at Wesleyan, Blake opted out of a traditional thesis, and created a new undergraduate course for Wesleyan.

Blake has since worked in the private education industry, acquiring knowledge of the major national changes in K-12 education, and vast experience working with families as a Director and Manager of some of the country’s best known and most respected Educational Programs. With a firm grasp on the most effective ways to help enhance the education of the children and young adults of his community, Mr. Curry has created Think Tank Academic Group, to pool together the best educational experts in Central Massachusetts, and connect local families with Student Support Services, Educational Advocacy, and top tier Tutoring at his state of the art facility known as “The Think Tank”. Mr. Curry teaches the bulk of our ELA & SS courses from K-12 and is our firm's General Education Specialist. Due to his years of experience in tutoring younger students, Blake teaches many of Think Tank's early reading and writing courses in K-3 as well as the advanced writing subjects he has taught throughout his academic career.

Calli Quinn, M. Ed, MS. 
Calli received a BA in Biology from UMASS Amherst and a M.Ed from Fitchburg State University. She has been teaching High School Science and Post Secondary Education since 2002.

Calli is a very talented tutor and all around educator whose expertise in Science has made her adept in many areas of K-12 tutoring, from mathematics to critical writing and even SAT.

She works with students of all ages and abilities.  Ms. Calli is a girl scout leader who loves the outdoors.









Mr. Livingston,   M.Ed
Charles Livingston is a renown Math teacher who has experience working with children of all ages and young adults. As a certified teacher in the Fitchburg School District, Charles has vast experience and exceptional skills as a classroom instructor and as as a skilled tutor and mentor. 

Charles has the keen ability to work with young students, K-8, but also enjoys the challenge of Advanced Math, College Prep and Calculus. Charles aids our students in Test Prep, ASVAB, Accuplacer and also anchors our developmental Math and Homework Help Programs.

Mr. Livingston has also trained extensively to be a certified School Administrator, and currently anchors the Math department at a local High School in Fitchburg. Mr Livingston is experienced in tutoring children of all ages and capabilities in various subjects K-12.

OUR SERVICES


Think Tank Academics offers K-12 Student Support and Tutoring Services. We also Specialize in Test Prep of all kinds, as well as many community based Educational Services.

EDUCATIONAL SERVICES OFFERED AT RATES OF: 
$47 - $57 PER HOUR  (Additional fees for specialized classes apply)

 The rate charged for your family's particular program is dependent on many factors such as: 

- Level of Commitment and Length of Program 
- Staff and Specialists needed to accomplish your educational goals
- Supplies pertaining your classes with Think Tank 
- The results of your initial academic assessment. 

*All Think Tank Academic Programs Begin with a full Academic Assessment. 
 Our Courses are Customized to meet your current academic needs and to review and solidify any gap areas of concern from parents, teachers or tutors. 



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