Encouraging Critical Thinking
Hunterdon County STEM Tutors
How many times have you heard your child say, “But I’ll never use that” in reference to a subject they are struggling with? STEM education is designed to put that fallacy to rest. The Hunterdon County STEM tutors at NorthStar Tutors are well-versed in this multi-disciplined teaching approach and are committed to helping students see the practical application of their lessons.
STEM Tutoring – An Integrated Approach
STEM education takes an integrated approach to the subjects of science, technology, engineering and math, showing students how each subject relates to the others and how these lessons can be applied in everyday life. Also known as STEAM when the arts are incorporated, this approach to education fosters:
- critical thinking
- problem solving
- research skills
STEM/STEAM Tutoring for All Levels
Because this teaching method starts early, NorthStar STEM tutors are available to help students at all levels: elementary school, middle school and high school. In this way, students see early on how what they learn in the classroom and in their tutoring sessions can help them in real life.
NorthStar’s STEM tutoring helps students improve their problem-solving skills by showing them how to make sense of the information presented and how gathering and evaluating that information can then be used as a basis for making decisions.
The STEM teaching approach focuses on helping students develop critical thinking skills, rather than on test performance. NorthStar’s Hunterdon County STEM tutors reinforce this approach knowing these skills will serve students well beyond their academic years.