Priddy offers individualized, self-paced learning programs for students grades K-12. We focus on mastering core fundamental skills and learning habits that are essential to long-term success. Priddy is conveniently located in downtown Millburn, NJ–home to a top-ranked school district–and provides onsite and online learning options.
How? At Priddy, we match our curriculum to the child’s ability, no matter the grade level. Students need to be at a level that they can feel confident and enjoy success, irrespective of performance in the school classroom. If a student cannot enjoy success, they may begin to think “I’m not good at math or reading,” and that thinking can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. We start all kids at a level they can be successful. With our guidance and positive reinforcement, students can rediscover the joy in learning!
How? Priddy supplements students’ learning at school with its own curriculum that complements it, while mastering prerequisite skills necessary to understand topics in school. This combination of the two: Priddy plus school, while instilling discipline and cultivating confidence through careful guidance, creates an optimal environment for learning and increases performance that otherwise would not be possible. The daily practice translates into experience, and experience translates into better performance, no matter the student’s age or grade level.
How? Priddy students learn the discipline of daily study also known as Priddy Time. In short, incremental exercises, students build a daily habit of systematic learning. This routine of doing an exercise and recording how long it took, forces the students to reflect on their work. Over time, students become acutely aware of their progress, and take ownership it. This shift from an external motivation from a teacher or parent, to an internal motivation from the student, is a fundamental change in learning behavior, and one that extends to a lifetime of learning.
How? Priddy does not classify students by age or grade level. If the student can demonstrate mastery, Priddy does not hold them back. It is that opportunity to excel that drives many students to use Priddy as enrichment that enables them to work ahead and experience a sense of fulfillment that may not otherwise be possible in a traditional classroom setting. The shift from a traditional teacher-driven pace to Priddy’s student-driven pace is one of the most powerful motivations that is critical to long-term success, and one that provides a truly enriching experience!