How Gemm Learning Is Different From Tutoring

We resolve issues permanently, tutors fill gaps temporarily

tutoring or fast forwardWhen confronted with a choice of brain training or tutoring to help a struggling learner, more and more parents are choosing brain training, using a cognitive software and reading program solution like Gemm Learning.

While tutoring is the first thing that comes to mind to help grades or a homework problem, in reality it’s a band aid — it does not target the underlying difficulties that are impeding our child’s progress.

The attraction of tutoring is that it works on the symptoms of learning difficulty immediately.  By contrast, brain training takes time.  It requires exercising cognitive and foundational reading skills over a few weeks or months before seeing results.

If a child misses material due to an illness or has an occasional lapse in a subject, reviewing the material with a tutor can be helpful. But, if your child is consistently falling behind, the investment in a lasting solution may be well worthwhile.

Gemm Learning provides cognitive software and reading programs that are part of a new wave in brain-based interventions that make it possible to resolve learning and reading issues at their source, once and for all.  These days, parents really do need to weigh up brain training or tutoring to help their child.

In considering brain training or tutoring, our brain-training solution is:

  1. An Investment, Not An Ongoing Expense
    Tutoring focuses on short-term goals — homework assignments, tests, etc.  By contrast, brain training is a one-time investment to goes after the underlying problem —  it can save thousands of dollars in future tutoring costs.
  2. A Different Angle
    Tutoring is more of the same — teaching the same material, albeit in a different format and/or environment. We represent a different approach.
  3. Aiming For More Dramatic Gains
    Imagine your child without that underlying glitch. While tutoring is incremental, our goal is to tap into the power of brain plasticity, to rewire learning in a life-changing way.
  4. Engaging & Convenient
    Our software is online and convenient — there is no need to keep to the schedule of a tutor or to travel to a center. Plus the software has a computer game feel that most students like more than being tutored.

Choose a tutor when …

Your child has sound fundamental skills but has difficulty in one area, such as “getting” geometry. Some tutors have specific skills, such as Orton-Gillingham instructors. They provide individualized instruction catering to a child’s learning style, which can be helpful. However, they also tend to work around the underlying learning difficulties.

Choose Gemm when …

Most students come to us because their academic progress is being held back by a learning issue, such as:

  • Any difficulty with reading– fluency or comprehension
  • Difficulty following directions or inattentive ADD
  • A diagnosis such as dyslexia, auditory processing disorder or other language-based disabilities

Here are more examples of who we can help.