By Patricia Guth
If you’ve been a parent to a student in a traditional school setting – especially in the last decade or so – you know that schools and teachers have particular curriculums they must follow and that even the most creative teacher can have a difficult time pulling in other topics that they know will help students make their way through life and their chosen careers. Given all the standardized testing requirements imposed upon our schools and the specifics of “common core curriculum”, it’s tough to stray from the teaching track imposed by districts.
However, if you or your child is involved in one-on-one learning with a gifted academic professional, there are many unique skills that can be included in what’s likely to be a much less-structured – though equally successful – curriculum.
Below is a list of skills necessary for proceeding through life with fewer bumps and bruises. These are skills that most one-on-one teachers are qualified to teach (and can teach online from anywhere in the world). Your student will benefit from any or all of these.