When our son entered into the international kindergarten in Tokyo, five years ago, we, both Dad and Mom are Japanese, had a simple idea and a desire to make a difference.
We wondered why parents had to adjust their family's busy schedules and drive half way across town just to put their child in another classroom with more kids... when in fact it was the classroom experience that their child was struggling with in the first place. We wondered...
- What if a tutor could come directly to the child's home to deliver tutoring services instead of fragmenting a family's precious time together by forcing parents to act as "taxi drivers"?
- What if there was flexibility in the tutor's schedule so that tutoring time slots could be scheduled to accommodate for a family's busy schedule?
- What if a struggling child could get one on one attention instead of being limited to the "one-to-many" teaching models used by most extracurricular learning centers?
- What if a tutor could develop a personalized program by working with the child's existing homework and school curriculum instead of loading more standard textbook work on an already overwhelmed child?
- What if average families could get access to top tutoring resources sometimes reserved only for wealthier families?
- What if the smart international students studying across Tokyo support tutoring and contribute their wise study tactics to the child for the worldwide level of higher education?
We are still trying to find out the answers. Stay tuned...