Inside the buildings, inside the classrooms, I felt like I was always being challenged, which was something new for me. In high school, while I was never the smartest kid in the room, if I studied enough, I would get decent grades. Here, I learned that my studying capabilities didn’t fit the mold anymore, and I had to drastically change the way I learned and studied for my classes.
In High School a lot of courses might have been or are, by virtue of the material, memorization based. This has introduced a pandemic of passive learning in post-secondary education. Students, upon matriculation, find themselves struggling in their courses despite having exemplary grades in high school. It’s important to continuously cultivate learning habits and to adapt to how you learn best.
The General Intelligence(s) team came across a post on Instagram from Columbia Volunteer Tutor Corps. We believe that their mission and goals align well with our organization and thus we wanted to communicate their initiative. Columbia Volunteer Tutor Corps is currently recruiting volunteers that can teach different K-12 subjects and courses to students in the NYC area that are the children of medical staff and hospital workers.