Adults

“All students can learn when taught correctly, regardless of past history and background. If the student hasn’t learned, the teacher hasn’t taught.” - Siegfried "Zig" Engelmann, founder the Direct Instruction teaching method.

At Firefly Education, we offer instruction in essential skills including reading, mathematics, spelling, comprehension, and writing that will allow you to be more effective in your daily life, in continuing education settings, and at work.  Our corrective programs were designed to meet the particular needs of adult learners, and they can help you to acquire core academic skills as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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The Firefly Method: Direct Instruction
Originally developed in the 1960’s by renowned educator Zig Engelmann of the University of Oregon, Direct Instruction is the most effective, thoroughly researched teaching method available. In more than 300 studies conducted over the past 50 years, Direct Instruction has consistently outperformed all other teaching methods in speed and quality of learning. Direct Instruction succeeds through the use of clear and consistent language, carefully sequenced material, and constant assessment allowing for highly individualized delivery.

One-to-One Teaching
At Firefly Education we design a customized curriculum of instruction tailored to each student’s specific needs, beginning with careful assessment and placement to determine the exact starting point for each student, and then we deliver that curriculum on a one-to-one teacher-to-student basis. This focused approach creates the ideal environment for productive learning.

Speed of Learning
The Direct Instruction method, with its structured format and fast-paced interaction between student and teacher, concentrates the teaching process. The student thus learns much more rapidly than with other teaching methods.

The Student Experience
Students enjoy learning with us because they experience continual success while being consistently challenged, without becoming overwhelmed and frustrated. Our instructors develop a strong rapport with their students and ensure that the lessons are lively and engaging. Students are actively involved in setting ambitious goals for themselves and tracking their own performance.

Special Needs Students
Direct Instruction works with students across the entire spectrum of academic ability, including those with Attention Deficit Disorders, learning disabilities such as Dyslexia, and even with students who have more profound developmental disorders like Autism or Down syndrome. There are countless cases in which students previously deemed “unteachable” learned successfully with Direct Instruction.

Accountability
At Firefly Education we promise results. Our methods are open and transparent. We tell you the specific progress you can expect, and we deliver it ... and our approach works quickly:

You will see results within the first five lessons.

Firefly Education: more than tutoring - teaching.

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