WHAT MAKES PRESTANS TEACHERS GREAT?
Finding a great teacher is no simple task. At Prestans Online Academy, we aim to match each student with an experienced teacher from one of the top independent schools in the United States. We recruit teachers who are experienced and successful at working with international students. Our teachers have served on the faculty of schools including Phillips Exeter Academy, Phillips Academy Andover, The Hotchkiss School, Deerfield Academy, St. Paul's School, The Lawrenceville School, St. George's School, Milton Academy, and Northfield Mount Hermon School, among others.
Full biographies of each teacher are available upon registration.
Here are six reasons why Prestans offers the most rewarding online educational experience:
+ OUR TEACHERS HELP STUDENTS ACHIEVE SUCCESS
Our teachers work, daily, with international students at world-class boarding and day schools. They know from personal experience the skills international students need to master in order to achieve academic success. They are uniquely positioned not only to prepare international students for the rigors of American schools but also to improve their grades in their English classes and boost their TOEFL or SAT scores. Only Prestans offers students direct access to teachers with this level of expertise and talent.
+ OUR TEACHERS ARE EXPERIENCED
Because Prestans teachers work at top-tier independent schools in the United States, they have years of experience working with international students, both one-on-one and in regular classroom settings. Not only are our teachers long-time independent school faculty members, but they also hold advanced degrees in English and/or education and frequently participate in professional development experiences. They are experts at desgining lessons and classes that are engaging and informative for their students.
+ OUR TEACHERS ARE RESPECTFUL AND CARING
In order for classrooms to be productive, positive spaces, there must be mutual respect between teacher and student. At Prestans, our teachers create a welcoming and supportive learning environment where students feel comfortable as they to step outside of their comfort zone, make mistakes, and learn from those errors. Prestans teachers value and respect their students opinions, ideas, and concerns.
+ OUR TEACHERS SET HIGH EXPECTATIONS
Research shows that high expectations leads to high student achievement. Students give to their teacher as much as is expected of them, and great teachers set high expectations that their students are eager to meet. Our teachers push their students to stay focused and engaged during class, encouraging them to try their hardest on every activity and assignment. Prestans teachers hold themselves to these same high standards and work tirelessly to help students achieve success.
+ OUR TEACHERS ARE INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERS AND CURRICULUM DESIGNERS
Our teachers are masters at helping students understand the most difficult and confusing concepts in the English language. While we have a set course curricula, no classroom experience in our program will look the same. Our teachers are constantly shaping and crafting the content and style of their classes to meet their student’s specific needs and keep them motivated, inspired, and engaged.
+ OUR TEACHERS GIVE GREAT FEEDBACK
Offering timely, specific, and constructive feedback is one of the key markers of a good teacher. In addition to in-class corrections, our teachers write summaries of each session that help students track their progess and reflect on areas of weakness. By incorporating routine feedback into their sessions, teachers can both praise student achievement and target areas for growth, setting students up for success in American classrooms.