1. On what approaches are The Stimulus Effect's instruction and educational content based?
The Stimulus Effect's instruction and lessons are informed by Robert Sternberg's theory of triarchic intelligence--which advances that cognitive performance can be enhanced through the development of analytical, creative, and practical skills--and the theory of multiple intelligences as advocated by Howard Gardner, which entails that students best process information and engage with stimuli through specific learning modes (visual-spatial, auditory, interpersonal, etc.). Both approaches emphasize that instruction should be customized to meet students' individual needs and guide them in effectively applying understandings inside and outside the classroom.
2. How does online tutoring work?
Online tutoring is delivered in real-time through Vyew, Skype, and similar programs using videoconferencing, chat, and whiteboard features, among other tools.
3. Is The Stimulus Effect's instruction linked to prevailing standards?
Instruction and lessons are tied to state and federal standards. The standards addressed by the lesson are clearly indicated with each activity to assist educators in developing particular skills and knowledge bases.