Explorations Tailored Learning
Tailored Learning is what education should always be: meaningful, inspiring and liberating. It’s driven by the learner and fueled by curiosity. It’s an opportunity to discover the joy inherent in learning about something you love. It is about creating amazing things and meeting peers who share your passions. It’s about developing the resilience necessary to overcome challenges and building deeper connections to our world. It’s learning designed for the learner.
The Explorations Approach
Forty years ago, a team of McGill University professors founded Explorations to create meaningful learning for gifted and talented students at the elementary and high school levels. Our understandings of giftedness and talent have since changed, but our goal remains the same.
Tailored Learning is the result of those 40 years of learning. It is a program that places the needs, interests and capabilities of the learner first. Driven by engaging projects, it is designed to allow youth to find their talents and discover new interests, while also providing support for standard learning outcomes.
Tailored Learning programs are offered virtually or in-person (at our Learning Lab in NDG). Private Sessions are $60 per 45 minutes, and semi-private are $90 per period (max 6). To get started, please book a portfolio set up time below.
Who is Tailored Learning for?
Tailored Learning was designed to create an environment where learning is fun and engaging. It caters to young learners (elementary and high school) who have shown an interest in a specific topic or field.
Tailored Learning is NOT only for high-ability students. It represents a completely different style of learning that encourages lateral thinking, problem solving, resiliency and experimentation.
Children and teens who sometimes feel left behind by traditional school settings often thrive in the Tailored Learning program. It allows them to unleash their true potential without being restrained by the structure and demands of a typical classroom.
In order to provide a personalized experience to the young learners who take part in the program, Explorations always starts with a short 15-20 minute meeting to get to know the goals and interests of the learner.
There are many ways we can schedule this virtual meeting:
Schedule a call
Frequently Asked Questions
Every Tailored Learning Program starts with a short interview where our educators get to know the learners. Then, we propose 3-4 potential projects based on their interest. Our educator and the learner work together to hone the project and define specific milestones.
Zoom links for virtual activities is sent 24 hours before the activity. If you do not receive an email, please be sure to check your SPAM folder.
We understand that these things happen and encourage you to email firstname.lastname@example.org with the specific information (Activity, Participants Name) so that we may process your refund.
In accordance with government requirements, Explorations has limited group sizes and implemented many of the standard hygienic practices. We also require that our educators, staff and participants wear masks at all times.