The ability to write well, to read well, and to summarize information from written sources has never been more important in school, in business, and in life than in today's global economy.
Writing Skills: Solid writing skills are essential at every stage of a student’s education. At Vogel Prep, we remove barriers to writing success by helping students understand the range of techniques available to them to fit the assignment. For example, we teach them how to create more demonstrative titles, descriptive verbs, tasteful metaphors and personifications, and artfully appropriate alliteration and vocabulary. In doing so, we help them create masterful, memorable assignments that often earn the highest scores from teachers.
Reading Skills: Low reading comprehension is often a symptom of passive reading – that is, reading without passion or purpose. Students who take an active interest in reading materials inevitably comprehend more than students who do not. Vogel Prep provides students with reading instruction that includes active reading strategies. Vogel Prep also provides differentiated reading instruction for novels and textbooks, because understanding the method by which information is presented is pivotal in gaining an understanding of the material. To learn more about our special qualified reading program, Q-Read, please click here.
Literature: Literature is the study of writing styles and techniques used by writers to convey information across multiple formats that include fiction, fantasy, history, short story, and poetry. With literature fading in the national agenda, Vogel Prep helps pick up the slack. Vogel Prep helps students identify each format’s unique style and structure to better understand the underlying message and delivery mechanism. We also teach students to understand a written work's context with respect to era, nationality, heritage, genre, and intention.
Grammar Skills: Many parents are concerned that their students don't get enough grammar instruction during the formative years and that grammar instruction then disappears altogether from view. To many students, grammar is a term that has no clear scope or definition. At Vogel Prep, we seek to remediate grammar’s lost priority by making it simpler and more straightforward. Specifically, we emphasize grammar’s five basic components: comparison, agreement, verb tense, diction and idioms, and word order and sentence structure. The result is grammar lessons that are memorable, beneficial, and enjoyable. This sets the tone for our path to success in high school, college, and life.