I believe that a child’s success in life not only depends on their academic strength, but also on their character strengths, their moral values and ethical principles. In today’s world, it is vital to educate the “whole child”. The world is changing in such a fast pace, that the education they get in schools today may become redundant by the time they grow up. Therefore I believe that it’s vital to teach them how to learn and more importantly to love learning.
At The Banyan Kids, I am committed to providing the optimal learning environment for our children to experience the sheer joy of learning and the delight in understanding the world around them. More so than passive learning, an active participation in learning makes the learning process empowering. I want the kids to realize the beauty behind subjects like Math and Language Arts rather than memorize and rote-learn procedures.
Each coaching session is structured around four central goals of The Banyan Kids:
In a traditional classroom, the teacher leads and the student follows. Each lesson has a set time allocation and regardless of each student’s understanding of the concept, the teacher – and the class – moves on to the next. In mastery learning, the student leads. I will provide the children with the resources and the support to set and reach their goals at their own pace. This personalized learning approach will help to eliminate “gaps” in learning. I believe that mastery learning is a superior instructional strategy as it helps retain the learning as it is the result of deep understanding and not just rote memorization.
I also believe that character education is essential and must be incorporated in a child’s curriculum as early as possible. In today’s culture, there is a huge emphasis on developing our childrens’ cognitive skills and not enough importance is given to the development of their non-cognitive skills (also known as character traits). These character traits are not innate, but they are learnable skills. Numerous research has shown that personality traits such as persistence, curiosity, grit, optimism, etc were better indicators of GPAs, SAT scores, annual incomes and just overall personal success in life than IQ scores. Our children need a strong educational base, but they also need to know about commitment, self-respect, caring for others, leadership, etc. I hope to bring these values to our children through books, real-life stories, games and different activities.
At The Banyan Kids, children are provided with an enriched learning opportunity outside of their schools. Not only do we reinforce the education they receive in schools, but we also introduce them to concepts not taught (enough) in schools. From exploring the arts to creating ideas, from doing experiments to playing brain games, we challenge the children in novel and engaging ways to stimulate their imagination and to help keep their minds sharp. Creativity somehow takes a back seat in our current education system. At The Banyan Kids, we bring creativity to the forefront and incite creative thinking skills such as generating ideas, showing imagination and originality, etc.
HELPING EACH CHILD ACHIEVE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL
Some children may not be achieving their full potential due to behavioral problems, lack of motivation, attentional issues, improper learning habits, etc. Our low teacher-student ratio ensures each child to receive individualized instruction based on their needs. I have helped children achieve more than they ever thought they could achieve. The Banyan Kids also encourage peer and cross-age tutoring, both of which allow for more learning and understanding at both ends.
Learning should not be a chore. We need to empower our students so they can further engage in learning. I hope to challenge your child, inspire your child and make these coaching sessions a useful experience for your child. We should be proud of our children but more importantly, our children need to be proud of themselves!
We sent our 6 year old to The Banyan Kids for a track out camp and she fully enjoyed it. Every day was filled with diverse activities focusing on academic enrichment, hands-on activities, listening, group discussions, museum visits, ethics/morals, etc. Our daugther would come home and happily share all the things she learned that day. We also got accurate updates from the owner, Vineetha on their …
My kids love the center and learning here, my daughter loves the small science experiments they do sometimes, improved a lot in her conduct and academics and I am sure there will be more progress. Thanks!
When I put my little one in Vineetha’s class she was like blank. But now I can see a drastic improvement and from my other daughter. Now my little one is teaching us a lot of new things that she learned from her class. She loves the fun science experiments as well. My elder daughter loves science and she will do all the experiment that she learned from her class and explain all the detail…
Vineetha is extremely doing well with kids. She is big contributor in our child’s learning, both academic and personal character. We are happy that she is part of our kids learning process!
The Banyan kids provides personalized learning experience for my child. I love the classroom environment- the colors, music and low number of kids in a class. The patience of the teacher helps too!
Destination Imagination has been a great experience for all the kids in learning valuable life skills. Thank you for all your help & support.
My daughter has learned so much from the Banyan Kids, not only academically, but also socially and intellectually. My family feels so fortunate to have found you – we have tried many after-school classes, and there is truly no other places like Banyan that offers such and high-quality, and most importantly, individualized after-school learning and activities in the RTP! It’s such a supportive, nur…
“The personalized attention that each child gets is what I liked most about The Banyan Kids. My daughter really enjoyed her spring break with you. The attempt to explore their identity and morality appealed to me very much too.”
Vineetha is very well prepared to teach our kids. Her focus is not to introduce the topic but to make sure kids master the topic.
Thank you for all the dedication, hard work and support you have shown
My son loves the science experiments and the math work the most. I loved the idea of a well rounded education that doesn’t limit the teaching to academics only. She instills values, gets them to think of long term goals and improves their self esteem. With Vineetha as his teacher, I am confident that he is going in the right direction.
We are very pleased with the individual attention that was given to our child. Apart from academic curriculum, our child was able to learn some good moral values, behaviors and was given an insight to social and economic issues that was appropriate for her age, which are usually not taught at school. Being a full time working mom, I am always worried about wasting the precious track out weeks of m…
You are an awesome teacher!
My kids are among the first students of The Banyan Kids track out camps which then became coaching sessions later. More than just academics, these sessions focuses on general knowledge, character education, financial management etc. For example, at a recent physical, my pediatrician was amazed at the information the girls talked about human body with her.. Position of diaphragm, liver, pancreas, l…
We thank you for all your hard work and dedication. You are a gem of a person
Great thanks to Vineetha for making DI possible and for all her time and efforts. We are also overjoyed with the performance and the outcome from our kids. Thanks for giving this window of opportunity for our kids to learn and explore. Way to go!!!
We sent our rising first grader to The Banyan Kids this entire summer. The camp more than exceeded our expectations. We really liked the enthusiasm and passion of the teacher, individual attention given to the kids, stress free learning opportunity provided, healthy snacks, and systematic and detailed daily updates.
These few months in DI was an awesome journey for kids and parents. Thank you and your family Vineetha -so much effort and time.
My son enjoyed his summer camp and made good friends and memories. It was really a great experience for him!
The Banyan Kids exceeded my expectations totally. Was thinking it was going to be just another day-care for my kids for three weeks. By the end of week 1, was so surprised that the kids were doing so much and learning stuff. Very informative, creative and “super-friendly” teacher, says my daughter.
We want to thank you from the bottom of our heart for providing excellent learning lessons to kiddos. I’ll have to find words from the dictionary to respond but just know that you’re truly amazing person. You’re following Gandhi’s write up on your wall [“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”]… Banyan Kids Rocks!!
The Banyan Kids Annual event was very nicely put together! Congratulations! The kids learned so much and it was a wonderful idea to have them give a speech about how they will change this world! What a great experience for my child and us!
It is so nice to work with you and you are an inspiration in educating all the kids. Thanks a lot
We have been sending our son to The Banyan Kids for last two years to keep up with the school home work and to improve writing and math skills. However, he exceeded our expectations and learned about character education.We are very happy with Ms.Vini and her teaching skills.
I sent my son there for the track out and he absolutely loved the time he got to spend there. It was very structured and my son came out with a lot of learning from the camp.I loved the daily updates that were sent out everyday which kept me informed about what exactly my son did at his track out instead of having vague answers from kids. He said he does not want to go back to his old school and j…
My son has told me that this is the one & only camp he will ever go to…That says it all!! Thank you for caring.
My daughter has been with The Banyan Kids for more than a year now and has shown a drastic improvement in her academics and discipline to handle her work. I was amazed with how Vineetha was able to identify what worked for my daughter to remember stuff and gave her exercises to improve memory by visualisation. Her report card shows the results and of course the character education and non-academic…