HSC Learning Center
The fully virtual Home, School, and Community (HSC) Learning Center is committed to promoting sound literacy. HSC serves ambitious independent scholars, homeschoolers, at-risk students, and international students ages 12 and older. HSC also supports undergraduates as well as other adult scholars with any literacy needs such as basic composition, writing skills workshops, GED English, et cetera. We offer a number of original and exciting secondary and post-secondary level English Language Arts and English as a Second or a Foreign Language(ESL/EFL) courses and tutoring packages that meet the Common Core Standards(CCS). HSC also offers reading circles, writing workshops, and paper editing services.
HSC Learning Center seeks to enhance and enrich the academic outlook and performance of the students it serves. All HSC Learning Center teachers have achieved a Bachelor's degree or higher and in many cases are certified teachers. All HSC tutors, teaching assistants, and other academic support staff have achieved an Associate's degree or higher.
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The HSC Model
My responsibility again if I’m your teacher is to teach you to think… I must teach you to think about everything… if I were your teacher, I would beg you… ask me the most difficult questions that you can... And when you ask your question, you begin to know more about what you really think.
The HSC Model of Learning focuses heavily on 1. developing literacy and 2. developing an enduring critical literacy through the interdisciplinary study of literature and the English Language Arts' component domains. The HSC Model defines and dictates HSC's pedagogical methodology wherein the key tenants are:
that through its focus on building literacy, English Language Arts as a discipline is the crux and basis for building knowledge and deriving meaning across ALL academic disciplines and is by its nature interdisciplinary. It allows the cognitive process to take place in any direction across disciplines. The embodied apparatus of James Baldwin's ideal education and educator, ELA affords students the cognitive and metacognitive dexterity "to think about everything" and to "ask difficult questions."
that beyond achieving a functional literacy, the goal of an ELA program should be to help students to develop an enduring Critical Literacy (as defined the late Brazilian educator, Paulo Freire), wherein students learn not only to read the text but to read the world through/while reading the text. In this way, Critical Literacy allows students to engage in advanced analytical work with various concepts and ideas retorting the highly interdisciplinary nature of English Language Arts.
that students learn in multiple ways and therefore a variety of instructional methodologies and materials should be employed in instruction (as per Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences).
that students should be introduced to a variety of literary theories and their respective criticisms.
that students benefit from building the component skills of the ELA discipline simultaneously.
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