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The University of Texas at Arlington University CrossroadsThe University of Texas at Arlington University Crossroads

The University of Texas at Arlington University Crossroads

SAT Math Prep

Instructional Methodology

The University Crossroads’ SAT Math Prep incorporates Dr. Laura Resnick’s “Principles of Learning”, University of Pittsburg’s Institute for Learning (IFL), in addition with the Socratic Method for critical thinking, which is teaching by asking instead of by telling.

With our 3.5 hour sessions, we promote the following methodology:

The Students

  • Replace aptitude with hard work as a measure of success (effort-based learning)
  • Set goals and evaluate progress
  • Acknowledge accomplishments
  • Engage in thinking and problem-solving skills, especially around major concepts
  • Question student-to-student, probe, use evidence and knowledge to develop ideas
  • Present, model and discuss authentic learning

The Instructors

  • Keep the discussion focused and intellectually responsible
  • Stimulate the discussion with probing questions
  • Draw as many students as possible into the discussion
  • Summarize what has and what has not been dealt with and/or resolved