Homework, Tutorial & Learning Center
At Epiphany, we believe in the excellence and importance of teaching—and learning—in the classroom. True learning involves student engagement and interest, which explains the school's goal of recruiting the finest faculty possible. We understand that great teachers make all the difference in a student's education.
Yet not all learning can take place in the classroom. Assigned reading, essays, reports, math problems, science calculations, and test reviews all require homework. However, we feel strongly that homework should not burden family life or affect the emotional well-being of the student. For that reason, the administration continually monitors overall homework levels, and if necessary, makes adjustments to the amount of take-home work. A general rule of thumb is that the amount of homework should equal ten minutes per grade. In other words, a sixth grader might have an hour of homework, while a ninth grader is assigned ninety minutes.
Tutorial is time set aside during school, before school, or after school, during which a student can meet with a teacher to discuss specific problems the student may be having in a particular class. The teacher is available to answer questions, provide additional help, and offer suggestions in order to help the student master the material. The student should make arrangements with the teacher directly when asking for specific help.
Tutorial is generally scheduled once or twice a week per class.
Tutorial is also a time in which students can make up missed exams or homework after an illness or excused absence.
Student Tutorial, as opposed to Tutorial, is an opportunity for older students at Epiphany to tutor younger students. Parents make arrangements to pay the student tutor directly, and parents also arrange scheduling. In the case of Student Tutorials, Epiphany functions primarily as a facilitator, with no active involvement other than to list and recommend the older students who offer tutoring services.