Quantum Leap

math and physics afterschool enrichment program

"Where Math Counts & Physics Matters"

Why Quantum Leap?

School mathematics and physics are now discussed daily in editorials, on radio and television, and even in the halls of Congress.

Why? What is wrong with the American math and physics education? Why, by 12th grade, U.S. students are ranked at the world bottom in math and science among other countries? There are probably many reasons for that, yet the most obvious are:

  • the U.S. school curriculum has been described as "a mile wide and an inch deep"
  • there is no real emphasis on building strong foundation of basic math and science concepts in elementary school
  • there is a lack of layered approach to teach challenging math or physics in middle school
  • only a limited number of students (less than 20%) reach advanced levels of math and take any kind of physics in high school
  • there is little correlation and continuity between math and science curricula and textbooks of elementary, middle, and high schools

What can we (parents and educators) do to help our children start succeeding in math and physics? And why do we have to emphasize math and physics out of all school subjects?

The answer is very simple. It is because mathematics is considered to be "the economy of information," and physics is always referred as "the logic of technological revolution."

We all understand that our kids are going to live and work in the 21st century, and it is our duty to help them not only be successful in everything they choose to do in their lives, but also to help them be happy and proud of themselves and of their accomplishments.

And what is a better way for parents to help their kids to succeed than to expose them to a good, structured, fun and stress-free yet challenging math and physics program at the earliest possible stage. And that is what Quantum Leap School is all about.

In our after-school program we are going to use Singaporean math and physics books (textbooks, activity books, and workbooks) as a primary source of information for class and home use.

These books are easy to use, they are paperbound, small and light. They are clearly printed, and include enough exercises to perfect and reinforce concepts introduced in class. But what's most important is that these deceptively thin books were created with an impressive understanding of how children actually learn.

In addition to Singaporean books we are going to challenge our students with interesting problems, activities, exercises, brain-twisters, and tests from numerous educational resources of such countries as Japan, Hong Kong, and Russia.

So, a unique program + dedicated teachers + caring learning environment = Quantum Leap. Is it not a recipe for success?