When Robert began his journey at Winston Prep School he was described as an active and enthusiastic learner. Although he demonstrated strengths in certain areas such as rote learning, vocabulary and math calculation, he often struggled to understand and express complex and abstract ideas.
For students like Robert, the most difficult areas of school life can be comprehension, math concepts and social pragmatics. This was true for Robert. Over his time at Winston Prep Robert received strategy instruction throughout the curriculum to help him understand patterns in all areas of academics and socialization. Problem solving and reasoning skills were emphasized in every course every day, so that over time Robert was better able to stay poised and effective when faced with challenging abstract concepts and situations. This newfound ability to deal with the abstract, combined with Robert’s strength in rote learning and memorization, allowed him to excel at WPS and beyond. Robert graduated from Winston Prep and Adelphi University, and is now working towards his PhD.