Our pedagogical approach has been developed over the years by Roberto Valdo Cortese, in collaboration with tutors and families.
It is based on three fundamental pillars. A student must accept our approach if they wish to work with us.
Accountability of the student
By working with us, students can learn how to overcome the obstacles and academic challenges they face.
However, the work with our tutors complements and strengthens the student's independent work. It never replaces it.
Working with us, pupils agree to undertake a journey that requires commitment and responsibility.
We ask our pupils to study 2.5 hours for each hour of enhancement they request
We do not write essays to students, or their personal statements. Instead we cultivate honesty and our students’ responsibility
Transparent collaboration with the school
Our tutors complement the work done in the classroom, which remains the backbone of student training.
As a result, all our tutors get in contact with teachers to better coordinate work with students.
Soft Skills development
In the vast majority of cases, the academic weaknesses of our students are at least in part due to weaknesses in the very precious "soft skills".
These include creativity (crucial in research projects), initiative (fundamental for self-study), self-criticism (necessary for the objective assessment of one's own performance) and self-confidence.
Therefore, we monitor and develop these skills in a targeted manner, as well as academic skills.
An innovative link between family, school and student
Valdo Academics works simultaneously with the three components of students' academic life
We gain the trust of children thanks to the results we allow them to achieve and the serenity we bring to the study. We therefore exercise an authoritative influence on children.
We consult with the professors to complement the progress made in the classroom and ensure the progress of the students, working honestly and transparently.
We keep the family informed of the challenges of the students, their insecurities and their potential.