Overview of Quantum Mentors®
Currently in development and review by instructors,
the Quantum Mentors® help new and out-of-field instructors
better prepare for teaching difficult subjects such
as Chemistry and Mathematics by simulating typical
student/teacher interactions in real-time. The software
serves as a virtual mentor where teachers can become
more familiar with content, effectively respond to
student questions and practice proven pedagogical
techniques for improving student understanding before
getting in front of a live class.
development of the Quantum Mentors® is urgently needed.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics
report, The Condition of Education, there is
a significant shortage of qualified science and mathematics
teachers in the United States. An increasing number
of middle schools and high schools are forced to rely
on new and out-of-field teachers to fill the gap for
teaching these subjects, often resulting in a substantial
decline in the quality, depth and individual attention
Like a Flight Simulator for Teachers
Allows instructors to become more familar
with content and practice responding to typical
student questions before getting in front
of a live class.
Explore Proven Pedagogical Techniques
to Improve Student Performance
Similar to observing a master teacher in class, instructors can
view detailed explanations of the pedagogy behind the instructional
feedback given to students.
Be Prepared for the Live Classroom
A Transcript of your virtual teaching session keeps track
of everything that was discussed, including Mentor commentary
and feedback. You can add your own comments to the transcript
and save/print for quick reference during your live classroom
Enter Your Own Problem
Each Mentor covers a different topic, similar to chapters in a
book and allows you to enter problems you would like to practice
reviewing, whether from the textbook, homework assignment, quiz
or other resource.
Have Unlimited Access to a Virtual Master
At any time during your training session, instructors can ask
the Mentor questions about key concepts and teaching techniques
required to improve student performance and conceptual understanding.