PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tabtor, a tablet-based math learning program that is redefining education through personalized learning, today announced the grand opening of the first Tabtor Center in Kendall Park, New Jersey. Tabtor, which has helped the South Brunswick School District achieve dramatic student performance improvement in math through its unique personalized instruction methods, opened the center to accommodate rising demand for face-to-face instruction as students lose their fear of numbers and develop a lifelong love for math.
Tabtor's game-changing tutoring system has generated intense media notice due to its proven ability to deliver results, including positive coverage in The New York Times as well as ABC, NBC, FOX and CBS. In addition to its growing global customer base, Tabtor is currently in use in nine out of 11 schools in the South Brunswick School District, where it has enabled students to significantly improve test scores and build healthier levels of self-esteem. The Tabtor Center extends the learning environment. South Brunswick School District Superintendent Jerry Jellig reported that teachers in the district have seen a marked improvement in students' performances in classes where the technology has been implemented.
"The teachers have every confidence in Tabtor and that it is in fact making a discernable difference for our students," Jellig said. He also cited the program's unique customization features, which allow it to be tailored to each student's individual needs, as a key factor in the success of the program. "Whether a student is trying to learn math two years in advance of state standards or is two years behind and trying to catch up, Tabtor meets students where they are and builds a program around their progression," Jellig noted. "With Tabtor, teachers don't push students further or faster than they should, but they can accelerate a student through an entire year of mathematics in just a few short weeks if the student happens to have an affinity for it."
"By opening the world's first high tech tutoring center, we're giving Tabtor students and parents another way to receive instruction in addition to the home and school learning programs that are already in place," said Diane Wysocki, Head of Customer Experience at Tabtor. "The Tabtor Center will offer kids learning opportunities they can't get anywhere else, including math game day sessions where they can interact with peers and have the chance to use their new skills to build machines and robots that do cool things – activities that prepare students to be ready for the world ahead. The center will also offer students an opportunity to be well prepared to take the new Common Core based PARCC and other related assessment tests."
The Tabtor Center will offer instructor-to-student sessions as well as opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, an approach that fosters the team-building skills and project-based learning strategies that are increasingly important in a highly connected, collaborative workplace. Tabtor's tablet-based instruction methods have improved learning speed 50% and increased answer accuracy 65%, giving parents and teachers new ways to facilitate math instruction and generating excitement among students who had previously identified as "math-phobic."
The Tabtor Center is led by Crystina Cardozo, Center Director. Cardozo, currently a professor at Rutgers, sees first-hand the importance of students learning fundamental math concepts before they enter college. Cardozo, who holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a master's degree in math education, shares her enthusiasm for math in her approach to teaching, inspiring students to enjoy math while building their confidence. She is eager to make a difference and is patient, making sure all students conceptually understand the topics. Cardozo has tutored students from kindergarten through college for the past 10 years in addition to her work as a high school teacher and college professor.
"It is an honor to work with a company that is changing students' lives academically," Cardozo said. "As an experienced high school teacher and college professor, I understand the impact of underperformance in math and see how it affects the overall academic growth of students and adults. Tabtor can inspire a new generation, giving them the tools they need to conceptually understand math and enjoy it as well."
Located on the second floor at 3228 Rt. 27 in Kendall Park, New Jersey, the Tabtor Center is open from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Parents or students who want to learn more can visit the Tabtor Center website at www.tabtor.com/sb. To find out more about Tabtor, please visit www.tabtor.com.
Tabtor is a flagship educational technology product from PrazAs Learning, Inc., and is designed to completely transform the way the world looks at learning. The platform, designed for tablets, provides teachers and students with a highly personalized learning experience, which focuses on data driven proficiency improvements tied to individual topics/curriculum and point of learning for each student. Currently available on iPads and recently launched on Android Tablets, Tabtor combines best of personalized teaching with a fun and engaging learning program that supports multiple subjects. It is tailored to every student using a combination of patent-pending digital-paper technology that allows data visualization of student performance using proficiency matrix that is tracked each day, sharing and grading of handwritten work, video tutorials, adaptive analytics and gamification elements. For more information, visit www.tabtor.com.