At Academy for Thinkers, we approach schooling differently. Whereas most modern-day institutes focus on short term goals like grades, testing, college placement, and even career field objectives, Academy for Thinkers aims to foster a lifelong affair with critical thinking among its pupils. The curriculum aims to teach students not what to think, but how to think by reflecting on choice literature and generating expository text. By coaching students to capture their thoughts on paper in a logical manner, students engage with the processes of information discovery and thought articulation; they learn to analyze information, reflect thoughtfully, and argue their conclusions persuasively. As students engage with one another’s positions and respond to shared reading assignments, students further explore the art of purposeful articulation, engaged discourse, and the delicate balance between defending their original ideas, and modifying their positions based on new perspectives. Academy for Thinkers sets students up for a lifetime of responding thoughtfully and intentionally to the world around them and the people they share it with.
About Ms Christina
Academy for Thinkers founder Christina Pham is – unsurprisingly – a passionate proponent of learning, and a firm believer in the power of critical thinking and the way it transforms our interactions with information, with opportunity, with self, and with each other. Her dedication to academia is evident in her education; Ms. Christina holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from UCLA, a master’s degree from the University College London (UCL) with distinction under the program Issues in Modern Culture, and even studied her senior year at University of Cambridge, Pembroke College focusing on Philosophy, Romantic and Gothic Literary History, and Victorian Literature. Ms. Christina brought that passion for learning to her work as an educator tutoring students at UCLA, OCC, Fullerton College, and Cerritos College; working as a private instructor for the Prince’s Trust Kennington Centre in England; working for a year in Nanning, China as a teacher of students ages 5-16 and manager of teachers at English First; and finally, opening Academy for Thinkers in June 2018.
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