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March 23, 2015

YTC launches summer K-12 bridging programs

The world is undergoing unprecedented changes brought about by rapid advancement in information and communication technologies, trade liberalization, globalization. – UNESCO, 2010
Change is inevitable and adapting to change is another thing. In its pursuit to improve the Philippine education system, the Department of Education (DepEd) has implemented a major education reform known as the K-12 Curriculum.

The education program includes mandatory preschool education for five-year old children before entering the 6-year elementary school as well as going through additional 2 years in the high school or secondary education. Aside from this new structure, the medium of instruction from kindergarten to Grade 3 will now be mother tongue-based. This means that the K to 12 student will be taught the core learning areas using his first language. The National Achievement Test (popularly known as NAT) will still be administered as an end-of-grade 6 assessment but this time will serve both as an exit examination from elementary and entrance examination for Grade 7. Grade 10 students will also go through an assessment to qualify for senior high school and their chosen track. The end of Grade 12 examination will not only be the end of K to 12 exam but also serve as entrance exam for university.

These significant changes, initially, may be difficult for kids. As parents, there are a number of things to help your child or teen to prepare and embrace this transition. Parents can help their child to mentally organize and emotionally process the child's feelings such as fear of the unknown. By being a support system to your teens, you could help them cope with "anticipatory change jitters." Aside from these tips, there are private educational sectors who can also help you and you kids adapt to the new K to 12 curriculum.

“This is not a perfect curriculum. There is much for us to work on. There will be learning curves that we will need to meet and challenges to be resolved. But with everyone’s help, we will be able to roll out the program that we can keep improving over the next couple of years.” 
--- Bro. Armin Luistro, FSC Deped Secretary

Your Tutorial Center (YTC) is a 3-in-1 education center which offers Tutorial, Review and Language programs. YTC primarily provides ACADEMIC TUTORIAL programs from preschool to college all throughout the year.

This summer, YTC will be offering bridging programs focusing on developing and strengthening the coping skills of kindergarten until grade 10 students – in order to smoothly transition from the old to the new curriculum.

Aside from the basic literacy tools of reading, writing and numeracy, tomorrow’s individuals will need them knowledge and skills that will equip them to participate productively in their societies. 
--– ADB 2008

YTC is one with the K-12 curriculum to produce Filipino graduates who are holistically-developed with 21st century skills through its program and services geared to prepare kids and teen for higher education, middle-level skills development and entrepreneurship.

Your Tutorial Center, a Tutorial, Review and Language Center primarily provide ACADEMIC TUTORIAL programs from preschool to college all throughout the year.

Review Programs for UP, DLSU, Ateneo and UST; Math, Reading, Language Enrichment and Advanced Programs are offered during summer in preparation for the next higher Grade School or High School academic level.

As an accredited English Language Center, Your Tutorial Center also offers English Enhancement and ESL (English as a Second Language) Programs for both Filipino and foreign learners.
Check or call (number) for more information on Summer K-12 Bridging Programs.
3rd Flr. Red Maples Bldg., #411 N.S. Amoranto Sr. Ave., (formerly Retiro St.), 
Sta. Mesa Heights, Quezon City
Tel #: (02) 806-2027 | (0932) 8-666-982 | (0917) 626-7908

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