A place to learn
My office is a warm, comfortable space that was designed to function as a classroom. As such, students know that they are here to learn. I keep healthy snacks stocked, and students are welcome to bring their own (no nut products, please). When students come to my office, they feel safe and nurtured so that they can devote their attention fully to their academics.
A place to learn from each other
Participating in a group allows for connections with others who are experiencing similar difficulties; it shows participants that they are not alone.
My favorite part of group instruction, though, is the way the participants learn from one another. A major component of all group instruction here at TBES is sharing and discussing obstacles, strategies, and achievements. As a result, participants learn from each others' perspectives and experiences.