Frequently Asked Questions:
Is this tutoring?
No. Rad Academy is not a tutoring center, we offer classes and camps. Enrichment classes can do even more than tutoring to improve student performance, especially if the quality of the classes and camps are high.
Why credentialed teachers?
Rad Academy answers the problem of our teacher shortage by offering supplemental income to Bay Area teachers. It also gives teachers the opportunity to fall in love with the vocation again. Often with strict curriculum, district mandates, and state standards, teachers can feel pushed out of the process in favor of prescribed pedagogy. Rad academy hopes to allow teachers a space to have fun teaching to their passions. Quality is also huge part of our mission. We trust that teachers are fully capable of creating learning experiences that their students will benefit from.
What kinds of classes will be offered?
Our classes will be in complete control of the teachers who teach them. So far we've heard talk of foreign languages for younger learners (who are more capable of learning a language due to their ages), personal finance for teens, Tinkering, and mindfulness. There is a totally organic and fluid list of classes that will be shared at Rad Academy which till the soil of ingenuity and creativity within our community.