How SMARTS Club is Different
Child-Centric: Dr. Meenakshi Singh the founder of SMARTS saw a need for a learning center in which curriculum could be customized according to the academic or enrichment needs of the child. At SMARTS, our program is Child-centric, instead of the child having to fit into rigid “cookie cutter” type of programs offered by some franchises which do not even cater to their specific learning gaps. We develop a structured program that starts with assessing the student’s needs and individualizing the program accordingly.
Emphasis on Learning Styles: We at SMARTS believe that kids learn the most when we customize and match their learning style. We have playrooms with manipulative and Lego walls for brain breaks and full libraries where books are classified by their Lexile reading levels.
STEAM Learning Center: In addition to the academic programs we offer other STEAM based programs including, Science Lab, Robotics, and computer programming. SMARTS teams have consistently been successful winning many trophies and recognitions over the years including Judges Award, Champions Award, and Spirit Award. In 2018, FLL team coached by SMARTS was recognized by the Frisco City Council for their achievements. SMARTS founder, Dr. Meenakshi Singh, is very active in the community and serves as an Ambassador of E-Cyber mission and as a virtual judge for E-Cybermission which is the Army Educational Outreach Program to promote STEAM in local schools for the US Army.
SMARTscore: After many pilot studies and research, SMARTS created a customized diagnostic test called SMARTScore which follows an algorithm to show parents the current academic skills of kids. The SMARTScore is used to customize the program to keep the child challenged beyond the grade level if and when it becomes necessary
Teaching Creative problem solving: Albert Einstein once said ‘Education is not learning of facts but the training of minds to think’, we at SMARTS strongly believe in that. It is important that knowledge acquired through education can be applied to everyday situations and problem-solving. We coach teams of elementary to High school kids participating in different competitions like Destination Imagination, First Lego Leagues, Future Cities, giving our students a good platform for problem-solving and come up with their own solution through design thinking. It is an exhilarating experience to see the teams work together and win trophies by young adults.
Annual Competitions: Being a big proponent of competitions, we started hosting our annual spelling bee and hosting Math Kangaroo which became a huge hit in DFW area as we included kids from kinder and above who are normally excluded from such competitions organized by public schools. From 12 participants, we have grown over 150 last year. We also offer USCF rated tournaments and Chess classes for beginner as well as intermediate and advanced levels.
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Unlike traditional tutoring and education, our Frisco educational facility offers enrichment classes that attack the root cause of academic challenges by building critical thinking, creativity, and key cognitive skills. We build our coursework and curriculum on STEAM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math), which teaches problem solving skills in real world situations that can be applied to future learning and activities.
Dr. Meenakshi Singh
Dr. Singh, founder of Smarts Club Education and Enrichment in Frisco, is an education expert whose experience runs the gamut from assistant college professor to substitute teacher. Her interdisciplinary background is reflected in her institute’s classes. The subject matter includes curriculum that aligns with the Frisco school district for reading, math, writing, science, and social studies to enrichment concepts such as yoga, chess, robotics, debate, and specialized interactive projects.
Frisco’s Smarts Club has developed an incredible team of educators who take pride in bringing out the creativity in your child. We challenge our students to be the best they can be in all areas of education, including learning new life skills, and we enjoy building close relationships with each student. Contact us to enroll or view our available programs and register online!