Thorro Learning Instructor Certification
What is Thorro Learning?
Thorro (pronounced "thorough") Learning is a unit of Thorro LLC. We are based in New Jersey. Our goals are to develop essential life skills in children including learning, problem solving, creativity, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and communication. We have come up with a detailed curriculum called STEM++ that complements what is taught in school. Targeted at middle- and high-school children, we deliver our material via certified instructors during after-school programs, weekend workshops, and summer schools.
Why should I become a Thorro Learning Instructor?
Take your teaching and learning passion to the next level. Become a Thorro Instructor, help students in need of real-world education, increase your income and do what you love - on your own terms! Whether you're looking for a career change or to make some extra cash, becoming a Thorro Instructor is a great move. Designed for flexibility and fun, the program makes it easy to set your own schedule and teach as many (or as few) classes as you want.
How can I become a Thorro Learning Instructor?
To become a Thorro Instructor, attend one of our upcoming Certification workshops in your area. Each workshop provides you training to become a certified instructor for a specific module. We have five modules as part of our STEM++ curriculum: Engineering, Science, Business, Communication and Coding. Once certified, you will also get a paid access to the Thorro Instructor Network (TIN), for the module you're certified for. TIN gives you course materials, assessments, kits, and videos that help you run your classes. As long are you're a TIN member, your certification stays active for the module that you were trained on.
How frequently do you hold certification trainings?
Our trainings are typically 2-3 times a month. We hold it in major cities in the US, including New York, San Francisco Bay Area, and Dallas.
Do I need to get trained in each of the STEM++ modules?
There are five areas within STEM++; these include Engineering, Science, Business, Communication and Coding. Your certification is valid only for the module that you attend the training for. We recommend starting with one of the modules, for a particular age group (say grades 4-6), and teach for 3 months. Following this you can decide whether to take up other modules. TIN gives you self-assessments and more advanced content along the way that keeps you fresh and up-to date on the module you've signed up for.
What is included with each training session?
- Instructor manual
- Overview and deep dive into a specific module, including hands-on activities, best practices to engage children, and ways to promote learning
- Certificate of completion
- Online instructor videos for review (with active TIN membership)
- Access to student assessments (with active TIN membership)
- Access to kits (with active TIN membership)
How long does each session last?
Sessions typically run from 10am-6pm on a Saturday
Do I need to bring anything to the training session?
Come well rested since we need your active participation all through the workshop. Bring a notepad, a pen / pencil, and your own lunch.