Our Mission:

Our Mission is to prepare students such that they function better and succeed in schools, colleges and universities. This is not happening now and we want to remedy this by preparing students via an integrative way of teaching that we developed. In this regard, consider us a special preparatory institution and a partner which prepares students so they succeed instead of failing while pursuing their education.

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What makes education difficult and what prevents learning and understanding?

There are two causes of this:
One is the subject based format of teaching which overly fragments knowledge which is further broken down into smaller pieces, often randomly, via the lecture format of delivery which happens more often when different professors are assigned to teach different parts of a given course, and

Two, the biggest obstacle to learning is a bit more serious and hidden than the one mentioned above; it is the knowledge left behind and not brought forward.

This omission produces gaps making it difficult for a student to understand what is being taught and why. A student thus opts for the memorization route, thereby compromising his or her potential settling for much less than he or she is capable of becoming.

We prevent this from happening by exposing students to an overview of what is known from our beginning to now and what is being done to expand it further. The groping and somewhat lost student thus finds his or her bearings and thereby becomes capable of growing with the growing and evolving society.

The unexpected part of this integrative way of teaching is that as we integrate knowledge, feeing it from much minutia and redundancies, it shrinks becoming less to teach with better understanding than the conventional way of prolonged teaching.

For instance, science, via this process of integration gets reduced to mere 150 concepts and skills which if learned first in a lab setting makes the rest of science, both basic and applied, easy to navigate through.

Same happens to the rest of our knowledge of art, humanities, psychology, sociology, anthropology and economics etc. They also shrinks and when their essence is merged with that of science, we end up with a holistic collage of practically the whole of our functional knowledge enabling us to become analytical, creative and versatile.

This form of integration also allows us to teach much by offering only six courses and a few workshops, and not the hundreds that the conventional schools or colleges teach. Much confusion that the students experience is thus eliminated.

This makes learning not only fast and easy but also comprehensible and less expensive. Students pursing higher education with this integrative background will have no difficulty completing their further education with flying colors and will stand much better hance for landing a job or entering the career they aspire for.

Classes and Workshops taught with analog equipment

and small class sizes for a unique and comprehensive hands-on approach to lab sciences.

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The Center for Integrative Learning has been teaching students of all ages and creeds the fundamentals of Microbiology and lab sciences for over five decades.
The center is located at 729 S Western, has over 14,000 square feet of lab space for teaching, and is considered a one-of-a-kind facility that exceeds education standards worldwide.