FAQ'S

PRE-ENROLLMENT: PROGRAM BASICS

Is Eye Level Approved by KHDA ?
Yes Eye Level is approved by KHDA

What is Eye Level?
Eye Level is an international supplementary education program for children. It aids development in Math (including basic and critical thinking components) and English (including reading, writing, listening, and comprehension components).

What does ‘Eye Level’ mean?
The ‘E’ of Eye Level symbolizes ‘eye’, while ‘nopi’ is from a Korean word indicating ‘height’ or ‘eye-level’. The ‘E’ also stands for ‘education’ – the type of service we provide. ‘Eye Level’ captures the spirit of the company’s approach: learning is most effective when the teaching is delivered with the individual student perspective in mind – i.e. from the student’s eye level. This methodology enables your child to grow in ‘height’ or ability/capability.

What do you mean by eye-level education?
Eye Level is a systematic teaching method which was designed with the student in mind. The approach divides the phases of preschool through secondary school study into detailed steps (across 32 levels in the Math program, 8 levels in the English program). This systematic design takes into account the child’s experience and provides a wide scope of topics and skill levels, thereby allowing for an individualized starting point based on the student’s ability, rather than his/her age and school grade. One the starting point is determined, the study plan and anticipated progression will depend on a student’s individual learning needs.

What is Daekyo?
Daekyo is the Korean-based parent company of Eye Level. Daekyo was awarded the Best Organization Award at the 2003, 2004, & 2005 Korea Management Awards and a grand prize at the 1st Korea Educational Industry Awards. The Korea Management Association (K-BPI) has named Eye Level the No. 1 in Brand Power for 13 consecutive years.

Since the program is from Korea, is it suitable to our country’s education?
Worldwide Mathematical education curricula have slight differences; however, they all deal with the concepts of numbers, measurement, geometry, algebra, statistics, problem-solving, and reasoning. Eye Level Math covers all these fields. So basically, Eye Level Math is developed to suit any country it operates in. In particular, the Math program is aligned with the curriculum standards defined by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).

The English curriculum was developed in the US and it is based on the U.S. Department of Education curriculum standards for English Language Arts. So it is certainly suited to the country’s education as well.

What do you mean by a supplementary educational program?
Eye Level does not serve as a replacement for school work. Eye Level is a development program which helps to build up students’ foundation in Math and English, and thereby supplements what they learn in school.

What is the age range for Eye Level students?
The Math program caters primarily to students from ages 3 to 18 (roughly preschool through 11th grade). The Reading and Writing program targets preschool students through advanced 8th graders.

What will my child learn at Eye Level?
Eye Level is a thinking-focused and application-focused program, aiming for the perfection of student’s ability to process and use information. We provide a good understanding and foundation of skills in Math and English that the children can apply to other aspects of their school studies.

How does Eye Level measure a child’s mastery?
Eye Level assesses a child’s mastery through evaluation of accuracy and speed. Accuracy is an indicator of a child’s overall understanding of a concept and development of a skill, while speed indicates a child’s comfort and confidence with concepts, as well as their ability to recall and apply previously mastered concepts. Sometimes, a child needs to see a concept multiple times in order to attain a level of mastery that ensures success in later concepts that build upon current ones.

What is so important about achieving mastery?
Mastery is important to ensure students having a smooth learning progression in future learning. Besides that, having mastery of a concept helps students to connect and apply concepts in future lessons. Without an emphasis on mastery, learning gaps can develop which can lead to struggle in later levels.

I am very interested in the program. but can I just buy the booklets from Eye Level and teach my child by myself?
Our policy is that students are required to visit the center on a weekly basis. Although Eye Level is in large part a self-study program, a trained and experienced Eye Level Instructor is also needed as a guide throughout the system. After the Director determines the most appropriate starting point for the child, he/she will then plan the student’s study progress and will assign the optimal amount of booklets to be completed each week to achieve the identified goals. During the course of the program, the Instructor as well as the Director will monitor how the student is making progress towards mastery of the concept areas and continually adjust workload and assignments for the student, as necessary. Certain concepts will be reviewed through repetition in certain levels or sets for reinforcement and practice purposes. All of these services are only provided at our quality Centers and therefore, students must visit the Center to receive such services. Moreover, as an education “service” provider rather than a book-selling merchandiser, booklets are only part of the service we provide to our students. The guidance and advancement planning from the Instructor and Director make the booklets most effective.