ABOUT OUR NAME

Radical: rad·i·cal/ˈradək(ə)l/

adjective

 1.  relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something; far-reaching or thorough.

2.  of or relating to the root of something, in particular.

3.  very good; excellent.

Learning: learn·ing/ˈlərniNG/

noun

 1.  the acquisition of knowledge or skills through experience, study, or by being taught.

learn/lərn/

verb

 1.  gain or acquire knowledge of or skill in (something) by study, experience, or being taught.

About Radical Learning

Radical Learning was created by Kim M. Sheppell because she watching her children and others come away from traditional education classes frustrated and demoralized.  Most curricula lack true content knowledge and fail to make the connection between skills and application.  It also leaves students with significant gaps in their knowledge.  This disconnected nature of teaching impacts retention and fails to help students convert information into knowledge.

Coming from the business community with a degree in corporate finance, Kim used mathematics in her daily work and found that the knowledge of math and mathematical concepts is empowering to students.  Kim earned her teaching degree and has combined her practice approach to business with a practical and direct approach to teaching.

Kim has recruited some of the best teaching minds to tutor students in actual content and fill in the gaps in student education.  Kim and her staff produce their own materials and use these materials to provide a proper scope of learning and sequence of learning that builds upon previous knowledge.  They work with the idea that every new piece of learning can be connected to learning that has been achieved – in short connect new to existing knowledge.