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Pinecone Active Learning
987 University Ave. Ste. 20 | Los Gatos CA 95032 | 408 358-1292
6010 Hellyer Ave. Ste. #100 | San Jose CA 95138 | 408 270-4548 |
(408) 270-4548 | 408 358-1292
The New 21st Century Learning

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Your Child Needs the Pinecone Learning Advantage

PineconePinecone Learning is a Los Gatos Learning Center run by its Director Ms. Vivian Hobbs, a renowned and experienced educationist. Ms. Hobbs has the unique distinction of having tutored hundreds of students and inculcating in them a learning advantage. Ms. Hobbs has adopted the Active Learning method of teaching which is followed at the learning center; having observed its indisputable benefits in Europe.

The primary objective of Pinecone Learning is to teach children the technique of quick and enduring learning by developing critical thinking skills. With the strength of analytical thinking implanted in them, children from this learning center are better able to meet the challenges of the world of tomorrow. Pinecone Learning seeks to instill confidence in a child by better understanding the environment in which it lives. It teaches its students to accept challenges that come their way and solve them in a more systematic and investigative manner.

Pinecone Learning, through the Active Learning System, adopts a measured approach in its teaching methodology. It allows a child to set its own pace in a step by step approach. Tutorials are based on the child's ability to comprehend and assimilate. A child has to thoroughly understand and master a particular topic before proceeding further. Initially the pace is slow but becomes noticeably faster as the weeks go by and the student gains confidence. Pinecone Learning adopts the Active Learning method of teaching where the teacher plays a more unobtrusive role much like a moderator or guide, and the child is encouraged to think for itself and critically analyze its conclusions. Using this approach the principles of the subject are not just better understood but become an intrinsic part of the child's thought process.

This learning center focuses on the core subjects of Reading, Math, Comprehension and Written Communication the foundation skills of all further learning. It ensures that every one of its students has a better understanding of what is being taught in school and is not struggling to keep pace. With the Pinecone Learning advantage children are better able to cope with their normal academic and scholastic activities. This learning center is not age-restricted but tutors kids of all age groups.

Pinecone Learning keeps abreast of the latest educational standards and the demands of today. It is aware of the significance of 21st century skills required in a constantly changing world driven by newer and more demanding concepts of Information Gathering and Global Communication. Pinecone Learning gives its students a cutting edge in this field toward becoming leaders of tomorrow. It imbues them with a sense of self-confidence and independence secure in the knowledge that they are able to face and adapt to any challenge they encounter.

Pinecone Learning's alumni have distinguished themselves at the various schools they attend and in extracurricular activities.. Doesn't your child deserve the same advantage? Call Ms. Vivian Hobbs at 408-358-1292 to see how your child could benefit from the learning services of Pinecone Learning. More details of this learning center are available by accessing


As I've said before, I'm so glad we found you. You have been the bright light for Jessica these past few months, and she is doing wonderfully well. The principal switched her last week to a different second grade. Things are already improved, and I'm much less nervous. The way the other teachers did things and handled things was just not working for us."

~ Gail


Michaels last month of your program, after 8 years, is going to be March...

This program has been very good for him, and has given him confidence in other areas of his life. We have been on top of it nearly every am for a lot of years, and he will be able to sit and plug through other homework and ultimately real work in the years to come with greater ease because of your program."

~ Vicki Hodgman
Pinecone's Strategy

childPinecone's methodology is to run the two foundation programs of Math and Reading at a pace which allows the child to assimilate the subject matter and apply the new acquired skills to practical problem solving. The coaching is structured so that the child is able to reason for him/herself to achieve the highest level of comprehension. Regular practice and support instills self confidence and stimulates an eagerness to progress to the next level. Each student is groomed to anticipate and surmount hurdles consistent with present day education. The end result is a happy and confident child who is justifiably proud of his or her academic achievements.

For more details of this Bay Area teaching center and its unique, result-oriented teaching methodology please visit its website at For offers and special discounts call 408.270.4548.

About Vivian Hobbs

Ms. Hobbs is a qualified educator with an M.S. degree in Industrial Psychology and 30 years of experience in math and research design. Children's education and research into the best learning methods have always been at the forefront of her career.

Where can I learn more?

Pinecone Active Learning is on Facebook and can be followed on Twitter. For further information on enrollment and fee structure, please call 408.270.4548 or visit the center's website at

For more on its unique tutoring methodology, please click on

Pinecone Specials!!!

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