Pinecone Active Learning
2921 The Villages Pkwy | San Jose 95135 | 408 270-4548 |
Class Hours: Mon./Thurs. 3-7 p.m.
PineconeOver the last few years the government, and President Obama in particular, have been emphasizing the need to improve the standards of education in this country. The issue of whether the jobs and prosperity of the future are being lost to Beijing and Bangalore is a moot one. But the fact that America's position as a leader in educational standards is in danger is not in doubt. The fact that our education system needs a complete revamp cannot be argued. Our children will, in the future, have to compete with not just their American peers but with children from all over the world.

This is a matter of great concern for all parents, including those who are just starting their formal education. Changing the education system is not going to happen overnight, or even in a couple of years. It is a long drawn out process for which benefits will not be readily apparent for years to come. And, in the interim, children will need to make do with the existing system to equip themselves with the academic tools and learning they need to find success in life. One way to overcome the academic disadvantages that today's young children face is to enroll them in learning centers where individual and goal oriented tutoring will equip them with the foundation skills that will make overcoming the educational hurdles they face easier.

This is what we offer at Pinecone Active Learning Center in San Jose, CA. The focus here is on mastering math, and reading, comprehension, grammar and writing; skills which equip students to think, understand, analyze, absorb and retain what they learn over the years. These are what produce not just good grades but an educational grounding that gives a sound start to life and continuing support in career and personal growth.
Pinecone Mastering foundation skills requires a great deal of practice, sequential programs, expert guidance by caring tutoring assistants and an environment that is non-intimidating and supportive of the children's efforts. This is exactly what Pinecone provides for both its Math and Reading and Writing Programs. For Math, calculation skills are taught in a step by step manner so that the logical progression is appreciated by the children. Concepts are practiced not just to allow students to perform an operation but to enable them to understand, own and internalize what they are doing. Individualized pacing means that children are able to learn and understand without pressure, a factor that is reinforced by the system of progression through small, manageable and stress free increments. The same principles are used the Reading Program so that reading skills, comprehension, vocabulary an grammar are absorbed, understood and applied in a manner that strengthens and supports the children in all other aspects of their education. Finally, the Writing program introduces and provides opportunity for practice in the basics of paragraph and story writing including topic, supporting details, setting, characters, conclusion, and more.

Overhauling the education system will take many years, and parents of young children cannot afford to wait for this to happen. Those living in the San Jose region have the advantage of being able to enroll their children in Pinecone Active Learning to provide them the stress free and enjoyable jump start they need to place them and keep them among the best and the brightest - those who will shape the world of tomorrow. Pinecone is the brainchild of a leading educationist who has the qualifications, experience, teaching and administrative skills and passion to provide the children who learn at Pinecone the kind of strong educational foundation that will be an asset thought their academic lives.

"Ever since I have been learning at Pinecone, I have very much seen an increase on my grades so far. I have advanced to Gold Honor Roll before but also AFTER I participated in Pinecone. Not only I improved, but I have kept the grades and kept my honor roll at the Pinecone Learning center. My name is Erica Nguyen and I am very thankful that Pinecone has lead me to many,many successes."

~ Erica Nguyen

"I am back in school again, senior year! It's pretty exciting to almost be done with high school. Algebra 2 went well this summer, I received a B+! I hope you are doing well, and thank you again! If it was not for your help, I know I would not have done too good."

~ Tracy
Pinecone Learning - Where Your Children's Tomorrow Begin

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 newly 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 instill self confidence and stimulate an eagerness to progress to the next level. Each student is guided 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.

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Pinecone Specials!!!

Pinecone Learning offers free placement testing and orientation. You can review our program while your child takes a simple test so that the right starting point can be determined. We will be glad to answer all you questions and give you all the information you want. For a limited time we are offering a special discount on the registration fee.

Holiday Special for
Pinecone Students!!!
If you are enrolled in one or two subjects and would like to try a second or third subject (math, reading and writing), you may do so for $95/month for Dec. and Jan. (a savings of $30-$50 per month).

This is a good opportunity to to see how the subjects work together in Pinecone to provide a total foundation for your student.

Please call us 408 270-4548 or send an email if you would like to be tested for another subject and give it a try.
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2921 The Villages Pkwy  |  San Jose 95135  |  408 270-4548