How many of your students are anxious about learning?

How many of them genuinely don’t believe they are intelligent enough to understand the material you put in front of them?

How many of them look terrified every time there’s a mention of an upcoming exam? How many are disappointed—but not surprised—every time they get a poor result back?

How many of them started out far enough behind that, even though they’re putting in extra effort, they’re still having a hard time keeping up with your class?

How many of them are discouraged enough that you’re worried they might give up and shut down? How many already have?

And while we’re at it, how anxious does that make you feel?

You’re in the room with them every day, and you’re the one talking to their parents about what’s going wrong. Not to mention, you care about them enough that you’ve clicked this link… How worried are you for them?

No teacher should ever have to feel like any of their students are beyond their reach.

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Now imagine, for a second, that you’re standing in front of a class full of capable, confident learners: students who can approach learning challenges and pressure situations with poise and focus, who know how to bounce back from mistakes instead of judging themselves for each one. A classroom of kids who love learning. Where could you take that class? How much fun would it be to teach?

It may seem a bit far-fetched, but we’ve got fifteen years worth of coaching experience that tells us it’s not impossible. It’s simply a question of showing them that learning is a game of skill, and empowering them to play the game for themselves.

MuchSmarter’s teacher training programmes focus on empowering educators—so they can empower their students!

Our learning philosophy focuses on teaching students more effective habits of thinking, feeling, and learning in order to help them become capable, confident learners and test-takers.

We focus on teaching the process of learning, rather than just on the material that students need to learn in order to make a grade, and on showing students and educators alike how to approach the learning process as a game of skill.

Our research-backed and evidence-based training program uses a blend of experiential learning, student stories, and group discussions to set an entire school staff on a unified path towards creating an engaging, empowering learning environment.

MuchSmarter has been helping students become capable, confident learners since 2004.

MuchSmarter began as a private tuition practice in New York City nearly twenty years ago, and co-founders Tom and Steve Schecter have helped hundreds of young people across both continents make meaningful, lifelong improvements as students and test-takers.

They formed MuchSmarter UK in 2021 with Gavin Hepherd-Hall, a twenty-year veteran of the classroom, former senior leader, and accredited PD Lead whose Master’s dissertation focused on professional development design, and for the past two years the three of them have worked in conjunction with Alice Jones-Bartoli, PhD, Professor of Psychology at Goldsmith’s and Editor of the Journal of Educational Psychology, to develop scientifically-backed coursework for both students and teachers. Their work has been featured in the 2022 and 2023 World Education Summits.

I like MuchSmarter because I'm only ever competing against myself and not other people.

It makes practising fun and not stressful.

Betsy H.

I was getting less than one quarter of maths questions correct in practise. I worked on my maths fundamentals on MuchSmarter and wound up getting two-thirds of the questions correct on my final assessment!

Chris C.

We help students become more capable, confident learners—and help them make the most of their minds—by teaching them to treat learning like a game.

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