Curio Mentorship

Curio’s mentoring program offers a holistic path to student development

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Mentoring advantages

Mentoring Advantages

Compelling candidates Compelling candidates built on top of child and teenager
development curricula from Harvard, Yale, and UC Berkeley
Mature thinkers Mature thinkers with strong executive skills needed for academic and
professional success
Ambitious Ambitious individuals who discovered their personal
“passion projects” at a young age
Independent Independent youth who are optimistic, and better
able to deal with adversity
Confident communicators Confident communicators with the ability to express
themselves effectively
Social impactors Social impactors who are striving to make a positive
change on the world around them
Organized achievers Organized achievers who are able to set
and accomplish realistic goals
Our students become
Mentoring journey

Mentoring Journey

Amazing students are not just strong learners, they are also emotionally mature and prepared for life beyond the classroom. It takes many years of practice and experience to become truly exceptional, therefore great students need to be cultivated from a young age.

Curio’s 5-year Customizable Mentoring Program aims to bring out the very best in your child.

1

College Guidance

The College Guidance portion of the Mentoring Program ensures that your student becomes a competitive applicant for highly selective colleges.

2

Mentoring Curriculum

With the Mentoring Curriculum, your child will practice and perfect skills for academic and personal success. The duration and level of difficulty of each of the modules from the three different topic areas will be adjusted depending on your child’s expertise and needs.

Executive Functions training helps your child excel in any academic environment, whether it be in a collaborative setting or personal study goals.

Emotional Well-being training produces children who have greater self-awareness and are able to be happy and resilient despite hardships.

Life Skills prepares students for success after school, so they know how to take advantage of opportunities and present themselves professionally.

3

Passion projects

Lastly, the yearlong passion projects encourages your child to discover interests and expand knowledge based while making a positive and deep impact on the world.

1 CURIO Year (Grade 6)
2 CURIO Year (Grade 7)
3 CURIO Year (Grade 8)
4 CURIO Year (Grade 9)
5 CURIO Year (Grade 10)

Mentoring Curriculum

ModuleExecutive FunctionsEmotional Well-beingLife Skills
GoalStrengthen foundational academic skillsDevelop emotional maturity and stabilityLearn how to use technology in a productive way
FallBuilding Great Study SkillsReflecting for Greater Self-AwarenessProductive Technology Usage
SpringHow to Manage Time Efficiently and EffectivelyBenefits of Gratitude
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How to Do Research
SummerCreative and Academic Writing TechniquesElectiveElective

College Guidance

SemesterCurio ResponsibilitiesStudent Responsibilities
Fall Create Year 1 Fall timeline
Build a student profile
Recommend interest-based extracurricular activities
Plan diverse activities for the October and winter holidays
Follow the timeline
Familiarize mentor with personal goals and interests
Join school's extracurricular activities
Evaluate the value activities participated in during the holidays
Spring Create Year 1 Spring timeline
Plan interest-specific activities for Chinese New Year holiday
Recommend English language summer programs and review applications
Discuss middle school curriculum
Follow the timeline
Apply to English language summer programs
Deep dive into the Chinese New Year activities
Provide information about middle
school curriculum
Pick elective modules for next semester
Summer Create Year 1 Summer timeline
Recommend online classes
Evaluate student progress to decide next year's modules
Follow the timeline
Attend an English language focused summer program

Passion Project

GoalDeliverableImpact Level (Personal & School)
Identify a passion, develop stronger research and writing skills

Write an 6-10 page research paper
in English
The student participates in activities at school, but no special distinction, and on his/her own.

Mentoring Curriculum

ModuleExecutive FunctionsEmotional Well-beingLife Skills
GoalHeighten academic focusPractice social emotional skillsLearn how to communicate effectively
FallImportance of PerseveranceHow Kindness Can Improve the Quality of LifeEffective Communication
SpringHow to Improve Self-DisciplineBuilding Stronger Social ConnectionsPublic Speaking and Interview Techniques
SummerElectiveElectiveElective

College Guidance

SemesterCurio ResponsibilitiesStudent Responsibilities
Fall Create Year 2 Fall timeline
Track student progress
Propose projects for school's extracurricular activities
Plan personal growth activities for Oct and winter holidays
Follow the timeline
Update mentor on progress and changes
Increase contribution in school's extracurricular activities
Focus on growth during the holiday activities
Spring Create Year 2 Spring timeline
Plan collaborative activities for the Chinese New Year holiday
Recommend summer programs and review applications
Discuss next year's classes
Follow the timeline
Apply to summer programs
Cooperate with friends and/or classmates in meaningful activities during the Chinese New Year holiday
Pick elective modules for next semester
Summer Create Year 2 Summer timeline
Plan social activities for the summer
Evaluate student progress to decide next year's modules
Follow the timeline
Attend a summer program

Passion Project

GoalDeliverableImpact Level (School and Community)
Practice working independently, designing a project, setting and meeting deadlines, and presenting the final productDesign and execute an independent project, culminating in a 5 page paper and a 10-min presentationThe student has strong contribution in school activities and has activities that makes a different to the local community

Mentoring Curriculum

ModuleExecutive FunctionsEmotional Well-beingLife Skills
GoalEmbrace curiosity and develop a love of learningImprove emotional regulationPractice how to be proactive and take advantage of opportunities
FallCultivating CuriosityStress ManagementHow to be Proactive
SpringSmarter LearningMeditation TrainingTake Advantage of Opportunities
SummerElectiveElectiveElective

College Guidance

SemesterCurio ResponsibilitiesStudent Responsibilities
Fall Create Year 3 Fall timeline
Track student progress
Suggest clubs or projects to start in school or community
Guide implementation of club/project during the Oct and winter holidays
Follow the timeline
Update mentor on progress and changes
Decide and develop a plan for starting a club or project
Execute plan during Oct and winter holidays
Spring Create Year 3 Spring timeline
Provide leadership strategies for club/project during CNY holiday
Recommend summer programs and review applications
Discuss next year's classes
Follow the timeline
Apply to summer programs
Grow the club/project over CNY holiday
Pick elective modules for next semester
Provide information about class selection
Summer Create Year 3 Summer timeline
Review study skills for the academic summer program
Evaluate student progress to decide next year's modules
Follow the timeline
Attend a summer academic program

Passion Project

GoalDeliverableImpact Level (Community and City)
Transform a personal interest into something that will also excite and benefit othersCreate a school club, community organization or collaborative projectThe student has made strong contributions to the local community, or has had local or regional recognition for his/her achievements

Mentoring Curriculum

ModuleExecutive FunctionsEmotional Well-beingLife Skills
GoalPractice leading and working with othersDevelop emotional resilienceImprove skills that are useful in all areas of life, especially for highly successful individuals
FallUnderstanding and Practicing LeadershipImportance of HumilityProblem Solving Techniques
SpringHow to Work CollaborativelyHow to Grow from FailureProblem Solving Techniques
SummerElectiveElectiveElective

College Guidance

SemesterCurio ResponsibilitiesStudent Responsibilities
Fall Create Year 4 Fall timeline
Track student progress
Recommend leadership activities during the October and winter holidays
Follow the timeline
Update mentor on progress and changes
Practice leadership skills in extracurricular activities for the Oct and CNY holidays
Spring Create Year 4 Spring timeline
Plan a social impact activity for CNY holiday
Structure and provide resources for student's ideal summer program
Discuss high school curriculum
Follow the timeline
Learn from social impact activity during CNY holiday
Create your ideal summer program
Connect summer program to expanding the scope of club/project
Pick elective modules for next semester
Summer Create Year 4 Summer timeline
Recommend a test prep plan
Evaluate student progress to decide next year's modules
Follow the timeline and your ideal summer program plans
Take diagnostic language and standardized tests

Passion Project

GoalDeliverableImpact Level (City or State)
Increase the impact of a project to benefit more than just those in the student's immediate surroundingsExpand the scope of the school club, community organization or collaborative projectThe student has made strong contributions to the region, or has had regional or national recognition for his/her achievements, or the student has achieve pre-professional level experience.

Mentoring Curriculum

ModuleExecutive FunctionsEmotional Well-beingLife Skills
GoalEncourage students to be game changers and use all the skills they have learned to be succeedDiscover what matters to the student and his/her guiding principlesPractice professional skills
FallHow to be More InnovativeFinding a PurposeHow to Create Professional Resumes and Cover Letters
SpringStaying DedicatedRecognizing Flow and Meaning (Challenge-skill balance)Responsible Personal Finance
SummerElectiveElectiveElective

College Guidance

SemesterCurio ResponsibilitiesStudent Responsibilities
Fall Create Year 5 Fall timeline
Update testing plan
Track student progress
Recommend extracurricular activities
Plan activities for the holidays
Follow the timeline
Start test prep
Update mentor on progress and changes
Participate in extracurricular activities
Decide on a startup and recruit friends/classmates to join
Spring Create Year 5 Spring timeline
Update testing plan
Plan activities for the holidays
Recommend summer programs and review applications
Discuss class selection (at school and online)
Follow the timeline
Continue test prep and take first round of language and standardized tests
Apply to competitive summer programs
Pick rigorous classes for next year
Pick elective modules for next semester
Summer Create Year 5 Summer timeline
Update testing plan
Plan activities for the summer
Follow the timeline
Continue test prep
Attend a competitive summer program

Passion Project

GoalDeliverableImpact Level (State or National)
Initiate profound change in a broad scopeCreate a startupThe student has made strong contributions to the nation, or has had regional or national or international recognition for his/her achievements, or the student has achieve professional level experience.
In their own words

In their own words

In their own words

Eric CAO

 

Eric ZHOU

 

Hua WEI

 

Eric CAO

Eric CAO

Curio offers more than guidance in college applications: it helps students to grow. Applying to college abroad is unlike applying through China’s college entrance examination, where students are evaluated on their scores...

Eric ZHOU

Eric ZHOU

I think the biggest thing Curio did for me is to help me decide the application target and let me know exactly what to do. In 11th grade, Curio helped me plan my extracurricular activities, but at the same time, they we...

Hua WEI

Hua WEI

Curio feels like a family. It asked me deep questions about who I am and what I want to do. I am not a product on the university application assembly line. They made plans for me according to my own characteristics....

Eric CAO

 

Eric ZHOU

 

Hua WEI

 

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