How it works
Methods make a difference.
The latest research in learning science tells us that common, conventional learning methods are creating problems. We’ve spent the last decade applying research in real-world settings to bring you a learning system that just works.
The conventional approach to learning skills
This approach creates a complicated and fragile learning system with many band-aid solutions.
- Lots of "tips and tricks"
- Often repetitive and tedious techniques
- The objective is to fight your memory
Learners with high "natural intelligence" (i.e. deep processing habits) who can succeed even without an efficient system
Our approach to learning skills
This approach creates an intuitive system of learning that is more effective and adaptable, by design.
- More intuitive and engaging
- Better retention of new information
- Less repetition and less time-consuming
- The objective is to work with our memory
Learners that are already high-achieving can do just as well (or better) with less time, effort, and stress.
Learners who are struggling can start achieving better results and take control of their learning.
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