Benefits of Having Small Class Sizes

In a large classroom setting, it’s easy to feel like a faceless number. With small classes, however, you become an individual with a name, a unique personality, and specific needs.


At Alberta Business & Educational Services (ABES), we believe in the power of small class sizes. We know small classes are the best setting to help you meet your education goals, career goals, and life goals.


Here are some of the main ways small classes can benefit you:


Individual Attention

In a large classroom your teacher may not even have time to learn your name, let alone get to know you. On the other hand, in a small classroom your teacher will have the opportunity to learn the name and background of each student.


If you are in need of one-on-one help with the material, you’re likely to get it in a small classroom. If you’re in a larger class, getting personalized attention is a serious challenge.


Easier to Participate

It’s tough to ask a question or make a comment in a class with dozens of other students. In a smaller class, though, you’ll feel capable of participating. As a result, you will gain much more from your classroom experience than you would if you remained silent.


Class Adjusted to Your Needs

In a classroom of overwhelming numbers, teachers find it difficult to cater their teaching to the students’ needs. In a small class a teacher is better able to measure the needs of individuals, and may adjust the curriculum accordingly. This means you can get out of the class what you want to get out of it!


More Feedback from Instructor

In a large class, you’re lucky to get a simple comment on a homework assignment, such as “Good job” or “Try harder.” However, small classes are great settings for teachers to give you more individualized feedback. With specific suggestions comes enhanced improvement.


Hands-on Learning

Students in large classes typically don’t do much outside of listening to lectures and taking notes. Conversely, students in small classes have more opportunities to engage in exciting learning opportunities, such as training, activities, and group work. This provides a well-rounded educational experience for students of all learning styles.


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