An Introduction to NESE On-Line from NESE’s Founder, Anna Shine
NESE, Harvard Square was founded in 1990. For a long time, I actually resisted taking the school online simply because I believed that nothing could equal the power of teaching in a bricks and mortar classroom. I have always believed that the best teaching occurs through the personal (in-person) interaction between a teacher and her pupil, an interaction that enables us to demonstrate to a student that we believe in him and that we won’t ever give up on him, that we will always cross the bridge and go to him - to lead him along the path to his own individual success. I have always believed that it is only through these relationships with our students that we are able to help them to be the best they can be.
How could this possibly occur online, I thought? Well, I have come to discover that although the magic that a great teacher creates in a traditional classroom can’t be recreated in exactly the same way online, because of what we at NESE have done to create NESE’s online program, we have come as close as possible to replicating the magic of that traditional classroom. Every aspect of NESE On-Line directly emulates NESE, Harvard Square, from the high quality of the teachers to the caliber of the curriculum. I am proud to say that NESE On-Line is not just another online program, but instead, a school - your school, NESE - that just happens to be online.