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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Burlington District Curriculum
The academic subjects that students take are overseen by the Ontario Curriculum which has been designed as a means to guide the whole instructional process. The curriculum explains what the major goals of subject learning are, what skills and knowledge should be taught at each grade level, and what students are expected to be able to do and show on performance assessments. The assessments occur during students elementary and intermediate years and culminate with a grade 9 math assessment and grade 10 literacy assessment that are requirements of graduation.
In Math, measurement and data analysis are critical features of the math curriculum. Learners solve problems that involve measurement and conversion, including measurements of larger units to smaller units. Students learn how to solve problems involving the surface area and volume of objects, and then gain practice through relevant uses for these techniques. Students acquire the ability to represent and interpret data as well. Students also learn how to interpret data and draw conclusions from primary and secondary data sources.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Burlington students start with a free academic assessment with an Academic Director. Our flagship tutoring programs are available for $199.99/month which include regular one-on-one tutoring, academic mentorship, bi-monthly progress reports, learning profiles, and parental conference calls.
Burlington District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The curriculum in Burlington is developed at the provincial-level to ensure that all students are able to meet college and career readiness standards. The Ontario Curriculum provides an organized framework for the academic subjects. It describes the knowledge that is essential to the subject and also makes connections to the broader concepts and thinking skills that students will develop. The Ontario Curriculum provides a broad scope for local teachers to plan instruction while also making sure that students are taught to the highest possible standards of learning.
Keeping Informed: Recent Burlington Educational News
- Halton eLearning - The students at Halton can now use some computer time to earn high school credits! Halton eLearning has a range of courses available on their eLearning platform, and students can also link to other districts to check out their offerings. Credits earned will apply toward graduation requirements.
- Pathways Planning Team - Parents in the district can use the services of the Pathways Team to help understand the various options that their high school age children will have during their later school years. The team holds Planning Information Evenings for families in both the Halton District and Halton Catholic District.
- Local Teacher Recognized - A local Burlington-area teacher received a prestigious honour in recognition of teaching excellence. Jane Kerr-Wilson, a geography teacher at M.M. Robinson School was nominated and accepted into the Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s College of Fellows. Ms. Kerr-Wilson joins about 480 other Canadians to become a current member of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society College of Fellows.
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SchoolTutoring has played an important role in improving our son’s confidence and attitude towards school. His grades have also improved steadily throughout the school year.
My daughter was able to improve her test scores after a few months of tutoring with SchoolTutoring. However, while raising test scores is great, the real payoff is in the self-confidence that she gained.
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Our daughter, a first grader, struggled with basic reading and handwriting. When she began with SchoolTutoring she was almost a year behind her class. Within a year of being enrolled, she is reading above her grade level and has the confidence to match.
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Our educators have graduated from top academic institutions, and many of them have achieved in the 90th percentile or higher on standardized tests. Equally importantly, they enjoy coaching students across a variety of subject areas and standardized tests
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Meet Our Tutors
Each of them is highly-qualified K-12 and university educators
My name is Michelle O. and I am a certified Calculus Tutor from Bloomington,
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Chalk Talk: Assertiveness and Self-Esteem
A child that has strong self-esteem is more able to stick up for themselves and are able to avoid peer pressure. Parents can help with this in several ways, but first of all is to model the behavior that is desired. Children can also be aided by having someone listen to them and helping them to think for themselves. By listening, parents can see if the child is being bullied. Parents can also role-play everyday activities with the child, such as pretending to be a bully and allowing the child to stand up for themselves. These children also need to be taught “I” statements like "I don’t like it when...". Parents need to show how making eye contact and speaking in a clear, strong voice also helps. Finally help the child become aware of times when even friends need to be told no, such as when they are offered drugs, or alcohol or if someone tried to do something that they are uncomfortable with.