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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Halifax District Curriculum
The Learning Outcomes Framework continuously undergoes revisions so that they reflect the best practices in preparing students for 21st century academic and career pursuits. One goal of the curriculum revision process is to determine what changes are occurring in society that the curriculum needs to address with students. As the world becomes more globalized and technologically advanced, subjects like technology and language immersion reflect the expectations students will meet in the world.
The subject of technology has advanced in many ways from teaching students how to use word processing, spreadsheet, and database software to introducing students to coding and programming, and allowing them to innovate new programs. There is also the integrated approach offered by STEM courses that teaches key concepts in science, technology, engineering, and math and expects students to learn how to address engineering or technological challenges. These classes also help develop a students ability to collaborate and recognize their strengths within a group setting.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Halifax 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.
Halifax District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
In Halifax, the local public schools follow the curriculum that was developed by the Nova Scotia Department of Education. The curriculum is organized into Learning Outcome Frameworks that specify what children should know and be able to do at each grade level in each subject. The expectations call for a high degree of critical thinking development. This allows teachers the flexibility to design lessons that are appropriate for their students while also ensuring that all students in the province receive the highest standards of learning.
Keeping Informed: Recent Halifax Educational News
- Adopt-A-School - Local area businesses and community partnerships are teaming up with the schools in an innovative Adopt-A-School program. These partnerships have provided tremendous benefits to local schools – everything from new books to professionals serving as mentors or volunteers in the classroom. Of course, the benefits work both ways – the professional volunteers have the chance to step outside of their work life and make a positive impact on local children.
- Breaking Barriers - At the First Lego League (FLL) Robotic Programming Competition, a local area all-girl team captured the championship prize and qualified to compete in the North American FLL Championship in San Diego, California. Who said robots were just for boys?
- Halifax All-City Music Program - Local students who are musically talented have the option to participate in the Halifax All-City Music Program as early as their elementary school years. Students receive a wide range of music education opportunities and many opportunities to perform solo or in an ensemble.
Testimonials and Case Studies from Our Parents
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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.
I just wanted to send a quick note to say thank-you! My son is very impressed with his tutor and looks forward to each session. What’s particularly amazing about this is our son has never really looked forward to math or school for that matter!
We are so happy with the results of your tutoring program and academic support. Homework time was such a stressful evening for the entire evening before we brought your tutors into our home. Thank you for all your help!
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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Tutors that are highly-qualified K-12 and university educators
Our instructors hail from Harvard, Stanford, Duke and other top institutions
Our tutors are different from the ones you find in your neighborhood
Staff Tutors with Outstanding Credentials
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
Educators Beyond What You Find Down the Block
Students work collaboratively with their private tutor who is a top-notch college graduate well beyond the academic caliber that you’ll typically find in your neighbourhood
Experienced Academic Directors to Create and Adjust Learning Plans
Every student is paired up with both a private tutor and an Academic Director responsible for creating a comprehensive learning plan and constantly tweeking it to optimize for results
Fully Customized Programs with Regular Progress Reports
With regular progress reports and archived copies of your lessons, you can easily track your progress and review concepts from past lessons
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,
My name is Davis H. and I am a certified English Tutor from Greenville, South Carolina.
My name is Jane W. and I am certified SAT/ACT Tutor from San Diego, California.
My name is Ken B. and I am a certified Math and Statistics Tutor from California.
My name is Kevin L. and I am a certified Social Studies Tutor from Guelph, Ontario.
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My name is Daniel H. and I am an English, ACT, SAT, Social Studies Tutor from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
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Chalk Talk: Value of Social Media in the Classroom
Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. Many teachers have taken note of the power of social media as a learning platform and have begun to incorporate it into their classroom learning activities. Twitter seems to be a favorite of educators, who can use it to create a hashtag for a class project to facilitate discussion amongst classmates. Twitter can also be used to pose questions to content experts. For example, science students can tweet a question or a comment to a famous scientist in order to engage them in a conversation they would otherwise be unable to have. Another popular social media platform, Instagram, is a great way for kids in arts classes to share their work with one another. Again, teachers can create a hashtag under which students post their work, like the work of others, and comment on others’ work.