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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Hamilton District Curriculum
Students take part in learning experiences that help them develop long-term skills, such as communication, collaboration, and respect for diversity. The framework for English is based on the areas of reading, writing, oral communication, and media studies. These topics work in conjunction with each other and analytic responses to text are expressed in writing or through classroom discussions. This build students analytic and critical thinking skills, which is one of the broad goals for the English curriculum.
Students also have the opportunity to become bilingual through traditional or immersion classes. Students acquire the ability to utilize the context of the conversation to derive meaning of unknown words and phrases. At the high school level, students use listening, viewing, and reading strategies to understand complex utterances and written passages. Students can be prepared to be fully bilingual and bi-literate by college through these courses and will have an additional skill that is often called for in the competitive, global economy.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Hamilton 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.
Hamilton District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The public schools in Hamilton use the Ontario Curriculum as a guideline for organizing the delivery of subject area knowledge. The Ontario Curriculum describes what specific skills and knowledge students need to learn in each subject area. In addition to the knowledge base there are also broader concepts and higher level thinking skills that students will develop. Thinking skills like planning, choosing computational tools, reasoning, analysis, problem-solving, communicating, and critical thinking are learned through the subjects and the Curriculum provides a clear framework for instructional planning. The Curriculum does not proscribe instructional materials or lesson plans, it is a broader reaching tool that ensures students across the province are taught to the same high standards.
Keeping Informed: Recent Hamilton Educational News
- Junior Empowerment Conference - Students ages 8-12 in Hamilton had the chance to participate in the first Junior Empowerment Conference this year. Some of the goals of this conference are to help students develop respect for themselves, their local community and their global community.
- eLearning Opportunities - Students now have the chance to take courses online! The Hamilton District is working with a consortium of other districts to host eLearning platforms which offer a wide range of classes that students can take for credit. If a course is not offered within the Hamilton District students may sign up for it in another District and still receive credit.
- Virtual Outreach - The Hamilton-Wentworth District website offers virtual services for students, staff and families. Visit the website to tour the Virtual Art Gallery comprised of original student artwork. There is also a Virtual Blackboard that provides useful and interesting information about goings-on in the District.
Testimonials and Case Studies from Our Parents
SchoolTutoring Academy 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 very self-conscious about her difficulties with the math section of the SAT. SchoolTutoring Academy’s Academic Directors created an action plan that boosted my daughter’s score and confidence level.
SchoolTutoring Academy has not only improved my son’s standardized test scores but also his high school math and English grades. Test Prep Academy has not only improved my son’s standardized test scores but also his high school math and English grades.
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My son’s math marks in high school have always been weak so I found it very beneficial that his ACT tutor worked on solidifying his fundamentals while prepping for the ACT.
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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.
One-on-one learning with a certified private in-home tutor
Tutoring at your child's pace & schedule - available 7 days a week
Personalized instruction in the comfort of your home
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.
My name is Daniel C. and I am a High School Math, English and Economics.
My name is Amy B. and I am a Math, English Tutor from Darlington, South Carolina.
My name is Owen M. and I am a Math, English, Languages, ACT Tutor from Dundas, Ontario.
My name is Daniel H. and I am an English, ACT, SAT, Social Studies Tutor from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
My name is Akosua A. and I am a Math, Science, English, ACT Tutor from Brampton, Ontario.
My name is Davis H. and I am a certified Math, Science, English Tutor from Greenville, South Carolina.
My name is Jania B. and I am a Math, English Tutor from Eight Mile, Alabama.
Chalk Talk: High School Students Benefit from Late Start
Recent research supports the notion that high school students benefit from a later start to the school day. Typically, high schools begin classes between 7:00 am and 8:00 am, but a study by the University of Minnesota found that students do better in school when the start time is closer to 9:00 am. This late start is more in tune with teenagers’ natural sleep and wake cycles, which keep them up later at night and in bed later in the morning. By moving school back by an hour, students demonstrate higher achievement in class, with higher grades across the board. Additionally, students also perform better on standardized measures. School attendance is improved at late start schools as well, and tardiness and behavioral issues in class decrease. The study also notes that students exhibit less irritability and fewer signs of depression, all because of a later start to their school day.