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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Markham District Curriculum

In Science, students learn in-depth topics of biology, earth and environmental science, chemistry and physics. In physics, energy and waves are a critical component of the curriculum. Students learn how to quantify kinetic energy as well as gravitational potential energy. Radiant energy and Doppler shift are topics of discussion as well. Students also learn about electricity, including current, the movement of electrons, and voltage. Learning through hands-on lab experiences is emphasized so that students understand how scientists conduct research.

Students learn about the various purposes of music and gain the ability to explain why it is such an integral component of society. Performance skills are also introduced. Elementary school students learn how to follow the lead of their instructor, use appropriate singing voice and posture, and integrate movements into their performance. Students develop the ability to perform music as well, learning about stage presence, responding appropriately to the conductor, and singing or playing their instrument according to the direction of the music.

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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Markham 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.

Markham District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs

The Ontario Curriculum is used by the public schools in Markham as the backbone for organizing instruction. The Curriculum describes the general areas of knowledge that a student needs to master in order to solidify their understanding and skills in major academic subjects. There are both specific skills and broader concepts that a student needs to understand in order to be proficient in the subject. The Ontario Curriculum describes what these are so that teachers may use the Curriculum to structure their lesson plans. Students participate in regular curricular activities that are supplemented by field-based learning and experiential learning that bring education to life.

We currently cover the following Markham-area school districts: York Region District School Board, York Catholic District School Board.

Keeping Informed: Recent Key York Educational News

  • Character Matters - Plans for character development continue at the local district schools through the Character Matters Program. Through the work of the entire educational community and all stakeholders involved seek to improve the behaviours of schoolchildren to produce civic-mindedness, fairness and other attributes of strong character.
  • Local students Are Teaching - Some local students are giving lessons about civic-minded work and giving to those less fortunate. Students at Clearmeadow Public School created the Learn, Care, Give Club which has raised money for schools in Haiti and produced in-school conferences on social justice issues.
  • York Region Test Results - Test result data for the York Region shows strong academic achievement amongst students. 3rd graders are performing almost 10% higher than provincial-wide averages on their assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics. 6th graders are 12-14% above province-wide proficiency rates in all subjects.

Testimonials and Case Studies from Our Parents

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: Topics to Discuss with Teens

Parents should not badger their teens about their social lives but should be aware of their relationships (friendships) and the clothes they wear, which can affect their learning. If teens want to be treated as adults, they need to be held accountable for their performance, preparedness, and work ethic in school. Another discussion topic that may need to be handled is the availability of transportation. If the teen already has a reliable friend in the neighborhood or a sibling who drives him/her to school, it may not make sense for that student to drive him/herself. If the school does not have buses and requires students to walk, parents may allow their teen to drive. If students have after-school jobs, they may need to drive themselves to these jobs in order to get to work on time.


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