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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Washington, DC District Curriculum
The curriculum used across the district is based on Common Core Standards which are a series of objectives in Math and Language Arts. The plan progresses students through major topics in each subject and helps them to build the foundation upon which to do more complex, analytic work at the high school level. An emphasis on decoding meaning in texts, developing written expression, and problem-solving in all types of math is central to the framework.
Other goals of the curriculum include the development of critical thinking skills, strong communication abilities, and an understanding of the processes inherent to scientific discovery. Many courses and programs provide a cross-curricular experience, such as arts integration or language immersion, with the goal of promoting thinking that sees connections between areas of learning. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) is also an area of integrated program development with the goal that students learn these subjects together so that they see the practical applications of science and math.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Washington, DC 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.
Washington, DC District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The DCPS Academic Plan is a comprehensive curriculum for all subjects and grade levels which includes both core subjects and the choice programs which the district has established. Core subject learning is supplemented through programs like International Baccalaureate, STEM Academies, arts integration programs, and a strong Career and Technical component. Students have many options by which to prepare for higher learning and career goals by making choices based on interests which are supported within this curricular plan.
We currently cover the following Washington, DC-area school district: DC Public Schools.
Keeping Informed: Recent Washington, DC Educational News
- Newseum - The Newseum is a museum and interactive website that offers anyone interested in media and history a great opportunity to learn about both. Covering all types of events and news in American history, the website contains many educational options, information about upcoming programs and speakers, and other ways to get involved.
- International Spy Museum - Sometimes it takes that special extra twist to get a child excited about museums and educational outings, and so the International Spy Museum offers a near certain win with such children. Kids can be introduced to many events in history and have a basis for discussing the implications of those events through a visit, or by even taking one of their youth educational programs.
- National Children's Museum - Children's Museums offer so many opportunities for kids in their early and later years. Children who grow up visiting museums regularly will be more likely to engage in cultural experiences later, but for older kids, the opportunity to volunteer at museums offers an indelible mark on their applications and resumes and provide a unique early work experience.
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: Tips for Developing Close Reading Habits
What students read during their education contributes to a significant portion of their learning. The ability to read closely and to make meaning from the information is critical to academic development. A text offers up a lot for a student to learn - there is new vocabulary, new concepts, tone of voice, point of view, graphic text features - all of which help a reader understand the greater meaning of the text. It is important to ask questions about unfamiliar words and concepts, think about point of view and bias, and to think about why the author is wrong or right. These skills are the foundation of question generation, analysis and evaluation of information.