Request Free, One-on-one Academic Assessment
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Algona District Curriculum
The Language Arts curriculum is focused on developing essential skills in four core areas: reading, word study, oral language, and writing. This sequential program builds upon basic principles within these core areas throughout advancing grade levels. Students' comprehension and fluency abilities are strengthened through a rigorous reading program. Word study focuses on developing students phonic and spelling skills. Writing proficiency is measured by grammar usage, sentence mechanics, and appropriate use of varied styles.
The goals of the Mathematics curriculum are to encourage students to learn the value of mathematical applications, acquire the skills to solve numerical problems, and to develop mathematical reasoning and communication skills. Overall, the curriculum strives to produce students that are confident in their mathematical abilities allowing them to participate in activities that require a high level of analytical proficiency. Students' mathematics skills are assessed each winter and spring through participation in statewide standardized testing.
Contact our Academic Directors Today at 1-877-545-7737 to Discuss your Child's Strengths and Areas for Improvement.
SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Algona 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.
Algona District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Algona Community School District is home to approximately 1,200 students in five schools. The district has employed over 107 teachers—half of which hold a Master’s degree or beyond. The district uses the Iowa Core Curriculum as the basis for instruction. One goal of the curriculum is to develop 21st century skills such as critical thinking, broad literacy skills, collaboration, and communication. The district also offers award-winning vocational programs in healthcare, auto technologies, video broadcast productions, industrial technology, agricultural education, business education, and family and consumer sciences.
We currently cover the following Algona-area school district: Algona Community School District.
Keeping Informed: Recent Algona Educational News
- AHS Wins Mascot Contest to Help Make the School Healthier - Algona High beat out 32 other schools to win the a mascot challenge and $1,000 from the Healthiest State Initiative Walk. Students were encouraged to send in ideas on how to use the prize money—most of which centered on promoting physical activity in the school.
- Algona Music Dept. Receives $25,000 Donation - It is often difficult for school music departments to receive enough funding to maintain their programs, so Algona Community School District was very appreciative when it was gifted $25,000 from an anonymous donor. The district will use the monetary gift to purchase new uniforms for the Scarlet Regiment marching band.
- Superintendent Spotlights School District - Algona Superintendent Marty Fonley talked about what makes his school district special in a news article. Over half of the district’s staff has been trained to implement Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), which direct professional development in the district and guide teams of teachers in making data-driven decisions to improve student learning. The district also uses APL—a series of instructional strategies that keep lesson design, implementation, and classroom management consistent and places an emphasis on a curriculum that is rigorous.
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.
SchoolTutoring Academy Increased My SAT Score By 200 Points
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.
SchoolTutoring Academy gave my daughter the confidence she needed to boost her SAT score Thank you!
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: Books That Help With Language Awareness
Children’s books are a great way to help students gain and improve their language and sound awareness. Titch, written and illustrated by Pat Hutchings, shows that children can grow up to do great things. In Whistle for Willie, written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats, a little boy named Peter learned how to whistle after looking for his dog, Willie. Both of these titles have a similar sound, so it us no surprise that they particularly help children identify short I sounds. Another author that writes books which help children develop an awareness of the language is Richard Scarry. One of his books, Cars and Trucks and Things That Go, contains illustrations of all sorts of automobiles and displays the word for each. Another of his books, Best Word Book Ever, contains illustrations of many common household objects and shows what the word is for them.