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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Alton District Curriculum
In Mathematics, classes focus on specific topics and ideas that are essential for students to learn in order to establish a firm foundation. Beginning at the elementary school level, the standards emphasize basic concepts such as numbers and operations before progressing to more advanced topics in middle and high school. Faculty strive to include opportunities for students to apply their math skills to real world problems and challenges.
In English Language Arts, classes focus on reading nonfiction and writing analytic essays in order to develop students’ ability to gather information and use evidence to support claims. The goal is to help students become critical readers and effective writers. The curriculum is based on international standards so that students will be, not only well prepared for post-secondary education, but ready to entire the workforce as competitive employees. Students must be aware of new challenges presented by the ever increasing global nature of our economy.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Alton 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.
Alton District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The district strives to provide a positive environment for students and faculty which facilitates learning through clearly-defined goals, assessments, and support services to provide below level, on level, and above level students with increased academic opportunities and/or interventions for at-risk students in order to increase achievement levels. The curriculum aligns with Illinois Common Core Learning Standards in reading and math by utilizing performance indicators and assessment data.
We currently cover the following Alton-area school district: Alton Community Unit School District 11.
Keeping Informed: Recent Alton Educational News
- Music Festival - The annual Elijah P. Lovejoy Memorial Music Festival occurs each November, featuring local school performances such as the Alton High School Concert Choir and the Symphonic Orchestra.
- Clubs and Organizations - Alton High School offers many clubs and organizations from students, ranging from academic themed clubs like Biology club to diversity clubs like Minority Excellence. These clubs can help students to stand out when they are applying for college and show admissions officers more about what the student is interested in participating in with their school.
- Spotlight On Guidance - The Alston High School Guidance Department offers many resources for students ranging from academic support to college application information. The counselors can help students and families to understand the ins and outs of financial planning and are a great resource for scholarship opportunities.
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.
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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!
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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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Our instructors hail from Harvard, Stanford, Duke and other top institutions
Our tutors are different from the ones you find in your neighborhood
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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
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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
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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.
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Chalk Talk: The Benefits of a Small List
There are a lot of colleges students can apply to, and some students will take a pretty random approach to applying, focusing on several highly ranked colleges that they might not have even visited. Eventually, the student runs out of steam and doesn’t even finish some of his/her applications, and when s/he is accepted to several colleges, s/he has no idea which one to enroll in because s/he doesn’t actually know very much about that college. Maybe the student doesn’t get into the highly ranked schools and is stuck with a safety s/he doesn’t like. This leads to a lot of wasted work for the student, the college, and the high school guidance staff. A much better approach is to focus on a small list of well-researched colleges that the student really likes. Safeties are a good idea, but no school should be on the list if the student isn’t willing to actually attend it.