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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Barrie District Curriculum
With a focus on STEM studies, world languages, and multiculturalism, students in Barrie are introduced to topics that will prepare them to enter their adult lives on a path of their choosing. All students receive instruction in academic courses and are required to demonstrate proficiency in their core subjects on the EQAO assessments. The Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics and the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test are both requirements for graduation. With the fundamentals in place, students have the opportunity to take courses in areas of their choosing with options that include immersive language learning and environmental education.
A goal of the secondary curriculum is to increase independence in learning and students should be familiar with their options and prepare by taking any necessary pre-requisites. Advanced Placement courses are available for those who want to take college level classes and Experience Education is available to those who wish to pursue a work learning experience. Another feature of the curricular expectations is a community involvement component in which students need to complete community service hours as part of their graduation requirements. This allows students to choose how they serve so they have opportunities that speak to their interests.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Barrie 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.
Barrie District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Public Schools in Barrie use the Ontario Curriculum which is developed at the provincial level as a series of standards of learning for students across the span of academic subjects. The curriculum describes the skills and knowledge students will need within each subject area to be successful in their future pursuits. The Ontario Curriculum has been designed to address both the content needed and the conceptual framework for the content. In conjunction with the development of a comprehensive curriculum is also the development of assessment tools that measure student’s success in mastering necessary skills and knowledge.
Keeping Informed: Recent Barrie Educational News
- Equity in Action - Simcoe County students were among the more than 250 students and teachers from four districts in Ontario to participate in the ‘Equity in Action’ Symposium. The purpose of the symposium was to explore issues of equity and inclusiveness in the schools. Participants were able to experience performances, workshops and small group collaborations dealing with issues of equity in the schools.
- Engineering Week - Students in the district had the chance to participate in a model bridge building competition as part of Engineering Week. This competition offers a hands-on learning experience in science and engineering in collaboration with the Professional Engineers of Ontario and The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists. The competition is for students in grades 5 through 8.
- Parent Involvement - In April, the Simcoe County School District Board is hosting the Circle of Learning Conference: Linking Parents to Student Success for the fourth year in a row. This conference provides parents with ways of promoting learning in the household which helps students achieve success at school. More information about the time and location of this conference can be found on the District website.
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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.
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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 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
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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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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,
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Chalk Talk: Educating the Whole Child
Schools’ number one objective is to teach students skills to become independent beyond their walls. Many students will succeed simply by attending classes, completing assignments, and passing assessments. However, some students may struggle from external complications, inhibiting their abilities to learn and develop in a normal environment. Students may be homeless. They may have parents who suffer from illness or are caring for someone gravely ill. Depression, anxiety, or other emotional and mental disorders could create chaos in their lives. Many students may have parents who have served in the recent United States’ wars, leading to difficulties with relationships and post-traumatic stress disorder. In many cases, students could be from homes with financial issues, which can lead to any number of negative stressors. Whatever the individual or familial hardships children may face, it is necessary to support their emotional, mental, and social growth alongside their academic progress.