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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Birmingham District Curriculum
The elementary Mathematics curriculum begins with a strong focus on number theory and simple counting. Students will enter the school system learning how to count objects and doing simple addition and subtraction. As students progress through elementary school, they will learn about more strands of Mathematics. Some of these include geometry, measurement, fractions, and money. Teachers use hands-on activities to give fun examples of how students use these math skills, for example, students may bake a cake to practice measuring or practice fractions by cutting food into different proportions.
Once students enter high school, they have the opportunity to tailor their education according to their own interests. Students must continue to take courses from the four core subject areas of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. However, they can choose from a wide variety of electives based on career or academic interests. Some of the electives offered include web design, fashion marketing, and personal finance.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Birmingham 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.
Birmingham District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The Birmingham Public Schools system teaches over 8,000 students a year and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Facilities in the district include eight elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools, one alternative school, and one Science/Technology campus. Birmingham Public Schools uses a curriculum whose standards are based on those of the national Common Core initiative. The skills learned in the elementary curriculum will set the stage for the more complex courses students will take in middle school and high school.
We currently cover the following Birmingham-area school district: Birmingham Public Schools.
Keeping Informed: Recent Birmingham Educational News
- Swim Team Finishes First - The boys swim team won first place at the 2014 MHSAA Division 2 Championships. While competing, swimmers for the school broke two previous championship records. The team finished with 357.5 points, which was over 100 points ahead of the second place team.
- Golf Player of the Year - A Groves High School senior was named MLive’s Player of the Year for boys golf. The student recently shot a career-best score of 68 during the state finals. He has received a golf scholarship to North Carolina Central.
- State Track Champs - Four runners from Seaholm High School’s girls track team recently won the 2014 state championship in the 4x800 relay. The relay team came in under nine minutes which was the second fastest time in state championship history. The win was extra exciting for one of the girls as it was her last race as a senior at the school.
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.
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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: The Benefits of School Athletics
While athletic accomplishments are not part of a student’s GPA, they are an important part of a well-rounded education. Sports offer many benefits to students both academically and socially. Playing on team sports teaches students how to work collaboratively toward a group goal. This skill will help students as they enter the workforce. Sports also help to motivate students to earn good grades as most programs have academic requirements in order to be on the team. Students who score below the required level are often given a break from the sport until they can bring their grades back up. Another benefit of school sports is that they offer a social connection for students. Having friends and common interests are an important part of the school experience for all students. Whether it’s basketball or field hockey, school sports programs offer students a variety of benefits both on and off the field.