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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Chattanooga District Curriculum
The Benwood Initiative was developed not only in response to national Common Core standards, but in response to the Race to the Top and Move On When Reading national initiatives. In the Benwood Initiative, urban elementary schools were targeted to dramatically improve scores in mathematics and literacy, and the initiative is working and has expanded to a broader spectrum of schools within the district. The curriculum and programs being used for these large gains in student success include Guided Reading, Fast Math, and Model Classrooms strategies and programs.
Hamilton County School District is also committed to improved student success at the middle school level, with several middle school reform efforts. Every middle school in the district is part of a comprehensive reform effort, Middle Schools for a New Society. Using flexibility, personalization, rigorous relevant curriculum, and professional learning communities among the teachers and staff, these efforts are producing improved student achievement and exceptional learning for all involved.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Chattanooga 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.
Chattanooga District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Chattanooga schools are known nationally for its success in urban schools, mostly through the Benwood Initiative. The Benwood Initiative was developed not only in response to national Common Core standards, but in response to the Race to the Top and Move On When Reading national initiatives. In the Benwood Initiative, urban elementary schools were targeted to dramatically improve scores in mathematics and literacy, and the initiative is working and has expanded to a broader spectrum of schools within the district. The curriculum and programs being used for these large gains in student success include Guided Reading, Fast Math, and Model Classrooms strategies and programs.
Keeping Informed: Recent Chattanooga Educational News
- Excellence in Art Education Award - The Arts School Network honored Deborah Smith with the Jeffrey Lawrence Award, for exemplary commitment to excellence in art education and training. Deborah Smith has worked as an administrator at a Hamilton County magnet school, the Center for Creative Arts, for thirteen years. Her efforts, combined with resources and partnerships, have improved the education of her students, while bringing national attention to the Chattanooga area schools.
- Local Business Leaders Complete Public School Projects - Projects that integrate schools and the community are at the forefront of the educational mission in today’s world. Skill-building and community projects provide students with relevant learning experiences, while gaining local community support and developing leaders in the community. The schools involved in the project included three elementary schools and two middle schools.
- Chattanooga Kids on the Block Grant - Chattanooga Kids on the Block received grant money for personal safety education to local children. This involved a community event held at the Creative Discovery Museum, giving hands-on learning experiences, while educating on issues and situations involving child abuse prevention. Third graders at local schools showed improved understanding and attitudes relating to these concepts after the event, according to pre- and post-test results. Children’s needs go beyond learning about reading, writing, and math, and we have to continually keep that in mind when caring for the whole child.
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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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.
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Chalk Talk: Preparing for Kindergarten
Whether you are a competitive person or not, if you’ve got a young child starting school, you probably have some curiosity about what you can do to help your child succeed in school. There are no magic kits for school readiness, just like no child comes with an instruction manual! Creating real-life practice situations that build on your child’s natural curiosities will lead to quality time and skill-building necessary for school life. Let your preschooler choose a book for bedtime, and praise him or her when they doesn’t interrupt (to build etiquette and attention span.) Point out rhyming sounds and come up with rhyming words together. Write these down so that your child becomes aware of the link between sounds and letters, and between listening, speaking, reading and writing. Talk about the time of day, and incorporate those times in your daily conversation, using transition words like before, after, meanwhile, during, and later. These time concepts will help your child in sequencing events, instructions, and their day in general.