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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Clay District Curriculum
Today, the development of English Language Arts and Math curricula is based on the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards. The state adopted these standards in 2011. In doing this the state has attempted to develop new curricula that rely less on having students memorize and recite facts, and rely more on developing practical skills. From the earliest grades, Clay’s English Language Arts students are expected to read widely in both fiction and non-fiction texts. Students are also expected to master the skills needed for research, using evidence, and writing critically.
Clay’s math curriculum eschews old ideas about students merely scratching the surface of important ideas and learning a little about a lot of different things. Instead, the math curriculum focuses on only the most important core concepts in mathematics. Students build on and increase their understanding of the concepts from grade-to-grade, which allows them to develop a sophisticated understanding of mathematics concepts.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Clay 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.
Clay District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The students of Clay, New York, are served by the Liverpool Central, Baldwin Central, North Syracuse Central, and Phoenix Central School Districts. Since 1996 the New York State Learning Standards have guided education in New York State. These standards, which were updated in 2005, outline benchmarks for student achievement in subjects such as the arts, science, social studies, and health. Until recently, the standards also guided the development of ELA and Math curricula.
We currently cover the following Clay-area school districts: Baldwin Central School District, Liverpool Central School District, North Syracuse Central School District, and Phoenix Central School District.
Keeping Informed: Recent Clay Educational News
- National Poetry Month Events - Cicero-North Syracuse High School recently held its 11th annual Poetry Slam. The celebration marked the end of National Poetry Month. The event, which was organized and hosted by the school’s English Department and library, lasted three days and featured poetry readings by over 60 students and staff members.
- Community Cleanup - A group of John C. Birdlebough High School participated in a community cleanup. The thirty-eight students, all members of the National Honor Society, picked up trash along roadsides in the Village of Phoenix. The students collected 65 bags of trash before completing their service and celebrating their hard work with bananas, chocolate milk, and donuts.
- Jumpin’ Jazz Jam - The Liverpool High School Music Department is gearing up for its 17th annual Jumpin’ Jazz Jam. The concert will feature Grammy-winners New York Voices and the Liverpool High School Jazz Ensemble, Stage Band, and Vocal Jazz Quintet.
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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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: Screen Time
Few battles rage as fiercely in U.S. homes as the Tech Battles. There are arguments over TV time, phone time, video game time, computer time, and tablet time. Screen time, a concept that was more-or-less non-existent only 10 years ago, is now a central issue for many families. Ten years ago a parent could assume that most time spent in front of a screen was wasted. That is not so today. Between apps and educational videos, students can use screen time to access endless learning opportunities. Parents need to recognize this. Learning methods have changed. A child staring at a screen might very well be learning something important. However, parents also have to be savvy enough to know when a child is trying to pull a fast one. After all, no teacher assigns first-person shooters as homework.