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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Columbia District Curriculum

Language Arts teaches students reading, writing and communication skills used in all aspects of learning. In writing, basic skills, such as using proper punctuation and proper word usage are also emphasized. To improve interest, students learn how to vary the style and pattern of sentences, while eliminating wordiness and redundancy. Students also engage in small group activities that promote effective listening skills. Participants learn to collaborate with others and offer suggestions to integrate various viewpoints. Students are also required to present information to others in a clear and concise manner.

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium provides assessments. These next-generation assessments are aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics for grades 3-8 and 11. That means students in all states will be taught to the same high standards. Columbia School District provides rigorous programs to ensure all students excel as individuals.

Contact our Academic Directors Today at 1-877-545-7737 to Discuss your Child's Strengths and Areas for Improvement.

SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Columbia 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.

Columbia District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs

Columbia School District serves over 700 students and operates Horace W. Porter School for grades PreK through 8th grade. High School students attend one of the District’s contracted high schools or the region’s technical high school. Striving to prepare students to be successful and well rounded, the Columbia School District provides a quality and challenging curriculum in a safe environment. Columbia School District follows the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics. CCSS are intended to have students be college and career ready.

We currently cover the following Columbia-area school district: Columbia School District.

Keeping Informed: Recent Columbia Educational News

  • STARLAB Inflatable Planetarium - STARLAB is coming to Porter School. The inflatable planetarium is part of the outreach program of Springfield Science Museum. What a great addition to the Astronomy unit!
  • Playground Mentoring Program - Is your middle school student interested in becoming a Playground Mentor for elementary schools? The Playground Mentoring Program is starting again and applications are available. Please review the expectations.
  • Mother Daughter Book Club - News from the Library! The Mother Daughter Book Club is now meeting. Paint a Pumpkin is coming up soon and will be followed by other thematic events. Please reserve your spot today!

Testimonials and Case Studies from Our Parents

One-on-one learning with a certified private in-home tutor
Tutoring at your child's pace & schedule - available 7 days a week
Personalized instruction in the comfort of your home
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: Fun Apps for your Fifth Grade Student

There is an app for everything these days and education have no shortage of apps for content and learning. Here are a few cool apps especially for your 5th grade student to excite their educational experience. Word Creativity Kit makes writing stories and poetry fun for your student. Students learn about combining and manipulating words to enhance their writing skills. Hands-On Equations 1 is a curriculum that teaches algebraic thought and problem solving. It offers video tutorials and teaches the goal of the following exercises. Over 80 equations are presented in this app. Minecraft might now seem like the most likely choice but it is a great educational tool and enhances collaboration problem solving, and building skills. Minecraft is even getting the teacher’s seal of approval!


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