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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Columbia District Curriculum
The Illinois Learning Standards (ILS) provide the criteria for grade-level learning in each academic subject. The English Language Arts frameworks provide standards for critical reading, writing, communication, media literacy and research skills. There is also an emphasis on language (grammar and mechanics) including vocabulary development. Written and spoken communication is also emphasized, and along with their literacy skills, students are expected to use all these abilities in their other academic subjects.
The district prides itself on focusing on students' academic, athletic, and performing arts achievements as well. There is a focus on community service and outreach, and students are expected to develop beyond the classroom skills through these experiences. Extracurricular activities serve as a way to connect students to their interests and allows them to hone their craft in the arts, work on robotics challenges in small groups, compete in academic competitions against other schools, and work with their peers on community service projects.
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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 Community Unit District #4 believes that all students should be afforded opportunities to succeed in achieving the curricular expectations, regardless of background or learning style. Teachers are given the opportunity to individualize their lesson plans to fit the needs of their students, whether that be to provide more challenging course work for an advanced student or to help a struggling student catch up to grade level. Interventions are available for students who need them. Diversity is also stressed in the school district, and all students are taught to respect and celebrate diversity in others.
We currently cover the following Columbia-area school district: Columbia Community Unit District #4.
Keeping Informed: Recent Columbia Educational News
- CHS Clubs & Activities - There are many extracurricular clubs and activities that students can participate in and which cover many areas of interests. Options include the Beta Club, Open Art Studio, Film Club, National Honor Society, Math Club, Robotics, Student Council and many others.
- Senior Awards - Each year, there are a number of academic and achievement awards intended to honor the hard work of the high school senior's. For a listing of the available awards and their criteria, a list is published on the high school website.
- Science Fair - All the schools in the district hold an annual science fair to give students an opportunity to show what they can do in the sciences. Parents who are interested in volunteering to help organize the science fair are welcome to contact the respective schools.
Testimonials and Case Studies from Our Parents
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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
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,
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Chalk Talk: College Interviews
The first thing to consider with a college interview is appearance. This isn’t to say you need to wear a tuxedo, but look your best. Secondly, consider how you present yourself. Be engaging and engaged. That means look the interviewer in the eye, participate in the conversation, and try to be friendly. Being funny can help, though irreverence is probably too much. Have some questions prepared, but make them good questions. Don’t ask things that you could find out by reading the college’s website. Rather, ask questions about your specific interests at the college. The most important thing is to engage the interviewer in a conversation. Demonstrate intelligence and intellectual curiosity; try your best to have something worthwhile to say.