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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Crystal Lake District Curriculum
The Math curriculum starts establishing the basis of operational abilities for students and quickly introduces topics that touch on algebra and geometry. Patterning and shape/space awareness in the early grades is drawn upon during middle and high school math. In high school, students take courses in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, statistics and possibly calculus which provides a full range of mathematic abilities. Students are then able to think mathematically, use mathematic models, and quantitatively reason.
The Language Arts curriculum covers all types of communication and focuses largely on reading comprehension, language acquisition, and writing abilities. Students are taught to write using a process whereby they brainstorm, draft and then edit and revise their work before presenting a final essay. This is done in a way that students are also exposed to writing in different styles; they also learn to write for informational purposes and develop research skills.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Crystal Lake 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.
Crystal Lake District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The districts in Crystal Lake use a standards-based curriculum that provides a series of clear learning objectives for teachers to use to ensure that all students receive the same high quality curriculum. Core academics, particularly Math and Language Arts, are emphasized throughout the curriculum and students also have a range of learning opportunities in the STEM areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Keeping Informed: Recent Crystal Lake Educational News
- High School Activities - Students have a great many extracurriculars to choose from at their schools. Some of them are academically competitive, others provide community outreach, and yet others are for students with a particular talent or interest. Planning what extracurriculars to take on can help gain an edge during the college admissions process.
- Focus on the Library - Crystal Lake Central High School’s media center offers many diverse books and programs for students ranging from clubs to test prep and learning support. Students are encouraged to explore their interests and learn about what resources are available to them through the library.
- Testing News - The Explore test will be given to all incoming Freshman. The test is intended to prepare students for future college-based standardized testing, such as the ACT. As a precursor test to the ACT it gives students a chance to understand what the test is like and a sense of how they are doing in preparing for these future tests.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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,
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Chalk Talk: Early Decision vs. Early Action
There are several different college application types with different deadlines. Each has their own pros and cons. Early Decision is an early, binding application. This means that it’s due sooner than other applications, often by November 1st. Since it’s a binding application, students sign a contract stating that they will attend this college if accepted. Early Decision applications have some inherent benefits; for example, students are competing against fewer other applicants and are demonstrating interest in the college, but a drawback is that it is binding, so students who apply Early Decision had better be sure this is their top choice college. A similar application type is Early Action. It’s also early but isn’t binding. With Early Action, students apply early, often November 1st or 15th, but are free to accept offers from other colleges. Early Action offers the benefit of allowing students to apply early and therefore compete with fewer other students, but doesn’t carry the same weight as Early Decision.