Dallas, Texas Tutoring Programs
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Dallas District and Curriculum
Dallas schools give their students an excellent education. This is done through incorporating the Common Core State Standards with the outstanding teaching practices used to deliver the learning objectives designated in each subjects’ framework. These framework help organize student learning along the major topics within the subject so that it is progressive in nature and builds to a deep understanding of the subject by graduation. This allows students to do work that is increasingly complex and draws upon their critical thinking skills.
We currently cover the following Dallas-area school district: Dallas Independent School District.
Schools in Dallas include:
Walnut Hill Elementary School is located on 10115 Midway Road Dallas, TX 75229, Walnut Hill Elementary School covers grades PreK-5 and can be contacted at 972-502-7800. Walnut Hill Elementary School was originally established in 1912, and moved to its current building in 1946. In 1999, the school was awarded the National Blue Ribbon Award from the U.S. Department of Education for academic achievement. Today, there are over 400 students enrolled at the school, and it has received with multiple awards including The National Excellence in Urban Education Award, Distinguished School of Character Award and SMART Technology Showcase School Award. The school offers a dual immersion English-Spanish program and various extracurricular programs and activities including chess, origami, robotics, and arts clubs. Like other children enrolled in Texas Public Schools, students attending Walnut Hill Elementary School are taught a curriculum that follows the standards described by the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). These standards cover a variety of subjects including English Language Arts and Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Fine arts and more. In mathematics, problem solving skills are developed. Students are taught to have a strong foundation in essential math skills so that they may be applied to real world situations. In elementary schools, student learn geometry and measurement, including how identify various two dimensional and three dimensional shapes and figures, and about data analysis and graphing. For more information on the mathematics tutoring SchoolTutoring Academy offers, contact us.
Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership Middle School is located on 1718 Robert B Cullum Blvd, Dallas, TX 75210, Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School covers grades 6-8 and can be contacted at 210-977-1480. The Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School is the first all girls school in the State of Texas and is known for its challenging coursework and high college graduation rate. The school was originally established in 2004 and was named after Irma Lerma Rangel, who was the first Mexican-American Woman elected to the Texas House of Representatives and the first woman elected as Chair of the Mexican-American Legislative Caucus. In 2011, the school was recognized as a Nation Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education and in 2017 was ranked the 44th Most Challenging High School in the U.S. by the Washington Post. The curriculum at Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School is focused around Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The school also offers a Pre-Advanced Placement (AP) program. The school’s motto is “Girls Today. Women Tomorrow. Leaders Forever.”. For more information on the Science tutoring SchoolTutoring Academy offers, please contact us.
Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet School is located on 1201 E 8th St, Dallas, TX 75203, Travis Early College High School covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 972-925-5950. Judge Barefoot Sanders Law Magnet School is a magnet high school for students wishing to explore careers in the law, law enforcement and government sectors. The school offers 2 sections, criminal justice and government. Students can enroll in either one. To help them prepare for careers in law and government, students are given the opportunity to do classroom observations and internships. In 2018 NS News and World Report ranked the school as 5th out of all the high schools in the Dallas Independent School District and 38th in the state of Texas. The school is known for its high college graduation rates, high number of students taking AP courses and outstanding rating by the Texas Education Agency.
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Dallas schools introduce students to geography by allowing them to explore the world that surrounds them. Students learn how to map a room or a home before they learn how to conquer larger areas. After they have gained familiarity with their immediate surroundings, students find out how to use geography to find out how people chose different areas for settlement. This may begin in Texas, but they also learn about different parts of the United States and the world.
Reading, a section of the Language Arts curriculum, begins by showing students the basic skills, such as how to hold a book and how to read from top to bottom, then adding letter and word recognition. These skills are then added onto by showing students how to read for enjoyment, for research, or as part of their everyday life. By the time students of Dallas schools graduate, they know how to open new world whenever they open a book.
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- JROTC - The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp introduces students to a world of leadership, citizenship and discipline. Students learn skills necessary to demonstrate and compete in various areas associated with the JROTC. This includes air rifle drills, color guard and academic skills. This activity also gives students a leg up on post-secondary opportunities in terms of scholarships and work opportunities.
- Band - Student who enjoy instrumental music can participate in Band at Dallas schools. Students learn the skills to excel in the instrument of their choice, whether in marching or concert band. They also may participate in statewide competitions either as an entire band or as a solo performer.
- Robotics - Robotics is an organization for students that have a love of mathematics, science and technology. Students meet regularly to discuss, draft, design and build robot which are then presented at different competitions throughout the state and country. Students learn to work together through the different stages. This allows them to become a stronger team as they learn the different aspects of creating a robot.
Dallas Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed
SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.
About Dallas, Texas
The city of Dallas is the third most populated city in Texas and the ninth most populated city in the United States. Dallas is located in Dallas county, in the North Eastern section of the state. The city covers an area of about 385.8 square miles. The development of Dallas can be largely attributed to the construction railway lines through the city, allowing access to cotton, cattle and later oil. Today, Dallas is known for its barbecue, technology companies, and being a good place to do business. The construction of the Interstate Highway System that converges in the city and loops around have have helped make Dallas a transportation hub. Other transportation centers in Dallas include a major inland port, and the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, one of the busiest and largest airports in the world.
In the beginning of its conception, the economy in Dallas was mainly based around farming. In 1873 when multiple rail lines were ran through the city, Dallas experienced major growth as it became the largest inland cotton market in the world. The city of Dallas is the home to 9 Fortune 500 companies. These companies are AT&T, Energy Transfer Equity, Tenet Health, Southwest Airlines, Texas Instruments, Jacobs Engineering, HollyFrontier Corporation, Dean Foods, and Builders FirstSource. In 2011, Forbes magazine published its annual list of “The Richest People in America”. 17 of the people on the list, who were billionaires were living in Dallas. Worldwide, the city ranked in 6th place among the cities with the most billionaires.
As of 2017, the population of Dallas was 1,341,075. 25.7% of the population was under 18, 28.6% of the population was between 18-34, 26.2% was 35-54, 10.1% was 55-64 and 9.5% was over the age of 65. The median household income in the city was $45,215 in 2017.
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located in Dallas on the South Eastern shore of White Rock Lake. Before becoming a public garden, much of the 66 acre property was owned by geophysicist Everette Lee DeGolyer and his wife Nell. Their home, located in the gardens, is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. In 2016, more than 1 million people visited the Arboretum, which is among the top in the world, and garden. Included on the 66 acre property is a life science laboratory and 19 named garden with different themes. Families with children will be happy to know about the The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. This particular garden was designed to connect children with nature. Visitors can participate in over 150 kid friendly activities and The Texas Skywalk, The Moody Oasis, a Walk in the Clouds, and more.
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science consists of two campuses in Victory Park and Fair Parr. Every year, the museum receives over one million visitors. The museums serves to exhibit the best of all sciences including showing sports science exhibits, human body exhibits, dinosaur bones and more.. Visitors can race a virtual T-rex, explore the links between dinosaurs and modern-day birds, experience a simulated earthquake, journey through the universe, and much more. The Museum building at Victory Park is 180 000 square feet with 6 floors. The campus at Fair Park was constructed in 1936 and exhibits different minerals, and historical dioramas among other things. The Perot Museum of Nature and Science also participates in an educational outreach program. The museum has a teacher’s guide that is distributed to educators in North Texas. The guide outlines different programming for children in preK to grade 12 in the fields of earth and space science, chemistry, physical sciences, engineering and life and natural sciences. The programming is designed to designed to reinforce Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) objectives.
The Reunion Tower is an observation tower that is 561 feet (171 meters) tall. The tower is one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks, also being known by locals as “The Ball”. The tower was originally completed in 1978 as part of the Urban Redevelopment project that also helped to restore the historic Union Station. The GeO Observation deck provides visitors with 360 panoramic views from 470 feet up. The deck is equipped with high definition zoom cameras, interactive touch screen, and both indoor as well as outdoor observation decks. The restaurant at the Reunion Tower is chef Wolfgang Puck’s Five Sixty. The restaurant is has a rotating floor and an Asian-inspired menu.
- President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas in 1963.
- Dallas is the home to six major sports teams including the Dallas Cowboys (National Football League), Dallas Mavericks (National Basketball Association), Texas Rangers (Major League Baseball), FC Dallas (Major League Soccer), Dallas Stars (National Hockey League) and Dallas Wings (Women’s National Basketball Association)
- 7 Eleven convenience stores started in Dallas and today, the headquarters is still located there.
- Every year since 1886, the State Fair of Texas has been held in Dallas.
- The popular purple dinosaur character, Barney was created in Dallas!
- The crime duo Bonnie and Clyde lived in Dallas.
- In 1958, the first integrated circuit computer chip (later became the microchip) was invented in Dallas.
- The term “Super Bowl” was invented by Dallas resident Lamar Hunt
Chalk Talk: Fourth Grade Science
By the time students have reached the fourth grade, they have mastered the basics of science. In the fourth grade, their science education become a bit more in-depth. Students begin to learn more about concepts in science, such as the properties that an object may have. They also learn procedures, so when they perform observations, or experiments, they will know how to perform the action safely and how to report their observations so that others understand. With the addition of the knowledge the students learn in fourth grade, they will be more prepared for the different areas of science they will cover in future grades.