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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the DeKalb District Curriculum
The mission of District 428 schools is to educate students to reach their potential while preparing them to contribute to a global society, whether they pursue secondary education or enter the workforce immediately following high school. Because the district recognizes the importance of students’ feelings of self-worth, the district fosters a supportive environment that also provides the highest quality education to every student.
At the core of the curriculum are standards for Math and Language Arts that help students develop the key skills in these areas to become critical thinkers and readers, and able to effectively problem solve. These skills are integrated into other subject areas as well, and literacy is also a focus within the Science or Social Studies curricula. Of particular importance is writing and communication in all subjects; students are expected to be able to convey what they know in each subject effectively while using appropriate language for their audience.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for DeKalb 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.
DeKalb District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The DeKalb High School curriculum is based on the Illinois Common Core Standards for Math and English Language Arts and the Next Generation Science Standards and holds as a core value the idea that everyone benefits when education is a top priority. The curricula have a range of goals including the development of key skills and an awareness of the major concepts within each subject; this helps bring about the level of critical thinking required for post-secondary life.
We currently cover the following DeKalb-area school district: DeKalb School District 428.
Keeping Informed: Recent DeKalb Educational News
- Project Breakthrough - Project Breakthrough fosters an inclusive learning environment in support of DeKalb High School’s mission statement to educate students to reach their full potential and prepare them to contribute to a global society.
- Chuck Dayton Basketball Tournament - The DeKalb Barbs participated in the 85th annual Chuck Dayton Basketball Tournament. This tradition has rallied great support for the local athletes and given everyone a chance for some great basketball!
- High School Reunions - Information on DeKalb High school class reunions is available here, including classes going back to 1958. This includes events like reunions and also provides a network for other activities like volunteering and fundraising in the schools.
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.
SchoolTutoring Academy Increased My SAT Score By 200 Points
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.
SchoolTutoring Academy gave my daughter the confidence she needed to boost her SAT score Thank you!
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.
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: Recommendation Etiquette
Recommendations are an essential part of a college application, and there are several dos and don’ts to consider. The most recommendations for students are those written by faculty who’ve taught the student recently. To ensure that faculty have ample time to write a good recommendation students cannot wait until the last minute to ask them. Even as much as a week can be too soon of a turnaround for often harried teachers. Students should allow at least two to three weeks, if not longer, before a due-date to ensure a thoughtful, well-written recommendation. The last thing a student wants is a rushed recommendation. Also, to ensure that the recommendation is thorough and specific, talk to the faculty member beforehand and tell them what led you to ask him or her for the recommendation. It would, of course, be bad form to attempt to dictate what a teacher should write, but explaining why you chose them to write the recommendation can be helpful.