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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Des Plaines District Curriculum

Both District #62 and #207 use the Common Core State Standards as the basis for their curriculum design. This curriculum is rigorous and developmentally appropriate. In the different grade levels, curricular departments design activities and use strategies that help their students master the content and develop the skills that will help them be successful in the later grades. Teachers are also able to integrate subjects and provide interdisciplinary project-based learning opportunities.

The elementary and middle schools use the Balanced Literacy model where students learn how to read, write, and communicate using a variety of techniques. These include gradual release of skills with modeled reading and mini lessons. The teachers also use small group guided reading along with specific vocabulary lessons. Students practice their writing skills in the workshop model so they have a safe place to express their ideas.

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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Des Plaines 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.

Des Plaines District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs

In Des Plaines elementary and middle school students attend Des Plaines Public School District #62. The high school students attend Maine High School Township District #207. At the elementary and middle grades level, District #62 parents, teachers, and administrators work toward the goal of having their students achieve at a consistently high level while developing the love of learning. At the high school level, the teachers, administrators, parents, and community have the goal of providing a rigorous curriculum that prepares their students for a successful life in high school, college, and beyond in the world of work.

We currently cover the following Des Plaines-area school districts: Des Plaines Public School District #62 and Maine Township High School District #207.

Keeping Informed: Recent Des Plaines Educational News

  • Gap Year - Students at West Maine High School have been invited to attend a Gap Year Fair. This event presents students with the idea of taking a year between high school and college to explore possibilities in the world around them. By developing experiences outside of class, students who give themselves a Gap Year perform with more success at the collegiate level.
  • Math Promises - As the Des Plaines schools are working to incorporate the Common Core State Standards into every lesson, each day, the high school math teachers are involved in managing a Common Core Initiative with a website full of links and useful tools for teachers. Since the Common Core State Standards are new to every teacher, this initiative was designed to make the transition to the CCS curriculum simplified.
  • Recognizing Education - During the week of Veteran’s Day, the staff and students in District #62 took the time to honor those who have dedicated their lives to working in the field of education. During this time, several teachers were given awards for their service and dedication to the students.

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,
Indiana.

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.

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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: What is Gradual Release of Responsibility?

Over the years, education has had its fair share of ideal ways to present curriculum. Some have remained tried and true, while others have quickly disappeared soon to be forgotten. The gradual release technique is one of those tried and true techniques that work very well with students of all ages. The technique incorporates four distinct steps to ensure that students have enough exposure and practice with content. The first step involves the teacher modeling the new learning with the students simply watching and listening. The second step allows students to practice in a whole group environment, where they can ask questions. Then, students are put into small groups to have more time with the skill they are learning. Finally, students are given the opportunity to practice on their own. Teachers constantly evaluate understanding at each level and repeat skills if needed.

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