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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the DeWitt District Curriculum

The district utilizes the TLC System, which allows teachers to partner with fellow educators in order to incorporate research-based instructional strategies with the ultimate goal of increasing student achievement. By emphasizing teacher leadership roles and areas for collaboration, the schools are able to provide more interdisciplinary learning opportunities which promote students understanding of the connection between topics and subjects. This also gives students a model for conducting their own academic inquiry.

Examples of instructional strategies include cooperative learning activities, comparing and contrasting, student-created questions and cues, and summarizing and note taking. Some specific activities that can implemented include think-pair-share (cooperative learning), T-charts and Venn diagrams (comparing and contrasting), thinking prompts (questions and cues), and story pyramids (summarizing and note taking). Central DeWitt’s instructional coaching team consists of instructional coaches, model teachers, and PD facilitators.

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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for DeWitt 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.

DeWitt District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs

Central DeWitt Community School District serves students in the towns of DeWitt, Welton, Low Moor, and Grand Mound. The district uses the Iowa Core Standards to guide instruction in all content areas and to implement overarching goals of the district. A new component of the Iowa Core Standards are the 21st century skills that students should be developing starting in elementary school. These skills include civic literacy, financial literacy, and health literacy and progress into skills that are critical for students college and career goals. Collaborative goals including community service and character education are also a part of the district’s mission.

We currently cover the following DeWitt-area school district: Central DeWitt Community School District.

Keeping Informed: Recent DeWitt Educational News

  • Central DeWitt Students Challenged to Plan, Prepare Family Meals - Central High and Middle schools’ family and consumer science teachers had their students help plan, prepare, and sit down to eat a healthy meal with their families. Students were asked to prepare three menu items for a meal, which could be breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and although they were asked to put thought into the food items, they didn't have to choose foods that were too challenging; although, since the task emphasized nutritious eating, desserts were to be avoided.
  • DeWitt Students Participate in ‘Hour of Code’ - When Central DeWitt’s media specialist found out there will be many more technology jobs available than the number of students majoring in computer science, she decided that all the district’s students must participate in the “Hour of Code,” which gives them the opportunity to try computer coding for an hour. This initiative reaches out to millions of children across the globe with the hopes of getting students interested in pursuing computer science. Students worked on different projects based on their grade level.
  • Central DeWitt’s PTO Highly Involved - Central DeWitt PTO President Mrs. Ellison said the PTO is great for all parents because they can be involved as much as their schedule allows. Some things that the PTO does include providing teachers with $50 on an annual basis to help alleviate some of their classroom expenses, holding a major fundraiser on a yearly basis, providing food to the teachers during the twice-yearly parent-teacher conferences, recruiting volunteers to help during school picture day and last-day-of-school festivities, hosting the very successful family fun night once a month, and giving pumpkins to the kindergarten classes to complete a variety of educational activities with.

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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

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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,
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: Children’s Poetry Spotlight

Poetry is sometimes an underrated genre—especially when it comes to very young children. However, early readers can enjoy and understand poetry through Nikki Grimes’s Minnie ‘n Me: My Favorite Book. This is a book of rhyming poems about such relatable topics as a love of reading, the ocean, dreams coming true, telling fibs, the seasons, imagination, the first week of school, colors, arguments, and pets. As a bonus, the book also features lovely images of Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck. For older children, Shel Silverstein offers easily accessibly poetry that is wonderfully illustrated. His poetry can be both silly and serious, and children tend to love the rhymes and funny ideas that Silverstein brings to life.

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