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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Durham District Curriculum

The Language Arts curriculum is geared towards developing effective communication skills among students. In elementary school, students are expected to identify the various parts of fiction and nonfiction texts, recognize and use vocabulary words, and express themselves through the written word in an effective manner. As students progress into high school they take on more challenging concepts. Students are expected to write in a variety of modes, including persuasive and argumentative, and should be capable of conducting research.

Within the Mathematics curriculum, students become familiar with the use of numbers from an early age. They are exposed to computational and operational skills as they progress through elementary school. Students will also explore mathematics in a practical, every-day manner with regards to currency, time, and measurement. As students progress into secondary school work, they are scaffolded as they incorporate algebra, trigonometry, geometry, statistics and probability.

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Private Tutoring in Durham For Your Child

SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Durham 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.

Durham District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs

The Oyster River Cooperative School District follows the Common Core Standards for the state of New Hampshire. This allows the school district to provide rigorous and relevant content and skill-building so that students can be successful. Common Core Standards have been widely adopted for their clear delineation of grade-level expectations within critical areas of content learning.

We currently cover the following Durham-area school district: Oyster River Cooperative School District.

Keeping Informed: Recent Durham Educational News

  • Scholastic Award - A number of students at Oyster River Middle School were recently recognized for their success in the Scholastic Award. This award, headed by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, accepts submissions from around the state. The students who win show excellence in writing and win either a gold key, a silver key, or an honorable mention.
  • Granite State Challenge - A number of schools, including Oyster River High School, are competing in the Granite State Challenge this year. The competition has a monetary award and a trophy, and requires teamwork and ingenuity. Participants will compete in a variety of challenges against other New Hampshire high schools for the award.
  • Division II Title - For the third time in five years, the Oyster River girl’s swim team won the Division II title. In addition to the overall title, the team placed in a number of competitions, scoring points that led to the title. This victory is a sign of marked improvement since the beginning of the season, and an exciting win for Oyster River.

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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: Avoiding Fallacies - Scare Tactics

Often times, making someone afraid seems like a fairly effective way to get them to do what you want. Unfortunately, it is not particularly convincing in the long run and, to a critical eye, severely weakens an argument. Telling someone to believe something “or else” makes the writer seem as if they do not have a legitimate reason for convincing the reader to believe the claim. When writing an argumentative essay it is important to make sure that all claims are founded, and you are not simply putting the worst case scenario forward in an attempt to scare your reader into agreeing with you. The argument should be evenly represented, and should be well-thought out.

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