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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Elmhurst District Curriculum

In Language Arts, the curriculum standards emphasize the reading of nonfiction, the writing of analytical essays, and working with complex texts in order to develop students’ ability to gather information and use evidence to back their claims while also expanding their vocabularies. Students read selected fiction and write creatively, but the curriculum emphasizes nonfiction and analytical writing more. The focus is also on teaching students how to be critical readers and strong writers.

In Mathematics, the curriculum encourages a greater depth of instruction on fewer topics within a school year. Beginning at the elementary school level, concepts like algebraic patterning or probabilities are taught so that students have mastery of the foundations of mathematics before moving on to more advanced topics in middle school and high school. The hope is that students will be able to apply their math skills in the more advanced courses in high school.

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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Elmhurst 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.

Elmhurst District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs

The district curricula contains clear expectations for what students should know in English language arts and mathematics at the end of each grade level and requires that all students meet similarly high standards. The curriculum also emphasizes skills that students need to succeed in college and the professional world and is benchmarked with international standards, so that students will be well-equipped to compete in today’s global economy, whether they pursue post-secondary education or immediately enter the workforce.

We currently cover the following Elmhurst-area school districts: Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 and DuPage High School District 88.

Keeping Informed: Recent Elmhurst Educational News

  • Standardized Test Days - Each October, students will take standardized tests to prepare them for college-level standardized testing such as the ACT. Freshmen will take the EXPLORE exam and sophomores will take the PLAN exam.
  • Performing Arts Events - The York Cadet, Concert, and Symphony Orchestras, under the direction of Ray Ostwald, will perform with special guests, the Elmhurst College Philharmonic Orchestra. This concert, within a series of performing arts events, is free and open to the public.
  • Shadow Days - Current 8th graders can sign up to shadow current York Community High School student ambassadors. This will last for the entire school day and will give students a chance to shadow their older peers at the high school so to ease with the upcoming transition.

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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 Pros and Cons

Most colleges require one to three recommendations, and even ones that don’t require them will usually accept them, so sending recommendations is almost always a good move. A well written recommendation by a knowledgeable educator can help an application tremendously. Recommenders offer insights into the students' work ethic, personality, drive, and all sorts of other qualities that would be difficult for colleges to learn about otherwise. If a student struggled in a class, a recommendation from that teacher indicating the student’s true efforts might mitigate what could otherwise be a “black mark” on a transcript. Some students will ask anyone and everyone for a recommendation, but keep in mind that only teachers, bosses, trainers, and those who have real, specific insights into the character should write recommendations; otherwise, the recommendation will lack depth and simply be more paper for the admissions committee to go through.


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