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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Elmira District Curriculum

At the elementary level, in English and Language Arts, the focus is on developing reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills that allow students to have command of the English language. The ability to critically analyze reading material is also stressed so that students ask and answer complex questions about their reading. Students are expected to be able to provide detailed analyses of the material and to write compositions and reports that are well documented.

In Math, students in elementary school learn the basics of counting and numbers, basic arithmetic and mathematical operations. They also are presented with simple algebraic and geometric thinking. Students continue with their studies in algebra and geometry and also learn the basics of probability and statistics. Coursework in Math stresses the ability to use abstract reasoning, to solve complex math problems using the correct mathematical tools and logic.

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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Elmira 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.

Elmira District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs

The Elmira City School District is located in Elmira, New York and includes schools in Elmira and the surrounding towns of Ashland, Baldwin, Erin, Pine City, Southport, and Wellsburg. The district includes eight elementary schools, two middle schools and three high schools. ECSD uses the Common Core Learning Standards for Math and Language Arts in all of its schools. These curriculum standards have been approved by the New York State Board of Regents in an effort to standardize curriculum across the state.

We currently cover the following Elmira-area school district: Elmira City School District.

Keeping Informed: Recent Elmira Educational News

  • Financial Aid Info - Southside High School held a Financial Aid Night for all High School Juniors and Seniors and their parents in order to provide information about financial aid, scholarships and other financial resources which can be used for college tuition. School counselors were present to answer questions and there was a presentation by Rick Ross of the College Financing Group on different type of school loans.
  • Recycling Day Program - Southside High School (SHS) held an Electronics Recycling Day with proceeds going to benefit Project Graduation 2013. The event ran from throughout the day and electronic waste items that were accepted for recycling included keyboards, mice, printers, copiers, VCRs, DVD players, cell phones, toasters, and TVs. Cash donations were also welcomed.
  • Class Efforts - Members of the Amy Cicora’s Special Education class at Pine City Elementary School were able to contribute to a family that had lost a home to a recent fire by trying hard in school and by showing good behavior. When the students did well, they were able to earn money which was donated by a BOCES social worker to give to a Student Aide, who had recently lost her home. The experience taught the students how to count, and contributed to self esteem as they were able to make a difference in someone else’s life.

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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,

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: Developing an Understanding of Math Concepts for Young Children

The U.S. Department of Education has a website Ed.gov to help parents guide their children to school success. Included on the website is a Parents month to month guide with ideas for helping your children during the school year. There is also a section on Parent Power with ideas for kids of all ages, a Tool kit for Hispanic Families, and a Helping Your Child guide to homework help. This is also the site for parents who are trying to figure out the financial side of sending their children to college. There is a complete guide to Federal Student Aid including planning for college, and how to pay for it.


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