Fort Myers, Florida Tutoring Programs
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Fort Myers District and Curriculum
The schools in Fort Myers follow the Common Core Standards and the Next Generation Sunshine Standards. The primary goal of both curricula is to offer a guided overview to the skills and knowledge that students need to master in order to truly know and be able to use their core subject-area learning. Beyond the curriculum, the schools are also instituting various programs aimed at keeping students engaged and wanting to learn more.
We currently cover the following Fort Myers-area school district: Lee County Schools.
Schools in Fort Myers include:
Ray V. Pottorf Elementary School is located on 4600 Challenger Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33966, Ray V. Pottorf Elementary School covers grades PreK-5 and can be contacted at 239-274-3932. The mission of Ray V. Pottorf Elementary School is to create a school environment where students are educated, engaged, and empowered. The staff encourage students to become positive contributing members of society by holding themselves accountable for their choices. Like other students in Florida, the curriculum designed taught by the school is based around the state of Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. These standards describe the knowledge a student should be able to demonstrate at the end of each grade level from grade 1 through 12 in the areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, World Languages, Fine Arts, and Health Education. These standards are then subdivided into standards which further outline the specific content, knowledge, and skills students are expected to learn in school. In language arts, students learn read literary texts and examine the main idea, plot development, author’s purpose and more. In mathematics, students are able to gain a solid foundation in problem solving. To learn more about the math tutoring we offer, contact SchoolTutoring Academy.
Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School is located on Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School, Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School covers grades 6-8 and can be contacted at 239-334-1357. Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all its students while also encouraging high academic achievement so students are prepared to be successful in high school. The school focuses on providing a well balanced education for its students. The curriculum taught at the school follows the state of Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, a set of guidelines written by the state that outline the knowledge and skills each student should have by the end of each grade level. The standards cover Mathematics, English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Fine arts, and Health Education. In middle school, the knowledge that students acquire in elementary school is built on. Problem solving skills and understanding of key concepts is essential as these will be further built upon in high school. For more information on the mathematics tutoring SchoolTutoring Academy offers, contact us.
Fort Myers High School is located on 2635 Cortez Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33901, Fort Myers High School covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 239-334-2167. Fort Myers High School is the oldest school in Lee county, having opened in 1911. In the 2015-2016 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1.866 students. Fort Myers High School offers International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), Dual Enrollment, Vocational, Honors and general education classes. The school offers various academies which allow studies to take classes in specific areas of study during their education. Academies at Fort Myers High School specialize in law, teaching, and finance. The IB program is designed as a two year pre-university education designed to fulfill higher academic standards and foster students who are global community members. As one of the 40 IB schools in Florida, students at Fort Myers high school enroll in Pre-IB courses in grades 9 and 10, and then IB in grades 11 and 12. Students in the IB program have the opportunity to take courses in a variety of subjects. For more information on the one-on-one tutoring services we offer, contact SchoolTutoring Academy.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Fort Myers District Curriculum
The Reading/Language Arts curriculum for Kindergarten through 5th grade places emphasis on key ideas, details, structure of texts, range of reading, word recognition, writing, and research. In grades 6-12, students learn about textual evidence, inferences, context, form/structure, point of view, multimedia text, arguments, comparing/contrasting text, central idea, key event, informative texts, and the development of writing and speaking skills.
The K-12 Mathematics curriculum is based on algebra, calculus, discrete mathematics, financial literacy, geometry, probability, statistics, and trigonometry. This knowledge is introduced within the elementary grades, but middle and high school students advance further into algebra. When the Science curriculum was developed, the entire community was considered. By producing students that are able to use scientific knowledge and appreciate the physical world, the Science curriculum can impact the community and the world in a positive way.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Fort Myers Educational News
- Lee County Students Earn High Marks - According to the Department of Education’s State Accountability and Grading System, Lee County is far above the state average. Furthermore, schools have shown improvement over last year’s grades. This is a testament to the hard work of all members of the educational community, particularly the students!
- Financial Literacy Learning - Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and Wells Fargo gave students of Fort Myers Middle Academy to learn about financial literacy. The “JA-in-a-Day” event also helped students to think about what careers they might choose upon graduation.
- Improving Student Outcomes - More students in Lee County are staying in school and graduating, according to the Department of Education. Students are staying more engaged because of the different programs designed to target all types of learners. New programs offering courses in technology, communication, design and engineering have sparked the interest of many!
Fort Myers Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed
SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.
About Fort Myers, Florida
Fort Myers is located in Lee County in the state of Florida. The city is a gateway to South West Florida and has grown rapidly in recent years, going from a population of 62,298 in 2010 to 79,943 in 2017. Fort Myers was built as one of the first forts along the Caloosahatchee River during the American Indian Wars of the 1830s. The city is popular for its white sugar beaches, fishing and shopping. Famous attractions include the Winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, which have now been converted to museums to help honor what they accomplished. Thomas Edison had a large impact on the city, as it was where he conducted a majority of his research on trying to find a rubber tree or plant that could grow in the United States and also where he planted a variety of exotic plants and trees. It was under Thomas Edison that a series of Royal Palm trees were imported and planted, inspiring Fort Myers’ nickname, “City of Palms”.
In 2017, the population of Fort Myers was estimated to be 79,943. The population of the city is well spread out with 20.5% of the population being under the age of 18, 23.3% being between 18-34, 37.7% being between 35-64, and 18.7% being 65 and older. The median household income in the city was $38,971,
Lee County Manatee park is a great place to view Manatees. Also known as “sea cows” due to their diet of seagrass, manatees are a symbol of Florida and have recently been removed from the endangered species list, but still remain threatened. These slow moving creates can weigh up to 1000 pounds and be 9-10 feet long. In the wild, they can live to 50-60 years old because they have no predators. However, boats pose a danger to manatees as they can hit them before they can move out of the way. Lee County Manatee Park first opened in 1996 and also includes trails and a wild butterfly garden. Manatee sightings are most common in November to March, when the water from the nearby Florida power and light power station flows into the Orange River and provides a warm stream of water for the manatees. Lee County Manatee Park also offers kayak rentals for visitors wishing to get closer to the manatees.
The Thomas Edison and Henry Ford estates are situated next to each other. Edison first visited Fort Myers in 1885, looking for a place to relax and escape from the cold weather. He bought a 13 acre piece of land in the area and then constructed his estate which included houses, a laboratory, and gardens. Later, the estate would become known as the Seminole Lodge. Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor company, became friends with Edison in the 1890s when he started working for Edison’s Detroit Edison Illuminating company. In 1916, Ford purchased the property next door to Edison’s, later nicknamed “The Mangoes” for its many citrus plants on the property. Today, the two estates have been transformed into museums honoring the lives and achievements of both Edison and Ford. A visit to the Edison Ford Estate offer a unique opportunity to step back in time and learn about Edison and Ford.
The Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve is a 3500 acre wetland preserve in Fort Myers. Visitors to the preserve can experience a 1.2 mile boardwalk trail, interpretive center, and amphitheatre. Staff also offer free guided tours for those who wish to learn more about the preserve wildlife for themselves. Admission to the preserve is free, with the only cost being parking. The preserve is also a good destination for families as the raised boardwalk trail is easily accessible and visitors don’t have to get their feet wet from walking in mud. The preserve is the home of a variety of plants and animals, some of which are considered endangered species. It is also common for visitors to see alligators in the park.
- The Major League Baseball teams the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins conduct their spring training in Fort Myers.
- There are more shell varieties on the beaches of Fort Myers than any other beach in North America.
- Thomas Edison provided the city with electric light in 1898.
- The SA Feather Company was established in 1906 and has been located in Fort Myers ever since. They supply exotic feathers and make headdresses, wings, and feathered wigs.
- The headquarters for Hertz Rental Cars and Chico’s apparel is located in Fort Myers.
Chalk Talk: How to Enhance Your Child’s Self-Motivation
Students who are self-motivated are set up for academic success. How should you help to develop your student’s self-motivation? First, offer choices when possible, such as which jelly they want for their sandwich or which chore they would like to complete first. Being able to make choices makes students feel empowered. Take an interest in everything that your student does; celebrate the successes and help them through their failures. Always find something positive to say in an unpleasant situation. Show your student how to organize school work, set a schedule, or get clothes ready for the next day. When he or she is able to do these things independently, relinquish control. Students want to be self-motivated; they just need the tools to be so.