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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Grand Island District Curriculum

Grand Island schools base instruction in English Language Arts on a curriculum that requires students to develop the ability to read with increasing independence. Students begin with stories and general non-fiction and then progress to reading classic and popular literature from around the world. They are expected to learn how to derive meaning from different texts and to explain their interpretations in discussion or writing. Presentation and speaking skills are also a part of the Language Arts curriculum so that students are using the vocabulary and language skills they have developed through reading and writing.

The schools base instruction in math on a standards which cover the topics of numeracy and operational sense, pattern recognition as the basis for later algebra, understanding techniques for measuring different objects and developing shape and spatial awareness. Starting in late elementary school, students are introduced to topics in ratios, developing their ability to work with probabilities and other means of statistical analysis.

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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Grand Island 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.

Grand Island District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs

Grand Island is served by the Grand Island Central School District. The district operates three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. The English Language Arts and math curricula used by Grand Island schools is based on the objective-based Common Core State Standards. The curricula for Grand Island schools’ other core and elective classes such as science, foreign languages, and theater are based on state-specific standards. Students may also attend BOCES where they can receive an in-depth and high-tech career preparatory learning experience.

We currently cover the following Grand Island-area school district: Grand Island Central School District.

Keeping Informed: Recent Grand Island Educational News

  • Grant for Music Education - The Grand Island Central School District has received a one-time grant. Senator Mark Grisanti awarded the one-time grant of $75,000 to the district. The money will go towards a one-year reinstatement of a Grand Island Central School District music education position.
  • Junior DECA Club Activities - Members of Grand Island High School’s DECA club and Veronica E. Connor Middle School’s JV DECA Club assisted with the Grand Island Mini-Marathon. Students braved the bad weather to provide drinks to runners along the mini-marathon’s route.
  • Parents as Reading Partners Events - Charlotte Sidway Elementary School hosted a visit from children’s author Tad Hill as part of a Parents as Reading Partners event. Hill discussed the characters from his books with students. Many of the students had Hill autograph their books.

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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: Computer Literacy

There is a belief among many that technological knowledge is intrinsic to today’s children. Such people will remark upon a child’s ability to swipe a finger across a screen and imply that it is the sign of a vast understanding of chips, processors, and coding. Not only is this simply not true, but it is also harmful to children. People who believe that children are already technologically proficient do not see the benefit of schools focusing on technological literacy. But such a focus is more important than ever. Among other things, today’s children need to know how to type, how to load information onto computers, and how to critique the information that they find on computers. There is also an increasing movement to have programming and coding as subjects taught in the schools. Children need to be literate in all aspects of technology, not just screen swiping.


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