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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Grand Rapids District Curriculum
Learning at Grand Rapids Public Schools is guided by the district's Academic Plan which is based on the state's Common Core Standards. The Language Arts curriculum is characterized by using authentic literature to discover central themes and main ideas. Starting in the elementary grades, students will look closely at the text to find evidence that supports summaries and analysis of meaning. Vocabulary and phonics skills are also taught with the goal that all students are proficient, independent readers.
The Mathematics curriculum is rooted in real-world applications and the expectation that students can apply the mathematics they learn to everyday life and the workplace. Problem solving is an important part of this learning and success is measured by both accuracy and fluency. Perseverance is an explicitly stated student outcome and students are expected to have mastery over math concepts that will allow them to be successful in many different careers.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Grand Rapids 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 Rapids District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
When it comes to choices, Grand Rapids area schools present parents with many different options for their child’s education. The largest school district in the city, Grand Rapids Public Schools, offers a variety of learning experiences including Montessori and career-based learning. Four other great school districts surround the city, giving this region even more educational variety. Charitable organizations like the DeVos Foundation actively support these districts, allowing for new construction and growth to support student learning.
We currently cover the following Grand Rapids-area school district: East Grand Rapids Public Schools, Forest Hills Public Schools, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Kenowa Hills Public Schools, and Northview Public Schools.
Keeping Informed: Recent Grand Rapids Educational News
- Hockey Coach Honored As Role Model - The Grand Rapids hockey team, known as the Flames, is not just focused on winning, it also seeks to influence players' lives. Their head coach has been honored in recognition of the positive influence he has made in the lives of the athlete scholars.
- Blandford Nature Center - Blandford Nature Center, run by Grand Rapids Public Schools, received a new building which will support the Nature Center's mission to educate students about the natural world and which will enhance education in environmental science.
- Zoo School - Grand Rapids Public Schools operates the Zoo School in conjunction with the John Ball Park Zoo, providing local students a chance to learn about animal behavior and habitat. In a recent issue, Scholastic's Parent and Child Magazine named this program one of the coolest educational programs in America!
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SchoolTutoring Academy has played an important role in improving our son’s confidence and attitude towards school. His grades have also improved steadily throughout the school year.
My daughter was very self-conscious about her difficulties with the math section of the SAT. SchoolTutoring Academy’s Academic Directors created an action plan that boosted my daughter’s score and confidence level.
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My son’s math marks in high school have always been weak so I found it very beneficial that his ACT tutor worked on solidifying his fundamentals while prepping for the ACT.
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SchoolTutoring has played an important role in improving our son’s confidence and attitude towards school. His grades have also improved steadily throughout the school year.
My daughter was able to improve her test scores after a few months of tutoring with SchoolTutoring. However, while raising test scores is great, the real payoff is in the self-confidence that she gained.
I just wanted to send a quick note to say thank-you! My son is very impressed with his tutor and looks forward to each session. What’s particularly amazing about this is our son has never really looked forward to math or school for that matter!
We are so happy with the results of your tutoring program and academic support. Homework time was such a stressful evening for the entire evening before we brought your tutors into our home. Thank you for all your help!
Our daughter, a first grader, struggled with basic reading and handwriting. When she began with SchoolTutoring she was almost a year behind her class. Within a year of being enrolled, she is reading above her grade level and has the confidence to match.
One-on-one learning with a certified private in-home tutor
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,
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: What Is Montessori Education?
Montessori education is named for Italian educator Maria Montessori who pioneered an innovative approach to child development in the early 20th century. This classroom style is different in several ways. First of all, Montessori classrooms have mixed-age groups and are organized with open blocks of time where students receive guidance in pursuing learning objectives they have chosen. While most classrooms focus on direct instruction, the Montessori style emphasizes learning through discovery. The teacher's role is to act as a guide as students make choices on their own. Many school districts operate Montessori schools and this teaching style is here to stay.