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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Gretna District Curriculum

The Common Core provides students with a clear set of academic expectations in English and Language Arts and Mathematics. In English and Language Arts, students focus on the basics of reading, writing, speaking and listening. There is an emphasis on students learning basic research skills and the ability to read for evidence. Both informational text and great literature is provided as reading material so that students have access to the types of reading material they may encounter on the job or in college.

In Mathematics students learn computational skills, algebra, geometry, statistics, proportional reasoning and measurement. The goal is for students to be math literate by the time they graduate high school with an ability to apply the math skills they have learned in real life situations. The math program is progressively difficult with students building on the skills they have learned the previous year.

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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Gretna 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.

Gretna District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs

The public schools in the city of Gretna are overseen by the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS). The district is dedicated to delivering a high quality education that will help students develop their individual skills in preparation for the workforce and further education. JPPSS works to continuously improve academic standards within the district and believes that all students can learn if provided with the right educational environment.

We currently cover the following Gretna-area school district: Jefferson Parish Public School System.

Keeping Informed: Recent Gretna Educational News

  • Financial Reporting Recognition - The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) recently provided a certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the Jefferson Parish Public School System for providing full disclosure in annual comprehensive financial reports. This is the 21st time the district has received this award from the GFOA. According to School Superintendent Dr. James Meza, the award indicates the district’s ongoing emphasis on transparency in financial matters.
  • Trip to Audubon Zoo - Students from the first grade classes at Marrero Academy recently visited the Audubon Zoo located in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Zoo provides visitors with the opportunity to see more than 2,000 animals within its 58 acres. The field trip coincided with a science lesson from Common Core on understanding animal life including learning about their environment and how they protect themselves.
  • GIST Program - Several students from the Chateau Estates Elementary School recently had the opportunity to participate in the Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program at Tulane University. The program pairs girls from the fifth to seventh grade with college students involved in technology and science fields. The students who participated were chosen based on the merits of the writing of an essay and application.

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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: Making World History Fun

If playing a game called Double Headed Serpent or Professor Indus and the Indus Valley sounds fun to your kids they may enjoy the BBC History for Kids site on World History. Kids can read stories about the heroes of Troy and learn songs that tell of daring feats, find out about the first Emperor of China, discover ancient treasures like the Sutton Hoo Helmet, and learn how the Egyptian hieroglyphs on the Rosetta Stone were deciphered. There is also information on how mummies were prepared, the giant statues on Easter Island, and the creation of the Royal Game of Ur in Mesopotamia. All the historical information is provided in ways that are attractive to children including activities, games and stories.


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