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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Grinnell District Curriculum
Within the math curriculum, students learn how they can apply the principles of geometry to a design issue or may use a graph to illustrate aspects of their financial spending. Likewise, the Iowa Core language arts curriculum expect students to not only develop reading, writing and speaking skills but also to develop media literacy and research skills.
This includes a large focus on informational texts and non-traditional writing which includes analysis and writing on literary non-fiction. Of course, teachers should not feel limited by the core curriculum and are encouraged to challenge students above and beyond what the state of Iowa suggests. The Iowa Core Curriculum allows for students to think and act independently and students are encouraged to go beyond the core curriculum and take advanced courses whenever they are offered.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Grinnell 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.
Grinnell District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The Grinnell-Newburg Community School District, consisting of three elementary schools, a middle school and Grinnell-Newburg High School is dedicated to student success and follows the Iowa Core curriculum to ensure that students meet the standards set by the state. However, the district also wants its students to prepare themselves for a lifetime of learning and encourages students and teachers to go beyond the core. The Iowa Core curriculum in math supports the Grinnell concept of life-long learners by including standards that teach students to use math in their life outside the classroom.
We currently cover the following Grinnell-area school district: Grinnell-Newburg Community School District.
Keeping Informed: Recent Grinnell Educational News
- Grinnell College - Grinnell, Iowa is home to Grinnell College, a small liberal arts college that prides itself on its population of international students and the amount of its students going on to graduate school. Typical of a small school, most classes have fewer than 20 students and the campus promotes inclusion by encouraging students to join groups and clubs that are outside their major or traditional experiences.
- Iowa Transportation Museum - Residents and visitors to Grinnell can visit the Iowa Transportation Museum that not only celebrates the history of transportation but also has an exhibit on the “heroes of transportation.” Located on the site of the former Spaulding automotive factory, the museum offers visitors an insight into different modes of transportation but more importantly, celebrates the people that make it possible, including Iowa residents who have contributed to the world of transportation.
- Drake Community Library - Drake Community Library in Grinnell is not just a library, it is a community center offering resources for both children and adults. While school is in session, Grinnell College students offer tutoring services and homework help for local students and during the summer, Drake Library has a science club and story time. For adults, the library offers a book discussion group and holds classes for seniors.
Testimonials and Case Studies from Our Parents
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.
SchoolTutoring Academy has not only improved my son’s standardized test scores but also his high school math and English grades. Test Prep Academy has not only improved my son’s standardized test scores but also his high school math and English grades.
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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.
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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
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
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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.
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Chalk Talk: Writing the Five Paragraph Essay
Across disciplines and grade levels there is a writing expectation that doesn’t seem to go away: the five paragraph essay. Whether it is an English essay or history term paper, the five paragraph essay is a logical way to organize your thoughts. First, develop a thesis statement that represents your argument in a single factual sentence. Next, decide on the best three approaches to prove that statement. Those three approaches will be the focus of your body paragraphs and should serve as the basis of your topic sentences. The key is to integrate and incorporate the evidence of your argument in your body paragraphs so that each sentence within the body paragraph supports the topic sentence, and each paragraph supports the thesis. As long as you are able to stay focused on your overall argument, you should be able to prove your thesis and satisfy the expectations of any teacher.