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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Halfmoon District Curriculum
Halfmoon’s math curriculum focuses on developing students’ knowledge of core mathematics concepts such as numeration, abstract thinking, problem solving, and reasoning. Students begin to develop these fundamentals in the earliest grades, and then go on to further develop their understanding of them as they move up through the grades. By high school, students are working with geometric proofs, applying theorem and developing a keen sense of spatial analysis.
Halfmoon’s English Language arts curriculum develops students’ ability to read closely and attentively in a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. Students use these basic literacy skills as a base on which they develop other important literacy skills such as textual analysis, writing, and verbal communication. They use and create media to help develop their awareness of the purposes that drive different texts. They are encouraged to develop a voice that spans informational, persuasive and creative tones and have the ability to use formal English in any of their work.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Halfmoon 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.
Halfmoon District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The town of Halfmoon, New York, is located within the Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free School District. The district has an enrollment of 900 students and operates a single K-12 school. Math and English Language Arts instruction in Halfmoon schools’ is based on a set of learning standards, the Common Core State Standards, adopted by the state of New York. Instruction in all other subjects and career-technical education is based on the New York State Learning Standards. Students are also expected to take part in community service and collaborative learning experiences.
We currently cover the following Halfmoon-area school district: Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free School District.
Keeping Informed: Recent Halfmoon Educational News
- New York State FFA Career Development Event - A Waterford-Halfmoon student won first place in the New York State FFA Career Development Event. An eleventh-grade, along with two other area students, won first place in the forestry conservation competition. The students will go on to compete in the national FFA competition.
- Learning Local History... in Gym! - Mrs. Countois’s physical education class recently took part in a project in which they researched the history of Waterford. In doing its research the class discovered that among Waterford natives are Ethelda Bleibtry, who won the gold medals in swimming at the 1920 Olympics, and Furlong Flynn, who played in the NFL in 1929.
- New Superintendent of WHUFSD - The Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free School District has named Patrick Pomerville as its New Superintendent of Schools. Pomerville has previously served area districts as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal.
Testimonials and Case Studies from Our Parents
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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!
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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 tutors are different from the ones you find in your neighborhood
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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.
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.
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My name is Owen M. and I am a Math, English, Languages, ACT Tutor from Dundas, Ontario.
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My name is Davis H. and I am a certified Math, Science, English Tutor from Greenville, South Carolina.
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Chalk Talk: Seeking Knowledge
Of the many attributes that students who will live most of their lives in the 21st century will need, being a knowledge seeker is often overlooked. It is overlooked because many people believe that, today, seeking knowledge begins and ends with a computer screen. Doubtlessly, we have all heard that today’s children have the entire world’s knowledge and history at their fingertips. Those who make such a claim do not seem to understand that locating information on a computer is not active knowledge seeking. It is passive fact finding. Knowledge seekers asks questions of others. They implore. They value another person’s experience. These are attributes that today’s children should have. Parents and teachers should teach children how to ask useful questions and how to have conversations. They should also model these traits for the children in their lives. Making a knowledge seeker begins with question and a conversation.