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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Hillside District Curriculum

The English language arts curriculum provides a series of Anchor Standards, or College and Career Readiness Standards, in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language. The Anchor Standards for Reading include the ability to read closely and recognize the purpose or theme of a text and be able to explain how it is supported. The Anchor Standards for Writing include teaching students to write informative texts that examine and convey complex ideas. Anchor Standards for Language require that students know the conventions of standard English grammar and usage.

The Math curriculum is designed to introduce students to all mathematic topics prior to high school and then to hone in on each specialized area so that students can do advanced studies in them. High school students work with algebra, geometry, functions, modeling, and statistics and probabilities. Data analysis and the ability to work with quantitative information is especially important, as is the ability to communicate students' mathematical thinking when they solve a problem. Mathematical and financial literacy are also embedded in the curriculum.

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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Hillside 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.

Hillside District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs

The school districts serving Hillside’s students all follow the Illinois Learning Standards as their curricular framework. The Illinois Learning Standards defines which skills and concepts should be introduced at each grade level in all core subjects and also addresses the social emotional learning of students. The standards are aligned to statewide assessments in Math and English language arts which are used to ensure that students are mastering the concepts needed each year to be ready to progress on to the next grade and in preparation for students college and career goals.

We currently cover the following Hillside-area school districts: Hillside School District 93, Berkeley School District 87, Bellwood School District 88, and Proviso Township High School District 209.

Keeping Informed: Recent Hillside Educational News

  • Proviso Math and Science Academy - The Proviso Math and Science Academy is a candidate school for the prestigious International Baccalaureate Programme. The IB Diploma Programme offers an internationally focused education with a high quality capstone course that integrates theory of knowledge, creativity, activity, and service.
  • ACT and PARCC Resources - All high school students will take the ACT and PARCC assessments and to help parents and their children understand the expectations of each test the district has provided a series of resources that explain the goals and format of each test.
  • Community Corner - The Community Corner is a service to district families to keep them up-to-date on events occurring outside the district but within the local community. Events like holiday parties and activities, dance competitions, education forum, and many others are regularly posted so families can plan to attend.

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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: Early Decision

Early Decision (ED) is an early, binding college application. They’re usually due November 1st, though some are due even sooner. Early Decision is binding, which means that students must sign a contract agreeing that they will attend this college if accepted. Other than the early deadline and being binding, Early Decision applications are similar to other applications. They require an application, transcript, teacher recommendations, essays, and possibly a resume or other additional materials. Early Decision applications can be very beneficial for applicants. Because the application is early, the applicant competes with fewer other applicants. Also, colleges tend to favor Early Decision applicants which leads to higher acceptance rates for these students.


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