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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Hilo District Curriculum
The Common Core Standards give students the opportunity to study under a more rigorous mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum. Mathematics standards include a focus on coherence and rigor, delivered through required Geometry and Algebra courses at the high school level. English Language Arts instruction, gained through ELA and Expository Writing courses, offer students interaction with nonfiction texts along with a traditional fiction-based learning approach. Writing instruction focuses on a range of personal, academic and professional forms of writing.
To prepare students to use these skills in post-secondary institutions and the job market, Hilo high schools give students the chance to complete a transition plan. Including such items as sample resumes, cover letters, and college applications, this transition plan gives students insight into their preparedness for college or careers.
Contact our Academic Directors Today at 1-877-545-7737 to Discuss your Child's Strengths and Areas for Improvement.
SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Hilo 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.
Hilo District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Hilo-area schools follow the curriculum laid out by the Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE), with its focus on producing competent, contributing citizens. To support this outcome, the General Learner Outcomes upheld by the DOE focus on community contribution, self-direction, and production. In an effort to meet these and other district goals, Hilo-area schools will be shifting to the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) by the 2013-2014 school year.
We currently cover the following Hilo-area school district: Hawaii Public Schools.
Keeping Informed: Recent Hilo Educational News
- Strive HI Performance System - Federal approval has been granted for the Strive HI Performance System, with many of its components replacing those of the No Child Left Behind Act. The shift equals a greater focus on students’ readiness to enter college or careers.
- New Leadership Institute - As part of an ongoing effort to strengthen and develop effective leadership, the Hawaii State Department of Education and the Hawaii State Board of Education are initiating a new leadership institute. The Office of Human Resources’ assistant superintendent, Douglas Murata, is scheduled to lead this new endeavor.
- $1 Million Grant Award - The Hawaii State Department of Education has recognized 32 schools for excellence and progress, with award amounts ranging from $12,500 to $100,000. Hilo Intermediate, which met advancement goals for two years consecutively, was one of the schools honored with the highest award amount.
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.
SchoolTutoring Academy Increased My SAT Score By 200 Points
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.
SchoolTutoring Academy gave my daughter the confidence she needed to boost her SAT score Thank you!
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: Common Studying Mistakes to Avoid
Earning a good grade is about more than simply studying -- students need to put effort into studying effectively. By avoiding a few common mistakes, students can increase the amount of learning they take away from their study time. Common ineffective study habits to avoid include: studying in a noisy, distraction-filled environment; not taking the time to organize notes; studying sporadically, instead of on a regular schedule; and not asking for help from tutors or teachers. Eradicating these habits can put students well on their way to higher grades.