Hilo, Hawaii Tutoring Programs
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Hilo District and Curriculum
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.
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.
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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.
Hilo Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed
SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.
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.