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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Houston District Curriculum
The schools teach Science with a hands-on and experimental approach, in order for students to understand the concepts of science in the world around them. After grasping elementary concepts, they move forward to more specialized sub-divisions of science, including biology, chemistry, physics, and astronomy. Mathematical subjects covered range from learning basic numbers and becoming comfortable with the concept and functions of digits. More complex subjects such as algebra, advanced functions, calculus, and geometry are all introduced gradually during the later years.
English Language Arts are emphasized throughout student's education. Bilingual learning is stressed, and students are taught Spanish alongside English, as studies have shown the improvement of overall learning and capabilities of multilingual students. English Language Arts are taught from a multiple aspects, including basal reading programs, spelling and writing.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Houston 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.
Houston District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Schools in Houston follow a very detailed curriculum, and adhere to the regulations implemented by the Texas Education Agency. As of Spring 2012, the schools are using the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) system to assess students on their overall curriculum. A variety of subjects are taught to ensure a broad understanding and depth of knowledge for subjects ranging from Math to English Language Arts. Mathematics is taught using traditional and modern technology combined.
We currently cover the following Houston-area school districts: Aldine Independent School District, Alief Independent School District, Clear Creek Independent School District, Crosby Independent School District, Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Fort Bend Independent School District, Galena Park Independent School District, Houston Independent School District, Huffman Independent School District, Humble Independent School District, Katy Independent School District, Klein Independent School District, New Caney Independent School District, North Forest Independent School District, Pasadena Independent School District, Sheldon Independent School District, Spring Independent School District and Spring Branch Independent School District.
Keeping Informed: Recent Houston Educational News
- Houston ISD Shows Great Progress - Improvement shows itself in numbers. Houston area schools have made significant progress within the past few years. The number of students graduating on a yearly basis has increased by over 30% since 2007, and this improvement hasn't only been confined to the number of students finishing high school. Students have also achieved 45% higher AP level scores in the recent years, and have received almost $200 million worth of scholarships for college this year alone.
- Pledges for Potential - Texas Southern University has brought exciting news to ecstatic sixth graders at M.C. Williams Middle School. They have promised thousands of dollars' worth of scholarships to these students upon graduation from high school. Students are very pleased with this pledge, and have new hope and determination to succeed in school in order to receive this special gift from this very prestigious university.
- Environmentally Friendly Elementary School - Garden Oaks Elementary has recently won a $1500 grant in order to redesign hallway lighting, in order to construct more environmentally friendly lighting. This grant money was awarded in response to the school's participation in the Green Mountain Energy's challenge for creating energy conservative designs. Using solar lights is not the only way that this school is contributing to the environment. They are also installing a wind turbine to create energy for the use of the school. The lights will help in saving energy for the school, and be a source for scientific experiments for the students as well.
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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.
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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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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
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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
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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.
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: When Schools Implement Uniforms
Not all students may like uniforms, but more and more schools are requiring uniforms in order to maintain a certain environment in the classroom. Many students may not like wearing uniforms, which may cause a problem for parents. On the positive side, uniforms ease the hassle of getting dressed in the morning, and reduce the need for extra clothes shopping during the year. They also create a sense of community, and increase concentration on school rather than fashion. On the other hand, some argue that uniforms reduce creativity, and that people express themselves through fashion. In order for your children to be happy wearing uniforms, let them know the positive aspects of wearing uniforms, and help them to personalize what they can in order to maintain their sense of individuality. Decorating lockers, backpacks, or mixing and matching various aspects of a uniform are all ways to display uniqueness while still adhering to school requirements.