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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Johnston District Curriculum
One core area, Language Arts, includes a curriculum of reading, listening, speaking, writing, spelling, handwriting, and vocabulary. Students are taught to make connections between what they read, write, speak, listen, and view. Language Arts instruction may also be integrated within the discipline or with other disciplines. The elementary program begins with an emphasis on “learning to read” progressing to “reading to learn.”
Mathematics standards are built around Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Elementary grades spend time on number sense and computation of whole numbers, fractions, decimals as well as geometry and measurement. Junior and high school students will apply prior learning through meaningful and purposeful practice in more advanced concepts or ratio, proportion and percent as well as algebra, measurement, statistics and probability in gaining mathematical understanding and language.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Johnston 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.
Johnston District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Johnston-area students attend Johnston Community School District. Teaching and learning follow the Iowa Core Curriculum. The Iowa Core curriculum is a student-based approach that includes a set of academic expectations and standards for all students at each grade level in core subject areas. Strategies are taught to help students develop the necessary skills for educational success. Literacy standards are integrated in History and Social Studies, Science and Technical subject areas.
We currently cover the following Johnston-area school district: Johnston Community School District.
Keeping Informed: Recent Johnston Educational News
- Jazz in July - Come see the Johnston High School Jazz Combo performing at Jazz in July. Located on the lawn near the Johnston Public Library, the JHS Jazz Combo will join jazz singer Betsy Hickok and her quartet to play their smooth jazz. Sponsored by the Metro Arts Alliance, the night also includes local artists, children's activities and food and drink vendors. So bring your blankets, lawn chairs and picnic dinner and listen to the great jazz music from local students alongside a local artist.
- Johnston Middle School Cultural Exchange - Eighteen Johnston Middle School students, teachers, and family members visited England, went by ferry across the English Channel, visiting the Normandy Beaches and western France, to finish their trip with three days in Paris. This was the first JMS French trip over the past couple years, however Johnston High School has an ongoing exchange program with a high school in St. Etienne, France.
- Painted Dragon Project - As part of the Johnston Community School District’s Centennial Celebration, you and your child can be a part of the Painted Dragon Project for a chance to win a prize. Purchase a small or medium sized dragon sculpture, paint it anyway you want and put it in front of a panel of judges. Prizes will be awarded based on originality, creativity and overall look. Dragons can also be purchased without entering contest…..you can keep the sculpture for your own decoration.
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.
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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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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
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.
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Chalk Talk: Using Games as Test Review
Games we see on television, play on the iPad, phone or computer or those board games we pull out for family night can be made into learning games before a quiz or test. Vocabulary words, characters, settings, even math problems can become categories or a “title” for a homemade Jeopardy or Wheel of Fortune game. There is a little of work ahead of time – flashcards, a white board or chart paper to have the “game” on – but well worth it. Check with your child’s teacher is he or she uses games in their classroom during instruction. If so, ask for a copy or resource to help you get started in creating a home version. Even Candy Crush can become a review for an exam by asking your student to line up similar colored or coded flash cards that are randomly placed. Same colored or coded cards can be within specific categories for the subject your child is studying. Review and test preparation becomes more fun than just reading notes and memorizing facts.