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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Kirkland Lake District Curriculum

In Science, the instructional focus requires a lot of hands-on learning experiences which offer students a chance to interact with the concepts they are learning about. The foundation covers biology, earth and life science, and concepts in chemistry and physics. In high school, students will also be able to take many advanced technology courses and programs in ecology and the environmental sciences.

In Math, students are expected to develop a basic sense of numbers, quantities, measurement tools and methods, and how to read mathematical information. As students move along in their school years, they will be asked to do more complex tasks of analyzing data, making conjectures and using models for estimating, and understanding geometric functions and algebraic operations. The goal is that students have all the tools to understand how to solve problems in practical and abstract terms.

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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Kirkland Lake 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.

Kirkland Lake District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs

The learning and achievement expectations for core academic subjects are designated by the Ontario Curriculum. Programs that students may enter like an International Language Program or a Pathway Program also have curriculum designed that specify the intended learning outcomes for students. In Language, students are instructed in the major topics of reading, writing, oral communication, and media literacy. They are expected to develop means for comprehension, communicate understanding and new ideas, connect thoughts and texts, recognize different points of view and cultural attitudes, and to understand how the language serves to accomplish all this. Students write extensively and are expected to employ the formalities of language in most writing tasks.

We currently cover the following Kirkland Lake-area school districts: District School Board Ontario North East and Northeastern Catholic District School Board.

Keeping Informed: Recent Kirkland Lake Educational News

  • Museums Around the World - Museums Around the World is a website that provides users with virtual tours of museums from all over the world. Students are able to learn extensively about art, cultural, ancient civilizations, natural history, paleontology, and archeology through this resourceful website.
  • Science Timmins - Science Timmins is a community-based organization which provides a number of learning opportunities and science activities for students to participate in. They offer different programs to provide outreach, competition, and locally-based workshops and projects for students of all ages.
  • Art Resources - The district provides a number of resources for students so that they may pursue research on any topic in a focused manner. The Art Dictionary is a resource for aspiring artists who need a quick reference, ideas for an artist statement, or to understand an art concept for a project.

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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.

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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.


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My name is Davis H. and I am a certified Math, Science, English Tutor from Greenville, South Carolina.

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Chalk Talk: Using Syntax to Identify Unfamiliar Words

It is important for students to be able to determine a meaning for a word they are unsure about because it is inevitable that they will come across unfamiliar words in their reading. Students need to be taught strategies as to how to come up with meanings for unknown words. One such strategy involves students using their knowledge of syntax. One activity teachers can try is to give students a sentence and delete a word from that sentence, displaying only the first letter in the missing word. Students can then talk about what words would make sense in that sentence. Another idea is for students to arrange words cut out from sentence strips into the correct order. Lastly, the cloze procedure involves students predicting random words that are purposefully left out of a paragraph or passage.


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