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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Lanark Highlands District Curriculum

In core academic subjects, students begin to develop the higher-order, critical thinking skills which are essential in successful college and career pursuits. The Math framework helps develop decision-making, logic, abstract and proportional reasoning, and an understanding of the importance of precision. In Science, students develop process thinking skills that value information in weighing theories.

The framework for English is designed to teach literature, writing, media analysis, and communication skills but also has been focused to provide these abilities across the curriculum. Students are expected to become scientifically literate, financially literate, and be able to communicate information in a variety of formats. The curriculum is demanding, but the framework is laid out so that from kindergarten to graduation, students build skills which enable their learning about more complex subjects.

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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Lanark Highlands 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.

Lanark Highlands District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs

The local schools use the Ontario Curriculum to provide the overview for teaching and learning in all subjects and programs offered by the districts. The curriculum is based in clear standards for learning and also student-centered in its adaptability in adding relevant new subjects to the course offerings. The Ontario Curriculum is comprehensive in that it provides all academic and elective offerings and is designed with multiple end-goals. Students are expected to develop a strong academic foundation of content knowledge and problem-solving strategies and they are expected to develop critical thinking skills. Students are also offered the opportunity to determine their career goals although they may also choose an academic path with the intention of determining future pursuits once in college.

We currently cover the following Lanark Highlands-area school districts: Upper Canada District School Board, Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario.

Keeping Informed: Recent Lanark Highlands Educational News

  • Building 2020 - Building 2020 is an initiative being undertaken by the Upper Canada District over a four year period. The goals are to ensure that as district boundaries change and new schools are built, the transitions that children make are as smooth as possible. This is accomplished through collaborations between families and schools through advisory councils designed to oversee this process.
  • Youth Centre - The Youth Centre is a resource for the local kids and provides a wide variety of program choices. There are also programs which reward good behaviours and offer students a chance to collaborate on service projects needed for school requirements. The Centre also offers a blog so that news can be followed.
  • Green Initiatives - The town of Lanark Highlands is highlighting the environmental initiatives being made to improve the community and individual families use and cost of energy. There are also grants and awards available for members of the community who wish to initiate environmental programs.

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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: Multiplication Madness

Multiplication Madness is a great activity that mimics college basketball's March Madness. It can be difficult and tedious for students to learn their basic multiplication facts, so having a little tournament in the classroom can motivate students to do so. This activity would involve each pair of students having access to a computer. Teachers can locate a website that allows students to solve basic multiplication problems, times them, and scores them. Teachers can determine that each student take, say, two minutes, to solve as many problems as he/she can. Teachers can use a round-robin schedule maker and input each student's name to pit every student against each other in the class (if there is an odd number of students, each student will likely have to sit out one round). Students record their scores and note which student won each match-up (whoever answered more problems correctly). Students who have the most wins at the end of the "tournament" can win prizes.


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