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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the McHenry District Curriculum

The Common Core emphasizes skills that students need to succeed in college and the professional world and is competitive with international standards so that students will be well-equipped to compete in today’s global economy. The hope is that the curriculum will prepare students for post-secondary education and the workforce.

In English language arts, the curriculum focuses on reading nonfiction and writing analytical essays in order to help students develop the ability to gather information and use evidence to support their claims while also expanding their vocabularies while becoming critical readers and persuasive writers. In mathematics, the curriculum focuses on fewer specific topics studied in depth during the year, beginning with basic concepts like numbers and operation, so that students master the foundations of mathematics before progressing to more advanced topics in high school. Students are asked to apply their math skills to real-world challenges.

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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for McHenry 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.

McHenry District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs

The curriculum followed by these schools is based on the Illinois Common Core Standards which establish a clear set of expectations for what students should know in English language arts and mathematics at the end of each grade level, and requires that all students meet similarly high standards. Students also have many career oriented programs in high school to choose from that combine traditional learning with their professional goals.

We currently cover the following McHenry-area school districts: McHenry School District 15 and McHenry Community High School District 156.

Keeping Informed: Recent McHenry Educational News

  • Spotlight On Media Center - The East campus media center offers many resources for students, ranging from academic support to research databases. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about and develop research skills which will be crucial once they are in college.
  • Extracurricular Activities - The West campus offers a plethora of activities for students general interests, ranging from academic clubs to drama and music opportunities. There are a number of academically competitive clubs that are highly beneficial for students planning on attending elite colleges.
  • State Universities Overview - The Guidance Department at East Campus has provided a useful chart of Illinois State Universities that provide information about the high school graduation required to attend each campus and the various programs offered at the different schools in the state.

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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

Staff Tutors with Outstanding Credentials

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

Experienced Academic Directors to Create and Adjust Learning Plans

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

Fully Customized Programs with Regular Progress Reports

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: Rolling vs. Regular Decision

There are many different kinds of college applications with different deadlines and requirements, and each has its own benefits and possible drawbacks. One of the most hassle-free application types is the Rolling Decision application. Colleges set deadlines for Regular Decision or early applications, and even if a student sends in an application earlier than the deadline, the school won’t read it until the deadline has passed. Rolling applications are different, though; the college, in this instance, agrees to read the application as soon as it’s received, and will often respond with a decision within two to three weeks. Not every school offers Rolling applications, and those that do tend not to be incredibly selective schools, though they are often moderately selective. Rolling is a great option for students because they can often have a decision quickly enough that they might not need to apply to other colleges.


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