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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Merrimack District Curriculum

The Mathematics program seeks to ensure in-depth comprehension of a variety of topics, including the ability to solve problem-sets and incorporate mathematical reasoning into arguments. At the elementary level, students are expected to be proficient in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. As students progress they should also develop an understanding of algebra, statistics, geometry, and functions.

The Language Arts program aims to develop strong reading and writing skills. Students should be able to interpret texts from a variety of sources, both fiction and nonfiction. As students read more complex tests they should comprehend the various aspects of plot, character, tone, and theme. Similarly, they should be able to communicate this information effectively via the written word, across a variety of mediums. Writing should incorporate a strong vocabulary, sentence fluency, and knowledge of grammatical structure.


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Private Tutoring in Merrimack For Your Child

SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Merrimack 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.

Merrimack District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs

The Merrimack School District follows the Common Core State Standards adopted in the state of New Hampshire, with a specific focus in Language Arts and Mathematics. Emphasis has been placed on the ranging skills of communication and problem-solving, and the instructional process centers on the comprehensive development of these abilities.

We currently cover the following Merrimack-area school district: Merrimack School District.

Keeping Informed: Recent Merrimack Educational News

  • Early Education Program - A program geared towards preschool aged kids, the Merrimack Early Education Program aims to provide quality education for all young students. This program includes large and small group activities that focus on developmental and cognitive growth, preparing the participants to enter elementary school.
  • School Budget - The new budget for the 2013-2014 school year will allow the Merrimack School District to retain teachers and begin several projects that will help improve the quality of its schools. This includes a proposal to replace the current administrative and special services buildings near the high school with more up-to-date facilities.
  • Virtual High School - Merrimack’s Virtual High School provides students with an opportunity to enroll in courses that they may not typically be able to take in a traditional school environment. These teacher-facilitated courses aim to expand upon student options, giving them a variety of Advanced Placement courses as well as courses such as Entrepreneurship. The digital format allows for more flexibility and gives students the opportunity to collaborate with others from around the nation.

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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.

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Chalk Talk: Writing Persuasively: Avoiding the Slippery Slope

There are a number of fallacies that can hinder a successful argument. One of these is the slippery slope fallacy. This particular fallacy occurs when the person creating the argument makes an assertion that sets off a chain reaction of consequences that may or may not make sense. A slippery slope argument may look something like this: If one does not study for their pre-algebra exam, then they will likely fail the test. As a result of failing the test, they will not be able to advance to the next course. This will lead to them not being able to complete the courses needed to get into a choice college, and the student’s life will be effectively ruined.

This is clearly not a logical argument. While tests are important, and students should prepare for them, a single transgression will not necessarily unfold into the string of consequences suggested. The fallacy sensationalizes the initial action of failing the exam, turning it into a life-altering experience. It is important to avoid this, as it takes credibility away from the claim; in this case, that it is important to study for exams.

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