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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Newton District Curriculum
Elementary grades introduce and develop new skills and ideas, helping K-6 students gain experience and master concepts. Junior high grades are centered on the educational needs of adolescents as they transition between elementary school and high school. High school years are an opportunity for students to select courses and electives specific to potential college and career interests, developing necessary skills for entering college and the contemporary workforce.
Instruction involves research – based strategies toward essential concepts and skills specific to each grade. Classrooms are students-centered, teachers focusing on the individual needs of each student. Assessments are geared to measure student achievement based on standards expected to master for the grade, allowing teachers and parents to determine the progress of students and areas in need of improvement.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Newton 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.
Newton District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Students in Newton attend Newton Community School District. Students learn under a curriculum aligned with Common Core State Standards and Iowa Core Curriculum – a student-based approach used for implementing high academic expectations of the Common Core Standards. Standards are expectations of skill and concept mastery for all students at each grade level in core subject areas. Beyond core learning, there are sports teams, community service learning, and extracurricular clubs for students to participate in.
We currently cover the following Newton-area school district: Newton Community School District.
Keeping Informed: Recent Newton Educational News
- Learning About Nutrition Ideas - Come learn about healthy lunch options, how to keep packed lunches safe, and how to pack a nutritious lunch on a time and financial budget. Over the summer, Newton Hy-Vee’s Registered Dietitian Emily Ring will be leading a class titled “Pack a Healthy Lunch.” Parents and children ages 8 and older who pack their lunches regularly, whether for summer camp or the school year, can benefit, learning how to start or maintain a healthy routine.
- Bowlful of Blues - Don’t miss the annual Bowlful of Blues outdoor music festival on August 30th. Held at Maytag Park in Newton, blues artists from across the country come for the one-day event. Sponsored by the South Skunk Blues Society, the 22nd Annual Bowlful of Blues will showcase Ben Green, the Kilborn Alley Blues Band, Hot Tamale and the Red Hots, Cashbox Kings with Barrelhouse Chuck and many others. The event is one of the biggest blues festivals in central Iowa, giving Newton residents and visitors a treat every year.
- Valle Drive-In - The Valle Drive-In is one of the oldest fully running drive-ins in Iowa with its signature, and original, neon sign, 1960’s and 1970’s pre-movie music and vintage speakers. For those of the drive-in days or those new to the experience, seeing a movie at the Valle Drive-In is perfect for a family summer night out. The “theatre” shows family-friendly and adult movies, with the same candy, food and beverage offerings an indoor movie theatre concession stand has.
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.
SchoolTutoring Academy Increased My SAT Score By 200 Points
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.
SchoolTutoring Academy gave my daughter the confidence she needed to boost her SAT score Thank you!
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.
One-on-one learning with a certified private in-home tutor
Tutoring at your child's pace & schedule - available 7 days a week
Personalized instruction in the comfort of your home
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: Going into High School - Freshmen Survival Tips
Rising freshmen and new students going into high school may have a lot of emotions about going into high school – questions, concerns, excitement, nervousness or just overall anticipation. High schools usually provide a day or two before all students report to school for freshman to get familiar with the building, the teachers and other students. This is a time for freshman to transition gradually to their new environment. Some schools also provide “tips” prior to those initial days for incoming students to consider and hopefully feel reassured them of their new surroundings. Some tips may include a map of the school for locating classes once they receive their class schedule (sent to students during the summer), what activities are available for them to get involved in, what are the rules for lunch and the lunch areas, and information about testing – when exam week is, what exams are required and where to go to if there is no test to take. Becoming familiar with some of the procedures of high school prior to the first day of school can minimize any anxiety rising freshmen may have.