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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Normal District Curriculum
The Common Core Standards in Math focus on numbers and operations, algebraic patterning and relationships, geometry and measurement, and data analysis. More advanced math courses are also available for interested students in the high school. The Common Core Standards for Language Arts integrate reading, writing, communication, research, and media viewing with both works of literature and non-fiction.
The district curriculum supports the belief that high expectations for students leads to achievement and character. A major goal is contingent upon students learning self-sufficiency, responsibility, and accountability while enabling students to take responsibility for their own learning by setting learning goals and tracking their progress. The curriculum also supports a safe, respectful, and engaging learning environment which promotes the self-esteem and confidence necessary for academic success. By building upon a students' base of knowledge each year, the level of critical thinking deepens.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Normal 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.
Normal District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The districts curriculum is based on the Illinois Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Math, and Next Generation Science standards for science. The Common Core emphasizes the teaching of key skills that students need to succeed in college and the professional world. The Common Core is based on international standards so that students will be well equipped to compete in a global economy and prepared for post-secondary education as well as the workforce. Though some students have different learning styles and rates, the curriculum supports differentiated instruction and intervention and allows for extra time.
Keeping Informed: Recent Normal Educational News
- Counseling Department News - The Counseling department offers many resources for Normal North High School students including visits by college representatives, parent night information, and resources to help students with the college application process
- Library Resources - Normal District 5 high schools’ libraries offer many resources for students, from learning support to standardized test prep and help with research. The media center is available for students during the school day, and online resources are available at any time. For more information a blog is available to keep parents and students up-to-date.
- Teacher of the Year Nomination - Social Studies teacher John Bierbaum was named one of 11 finalists for Illinois state Teacher of the Year. This is a major honor for an educator and speaks to the creativity of lesson planning and level of originality in classroom teaching.
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.
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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.
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Chalk Talk: Regular Decision vs. Rolling Applications
When considering the differences in college applications, the major factor is the deadline. Regular Decision applications are just that; their deadlines are usually the latest deadline offered by the college. This means there is no special consideration given. This also means that the college most likely won’t read the application until the deadline. This can mean that even if a student submits a Regular Decision application early, the college will simply hold it until the deadline. Rolling applications, on the other hand, are read immediately. Colleges usually respond to Rolling applications within two-three weeks of the date of receipt. A student could conceivably apply to a college Regular Decision, then apply to a college Rolling and hear back before the Regular Decision application has even been read. Rolling applications also don’t have the possible downside of an Early Decision application, in that they aren’t binding. Of course, not every school offers Rolling applications, so this isn’t always an option.