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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Northbrook District Curriculum
The curriculum of the schools is based on the Illinois Common Core standards. In English language arts, the focus is on analytical reading and interpretation of complex texts. In mathematics, the focus is on key concepts applied to real-world situations when possible. The science curriculum is based on the Next Generation Science Standards. Classes focus on the scientific process, observation, experimentation, and exploring how science has changed society and how innovation occurs.
Students are also encouraged to succeed inside and outside of the classroom through numerous athletic and activities programs in order to promote healthy minds and bodies. The goal of the curriculum is to create lifelong learners who will be prepared for secondary education and employment in a global economy. The curriculum promotes achievement in students regardless of learning style or needs and allows teachers creativity in how they deliver the learning objectives to their students.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Northbrook 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.
Northbrook District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The Northbrook schools attempt to create a comprehensive high school experience for students by focusing on three distinct areas: Academics, Athletics, and Activities. Academic success is a top priority for students with core academic courses in the areas of English, mathematics, science, social studies, and world language; students may also pursue special interest classes such as debate, architecture, automotives, and graphic design. Student development is advanced by supporting the enhancement of excellence through unique initiatives.
Keeping Informed: Recent Northbrook Educational News
- Wellness Services - Free students EKG testing is offered at Glenbrook South High school through Screens for Teens. Volunteers are also needed. This is a terrific wellness initiative that brings attention to health issues and gives students a pre-professional volunteering opportunity.
- Volunteer Opportunities - Glenbrook South’s Circle of Friends club is working with Equestrian Connection in Lake Forest to offer a first-time field trip. Equestrian Connection is a non-profit serving individuals with special needs. It currently assists more than 200 individuals a week.
- Focus on College and Career Center - The guidance department offers information for students and parents regarding enrichment opportunities and college applications. Starting with college searches, scholarship planning, financial aid advice, and reviewing the application process, the guidance department has many resources for families.
Testimonials and Case Studies from Our Parents
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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Chalk Talk: Understanding the Transcript
The high school transcript is the single most important document colleges use to determine whether they’ll accept or reject an applicant. There are several elements to the transcript students might not completely understand. The main element is the list of classes. Transcripts include a listing of every class a student has taken in his or her high school career. Colleges will use this to determine the difficulty of a student’s class load and whether the student has challenged him or herself. This can depend on what classes are available to take and the student’s interested. A supporting document called a school profile tells the college what classes are available. The grades that are given in each class are used to compute the student’s grade point average, or GPA. Again, the GPA is considered through the lens of the student’s course selection. If a student has a very high GPA with a very light course selection, for example, it might mean less to a college than a more rigorous course selection, even with a lower GPA.