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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Oak Lawn District Curriculum
In Mathematics, the Common Core focuses on a greater depth of instruction on fewer topics within a school year. Beginning at the elementary school level, the emphasis is on basic concepts like numbers and operations to ensure that students master the foundations of mathematics before moving on to more advanced topics in middle and high school. The intent is for students to apply their math skills to real world applications.
In Language Arts, the Common Core standards emphasize the reading of nonfiction over novels. It also emphasizes writing analytic essays and working with more complex texts. The purpose of this is to enable students to gather information and use evidence to back their claims while also increasing their vocabularies. The Common Core assigns importance to nonfiction reading and analytic writing in order to teach students how to be critical readers and persuasive writers, though some fiction and creative writing is incorporated.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Oak Lawn 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.
Oak Lawn District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The curriculum in these districts follows the Illinois Common Core standards which emphasize real-world applications of material in a fostering, non-exclusionary environment. The Common Core Standards implement a common curriculum across many schools, so that students are given the foundations they need to ensure mastery of more complex ideas later in their educational careers, while still allowing teacher the freedom to tailor their lessons to the needs of individual students.
Keeping Informed: Recent Oak Lawn Educational News
- Counselor’s Corner - The Harold L. Richards High School counseling department helps educate students about life after high school. Options for students include, college, financial aid, the military, and entering the work force.
- College Fair - Moraine Valley Community College hosts an annual college fair. Students are invited to meet with college representatives from many colleges so they can learn about the programs available at the different schools and begin to plan their application process.
- Stop, Drop and Read - In an effort to interest more teens in reading, one of the media specialists in the library has taken to creating movie trailers for the books she is promoting. With the recent popularity of 'The Hunger Games', many of the books which are chosen draw upon similar themes that teenage readers are drawn to.
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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.
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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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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.
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Chalk Talk: How to Choose a College
There are many things to consider when choosing a college which can help determine whether a student will succeed at that institution. Some people look at name recognition, rankings, sports teams, and the like, but the most important thing to consider is whether that college is a good fit for the student, regardless of name or rank. Rankings come and go and are often based on things that might not really affect a student. What matters is whether a student will truly thrive at a college. To determine this, students need to consider their own learning and lifestyle needs and then try to match this with an appropriate college. Things like class size, internship opportunities for undergraduates, and graduation rates are important to consider because they can tell a student a lot more about a college than a ranking in a magazine.