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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Owen Sound District Curriculum
Students in Owen Sound are instructed by the standards of learning set forth in the Ontario Curriculum. Students will be prepared for their future academic and career goals with a thorough foundation that is grounded in the basic skills and the higher order thinking within each subject. The curriculum provides a clear manner in which to deliver this knowledge across the content areas. Teachers create lesson plans using their and the school's materials, and all students receive an education that promotes the highest standards of learning.
The curriculum is a way of organizing each subject area into topics of learning that form units of instruction. For example, when fifth grade students use prior knowledge, they describe how this existing knowledge and their personal experiences contribute to their understanding of new information, and they use their prior knowledge of organizational structures such as tables of contents, indices, and headings to locate information and construct meaning from it.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Owen Sound 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.
Owen Sound District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Bluewater District School Board and Bruce Grey Catholic School District Board both incorporate the expectations of the Ontario Curriculum into teaching and learning. The curriculum brings together the big picture concepts that drive instruction with the foundational skills they learn as well as develop critical thinking and communication skills. Each content area will have a set of core outcomes for learning that will ensure students develop the requisite competencies. At the high school level, the curriculum is drawn up for each specific course and also includes comprehensive frameworks for co-operative education, outdoor and environmental education, and high skills specialist fields.
We currently cover the following Owen Sound-area school districts: Bluewater District School Board and Bruce Grey Catholic School District Board.
Keeping Informed: Recent Owen Sound Educational News
- In the Community - Students and community members participated in the OSCVI Inside Ride, a winter bike race, and raised $11,000 for cancer prevention and awareness. All learning does not just happen at school.
- First Nation Student Artwork - A photography project developed by 6 First Nation students has developed into something of a traveling art show. Currently on display in District Offices, the photographs of the area students were originally displayed at the Owen Sound Artists' Co-op and the Grey Bruce Health Unit. Called "Photovoice" these photographs explore issues surrounding community health concerns within the students communities.
- Literacy Results - Students in grades 3 and 6 are performing well on the province-wide standardized tests. One area that students are showing major strides in is Writing. Over the last five years, proficiency rates in grades 3 and 6 are showing signs of increasing by as much as 9% across the grade level.
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.
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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.
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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.
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: Bandura’s Social Learning Theory
Bandura believed that learning occurs through observing others in their environment, not that it is innate. Furthermore, he agreed with the behaviorist B.F. Skinner that teachers should respond to behaviors with positive or negative reinforcement in order to make sure desired behaviors continue. In fact, reinforcement can serve as students’ motivation to imitate behaviors. The process of teachers modeling behaviors and their students imitating what they do is seen all of the time in classrooms. It is important for teachers to capture their students’ attention and to effectively model ways of doing things so that students can successfully reproduce these behaviors at a later time. .