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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Penticton District Curriculum

The math curriculum increases in complexity as students move from elementary to middle school, but students take the basics learnt in the early years forward. In middle school, students add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers using the standard algorithm, and explore the concepts of the greatest common factor and the least common multiple. Students are also introduced to the positive and negative number system, and learn how to locate integers and other rational numbers on a horizontal or vertical diagram.

In science, students learn about earth sciences, chemistry, physics, biology and topics covering environmental science. High school courses specializing in each topic allow students to go in-depth; for instance, waves are studied, including the properties of refraction, diffraction, absorption, reflection, and superposition. Students learn the difference between S and P waves, and learn how their velocities and refraction vary. Students also examine electricity to gain a better understanding of the concepts of current, voltage, and movement of electrons. Through these studies, they begin to understand the natural forces harnessed in many innovations.

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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Penticton 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.

Penticton District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs

The Penticton schools use the curriculum developed by the Ministry of Education which specifies what students should know and be able to do as an outcome of their subject-area learning. These standards are referred to as Prescribed Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and are the basis for becoming proficient in the subject. For specialized course offerings, the curriculum also provides targets that are measurable and ensures that students will be prepared for their academic and career plans. Aside from providing opportunities for academic growth, the districts focus on building personal skills and character traits such as integrity, honesty, and respect for diversity.

We currently cover the following Penticton-area school district: School District 67, Catholic Independent Schools Nelson Diocese.

Keeping Informed: Recent Penticton Educational News

  • Visual Diversion - Local school have partnered with the Penticton Art Gallery to exhibit student art work. On display will be the work of students from three area secondary schools. All members of the community are welcomed to view the art.
  • Friends for Life - Across the province, a program called Friends for Life is being established. The purpose of the program is to promote resiliency skills in children as they grow up in a fast-passed world.
  • Early Learning - Parents have an additional resource provided by the Ministries of Children and Family Development to help prepare youngsters to be ready for school. District websites offer links to an Early Learning Curriculum for children birth to 5 which can be used by the whole family to help the youngest members’ intellectual development.

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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.

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Chalk Talk: Teaching Children How to Handle Mistakes

So much of a student’s future depends upon success. Students must pass certain tests to advance to subsequent grades or to graduate high school. These tests are not objectively assessed; they do not allow open-ended responses. A few wrong answers could mean failure, and failure could have repercussions for students, teachers, and schools. Today’s pupil also strives for excellence in everything, building an exemplary resume for college applications. Students increasingly feel the need to be perfect, and as a side effect, they stop taking chances. Unfortunately, failure is one life lesson worth learning. Many great scientific discoveries have come from mistakes: Post-it notes, penicillin, and x-rays, to name a few. Without taking risks, many mathematical theorems would be non-existent, books would not be written, and art would not be created. People also need to make mistakes to learn about the world and themselves. Along with failures come insight, courage, and beneficial coping skills.


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