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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Pittsburgh District Curriculum
The core learning areas are intended to support each other, although they are each taught as distinct subjects. The objective for Pittsburgh students is to apply literacy skills to study Math, Science and Social Studies and other areas of learning. The Math curriculum brings out abstract and quantitative reasoning abilities for students and in Science students develop a scientific way of seeing the world.
The goal is for students to be prepared for their adult lives, whether they choose to go to college or enter the workforce right after high school. They are expected to apply concepts and skills they are learning in mathematics to solve everyday problems. For example, a high school geometry student learning the relationships between size and area can use that knowledge to figure out how much material to buy to build a house. Abstract theories are connected in a "toolbox" of strategies to use in the real world.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Pittsburgh 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.
Pittsburgh District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The Pittsburgh Public School District follows a new K-12 curriculum based on the Pennsylvania State Standards in Literacy (English and Language Arts) and Mathematics. Students learn how to use information in content areas and literature, effective verbal and written communication, and many ways to solve problems.
We currently cover the following Pittsburgh-area school district: Pittsburgh Public Schools.
Keeping Informed: Recent Pittsburgh Educational News
- Essay Content Earns Students New Bikes - Children from Pittsburgh elementary schools won free bikes from the police department in the second year of an area-wide essay contest. They wrote essays and drew pictures about things they did to help friends and neighbors, such as carrying groceries or giving toys to poor children. Some of the lucky winners gave their bikes away to share their good fortune.
- Athletics at Obama Academy - Seniors at this east Pittsburgh high school won most of the matches in the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League's first swim meet of 2013. Their winning strategy involves perseverance, taking turns to participate in all events, and working together to help everyone on the team excel. The team is competing in its first season in the WPIAL.
- High School Choirs in Reality Show Concert - USA Networks filmed high school students in a Pittsburgh area school for the Spring 2013 season. The schools choirs and audience during their winter concert will be featured in an upcoming reality TV show, which was quite an exciting event and leaves everyone asking, can fame be far behind?
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.
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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: Why Are Literacy and Math Essential Learning?
Students often ask questions like "Why do I have to study algebra?' or "Why do I have to read this play?" This is especially true when they plan to go right into the workforce after high school. While the boss may not test employees on solving quadratic equations or the cast of characters in Romeo and Juliet, he or she will expect workers to be able to follow directions in a manual, use strategies to troubleshoot problems, or apply what they learn in new situations. At the heart of all these abilities are literacy and math knowledge.