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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Plano District Curriculum
Plano CUSD believes in emphasizing depth of study over breadth, ensuring students have a fuller understanding of foundational concepts. It also emphasizes applying knowledge to real world situations in order to better prepare students for the challenges facing them after graduation in our increasingly global economy, whether they pursue post-secondary education or directly enter the work force.
The district teaches students to become lifelong, engaged learners who are prepared for global trends and changes, who respect and aren’t intimidated by diversity, and who take personal responsibility for their own educations as well as their actions. It is essential that students become adaptive learners and global thinkers, as well as responsible citizens. The district curriculum recognizes that students will need to be able to adapt to new technologies and changes to society that are brought about by such changes, and prepare students to meet this goal.
Contact our Academic Directors Today at 1-877-545-7737 to Discuss your Child's Strengths and Areas for Improvement.
SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Plano 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.
Plano District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The schools believe in maintaining high, clear, uniform academic standards in order to improve college and career readiness for all students, regardless of their individual learning style and needs. The school provides clear expectations for what students should learn in English language arts and mathematics at each grade level so that students are prepared for success in college and the workforce. Students are encouraged to take an active role in their own educational experiences and to become involved in extra-curricular activities as well.
We currently cover the following Plano-area school district: Plano Community Unit School District #88.
Keeping Informed: Recent Plano Educational News
- PHS Marketing Program - Plano High School offers students a unique course of study in marketing, which gives students many chances to work on projects and develop skills in different aspects of marketing. Students recently completed a project to develop a marketing campaign for Snickers.
- Best Communities for Music Education Award - Plano CUSD has been named as one of the Best Communities for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation, a group of music educators that look for music programs around the country that strive to provide opportunities for learning music and performing at various events.
- PHS Art Show - Each year in May, Plano High School hosts an annual art show of student work. The exhibition covers a range of styles and medium, and students are able to present the portfolio of work they have accomplished during the year. All members of the community are invited to see the show.
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.
SchoolTutoring Academy Increased My SAT Score By 200 Points
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.
SchoolTutoring Academy gave my daughter the confidence she needed to boost her SAT score Thank you!
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: Who to Ask for a Recommendation
Most colleges require 1-3 teacher recommendations, and even ones that don’t require them will accept them and read them. Recommendations are most effective when they are written by a classroom teacher the applicant has had in junior or senior year, usually either in a core subject (math, science, English) or one that falls in line with the applicant’s future major. Many students will seek out “celebrity” recommendations, those provided by a high-ranking school official, a college alum, or someone like that, but these are rarely of any real help. First off, these people haven’t actually taught the student, so their opinion is usually pretty vague and unsupported. Secondly, these people often don’t actually hold as much weight as the student might think. Also, it’s important to keep in mind that admissions offices are flooded with application materials and are extremely busy. Sending them multiple recommendations that don’t actually say anything of value takes time away from other parts of your application packet that are probably much more valuable.