Request Free, One-on-one Academic Assessment
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Pleasant Hill District Curriculum
The district utilizes the Iowa Core Curriculum, which helps students succeed in a 21st century global society, calls for a student-based approach and has high expectations of students, and supports lifelong learning. Understanding a concept means to identify examples and non-examples; describe it with words, models, or tables. and apply the concept when solving problems. By having proficiency in these two areas, students will have the ability to think and reason mathematically.
The Iowa Core Curriculum facilitates students academic development by scaffolding their learning experience. Each subject details the areas that students will gain proficiency in, such as in English literature, each year students build their abilities in reading by looking at key ideas and details, craft and structure, integration of knowledge and ideas, and range and level of text complexity. These continually developed reading comprehension skills also support students learning how to write, where many of the lessons are put to use.
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 Pleasant Hill 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.
Pleasant Hill District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Pleasant Hill is situated in the Des Moines-West Des Moines metropolitan area. Newer parts of the town are within the Southeast Polk Community School District, while the rest of it is located in the Des Moines Public School District. Southeast Polk County’s Curriculum and Instruction Department consists of the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, the Director of Special Education, the Instructional Math Coach, the Instructional Literacy Coach, the Instructional Technology Coach, the District-At-Risk Coordinator, the District Learning Supports Coordinator, and the Early Childhood Coordinator.
Keeping Informed: Recent Pleasant Hill Educational News
- Southeast Polk High Students Experience Dangers of Distracted Driving - Southeast Polk High seventh graders experienced firsthand the dangers of distracted driving, as they were asked to wear "drunk" goggles and to text while driving golf carts. The Iowa State Patrol and local law enforcement, who coordinated the simulation, wanted to show students that it is extremely dangerous and difficult to multi-task when they drive even if they think they are able to.
- SEP Teacher Nominated for National Award - Southeast Polk High Instructional Technology teacher Phil Cronin is one of eleven teachers across the country to be be nominated for the 2015 CareerSafe Safety Educator of the Year award. If Mr. Cronin wins, he will be awarded a cash prize of $5,000 to use for his program as well as a paid trip to the ACTE Conference where the award will be handed out.
- Clay Students Send Flat Stanley All Over the Country, World - Through the Flat Stanley Project, students were able to communicate with friends and family in other cities, states, and even countries in a project that incorporated literacy, social studies, and geography. Each student decorated his/her own Flat Stanley, who they then mailed to their family member or friend, just as the popular character in the book was, as he discovered one of the advantages to being flat. Students were not only excited to get their Flat Stanley back but to learn where their classmates' characters had traveled to as well, so the "big reveal" during which students opened their returned envelopes was done in school.
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: Two Books That Tell of Events in the Classroom
The following two books tell the story of different events in the classroom. “Ready, Set, School!”—written by Jacquelyn Mitchard—tells the story of Rory the raccoon. Rory is afraid to stay with his aunt overnight and be away from his parents, but he does so in preparation for going off to school and has a great time. On his first day of school, he discovers that his mother is afraid of the separation as well. In “The Sundae Scoop”—written by Stuart J. Murphy—Winnie, the woman in charge of the cafeteria, and three students run an ice cream booth for the school picnic. The book is great because it allows children to practice the mathematical concept of combinations, as types of sundaes are added on (as the students choose ice cream flavors, sauces, and toppings) and subtracted (as the students drop sprinkles and spill the caramel sauce, and the chocolate ice cream melts). The back of the book gives parents and teachers ideas that they can try with children to have them practice the concept of combinations.