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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Portland District Curriculum
The Language Arts curriculum at Portland Maine Schools begins at the pre-K level, with daily reading and literacy activities that promote early reading and writing. Students continue through the middle and high school years with skill building activities and projects such as writer's workshops, research and book reports, grammatical analysis and peer projects and reviews. Thematic Units are utilized whenever appropriate to integrate Science and History into literacy development.
Math and Science continues the rigorous and challenging curriculum, teaching students early math concepts and foundations in arithmetic, geometry and early algebra. This foundation enables students to flourish later in the middle and high school years where students are expected to master Algebra I and encouraged to continue on to college level math.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Portland 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.
Portland District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The Portland Public Schools educate approximately 7,000 students focusing on Early Literacy. Math, Language Arts, and Science. The district encourages every child to be self directed learners and open their minds to cultural opportunities and cutting edge technology that will enable them to be leaders in the community and in life.
We currently cover the following Portland-area school district: Portland Public Schools.
Portland Area Educational News
- Singing for Charity to Stop Bullying - A local non-profit called Keeping Kids Safe, is the recipient of money raised at Pat's Pizza in Portland to raise awareness and stop bullying in schools, online and on the playground. The song "Show Me the Light," which has gained popularity on YouTube is shown. This is one of the many student led efforts to promote anti-bullying.
- PE Teacher Wins Highest Award - Physical Education teacher Christine Bearce has been recognized by her peers and superiors earning the highest award given for leadership given by the Maine Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Implementing programs such as Jump Rope for Heart and intramural afterschool programs are examples of what make this educator so special.
- Portland Schools to Undergo Major Renovations - Major plans to update and replace the Portland Maine Elementary schools are underway. Proposals are being worked and a referendum is scheduled to be sent to voters in 2013. The importance of keeping buildings and equipment up to date help students get the best quality of education. In addition to the renovations, a redistricting plan is being proposed for a more even distribution of students across school zones.
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.
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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: How to Transition from Elementary School to Middle School
Although only divided by one year, the difference between elementary school and middle school can be eye opening for parents. Parents can help with this transition by being informed, involved and talking to their student about what to expect. Visit the school often and get to know your child's teachers. Then you have a source of information about what is really going on at school. Don't let your child get so absorbed with the social aspect of middle school that they forget the academics. Although middle school is only a step from the primary years, it is essential for children to do well, as it sets them up for high school and eventually college.