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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Portland District Curriculum
Portland's schools utilize not only the sequential building of courses, but the implementation of complementary courses within grade levels, in order to create a stronger foundation for learning comprehension. For example, what students learn in Algebra may be able to be applied to lessons in Physics taken during the same year, thus building skills on multiple levels. Likewise, courses such as Humanities, Social Studies, and History can all be assisted by essential writing skills learned in English and Composition classes taught within the same grade year.
In the areas of Reading, Writing, Mathematics, and all other disciplines with comprehensible content, PPS also offers instructional resources for teachers and students, aimed at bringing out the best in both groups. Among these tools are the SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) and GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design) strategies. These methods help students develop an academic language used to boost comprehension in academic classes.
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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
Portland Public Schools know that an innovative, Common Core Curriculum is the surest way to produce success for its students on a consistent basis. In 2010, Oregon adopted Common Core State Standards (CCSS), to the great benefit of both students and educators. The CCSS finds its strength in four main essentials: well-defined content and skill standards, inventive and proven instructional strategies for educators, relevant and quality curriculum materials, and the use of common assessments and assignments to monitor and evaluate progress of students.
We currently cover the following Portland-area school district: Portland Public Schools.
Keeping Informed: Recent Portland Educational News
- School Modernization Becomes a Reality - In 2013, Roosevelt High School is going to be seeing historic and much-anticipated changes, thanks to a $482 million dollar construction bond, approved by a two-thirds majority. Planning for the modernization began in Spring of 2012, with construction expected to begin in January of 2015. With the community oversight committee being put in place to ensure transparency and accountability, the bond committee can be assured that the money is truly being used for the betterment of all Portland Public School students, and the families and students of PPS can look forward to learning in this new, state-of-the-art facility. A web page, Twitter feed, and Facebook page will be used by PPS to update the community on the exciting new changes as they progress.
- Summer Meal Program - It's never too early in the year to start thinking about the Summer Meal Program available to all Oregon kids and teens aged 1-18. The reality is that many children just aren't able to get the nutrition they need during the Summer months when school is out. In 2010 alone, the Summer Meals Program fed 1.8 million children in Oregon, many of those in the Portland Public School district alone. But with help from Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, you can find a meal site near you, volunteer to help, donate, or even sponsor a Summer Meal Program.
- Cesar E. Chavez Leadership Conference - The 23rd annual CECLC will be held at Western Oregon University and, over the years, the conference has helped young Latino and Latina students develop their minds, bodies, and spirits, while focusing on building community, civic responsibility, and social consciousness. The 2012 conference saw over 1,500 students, educators, presenters, and exhibitors take part, and 2013 hopes to surpass that. Again, there will be exciting Art, Essay, and Poetry contests for students to enter and compete in for prizes.
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: The Importance of Family in Learning
As a child grows and learns, their needs change. And as a parent, it's not always easy to keep up with those changes. Many communities now offer assistance to families in keeping in tune with a child's needs, while keeping in step with tools that help foster a strong, lifelong learning environment. With many school districts now offering free workshops, events, resources, and guidance, you can help become an active partner in shaping and encouraging your child's success. As parents, you can trust the school to be working on the core academic education of your child, which means that you can promote their learning in areas of real personal interest - art classes, robotics leagues, and so on. Providing children with opportunities to learn that they enjoy is one of the surest ways to create a lifelong learner.