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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Portland District Curriculum

The Language Arts curriculum ensures that students have a vocabulary that increases in difficulty as they mature. In the early years students are introduced to words that are single syllabic. Each week they learn new words. By the time they are in middle and high school the students have built a toolbox of words that they are able to use in their oral or written work. They are then capable of filling out applications using the words that they need to fit the purpose.

The study of government is part of the Social Studies curriculum. This study is a continuous one from the early years through graduation. Students are first shown the people that are in authority throughout different segments of their lives: teachers, parents, government leaders and more. They then begin to study the ruling bodies of the state and then the nation. Throughout this time they learn about the history of the United States government including the Constitution and Federalism. They also find out the role that time segments play, such as the Civil Rights Movement.

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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 curriculum at the Gregory-Portland Independent School District allows the students to enter the world with confidence that they have an education that prepares them for the world. When creating the curriculum the members of the school made sure that it included input from the staff and community and that it included the standards set in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. There is also a clear set of 21st century learning expectations that guide student learning throughout their education.

We currently cover the following Portland-area school district: Gregory-Portland Independent School District.

Keeping Informed: Recent Portland Educational News

  • National Honor Society - The National Honor Society is a premier organization. Students that are chosen to be members show others their excellence in leadership, academic, character, and service. Each of these skills are continued on once inducted along with additional service opportunities that the entire group can work on.
  • National Forensics League - The National Forensics League, or Speech and Debate, helps students build confidence in researching and presenting ideas on given subjects. In the debate portion, students also need to find information on both sides of a resolution so they are able to defend their own side.
  • FCCLA Club - FCCLA is organized for students that are interested in family and consumer sciences education. This national organization helps develop leaders that grow in the importance of personal, family, work and societal issues. Their leadership development is taken further as they learn how to plan, set goals, solve problems, make decisions, and communicate with others.

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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.

My name is Jania B. and I am a Math, English Tutor from Eight Mile, Alabama.

Chalk Talk: Building Reading Skills for Studying

When children enter middle school, quite often, expectations are they will know how to study. They are expected to have developed a level of self-guidance and independence that allows them to work on one task for an extended time. This may not be the case. With a little help from their parents, though, they will soon be on their way. First, parents should show their children to think about the title of a book or the chapter. This will help them to look for information that reinstates the information. Next, children need to be shown how to read with a purpose. First they should read a chapter, looking for important points and think about the key idea, and sift out details. Now they can read the chapter again with these ideas in mind. By helping a children with these skills, parents are giving them tools they can use throughout their lives.


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