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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Portsmouth District Curriculum

In the Language Arts, students learn how to create and deliver arguments in a variety of mediums. Reading and writing fluency is expected, and students should be able to identify the various components of both fiction and nonfiction text. In elementary school, students will be asked to read a variety of informational and fictional texts, and will then be asked to show an understanding of the concepts presented. As students progress into secondary school they will be asked to understand more complex concepts, and to create original works of fiction and nonfiction. A strong grasp of grammar, sentence structure, and organization is expected in written work.

While progressing through the mathematics curriculum, students learn a variety of problem solving strategies. From basic arithmetic to advanced calculus, students are expected to show a thorough understanding of the concepts presented. Learning is scaffolded in such a way that each lesson builds on the previous one. Proficiency in statistics, probability, geometry, numerics, and algebra is expected.

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Private Tutoring in Portsmouth For Your Child

SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Portsmouth 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.

Portsmouth District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs

The School Department within the City of Portsmouth looks to foster lifelong learning through a series of rigorous curriculum standards. Beginning in elementary school and continuing through graduation, Portsmouth teaches its students to become life-long learners and contributors to the community. The schools follow the Common Core Curriculum, a nationally recognized model for instructional excellence.

We currently cover the following Portsmouth-area school district: City of Portsmouth School Department.

Keeping Informed: Recent Portsmouth Educational News

  • Health Services - To try and keep the students and employees of Portsmouth Schools as healthy as possible, the schools will be dispensing flu shots, to counter a particularly rough flu season. All flu shots will be provided free of charge and are one of many health and wellness considerations provided throughout the district schools.
  • Feeding Portsmouth - A private, non-profit organization aims to help students in the Portsmouth area who cannot afford regular meals. This program feeds nearly a hundred students each week and is continuing to grow. A notable difference has been made, and students receiving the benefits of the program can look forward to healthy, nutritious meals.
  • Power Standards - With the implementation of the Common Core Curriculum, the district has provided a link to the "Power Standards" central to the subjects of Math, Language Arts and Science. This resource is there to help parents understand what their kids are expected to know.

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Our instructors hail from Harvard, Stanford, Duke and other top institutions

Our tutors are different from the ones you find in your neighborhood

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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My name is Owen M. and I am a Math, English, Languages, ACT Tutor from Dundas, Ontario.

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My name is Davis H. and I am a certified Math, Science, English Tutor from Greenville, South Carolina.

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Chalk Talk: Avoiding Fallacies: Non Sequitur

The term ‘non sequitur’ literally means “it does not follow,” and it occurs when someone making an argument includes a position that does not make sense in the context of the argument. For example, if someone states that arguing against a policy within the government means you are not patriotic, this is a non-sequitur. One does not have to blindly agree with every single thing a government does in order to support his or her country. It does not logically follow that patriotism is based on blind obedience and acceptance. Inserting a non sequitur into a persuasive argument can severely weaken the argument, if found. It takes away the overall credibility of the arguer and of his or her position.


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