Request Free, One-on-one Academic Assessment
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Prince Rupert District Curriculum
While the new curriculum will ensure that essential elements of learning are applied consistently, individual teachers will have freedom and will have the ability to personalize learning and differentiate instruction to meet the diverse needs of each their students. The curriculum will also balance the “big ideas” that drive instruction that students need to understand with the foundational skills they learn as well as develop critical thinking, logical reasoning, and communication skills.
Each content area will have a set of core competencies, and Aboriginal content—important learning for students in BC and all of Canada—will continue to be embedded. The new curriculum will be fully and officially implemented in grades K-9 by the 2016-17 school year and in grades 10-12 by the 2017-18 school year. The assessment will be redesigned to align with the new curriculum. The district—with a large percentage of students being of Aboriginal descent—prides itself on providing Aboriginal education to its students.
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 Prince Rupert 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.
Prince Rupert District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
School District No. 52 serves students in the communities of Prince Rupert, Hartley Bay, Port Edward, Kwa’alaams, and Metlakatla. The district is home to six elementary schools and two secondary schools. All of the schools are located directly in Prince Rupert. Prince Rupert—along with all schools in the province of British Columbia—is in the process of implementing a new provincial curriculum. The curriculum is changing to reflect the technology-driven world and help students locate and analyze information, to place more emphasis on concepts and processes, and to focus on learning less material but in greater depth.
We currently cover the following Prince Rupert-area school district: School District No. 52.
Keeping Informed: Recent Prince Rupert Educational News
- Prince Rupert Students Learn First Nations Language - Forty percent of Price Rupert’s population is Aboriginal, so beginning in the 2015-16 school year, all Prince Rupert students in grades K-4 were required to learn Sm'algyax, the language of the Tsimshian First Nation. For 40 minutes each week, students learn simple parts of the language through songs and activities. Learning the language helps students get in touch with their culture. Students in fifth grade and up may also choose to take this language—instead of French—to fulfill their foreign language requirement for entrance into universities.
- Prince Rupert Students Wear Pink to Encourage Kindness - The schools of District 52 celebrated Pink Shirt Day in order to encourage kindness and put a spotlight on anti-bullying. Students at Pineridge Elementary watched a movie about hurtful and helpful bystanders, learning that a student who steps in and tells a bully to stop or who gets an adult to help can stop an act of bullying in eight to ten seconds. Ecole Roosevelt Park Community School focused on random acts of kindness all week and those who committed kind acts were recognized, and students wrote messages of kindness on pink paper T-shirts that were displayed in the entrance of the school.
- BC Lions Teach Students Their Values - Three members of the Canadian Football League (CFL)’s BC Lions visited Charles Hays Secondary School as part of their tour around schools in the northern part of the province in which they make their “Lions Pride” presentation. The players emphasized three major points during the presentation: the importance of teamwork, making positive choices, and setting goals. They put the teens through three interactive activities to get their message across: tug-of-war, a push-up and sit-up race, and a relay obstacle.
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: Transitioning from High School to College
Unfortunately, a large percentage of students drop out of college, and it is likely because they were not prepared for the rigors of college. The transition from high school to college is a difficult one; although students are excited about the new freedoms that they have, this freedom can also lead to their downfall. Most college students are living on their own for the first time, so they must learn to balance that freedom and having a good time with studying and their academics. Obviously, academics should be number one on the priority list, but it is also important for students to have a social life while in college or else they will end up miserable and burnt out. It is a good idea for college students to get involved in a few organizations—just as long as they are not overwhelmed.