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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Rapid City District Curriculum

In Mathematics, students are taught at an early age the use of number concepts, skills, geometry, and probability, and they use manipulatives and technology within their instruction to achieve the knowledge needed to succeed and be prepared for the higher math concepts later on in the upper grades. In high school, students study equations, relationships and other areas of algebra, spatial relations and proofs in geometry, and a range of methods for analyzing quantitative data.

In Language Arts, primary teachers engross the children in reading and writing through the use of read aloud texts, fiction books, nonfiction books, guided reading instruction, teaching the phonetic skills needed to spell correctly, modeling correct reading and writing, manipulative word study, and independent reading. Technology is integrated throughout the curriculum to give students a tool for learning, a means of communication, and a topic to study.

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Private Tutoring in Rapid City For Your Child

SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Rapid City 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.

Rapid City District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs

The Rapid City School District follows the South Dakota State Standards which is comprised of Mathematics, Reading and Writing, Science, and Social Studies. Rapid City Schools offer an enormous variety in education for all of the cities diverse learners with their elective and extracurricular offerings. The teachers use creative and up-to-date methods in the classroom in all of the core subjects, as well as in teaching the supplementary courses and the electives.

We currently cover the following Rapid City-area school district: Rapid City Area Schools.

Keeping Informed: Recent Rapid City Educational News

  • Rapid City Partnership - The Rapid City Partnership is team and business collaboration between the community of Rapid City, the Foundation of the Public Schools, and the Rapid City School District. This was developed in 2007 and it involved the Board of Education and over forty businesses and community members, as well. Businesses, organizations, and the schools of Rapid City have joined together to create learning opportunities within the growing area of the city.
  • Curriculum Resources - The Rapid City Area Schools has a public library for the teachers to acquire resources for their instruction. This provides a wealth of information for the teachers to locate specific ideas and techniques for the classroom. The RCAS Resource Library supports the core curriculum of the school district, and the instructors have complete access to lesson plans, charts, and many documents to provide the best education for the students of Rapid City Schools. There is also a forum to discuss and swap ideas and engage in conversations about their instruction.
  • Media Resource Center - Parents have the opportunity to receive free resources for their children in the school district. This center is open in the Vocational building annex, which is located behind the Dakota School. It is open from 7am until 4pm each school day. Parents and educators are welcome to stop by and check out books, DVDs, and many other resources!

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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 Role of the Elementary Science Teacher

The elementary science teacher sets forth the foundation for discovery learning and thinking in a scientific way. Students must be guided and instructed on how to think this way, and how to communicate, ask questions, analyze information from their experiments, and reach purposeful conclusions. The elementary science teacher begins this process of thinking so that the students can continue to develop and thrive, and be prepared for the higher-level thinking skills that will be required later on in one's education.


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