Rochester, Massachusetts Tutoring Programs
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Rochester District and Curriculum
Old Rochester Regional School District uses the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks to guide teaching and learning in core subjects and is aligned with Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests in English language arts, English language proficiency, history and social science, mathematics, and science and technology/engineering. In recent years, the mathematics, and science and technology/engineering has been integrated so that students learn about these related areas in an integrated fashion. Another update to the curriculum is the increased emphasis on informational texts in language arts courses.
We currently cover the following Rochester-area school district: Old Rochester Regional School District.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Rochester District Curriculum
In language arts, grammar and language use is studied beginning in elementary school. The earliest parts of speech students learn and gain an understanding of are nouns and verbs. In order to identify nouns in a sentence, students will be taught to determine if any words are examples of people, places, things, or objects. When learning about verbs, they will first be asked to look for any words that are examples of actions. Eventually, students will gain an understanding of pronouns as well as other types of verbs such as linking and helping verbs.
In math, students learn there are four ways to understand multiplication problems. First, the commutative property states that, even if one switches around the factors in a multiplication problem, the product will remain the same. Next, according to the associative property, it does not matter where the parenthesis are placed in a multiplication problem; the answer remains the same. The identity property states that any number multiplied by one equals itself. Finally, according to the distributive property, multiplying a value by a sum is the same as multiplying that same value by each of the addends in the problem and adding those two values together.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Rochester Educational News
- ORHHS Library Media Center - The high school library has many resources that promote academic achievement for students. The library website has been designed to help students become familiar with research resources which is a necessary skill for when they are in college. There are also summer reading lists and resources to assist with footnotes and bibliographies.
- ORRHS Clubs and Activities - There are a number of extracurricular groups at ORHHS covering a wide array of areas of interests. The AFS/International Club is for students interested in increasing intercultural awareness, and there is a Science Club, Math Club and Debate Team for students who want to be academically competitive. For students interested in the arts, there is a Jazz Club, a Film Club, and Drama Group.
- Journalism and TV Production - One of the popular academic offerings at the high school is the Journalism and TV Production program. Students get significant hands-on learning in all aspects of creating and producing a show. Through this program, students develop writing and performance skills and technical abilities in a collaborative environment.
Rochester Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed
SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.
Chalk Talk: A Guide to the Most Commonly Misspelled Words
Spelling is a big part of school but an area many students struggle with. There is a large list of words that students (and many adults) spell incorrectly. Start out with ACQUIRING the correct spelling of "acquire"; don't forget that C! The second part of "amateur" sounds like the word "mature," but you can see it is not spelled "amature"! It can be difficult to remember if suffixes of certain words contain an A, E, or I; think of words such as "calendar," "cemetery," and "collectible." In the word discipline, students may forget if there is an S or C or, if there are both, which order they go in. Although words such as "precede" contain the -cede suffix, it is not spelled "excede" but "exceed." One more: "Fiery" is another tricky word, as students are tempted to simply place a Y at the end of "fire."