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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Rock Island District Curriculum
Beginning at the primary level, students learn about ideas by researching the world around them and progress to more complex science and engineering concepts in high school. In Language Arts, students read nonfiction and complex texts and write analytic essays in order to develop students’ abilities to research and evaluate information, build arguments, and use evidence to support their assertions. Students may read fiction and write creatively, but the emphasis is on nonfiction comprehension to teach students how to be critical readers.
In Mathematics, the curriculum supplies key topics which are explored at depth within the school year. At the elementary level, the curriculum emphasizes concepts like numeracy, patterning and shapes so that students master the foundations of mathematics and can move onto more advanced topics in middle and high school. The aim of this curriculum is to give students opportunities to apply Math, Science, and Language Arts curricula to the real-world.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Rock Island 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.
Rock Island District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Rock Island schools follow the Illinois Common Core curriculum for Math and Language Arts. In Science, the curriculum follows the Next Generation Science Standards which is a rigorous curriculum similar to the Common Core and intended to prepare students for college and career. Other subjects follow a similar framework that lays out the major topics and key learning objectives within the subject. One goal of this curriculum design is that students use prior knowledge to gain knowledge and insight, which increases the opportunities to use critical thinking skills like reflection and analysis.
We currently cover the following Rock Island-area school district: Rock Island/Milan School District #41.
Keeping Informed: Recent Rock Island Educational News
- Music News - The Rock Island High School Symphonic Band has been selected as the 2013 All-State Honor Band by the Illinois Music Educators Association. This honor is reserved for the top performing bands in the state of Illinois.
- Performing Arts - The Theatre and Music Team will be presenting “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” and a series of other theatrical options at the Rock Island High School Auditorium. The production, perfect for the whole family, is based on the comic strip by Charles Schultz.
- Focus on Guidance - The Rock Island Guidance department offers many resources for students ranging from arranging testing to finding the perfect enrichment program for a student. Counselors are available during school hours and information for families is available on the school’s website.
Testimonials and Case Studies from Our Parents
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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Chalk Talk: Test-Optional Admissions: Silver Bullet or…?
Test-Optional Colleges are colleges that don’t require SAT or ACT tests for admissions. The idea is that standardized tests are supposed to measure how successful a student will be in college, and a lot of research has shown that this isn’t always the case. Students often look at these colleges as silver bullets, but are they really easier to get into? There are different types of test-optional admissions processes. In one form, the college requires a graded, written exam from the applicant. The reason for this is that research has shown that the essay portion of standardized tests DO indicate how successful a student will be in college. Some schools will only accept test optional applications from students with high GPAs. Most require something in lieu of the test, such as an additional essay, an interview, or even some sort of multimedia project like a short video. The reality is that the standards for admissions to these colleges aren’t any easier, if anything, they’re sometimes harder when an applicant applies test-optional. But this is a good option for strong students who genuinely don’t test well.