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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Santa Cruz District Curriculum
The goal of the Language Arts curriculum is to give students the communication and critical thinking skills to read and write effectively. Students are taught about grammar and language structure, ways to build vocabulary, and analytic skills that can be applied to taking in information and creating written or verbal expressions.
In Science, the framework moves students from the elementary levels to advanced levels through a framework of investigation into Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. The process of scientific inquiry, the development and researching of theories are also key functions of the Science curriculum.
With the different learning strategies students gain in these subjects, they are prepared for the educational opportunities emerging in the 21st century. Many advanced and innovative programs combine multiple subjects and require the use of all these skills.
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SchoolTutoring Academy’s tutoring programs for Santa Cruz 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.
Santa Cruz District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The curriculum used in Santa Cruz is aimed at achieving a high-level of thinking and broad base of knowledge for all students. The subjects are laid out so that instruction can encompass both basic skills and higher-order concepts while allowing teachers creativity in their lessons and use of different instructional approaches.
The curriculum sets standards for learning at each grade level within each subject. In Math, students are introduced to the different mathematic topics with the purpose of teaching the broader skills of computation, measurement, data analysis, mathematical modeling, and ultimately abstract reasoning. These prepare students for advanced topics in science, engineering, and technology, and help inform real-world problem solving situations.
We currently cover the following Santa Cruz-area school district: Bonny Doon Union Elementary School District, Happy Valley Elementary School District, Live Oak Elementary School District, Santa Cruz City School District, Scotts Valley Unified School District, Soquel Union Elementary School District.
Keeping Informed: Recent Santa Cruz Educational News
- Humanities Academy - The Humanities Academy is a high school level college prepatory program that mirrors the liberal arts college environment. Students who are interested in an academically rigorous education in this model will find a strong program with this Academy.
- Math Acacemy - Students at the high school who are interested in pursuing an accelerated program in Math are able to apply into the Math Academy. Core subjects are also taught in this program, but there is an additional emphasis on preparing students for advanced studies in mathematics.
- Life Lab - The Life Lab program is a component of the science curriculum that all students participate in. Developed at the University of Southern California, this program offers a number of environmental and nutrition based lesson possibilities.
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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.
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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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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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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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